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Africa is an incredibly diverse continent. From tropical beaches to gorillas in the mist, Africa is the perfect destination for a vast array of incredible holidays. Whether you’re interested in ancient Egyptian relics, cultural experiences in Gambia or a safari through the Savannah, it’s easy to plan the ideal holiday in such a varied continent.

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Egypt is one of Africa’s most popular destinations. Travellers love relaxing by the Red Sea, exploring sand dunes on the back of a camel and marvelling at magnificent pyramids. With such a diverse range of activities, last minute holidays to Egypt are inexpensive, hassle-free and make for the perfect getaway.

 

For travellers interested in Africa’s world-famous wildlife, Gabon is a great option. In this small West African country on the Gulf of Guinea you can see gorillas in the mountains and hippos surfing in the waves while whales travel along the coast further out. Gabon is home to some of the most diverse tropical rainforests in the world as well as 13 new national parks. With a growing focus on nature-based tourism, Gabon is the place to visit for ecologically minded travellers.

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Not too far from Gabon, the Gambia is a wonderful destination if you’re seeking an authentic African cultural experience. The small size and friendly population make this West African spot accessible and appealing. There are several native tribes in the country which include hospitable populations who are known to extend invitations to local settlements or compounds so visitors can experience authentic local cultures first hand.

 

Finally, for a traditional safari holiday, South Africa is the obvious choice. With ample locations to view the big five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) South African safaris take travellers deep into the wilds of this spectacular landscape. From Cape Town to wine country, South African holidays are stunning and sophisticated.

 

With so many different countries, cultures, landscapes and species, travellers to Africa can find everything they’re looking for and much, much more. From blissful beach holidays to adventurous mountain climbing to ancient history, an African holiday can be any number of incredible experiences.