Attractions

Attractions 1

Lamu

Lamu appears to be a region almost frozen in time. The physical appearance and the character of the town have changed very little over the centuries. The narrow, winding streets accommodate only pedestrian or donkey traffic. The population of Lamu remains almost exclusively Muslim, and in the early 1970s, Lamu became famous for its reputation … Read moreLamu

Attractions 2

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru is named after the Maasai word that means “Dusty or Dusty Place” which some believe refers to the shoreline of this impressive Kenyan lake as it is – simply put – quite dusty! Near to Lake Nakuru is a town called “Nakuru” which was established in 1961 and has since grown…. becoming a … Read moreLake Nakuru National Park

Attractions 3

Lake Bogori National Reserve

Lake Bogoria is an alkaline lake located within a volcanic basin in Kenya. It comprises of geysers and hot springs and the geysers have even been recorded at erupting as much as 5m high spontaneously. This lake in Kenya has been protected since 1973 and still remains one of the best natural reserves to visit … Read moreLake Bogori National Reserve

Bufallo Springs landscape

Buffalo Springs

This protected reserve was opened to visitors in 1985 and covers a massive area of 131km2. The Buffalo Springs Reserve was established to protect the wildlife found in the area. A lot of wildlife is found on the banks of the Eswasgo Ngiro River. Animals found within the Buffalo Springs reserve include; buffalo, cheetah, eland, … Read moreBuffalo Springs

Attractions 4

Amboseli National Park

Many Kenya safaris include Amboseli National Park as a highlight because it’s a beautiful area and the views of Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) in the distance are breathtaking. The wildlife variety is also impressive and the cultural interactions are very special… The most attractive aspect of Amboseli is its distinctive terrain – dry lake beds amongst … Read moreAmboseli National Park

Simien Mountains

Simien Mountains

The park is made up of a rocky massif, which slopes down to grasslands – the massif is cut by streams and gorges. The national park has three general botanical regions. The lower slopes have been cultivated and grazed, while the alpine regions (up to 3600m) were forested, although much of it has now disappeared. … Read moreSimien Mountains

Attractions 5

Rift Valley Lakes

Lakes Lagano, Abiata and Shala are perhaps the most popular of the seven – one lake is blue, one is silver and one is brown. Abiata and Shala form a designated national park, but this doesn’t mean much in practice. Lake Abiata is shallow, with heaps of birds, while Lake Shala sits at the bottom … Read moreRift Valley Lakes

Attractions 6

Ethiopia

History & Background: Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Sub Saharan Africa. The earliest evidence of Ethiopian history was in about 1000BC when the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon. Unique among African countries, the Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from the colonial rule throughout the twentieth century, with the exception of the Italian … Read moreEthiopia

Blue Nil Falls

Bahar Dar

Lake Tana is scattered with islands, many of which are home to monasteries. Some of these monasteries were built as long ago as the 11th century, and most were built before the 16th century. The most popular monasteries are Ura Kidene Meret, Kebran Gabriel (not open to women) and Debre Maryam. Known locally as Tis … Read moreBahar Dar

People Outside the church

Addis Ababa

The city’s Ethnographic Museum is an ideal place to start learning about Ethiopia’s rich ethnic diversity. It has an impressive array of religious crosses, triptychs and murals, as well as Haile Selassies’s bedroom and bathroom. The National Museum is much smaller, but it does have the fossils of the 3.5-million-year-old ‘Lucy’, perhaps our earliest ancestor. … Read moreAddis Ababa

Attractions 7

The Final Frontier

Angola Attractions and Highlights: Our list of reasons to visit Angola!Angola is a stunning country offering a truly unique and unforgettable safari experience… It is a relatively unknown African destination, read the Angola Highlights below; Like many African safari countries Angola provides amazing photo opportunities to capture wildlife, birdlife and landscape. Angola is abundant with … Read moreThe Final Frontier

Attractions 8

Namibe

The Portuguese first arrived in the area of Namibe in 1485, when the region was named Mocamedes, and it was the first district to be created in southern Angola. The arrival of the first Brazilian settlers brought an organized exploitation of the region’s natural resources in 1849. They met with the African tribes, creating an … Read moreNamibe

Lubango

Lubango

Lubango appears to be relatively unaffected by the 40-year conflict that ravaged many other communities in Angola and has maintained most of its old-world charm. Formerly known as Sá da Bandeira during the Portuguese colonial period, Lubango was first settled when fertile land attracted fifty-five Boer families (the Dorslandtrekkers) from Transvaal in the early 1880s. … Read moreLubango

Attractions 9

Leba Mountain Pass

Driving across the forested mountains and over the Leba Pass, numerous waterfalls can be seen lining the zigzagging route. The view of the lush, semi-tropical greenery on the other side, replete with colourful mango trees, is stunning, particularly in comparison to the bushveld and grey, stony desert below. Known as the Serra de Leba Pass, … Read moreLeba Mountain Pass

Attractions 10

Lake Arco

The views around The Arco inland lake are absolutely stunning. In the area around the Arco, the local Kimbundu people live in huts and can be seen fishing, planting sugarcane crops and working on organised farmlands. Footpaths to and from the Arco are accessible, and offer the best vantage point to see the birdlife and … Read moreLake Arco

