Travelling in Africa: for Real Travellers

This section will inspire the real adventurers out there. Africa is a continent of astounding diversity, rich cultures, and breathtaking landscapes. If you are a Grown-up Traveller seeking meaningful adventures, let me introduce you to the myriad of experiences that Africa offers. From the sweeping savannahs to vibrant cities, these articles are your gateway to the world’s most exciting continent.

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Destinations Spotlight

East Africa’s Wildlife Safaris

Experience the awe of the Great Migration, the intimacy of gorilla trekking, and the tranquillity of less-visited parks.

Southern Africa’s Natural Wonders

From the surreal landscapes of the Namib Desert to the thunderous Victoria Falls and the tranquil Cape Winelands, Southern Africa awaits.

North Africa’s Cultural Treasures

Journey through time exploring Egypt’s pyramids, Morocco’s bustling medinas, and Tunisia’s ancient sites. Discover the wonders of Egypt with specialized Egypt tours with audio sets for seniors designed to enhance the experience with detailed commentary and accessible guidance.

These tours offer a deep dive into Egypt’s rich history and culture, ensuring comfort and enriching education for senior travelers. Meanwhile, in Morocco and Tunisia, you can immerse yourself in vibrant markets and explore well-preserved ruins that echo the grandeur of ancient civilizations.

West Africa’s Heritage

Dive into the rhythm of West Africa with guides to the music, art, and festivals that define this vibrant region.

Adventure and Active Travel

Africa calls to the adventurous spirit. Climb majestic Kilimanjaro, explore Madagascar’s unique ecosystems, or embrace the ocean’s call along the continent’s vast coastline. Africa offers paths less travelled for the intrepid explorer.

Cultural and Culinary Experiences

Immerse yourself in Africa’s rich cultural heritage through traditional music, dance, and art. Embark on culinary journeys that celebrate regional dishes, offering a taste of Africa’s culinary diversity through street food tours and cooking classes with local chefs.

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Discover how to traverse this magnificent continent responsibly, supporting local communities and conservation efforts. Embrace eco-friendly accommodations and safari options that ensure your travels contribute positively to preserving Africa’s natural and cultural heritage.

Travel Planning Tips for Africa

Navigate the vastness of Africa with confidence. My travel planning tips cover everything from choosing destinations to understanding regional climates, visa requirements, and health advisories. Pack smart, travel efficiently, and prepare for an adventure that transcends the ordinary.

Personal Stories and Traveller Insights

Africa’s magic is best told through the stories of those who’ve experienced it firsthand. My collection of personal tales and insights offers a deeper understanding of what makes travel in Africa so transformative and unforgettable.

Inspired to explore the wonders of Africa?

Dive deeper into my extensive collection of blog posts on African travel. 

Craft Beer in South Africa: A Beer Lover’s Guide

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The Hidden Gems of Morocco: A Journey Off the Beaten Path

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Setting Sail from Gibraltar and Exploring Northern Morocco

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Trip report: Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park (Part 2)

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Top 10 Best Places to Travel in Africa in 2024

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Road Tripping in South Africa: Part 1 – The Escarpment

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African Christmas celebrations – combining the modern with the traditional

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Kenya Travel Guide – Everything You Need to Know for an Amazing Trip

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Nairobi Travel Tips: The Pulse of Adventure and Culture

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Why visit Malawi: The ultimate guide for Grown-up Travellers

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Oh lordy, yet another 13 reasons why…you need to visit Africa

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13 reasons why…you owe it to yourself to visit Africa

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An unforgettable Botswana safari Part 3 – Hyena Pan

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An unforgettable Botswana safari Part 2 – Moremi Game Reserve

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