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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Simply outstanding March 2018

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Lion World Travel Company Reviews

Simply outstanding. I took my 4 grown children on the Classic Tanzania trip the end of May 2017. We saw every animal over and over and babies everywhere. Lion World through Costco were outstanding to work with. I travel 100,000 plus miles a year and when I say there was not one thing I would change about this trip, I am sincere. Keep in mind all the tour companies go to the same areas where the animals are most likely to be and I guarantee folks paid twice as much as Lion World charges for the same sights. The hotels were outstanding along with the food. 27 countries later, this was our favorite trip as a family. I paid, we showed up and they did the rest.
Thank you Lion World, Cheryl you rock
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Discover South Africa With Victoria Falls

Our trip was fantastic. Much more than we ever expected. The Capetown leg you recommended was unbelievable. It was made especially great by our guide Renee. She was always on-time, knowledgeable, exceedingly friendly, and had many great recommendations and suggestions. The guides were excellent and the game drives we went on were magical. We saw all of the big five and had some great adventures * Victoria Falls was mostly dry but that was because of the dry season. Here, again, the guide was always prompt and informed. We did some walking around in Livingstone and drank in the culture. All the transfers we on time, all of the guides were excellent, and there wasn't a single glitch. Kudos. Obviously this tour was not your "sit in a bus and take in the scenery" type tour. It was exactly what we wanted. Read more

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I was completely blown away October 2017

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6 Days Gorillas, Chimps and Wildlife Tour

The most beautiful holiday country I have ever visited
All that I've seen, far exceeded my expectations. Especially the gorillas. We had a fantastic guide Anthony Kato. He brought us each day along bumpy, smooth and non asphalted roads to our lodge. Most lodges I found good. Our guide has told much about Uganda, such as habits, tradition, the population and so on. Thought it was clever that he knew a lot about the animals in the park. I got through his explanation a very different and positive image of Uganda. Sure to recommend Uganda and Scenic Trails Safaris to others.
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Rich culture , wonderful people September 2017

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Vacations to go travel Company Reviews

Rich culture , wonderful people and thank to vacations to go travel who made this happened ! Special thank to great organization of Magdy, wonderful welcome of Ahmed at the airport, amazing all day city tour of Caio with the most knowledgeable person Tammer. Part 2 of our trip was very well done and put together in beautiful Aswan, Luxor and the Nile cruise guided by extremely friendly and knowledgeable our guide, Ibrahim, concluded our majestic and memorable trip to Egypt. First class , well organized to the country of Egypt all the way to the end would not be possible for us without Vacations to go travel. Special thank to Mr. Mohammed to drive us around the town smoothly and comfortably always with his wonderful smile and patience. Thank you all ! Read more

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We really loved the tour August 2017

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6 days Rwanda Primates Safari

The sightseeing and activities were better than we even thought! I still can’t believe we did so much in such a short time, but we did not feel stressed. We really loved the tour and would do it all over again in a minute! Thanks. Read more

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7-Day luxury 4 park safari August 2017

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7-Day Romantic & Stylish Germ of Serengeti

We had a wonderful 7-day, custom tailored safari through 4 parks (Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater) in northern Tanzania. We saw an incredible number of animals and birds, including the big 5. Our guide, Anderson, was so knowledgeable about the wildlife and the environment, and was great at pointing out animals that we would've missed. Anderson really listened to what we wanted to see and was attentive to our needs.

Our accommodations were top notch and the food at each lodge or tent camp was very good. We were pleasantly surprised by the individual attention we were given by the staff at each place we stayed. During the day we traveled in our safari vehicle, just the two of us with our guide, and still the cost was very reasonable. We can't say enough great things about Walter, the owner, Galloping Safaris, and our guide. We have recommended this company to many of our friends in hopes that they will have the special experience we enjoyed. It was the trip of a lifetime for us!
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