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Africa

From sprawling savannas to rugged coasts

Africa Travel Experiences

Africa – the ultimate wildlife viewing destination. When the only thing on the agenda is watching wild animals on a morning African Safari drive or floating down the Zambia River at sunset watching elephants bathe their young while hippos bask in the last rays of sunlight, you have woken up somewhere wonderful!

The best wildlife viewing vacations have you at the right place and at the right time to get that perfect photo and memorable experience! That is what our Accent on Travel advisors make happen. An African safari vacation is the ultimate family vacation or guided tour for solo travelers or group travel experiences. Pair it with just one of many fantastic food and wine experiences or spa and wellness retreats and you have the perfect couple’s vacation.

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Kenya Vacations & Experiences

Kenya is your destination for some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife experiences. Stretching far across Kenya, the African savanna ecosystem of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, combined with Amboseli National Park and Tsavo East National Park, is a tropical grassland home to a variety of wild animals including the Big Five – lions, rhinos, elephants, African buffalo, and leopard.

From the bustling metropolis of Nairobi to the base of Mt Kenya, see it all, including panoramic views of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro which straddles the border between Kenya and Tanzania, as does the ruthless Mara, where over 2 million migrating wildebeest and zebra cross twice a year during their migration.

Tanzania Vacations & Experiences

Tanzania, far less populated by humans than Kenya, is home to the stunningly beautiful Serengeti, large enough to extend to the Mara River to meet Kenya’s border and south to Lake Manyara National Park. Spanning 5,700 sq miles, the Serengeti National Park is a world heritage site featuring an array of woodland, swamps, grasslands, exotic animals, and the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater.

Over two million wild animals roam the vast expanse, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and more. Here the animals wander unafraid and watch you with as much interest as you watch them. Experience wildlife like never before on a safari trip of a lifetime. A short hop away is Tanzania’s island retreat of Zanzibar – a great place to end your safari in a beach retreat overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Rwanda Vacations & Experiences

Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s evolution into the most forward-thinking African country has been revolutionary. The minute you arrive in Kigali for your Rwanda vacation you notice the new roads, new schools, and smiling people. But, hidden away in Volcanoes National Park and the oldest rainforests in Africa are its most valuable asset – the extraordinary Mountain Gorillas.

One of the most memorable moments of your life is completing the gorilla trek and sharing a moment with a mammal that we share around 98% of our DNA with. Top off your Rwanda vacation with a trek to see the Golden Monkeys; pause long enough and you can watch them climb down from the trees and walk around on their two legs foraging for berries. Our safari specialists can make all of this happen for solo travelers, couples, or those seeking a truly enriching family vacation.

South Africa Vacations & Experiences

South Africa vacations put you in the best seat in the safari vehicle to see the Big Five, fast! Just a short flight from the largest international arrival airport of Johannesburg, Kruger National Park is the home of a vast array of nonmigratory animals making it a great safari destination for solo travelers, family vacations, or a quick stop on an Africa guided tour.

For those who love a fun city break, Cape Town, the nation’s capital, is rich with sightseeing opportunities. From a visit to Mandela’s forced retreat of Robben Island, whale watching at Boulders Beach, strolling the exciting and vibrant V & A Waterfront, or taking in a full day at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, there is plenty to keep you happy for days!

Zimbabwe & Zambia Vacations & Experiences

Sharing the Zambezi River, the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia boast one of the planet’s seven natural wonders of the world – the magnificent Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls produces the world’s largest sheet of falling water, cascading 354 ft onto the rocks below.

Spanning 1700m, Victoria Falls has become a hub for sightseeing, offering extreme sports, heli safaris, sunset cruises, luxury train dinners, and walks with lions. The safari experts of Accent on Travel can happily arrange a pre and post safari stay for you to add this to your African vacation.

Botswana Vacations & Experiences

Step back in time when African safaris were only for the few and fortunate. Perfect for a couples vacation and safari experience, relax in small boutique safari lodges boasting rooms over 3,000 sq ft. If you don’t mind sharing the pool with a thirsty elephant or noisy baboon, let your concierge know and he will let the animals wander free around your accommodations.

Botswana’s two seasons allow for two distinct styles of game drives – traditional safari vehicles or, during water safaris, the mokoros (dugout canoes) on a guided tour through the stunning Okavango Delta. Fly into Maun International Airport and enjoy luxurious accommodations and fantastic game drives the same day. For an unforgettable African experience, start your journey by calling our award-winning Safari expert:

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Must see

  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Volcanoes
  • Rainforests
  • Gorillas/Wildlife
  • Cape Town
  • Wineries

FAQ'S

When is the best time to go to Africa?
As a large continent, the ideal time to visit Africa can vary depending on where you wish to go and what activities you’d like to enjoy. Northern Africa, which includes Egypt and Morocco, experiences milder temperatures in spring and fall months, with extreme heat during summer. For journeys into East Africa including Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania, safaris are best arranged for the dry seasons between June and October. South Africa experiences drier weather between May and October, making it the most comfortable time for wildlife viewing and outdoor activities. You can get more specific advice and guidance for your dream African vacation by talking to our expert team of luxury travel advisors.
Do you need a visa to travel to Africa?
The African continent is divided into 54 countries, which means each will have its own visa requirements. U.S. citizens can visit South Africa with a valid passport for up to 90 days, with no need for a visa. To help you navigate visa requirements for countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda, our expert advisors are here to help and can take care of all the details.
How long should a vacation to Africa be?
Your dream vacation will dictate how long your journey should be, with options that include a two-week cruise around the cape of Africa or additional legs that allow you to take on the widest variety of destinations and experiences, most likely safaris. Speak to our African experts and we’ll help to create the perfect African vacation tailored to your travel preferences.
What is Africa most known for?
As a continent, Africa is known as a diverse melting pot of cultures and languages to explore. Most iconic, however, is the incredible wildlife which draws people to visit. Elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos make up the famous Big Five, while giraffes and zebras also draw in intrepid explorers.
What is the local currency in Africa?
Individual African countries will have their own local currency, such as the Kenyan shilling, Tanzanian shilling, Rwandan franc, Zambian kwacha, and the RTGS dollar in Zimbabwe. South Africa uses the South African rand, while some West African and Central African countries share a currency.

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