Africa

Culture & History

Africa Culture & History

Africa has much to offer those interested in holidays with a strong element of cultural experience as well as fascinating historic sites to explore. Ethiopia for example is famed for its historic castles, monasteries and ancient churches, as well as some of the largest single stone obelisks in the world.

There are many ancient trading towns in East Africa including the World Heritage Site of Lamu Island in Kenya and Zanzibar’s spice capital, Stone Town. The history of the struggle against colonial rule is movingly brought to live in South Africa’s Battlefields in KwaZulu Natal, where local guides retell the stories of the Anglo-Zulu wars.

Elsewhere, visitors can visit key places in South Africa that define its struggle for freedom from apartheid. A short tour to see Oman’s forts and ancient hill villages is a fascinating addition to a beach break.

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Northern Rwanda: Gorillas & Kivu Private Tour
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £2495 per person
8 day holiday
Flights included
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Rwanda
A wonderful tailor-made tour which takes you to visit the endangered Mountain gorillas and also gives you the chance to...
São Tomé and Príncipe island retreat
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
  • Responsible
From £2745 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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São Tomé & Príncipe
Spend time in the undiscovered isles of São Tomé & Príncipe, marvelling at the natural beauty of a destination as yet untouched by the mass tourism market. This flexible, tailor-made 11 day sample itinerary allows you to experience the best of both islands.
South Africa - Small Group Tour
  • Culture & History
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
From £2750 per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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South Africa
A South Africa tour that takes in Cape Town, The Garden Route, Eastern Cape and Kruger. The tour is fully escorted with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 16.
Ethiopia Timkat Small Group Tour 2018
  • Culture & History
  • Small Group Tours
From £3135 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Ethiopia
The three-day festival of Timkat is Ethiopia's most spectacular event and on this small group tour you'll also see the country's top highlights including Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Simien Mountains, Gondar and Axum.
People of Southern Ethiopia, Rift Valley & Debre Libanos
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Responsible
From £3750 per person
14 day holiday
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Ethiopia
NOTHING can prepare one for the experience of meeting the wonderful people of Ethiopia, notably in the South Omo region. On very carefully and sensitively arranged individual, tailor-made tours to this remarkable part of the country, your experienced, professional guide will introduce you to tribes such as the Mursi, the Karo and the Hamar.
Madagascar In Style - desert, rainforest and coast
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
  • Responsible
  • Wildlife
From £5290 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Madagascar
This superb Madagascar itinerary will take you to some of the island's remotest corners, where rare wildlife and unique flora...
Out of Africa Luxury Safari
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £5309 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Kenya
Have your own Out of Africa experience with three stunning areas of Kenya renowned for the prolific game, luxurious properties, culture and no crowds.
Delta and Falls
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Small Group Tours
  • Wildlife
From £2260 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia     Botswana     Zimbabwe
This is a good-value, camping tour that explores the highlights of northern Namibia - the Okavango delta, Chobe National Park and the Majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Sierra Leone Beach and Heritage holiday
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
  • Responsible
From £2295 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Sierra Leone
This is the perfect introduction to Sierra Leone, taking in the sweeping Peninsula Beaches, Banana Island, Freetown and the inspiring Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary and its surrounding forests.
Authentic Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £2719 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
An authentic experience with five nights on a private safari in Tanzania's Northern Parks including Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Followed by five nights staying in one of our most popular beach lodges - Matemwe Beach Village in Zanzibar.
Kenya Safari & Zanzibar Beach Honeymoon
  • Culture & History
  • Honeymoons
From £3000 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Kenya     Zanzibar
A safari honeymoon in Kenya that brings together superb game-viewing in the Masai Mara and time on an idyllic beach in Zanzibar.
KwaZulu Natal Meander - Culture, Wildlife & Beach - Self Drive
  • Culture & History
  • Safari
  • Fly-Drive
From £3130 per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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South Africa
This South Africa holiday is a relaxed two-week self-drive trip, staying at carefully chosen hotels and lodges. You visit the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Drakensberg Mountains, historic Battlefields, Huluhluwe Game Reserve, Elephant Coast and the coastal resort of Umhlanga.
Classic Rovos Rail & Cape Town Journey
  • Culture & History
From £3170 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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South Africa
After a red-carpet reception in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, board the luxurious Rovos Rail for the three day, two night journey...
Classic Ethiopia Historical Tour
  • Culture & History
From £3225 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Ethiopia
Discover Ethiopia's most spectacular sites of historical and cultural significance on this private guided individual tour.
Coffee, Conservation & Culture of Tanzania & Zanzibar
  • Culture & History
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £4375 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
An organic coffee plantation, a tour of Zanzibar’s spice trade, two of Tanzania’s iconic wildlife parks all completed with Zanzibar’s pristine beaches. This 14 day itinerary is crammed full of African favourites and includes two free nights, saving £485 per person.
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