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Top Africa Attractions

The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt

Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Kruger National Park in South Africa

Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

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Top Activities in Africa

Going on Safari

Learning about the many different African cultures

Staying in a local village

Photography

Wildlife viewing

History tour in South Africa

Hiking

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Classic Africa Itineraries

Africa Safari Highlights in 1 Week

Kenya

Kenya is often referred to as the oldest safari destination. It is a classic trip, perfect for families and older travelers, combining wonderful cultural experiences with ample wildlife viewing.

Day 1, Nairobi: Visit the home of Karen Blixen (author of Out of Africa), feed giraffes at the Giraffe Center.

Day 2-3, Mount Kenya National Park: Enjoy the dense forest here, and have your camera ready for wildlife and waterfalls! Visit Treetops Lodge where Queen Elizabeth II stayed in 1952.

Day 4-5, Lake Naivasha National Park: Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru, Nyahururu Falls

Day 6-8, Maasai Mara National Reserve: Meet local Maasai tribes people, take a hot air balloon ride, spend full days driving through the expansive park for maximum wildlife viewing.

Tanzania

Tanzania is a great safari location for first time visitors who are looking for an in depth wildlife experience, and classic African landscapes.

Day 1-2, Arusha: Stay in the luxurious Arusha Coffee Lodge and prepare for your safari getaway.

Day 3, Lake Manyara National Park: See tree climbing lions and hundreds of different bird species as you explore one of the smaller game parks in Tanzania.

Day 4, Ngorongoro: Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to explore the archaeologically significant Olduvai Gorge and see impressive Ngorongoro crater.

Day 5-7, Serengeti National Park: Spend two full days exploring Serengeti National Park in your classic safari jeep. See incredible wildlife, including Great Migration activity in the mid winter months.

South Africa - Kruger National Park

South Africa is home to a number of game reserves, including expansive Kruger National Park, which was established in 1926.

Day 1-2, Cape Town: Seal Island, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, coastal drive, Robben Island.

Day 3, Johannesburg: Apartheid museum, guided walking tour of Soweto. Optional Excursion to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation center

Day 4-7, Greater Kruger National Park: God’s Window viewpoint, Blyde River Canyon, Timbavati Reserve. See the famed “Big 5” (Lions, Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, and Rhino).

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Classic Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla trekking is a popular focus to have for a visit to Africa. The best destinations are Rwanda and Uganda.

Day 1-3, Kibale Forest: Swamp walk through Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary. Chimp walk in Kibale forest; keep an eye out for the impressive 11 species of primates who make their home here.  

Day 4-6, Queen Elizabeth National Park: Great Rift Valley, Rwenzori Mountains, catch a glimpse of the tree climbing lions. Magombe Wetlands Sanctuary walk. Kazinga Channel cruise.

Day 7-9, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: Spend a long patient day tracking Mountain gorillas and observe them up close in their natural habitat. The Impenetrable Forest is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 10, Lake Mburo: Wildlife viewing and game walks.

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Highlights of Egypt in 1 Week

Impressive and mysterious, Egypt tends to fascinate everyone at some point or another and it's a special opportunity to visit the source of so much history and awe.

One week is a perfect amount of time to hit all the highlights:

Day 1-2, Cairo: Guided walking tour with an Egyptologist through historic Cairo. Spend half a day in the Egyptian Museum. Ride camels out to see the Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx.

Day 3-6, Aswan: Temple of Abu Simbel, Unfinished Obelisk, ride a traditional felucca on the Nile River. Nubian Bazaar, Temple of Isis, Philae Temple light show, enjoy a local meal at a homestay.

Day 7, Luxor: Karnak temple complex, Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Edfu

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Classic Morocco – 11 Days

We had the best tour with Experience It Tours, we stayed in a Dar in the middle of Fes Medina and a Riad in the middle of Marrakech Medina. We learned so much through our tour guides, saw such beautiful craftsmanship, took a cooking class, and observed the culture and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was both exciting and humbling to see and feel the lives of the people of Morocco. History is so deeply rooted there and it was as if we were looking into the past centuries...it was a trip of a lifetime, thank you Experience It Tours! Read more

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Attention to detail and spot-on specialized August 2018

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Gardens Tour

They really knew what, where, when, who and how to make it all come together magically. A must for garden lovers, and those who did not even know they liked gardens!

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We lived in the African bush for 10 days. Accommodations were wonderful - tents with nice furniture and attached bathrooms. Plenty of hot water! Food was delicious and quite sophisticated. But the best were the wildlife experiences led by an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide. All the staff were kind and professional. Read more

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amazing travel experience that we will always cherish. July 2018

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South Africa

We had a wonderful family adventure arranged through Chris at Hands Up Holidays in our recent trip to Africa. We knew we wanted to accommodate the varying interests of our three children, aged 16, 13 and 11, with a travel experience that would expose them to a world outside of our normal, somewhat sheltered, life. Chris worked with us to find the best options within the short time that we had, and the volunteering in a small village in Zambia was the highlight of our two and a half week trip to Africa. The quality of the charity we worked with, The Butterfly Tree, was outstanding and inspiring. In addition, after discussion of our preferences and budget, the choices for accommodation and safari that Chris chose for us were a perfect fit. Thank you for such an amazing travel experience that we will always cherish. Read more

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Great safari we had May 2018

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Classic Kenya Highlights Safari

Me and my wife had a great safari last summer where we did 11 days safari with Denham holidays. we had a very good guide who always asked as many questions to make sure we understood. we feel knowledgeable after this safari. We already think of going back early 2019 or mid to watch the great wildebeest migration at Masai Mara Read more

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The staff at all the camps were good but the staff at Sango camp made the holiday I have never met such friendly and humble people. April 2018

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Botswana's Desert & Delta

I loved the kill we witnessed at Chobe when a pack of lions caught a impala and the staff singing and dancing at Sango they even got us to all join in what happy people they are

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