Namibia is a unique and fascinating country. Attractions range from prime wildlife safaris to fascinating desert landscapes and a whole lot of unpopulated places between.
Lace up, pocket the binos and pull down your pith helmet - we're going on safari. Serious safari so on second thoughts you'd better lose the pith helmet.
Often described as a world in one country, South Africa certainly is big enough to cover all bases: from snowy mountains to dusty deserts; cosmopolitan cities to charming little dorps; and from beautiful beaches to wildlife-rich game reserves.
Zambia is a weed-covered jalopy of a country reclaimed by nature and exalted by an absence of western consumerism: time is measured in seasons; a hand-painted drum lid announces hair-cuts and coffins; and a rough-hewn plank nailed to a pole indicates your arrival at one of Africa's best safari reserves.
Lush tropical mountain forests, wildlife-rich savannah plains, gigantic rivers and fascinating ancient ruins... Zimbabwe is your all-in-one African safari holiday destination.
Southern Africa's Most Popular Attractions
Any attempt at a definitive list of top attractions for an area the size of Australia is going to be subjective and fraught with controversy - Chizarira? Kaokoland? Chobe? Here we've listed the most popular attractions as requested by our discerning clients.
EtoshaEtosha is one of Africa's great game parks. With 114 species of mammal and 340 species of bird you are sure to see a great variety of wildlife on your safari.
SossusvleiA visit to the Namib-Naukluft Park usually means you are going to Sossusvlei by way of Sesriem. And with good cause as this is the start of the Great Sand Sea and the classic larger-than-life dunes that meet everyone's notion of a desert.
Victoria FallsA Natural Wonder of the World, Victoria Falls is an awe-inspiring spectacle of nature's power and beauty.
Okavango DeltaCrammed with every conceivable species of bird and beast, the delta is an Eden of excess offering amazing game viewing and birding in a scenic and tranquil African wilderness. The quintessential delta experience: gliding in silence through the waterways on an African-style gondola carved from a single tree.
Cape TownCape Town is one of the world's favourite holiday destinations. With pristine beaches, a buzzing café culture, great restaurants, a working harbour, unique nature reserves and suburban vineyards there is much to enjoy.
ChobeChobe National Park has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. You can barely blow your nose without attracting the attention of several ear-twitching, tail-swishing, nostril-flaring, hoof-stomping herbivores.
DamaralandDamaraland features vast khaki plains, sheer rocky mountains and incredible desert-adapted wildlife. Track rhino and desert elephant, explore the rugged land or sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery.
KrugerKruger. Tucked away in the far north east of the country. It became South Africa's first national park in 1926. It was a slow start. In the first year only three cars turned up. Now it’s one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Romance, adventure, luxury you can pretty much have the type of trip you’re in the mood for.
Garden RoutePacked with an assortment of attractions from family beaches, charming seaside towns, whale watching, nature reserves, forests, fynbos and the Karoo hinterland, the Garden Route is made for relaxing holidays.
Mana PoolsMana Pools National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Zambezi River in northern Zimbabwe and one of the best game viewing destinations in Africa.
South LuangwaSynonymous with walking safaris and exceptional game viewing, the South Luangwa National Park is Zambia's best, and indeed one of Africa's best, game parks.
Fish River CanyonThe major attraction in the southern-most reaches of Namibia is the Fish River Canyon. One of the largest in the world, the canyon proper is about 60km long, up to 8km wide, and 550m at its deepest.
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