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 AfricaView More
Top Activities in Africa
Going on Safari
Learning about the many different African cultures
Staying in a local village
History tour in South Africa
Classic Africa Itineraries
Africa Safari Highlights in 1 Week
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 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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