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Top Destinations

Top Destinations

The list of ‘gotta-see’ highlights in Africa is lengthy, so we have divided this list by country to make it a little easier for you to discern ‘where in Africa’ you would need to travel to view this glorious list of destinations. Glorious is a rather ‘up in the clouds’ kind of word, but it’s apt in that most of these destinations focus on the natural abundance of Africa, which luckily is readily available in oodles.
Read More about our top destinations listed by country. Also find out more about our 'top five's'… 

Planning your African holiday and safari, read more

Top 5 Safari Destinations Top 5 'Second Time Around' Safaris
Top 5 'Lesser Known' Safaris Top 5 Family Safari Destinations
Top 5 Family Holiday Destinations Top 5 For Weddings & Honeymoons

Top Destinations Listed By Country


Cape Town Cape Wine Route Garden Route
Sabi Sands Private Reserves Madikwe Game Reserve  Kruger National Park


Okavango Delta                   Moremi & Linyanti Reserves
Chobe National Park             Makgadikgadi Salt Pans


Sossusvlei, Namib Desert Etosha National Park
Swakopmund          Damaraland


Victoria Falls Hwange National Park Mana Pools


Victoria Falls South Luangwa National Park Kafue National Park 


Bazaruto Archipelago Quirimbas Archipelago


MAURITIUS (The island and country of Mauritius is all about idyllic beaches)


Mahe Praslin


Mobasa Beaches Serengeti National Park


Zamzibar Island Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Crater


Top Destinations Listed By Holiday 'Theme'

Top 5 Safari Destinations
*Kruger National Park
*Sabi Sands Private Reserves
*Okavango Delta
*Chobe National Park
*South Luangwa National Park

Top 5 'Second Time Roud' Safaris
*Kalahari Desert
*Hwange National Park
*Mana Pools
*Etosha National Park
*Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Top 5 'Lesser Known'
Safaris Destinations
*Zululand Wildlife Reserves
*Kruger National Park (National Park Rest Camps)
*Etosha National Park (National Park Rest Camps)
*Chobe National Park
*Swazilands Game Parks

Top 5 Wedding &
Honeymoon Destinations
*Cape Town
*Victoria Falls
*Okavango Delta

Top 5 Family Holiday
*Cape Town
*Garden Route

Top 5 Family Safari
*Eastern Cape private reserves
*Madikwe private reserves
*Sabi Sands private reserves
*Etosha National Park
*Okavango Delta

*** Please note that we are not saying ‘not’ to visit any of the 'second time round' safari destinations on your first visit to Africa – they are outstanding safari experiences in their own right and combined with other safari destinations they are fabulous – totally different environments, will reveal an entirely different natural world. However they are not the ‘traditional’ safari holiday experiences, they have an entirely different allure, and yet are outstanding wildlife and wilderness safaris experiences.

*** Our top five ‘lesser-known’ safari vacations offer an outstanding safari experience at possibly a more affordable price, and if you are in Zululand you can combine a marine and wild coast wildlife experience, with that of the traditional Big Five safari.

Planning your African Holiday & Safari

How you wish to travel in these destinations is all about your personal style and what appeals to your interests, your budget and how much time you have for your African vacation.

If you are holidaying ‘on-a-shoe-string’, and you are a pretty relaxed and gregarious individual, an overland adventure might be just the thing for you. These multi-day, multi-country holidays take the form of camping with camp duties, or camping without camp duties. They are great fun, and take in a number of highlights in group tours, reached by travelling in a converted vehicle ‘overland’.

Many of the countries in Africa are great to self-drive, certainly South Africa and Namibia being the two countries that ‘most’ beckon self-drivers, wanting to travel at their own pace and feel that special sense of flexibility whilst on holiday.

Then there are the group tours (small mini-coach tours) that are perfect for those who have less time, and with a guided group mini bus tour, you don’t need to concern yourself with all the logistics, you can happily interact with your guide and other travellers on board, with a seamless itinerary mapped out before you. A guide is a wonderful asset to have on tour, to fill you in on all the history, heritage and interesting anecdotes about the country in which you are travelling.

A packaged holiday is also a seamless experience, in that all your transfers, day tours, flights are all booked in advance and you simply head off to be met and guided around the country, with a couple of free days in-between to catch a cab/taxi and discover the destination yourself.

So whether it’s a camping safari, or a luxurious fly-in safari, or simply an affordable holiday in Africa, Intriguing Africa offers the range, and we will guide you in the best holiday solution for you and your family. Please speak to us.

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South Africa: Madikwe / Addo Elephant / Kalahari Gemsbok / Timbavati / Sabi Sands / Hluhluwe

Botswana: Okavango Delta / Chobe

Zambia: South Luangwa

Namibia: Etosha / Sossusvlei

Tanzania: Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater

Kenya: Masai Mara