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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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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Breathtaking! February 2018

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East African Explorer

Kenya was absolutely breathtaking! The sheer amount of animals we saw on this trip was so much more that what we expected. We were taken aback by how diverse and rich the biodiversity and landscape is. This tour is a gem for those who love animals and is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Read more

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World Wonder! February 2018

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Mystical Egypt

Our tour to Egypt was fantastic! I always wanted to travel to Egypt and see the pyramids and finally seeing them in person just took my breath away. Not only did we see the pyramids, but also so many other egyptian sights and artifacts. The cruise we took was great. Everything was taken care of and cruising along the mighty Nile river definitely made it feel like we were back in time to the era of the Pharaohs. I know that Egypt's reputation is not so good now, but if you travel with a tour company like Indus who are specialists in the area, then you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Read more

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Truly and in-depth experience of South Africa February 2018

5.0

South Africa In Depth

This tour definitely gave us an in-depth experience of South Africa because it had everything that you could ever want from in a visit to South Africa.

First, there was ample time to explore Johannesburg and Cape Town, before heading into Africa's heartland and experiencing the absolutely wonderful wildlife and natural beauty.

The game drives in Kruger were an absolute dream come true as going on a safari in Africa has been on top of my bucket list for ages. The visits to Knysna, Drakensburg and other places were just so beautiful and was truly unexpected.

All in all, this was a tour that was very good, especially given what's included for the price you have to pay.

I will definitely travel with Indus again.

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Truly and in-depth experience of South Africa February 2018

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South Africa In Depth

This tour definitely gave us an in-depth experience of South Africa because it had everything that you could ever want from in a visit to South Africa.

First, there was ample time to explore Johannesburg and Cape Town, before heading into Africa's heartland and experiencing the absolutely wonderful wildlife and natural beauty.

The game drives in Kruger were an absolute dream come true as going on a safari in Africa has been on top of my bucket list for ages. The visits to Knysna, Drakensburg and other places were just so beautiful and was truly unexpected.

All in all, this was a tour that was very good, especially given what's included for the price you have to pay.

I will definitely travel with Indus again.

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