Africa

Culture & History


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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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São Tomé and Príncipe island retreat
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
From £2950 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.
Ethiopia Timket Small Group Tour 2023
  • Culture & History
  • Small Group Tours
From £3495 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Ethiopia
The three-day festival of Timket 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.
Classic Ethiopia History Tour
  • Culture & History
From £3750 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.
Uganda and Rwanda Gorillas, Chimps & Game
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £5280 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda     Rwanda
An affordable trip that still offers the very best gorilla, chimpanzees, primate and game sightings.
Uganda and Rwanda Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Game & Landscapes
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £5425 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda     Rwanda
An extensive affordable trip that offers the very best in gorilla, chimpanzee, primate and game sightings, along with some of the most spectacular scenic vistas.
Discover Ethiopia 15-day Private Tour
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £5455 per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Ethiopia
This private tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts who also want to be immersed in Ethiopia's fascinating cultural and historical attractions.
Ultimate Uganda & Rwanda Wildlife and Conservation Small Group Tour, September 2022
  • Culture & History
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
  • Wildlife
From £8055 per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda     Rwanda
Seek and learn all about the Gorillas, Chimps and other wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda, learn about the issues surrounding human wildlife conflicts, and hear about all of the inspiring conservation programmes on the ground.
Family Friendly Cape Town & Eastern Cape safari in School Holidays
  • Culture & History
  • Family
  • Safari
From £1990 per person
8 day holiday
Flights included
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South Africa
This short but sweet family holiday is perfect for the school holidays! Spend 4 nights in Cape Town followed by 3 nights on safari in the malaria, family friendly Eastern cape. Children stay free at the Southern Sun Cullinan and pay only half price at Kariega Main Lodge.
Express St Helena
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £2250 per person
7 day holiday
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St Helena     South Africa
This trip has been created for travelers who have limited time... explore the best of what St Helena has to offer with this four night trip.
Sierra Leone Beach and Heritage holiday
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
From £2445 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.
Sierra Leone Made Simple
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £2795 per person
10 day holiday
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Sierra Leone
This tailor made sample itinerary showcases a lovely spectrum of Sierra Leone's highlights and has something special for most visitors:...
Southern Ethiopia Explorer
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
From £2850 per person
8 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.
The best of São Tomé and PrÍncipe
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
From £2950 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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São Tomé & Príncipe
This twelve day itinerary covers highlights of both Islands. Spend some time on São Tomé and sample the chocolate; coffee and hiking trails. Then enjoy rest and relaxation time on beautiful Príncipe island's sublime beaches.
KwaZulu Natal - Self Drive
  • Culture & History
  • Family
  • Fly-Drive
From £3320 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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South Africa
***Special launch offer - self drive in Kwazulu Natal in South Africa with the new direct flights with BA and save £785 per person! ***
KwaZulu Natal Meander - Culture, Wildlife & Beach - Self Drive
  • Culture & History
  • Safari
  • Fly-Drive
From £3405 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.
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