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To meet the gaze of a mountain gorilla is one of the most spine-tingling, humbling and moving experiences available for any visitor to Africa.
Covering an area more than double that of the United Kingdom, but with only a thirtieth of that country’s population, Botswana is a land of stunning contrasts. Desert, grassland, river deltas and savannas can all be found within its diverse environs. Its spectacular wildlife and abundance of hides, lodges and camps mean that it can make a strong claim to offering Africa’s greatest luxury safari experience
Nothing can prepare the first time visitor for South Africa’s mesmerising beauty and its incredible diversity of landscapes and wildlife.
More than any other country Kenya evokes the essence of Africa. It’s physical features mirror those of it’s continent. In the north there is dry, sandy desert. On the eastern coast there are palm trees on the beaches. And inland there are tropical forests, great lakes, mountains and grasslands. The places names conjure classic images of Africa too – Mount Kenya, Lake Victoria, the Great Rift Valley.
Marrakech, Casablanca and Fez, Does any other country have more energetic sounding cities? Well Morocco is home to all three. As well as the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert.
Named for the ancient Namib desert that runs for the entire length of Namibia’s Atlantic coast, one might be forgiven for imagining that beyond the coastal cities and towns there is little else. But nothing could be further from the truth.
The world’s 4th largest island, Madagascar’s plants and animals have developed in isolation for millions of years. Little wonder then that the country is blessed with scores of unusual species that don’t exist anywhere else. Some of the better known ones include the fossa (a cat-like carnivore and the largest predator on the island), tenrecs (hedgehog-like in appearance) and tomato frogs (named for the red hue of their skin).
Great plains resounding to the thunderous sounds of millions of hooves, the ice and snow of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s largest volcanic crater teeming with wildlife and the sheer expanse of Africa’s largest lake are just some of the sights and sounds available in this land of extremes. Not surprisingly then, Tanzania offers safari on a scale and breadth unmatched anywhere else.
Home to the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Zambia is a spectacular land of mighty rivers, waterfalls, high plateaus and stunning biodiversity.
Crystal clear waters, golden sands, and sapphire skies typify Mozambique’s long and simply gorgeous Indian Ocean coastline. Add in thriving, lively towns and cities as well as amazing wildlife and you have an often overlooked treasure waiting to be discovered.