Samburu Game Reserve is situated in the hot and arid fringes of Kenya’s vast Northern Frontier District. The area is home to the Samburu tribe, pastoral relatives of the Masai. The landscape is rugged and dramatic – against a backdrop of volcanic mountains, gaunt hills and withered scrub tree punctuate the sparse and dry terrain with clusters of the incredibly hardy desert rose providing the ocassional flash of vivid colour. The Ewaso Nyiro river, lifeline of the area, runs along the southern boundary dividing Samburu from Buffalo Springs Reserve.
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. Mt. Kenya National Park is located to the east of the Great Rift Valley, about 175km North-East of Nairobi. The ecosystem lies in Central and Eastern provinces of Kenya. At 5,199m the mountain is the second highest peak in Africa. Mt. Kenya is an important water tower in the country.
5 DAY ABERDARE & TREETOPS SAFARI
An Aberdare Safari offers you something quite unique: with a mountain range running through the Aberdare’s you'll find moorland, ice-cold streams and thick forests. This mountainous area has been described as 'Scotland with Lions'.
Mozambique is one of Africa’s up-and-coming hot-spots, with stunning beaches, excellent diving and magical offshore islands. Go snorkelling around the Bazaruto Archipelago, sail on a dhow through mangrove channels or laze under the palms in the Quirimbas Archipelago, take an off-beat safari in the wilds of Gorongosa National Park, wander along cobbled streets past stately colonial-era buildings on Ilha de Moçambique, sip a café espresso at one of Maputo’s lively sidewalk cafés (or maybe a caipirinha at one of its jazz bars), watch the silversmiths at work on Ibo Island or dance to the country’s trademark marrabenta music.
5 DAYS 4 OVERNIGHTS IN SIRIMON OUT CHOGORIA
THE SIRIMON TRACK IS ONE OF THE FINEST APPROACHES TO THE PEAK AREA. IT OFFERS SOME OF THE BEST VIEWS OF THE MAIN PEAKS, WITH A GRADUAL CLIMB, WHICH CAN BE DONE LEISURELY. WE TRAVERSE THE MOUNTAIN BY ASCENDING THE SIRIMON TRACK.
Mauritius is a fascinating, world-in-one-island slice of paradise. Its very name of conjures up images of tropical luxury and stupendous extravagance. While in many destinations famed for cobalt-blue seas, white sandy beaches and luxury hotels, you may eventually find yourself wishing for something to do besides sunbathing and swimming, it’s often hard to know what to do next in Mauritius. The island is loaded with historic sights, cultural diversity, geographic variation and almost limitless activities to distract you from the daily grind of beach and pool. But perhaps its single biggest asset is the relaxed charm of its warm and welcoming people.
Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.
South Africa’s sensational mix of miles of unspoilt beaches, vast tracts of game-rich wildlife reserves and wilderness areas, sunny climate and a vibration totally ‘African’ make it a diverse, unparalleled holiday destination. Its incredible diversity and beauty will delight you, from the scenic wonders including the Garden Route and Table Mountain, to cultural experiences that range from the Zulu people to Shangaan further north and everything in between. Our top picks include several days to explore Cape Town and the stunning Winelands, topped off by a leisurely journey along the Garden Route
Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East, and the 15th most populated in the world. The great majority of its over 82 million people live near the banks of the Nile River, an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable land is found. The large regions of the Sahara Desert, which constitute most of Egypt's territory, are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.