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The Beauty and Excitement of Safari Holidays in Africa

Posted by Fine Travel

23/04/15 10:00


Sleep under the stars in a beautiful and intriguing national park! Luxuriate on secluded, pristine beaches! Relax in a private lodge in an unspoilt wilderness! “Where?” You ask. Africa. Does the name summon visions of wildlife safaris and exotic peoples?


Masai Mara National Park is home to the colourful Masai tribesmen. The Masai Mara National Reserve (known by locals as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, and is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards, and cheetahs. The annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October is called the Great Migration for good reason indeed. Be serenaded by the roar of lions, the bark of saw-throated leopards, and the insane laughter of hyena. Listen to the symphony of papyrus reeds rustling in the evening breeze.


Would you like to witness mountain gorillas in their natural habitat? Or go Gorilla Trekking?  The treks start at around 2000 metres above sea-level and soar to over 3000 metres. Sound exciting?

Of course…but Africa is so much more. Take a culinary safari across South Africa and visit the South African wine country, the oldest wine industry outside Europe. Enjoy a sophisticated fine dining experience on board the luxurious Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. For a different kind of wildlife safari partake of the nightclubs on Cape Town’s Long Street or taste-test African homebrew in a township shebeen.


This intriguing, exciting and visually stunning continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Africa’s sandy shores are varied and dramatic. Experience the wind-caressed seashore of the Seychelles. Marvel at the unforgettable, seal-dappled coast of Namibia. Come and discover one of the most beautiful wilderness beaches in Africa. The clear turquoise waters offer unequalled snorkelling and scuba diving. You can swim with the dolphins, take guided walks, and kayak. In addition to all this, Mabibi is an enchanting visit to coastal forests, grasslands, bush and shimmering lakes.

Zanzibar is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland. Nungwi on Zanzibar is  one of the best beaches on that relaxed and easy-going island.

Love waterfalls? Victoria Falls is among the world’s most breathtaking waterfalls. Two kilometres wide, the Zambezi River plummets more than one hundred metres into a gorge with steep walls.  Get the adrenaline pumping and your hair wet...In the swirling mist of the falls, walk across the footbridge to the sheer buttress of Knife Edge. If the water is low and the wind favourable, you’ll have a grand view of the Falls and the abyss below the Zambezi Bridge.  For the excitement seeker, there is white-water rafting, abseiling, river-boating, jet-boating as well as bungee jumping. In some seasons, you can actually swim at the edge of the Falls from Livingstone Island.


The source of the Nile is at Jinja in Uganda.  In the words of the Greek historian Herodotus, “Egypt was the gift of the Nile”.  The Nile played a crucial role in the development of the Egyptian civilisation. It has two major tributaries, the White Nile and the Blue Nile.  The Nile flows through Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Uganda, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, and Eritrea. You can stand at the beginning of this river of history, imagining Anthony and Cleopatra sailing its waters.

Still thinking safari?  We have several different holidays that include the services of an experienced driver/guide plus a camp/cook assistant, fully equipped safari vehicle with camping/cooking equipment and all road tolls, vehicle taxes, and National Park entry fees.


Africa is natural beauty, heart-pounding excitement, and an unforgettable experience.  Do you hear waves lapping at a sandy shore?  The roar of a lion?  The thunder of a waterfall?  Africa is calling.

If your travel plans include an amazing journey to this magical place, consider allowing Fine Travel to arrange everything to make the holiday the very best of the best.

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Topics: Middle East and Africa, Safari

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