Africa

To safari is to journey, and Africa is the place. A Friendly Planet tour of Africa offers wildlife viewing that is unimaginable. Bull elephants, lions and rhinos stand feet away from your vehicle. This continent of contrasts features European-style Mediterranean beaches, the Bedouin traditions of the dry Sahara, the world's largest waterfall, and the overwhelming beauty of the vast African bush.

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Countries & Areas in Africa

Kenya

Kenya

Come safari in Kenya, the country that perfected this overland journey. Awake to the sounds of bull elephants drinking from the Uaso Nyiro River. Witness mass migrations of wildebeests. Go cosmo at the Village Market in Nairobi, where black rhinos browse in the shadow of office buildings. Kenyans say "Karibu" in welcome, with smiles as wide as the horizon.

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Namibia

Namibia

This mostly arid country boasts some of Africa's best game reserves and national parks, along with some surprising oddities, such as the world's largest underground lake and German influence in dress and architecture, holdovers from Colonial times. Marvel at the multi-colored dunes in the Namib Desert, the tribal culture of the Bushmen and the starkness of the Skeleton Coast.

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South Africa

South Africa

Freed of its turbulent history, South Africa today boasts world-class adventure; and traveling to South Africa has never been easier. Surf on warm Indian Ocean breakers. Swim with sharks, launch an Antarctic adventure, or dance the night away in Cape Town. Sip refreshing chardonnays from a Western Cape winery. Hike the Drakensberg mountains and peer through "God's Window" down the Blyde River Canyon.

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Tanzania

Tanzania

"God's thumbprint," a crater lined with lush grassland where lions recline feet from elephants, symbolizes this land of mythical proportions. Acacia trees dot a vast horizon and flamingos cast a pink mirage on Lake Manyara National Park. The Masai Mara's traditional welcome transports you to another world of drumbeats, chants and dance. Travel to Tanzania for the adventure of a lifetime!

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Political tumult has darkened Zimbabwe's urban centers, yet this country vigorously protects parks and wildlife. Above all else is stunning Victoria Falls on the Zambizi. Learn of the Shona, Zimbabwe's earliest inhabitants and still its largest ethnic group, with their characteristic dry stone architecture at the Great Zimbabwe ruins of Masvingo.

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Tour & Cruise Packages in Africa

Packages generally include: roundtrip airfare from the U.S., transfers, hotel and/or cruise accommodations, many meals, and more. Select a package for a full list of features.


A Taste of South Africa

A Taste of South Africa

See Package 9 days from $2099*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November – December 2014
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK), Washington Dulles (IAD)
Highlights Cape Town and Entabeni Private Conservancy in malaria free area
Best of Kenya & Tanzania

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

See Package 15 days from $5299*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures October – December 2014
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK)
Highlights Nairobi, Mt Kenya National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, & Ngorongoro Crater.
Best of Kenya & Tanzania 2015

Best of Kenya & Tanzania 2015

See Package 14 days from $4799*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures January – June 2015
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK)
Highlights Nairobi, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Samburu Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, & Ngorongoro Crater
Best of South Africa

Best of South Africa

See Package 13 days from $3299*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November – December 2014
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK)
Highlights Johannesburg, Karongwe, Cape Town, Hazyview & Kruger National Park. Optional Victoria Falls & Garden Route extensions
Dazzling Dubai & Kenya Safari

Dazzling Dubai & Kenya Safari

See Package 11 days from $3799*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures October 2014
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Houston (IAH), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
Highlights Abra Water taxi ride, Dubai Museum, Burj Khalifa; Nairobi, Kigio Conservancy, & Masai Mara National Game Reserve
Discover Namibia

Discover Namibia

See Package 14 days from $4699*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November 2014
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Logan (BOS); other gateways on request
Highlights Windhoek, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park, Twyfelfontein rock art, and the "Moon Valley", plus Johannesburg & Cape Town optional extensions.
Kenya Safari Express

Kenya Safari Express

See Package 8 days from $2299*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures September – December 2014
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK)
Highlights Nairobi, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara Game Reserve. Optional Balloon Safari Adventure
Kenya Wildlife Safari

Kenya Wildlife Safari

See Package 10 days from $3149*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures October 2014 – June 2015
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK)
Highlights Nairobi, Samburu Game Reserve, OL Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park & Masai Mara National Reserve

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