A vast landscape of desert and rainforest
Africa is a diverse continent with a varied landscape. From the tropical rainforest regions of the Congo and the white-sand beaches of the Ivory Coast to the vibrant urban cities of South Africa this continent is an exotic blend of inspiring scenery. Choose an idyllic getaway in the Seychelles or sail the Mozambique Channel to the island of Madagascar. Cross the desert plains and visit small settlements to experience local customs. Many of the major airlines fly direct from the UK to Africa with a reliable flight network to surrounding destinations. Accommodation can range from small lodges to 5-star luxury apartments. Flight time can take around 20 hours from the UK.
Travel to Africa to explore the vibrant night-life of Durban and hike the famous Table Mountain in Cape Town. Egypt is a popular tourist destination and home to the pyramids- one of Africa’s most famous attractions. For those looking to experience nature, book a Safari adventure and camp out among the Serengeti wildlife.
When To Go?
Positioned along the equator the African climate ranges from tropical to sub-arctic. In the north travellers will find the desert and in the south a dense rainforest region. The summer runs from December to February and is a popular time for tourism. Avoid the crowds and travel during the African winter in June where temperatures average 30°C.
How To Get There?
Africa is served by over 60 international and regional airports. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg), Cairo and Cape Town International Airport are among the busiest serving the continent. Fly direct from European destinations including Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Munich. Emirates operate scheduled flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick. The flight can take up to 18 hours.
Explore the arid landscape of Somalia and the swamp forests of Nigeria. Discover the historical settlement areas of Rwanda and learn about the ancient tribes. Africa boasts some of the worlds most remote and exotic coastline- visit the volcanic archipelago of Cape Verde or stroll along the sand in Mauritius. A cosmopolitan life exists within the bustling cities of South Africa. Tour the museums and exhibitions and enjoy the restaurants and bars of the downtown areas.