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Iona National Park

There are three contiguous protected areas: Iona National Park, the Skeleton Coast Park and the Namib-Naukluft National Park (the latter two in Namibia) which form a continuous block covering some 1,200 km of Namib Desert coastline and adjacent dunes. The altitude in area ranges from sea-level to about 800 m at Posto do Iona and … Read moreIona National Park

Attractions 11

Foz do Cunene

The lush vegetation that surrounds Foz do Cunene, where the river bisects the desert before entering the sea, provides a delightful contrast with the expansive desert. Visitors to this area will experience the contrasts of sand dunes, rocky plains, thick riverine vegetation, salt marshes and the ocean. The Foz do Cunene area is also known … Read moreFoz do Cunene

Attractions 12

Flamingo Camp

Flamingo Camp is in the middle of 70 km of uninhabited coast, which supports virtually untouched fish populations, and its hinterland consists of highly diverse and beautiful desert landscapes. Exploring the area around Flamingo Lodge is a must. The fishing on this coastline is legendary, and an adventure not to miss. Snorkelling is also available. … Read moreFlamingo Camp

Attractions 13

Dorsland Trekkers

The Dorsland Trek is one of the most unique routes in Southern Africa. Historically and scenically, it has a lot to offer. It is also one of the most diverse, as it covers several biomes each with its unique flora and fauna. The cultural diversity of the many different people living in these areas is … Read moreDorsland Trekkers

Attractions 14

Baia Dos Tigres

The Ilha dos Tigres of Angola is the only sandy island off the coast of the 2 000km-long Namib Desert and it remains the least known coastal wetland on a desert coast rich in shorebirds. Two surveys of the Baia dos Tigres region in 1999 and 2001 indicated a rich wetland bird diversity consisting of … Read moreBaia Dos Tigres

Attractions 15

Windhoek

Windhoek is a semi-climatic region with most days in the year being very warm, making it an idyllic stopover whilst on safari in Namibia. Windhoek retains its heat all year round due to the mountains that obstruct the heat from leaving Windhoek, which also provide shelter to the city. There are a variety of highlights … Read moreWindhoek

Attractions 16

Waterberg Plateau Park

It’s for this reason that we provide a range of Namibia safari packages that include a visit to the Waterberg Plateau Park, named after the 400m table mountain massif that towers above the surrounding Namibian Savannah. On the history side of things, this incredible Namibian attraction is the site at which a devastating battle took … Read moreWaterberg Plateau Park

Attractions 17

Twyfelfontein

This historic area is rich with authentic bushmen sketches that took over 2000 years to create, making it an incredibly impressive rock art collection. The carvings themselves feature imagery of rhinos, elephants, ostriches and giraffes, with human and animal footprints scattered around. Several rock shelters even include depictions of humans, painted in red ochre, making … Read moreTwyfelfontein

Attractions 18

Swakopmund

The name Swakopmund is derived from the German language meaning ‘mouth of water’. The Nama people previously named this area Tsoakhaub which described the overflow and flooding of the Swakop River. The name was then changed to Swachaub by German settlers with the proclamation of Swakopmund as an independent district of German South West Africa … Read moreSwakopmund

Attractions 19

Tuli Block Reserve

Tuli, which derives its name from a river in Zimbabwe, has a rather interesting frontier history because of its strategic position on the South African border. It was originally intended to form part of Cecil John Rhodes’ great railway from Cape to Cairo but he soon abandoned the idea when he realised how rocky the … Read moreTuli Block Reserve

Attractions 20

Tsodilo Hills

Tsodilo Hills derived its name from the Hambukushu word ‘Soriles” which means sheer. These hills contain many historic Bushmen (San) rock art paintings which are found in the Tsodilo area, an area known to be filled with mystery and spirituality. Many tourists have reported ‘feelings’ while visiting the area on a Botswana Safari – many … Read moreTsodilo Hills

Attractions 21

Susuwe Triangle

The Susuwe Triangle is a triangle of land situated between the Kwando River and the Bwabwata National Park. Due to its untouched nature, it requires the expertise of 4×4 navigation, which are highly experienced teams of guides are more than capable of providing. Each of our Namibia safaris is done in the safety and comfort … Read moreSusuwe Triangle

Attractions 22

Spitzkoppe

No Namibian safari can be complete without a visit to Spitzkoppe, the most popular and well-known mountain range in Namibia, which dates back to over 700-million years. In terms of the Namibian landscape, these dramatic peaks are believed to have been formed by the collapse of a volcano millions of years ago, and the unusual … Read moreSpitzkoppe

Attractions 23

Sossusvlei

The Sossusvlei area is fed by a river called the Tsuachab River – the dunes actually prevent the entire pathway of this river. The Tsuachab River only flows right through Sossusvlei every 5 to 10 years, making it a rare sight to see. The Sossusvlei dunes are about 6 0km from the Sesriem gate which … Read moreSossusvlei

Attractions 24

Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast National Park covers 2-million hectares, yet surprisingly it remains one of the least visited and most inhospitable places on the planet. It is untouched and mysterious, sometimes swept by cold ocean breezes and a dense fog, which played a lead role in the history of shipwrecks that rest along the shoreline. During … Read moreSkeleton Coast

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