Traveling to Africa offers a captivating blend of breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural diversity, and unforgettable wildlife encounters. From the iconic pyramids of Egypt to stunning safaris in Kenya and the vibrant turquoise seas of the Seychelles, Africa promises bucket list experiences that cater to every traveler's taste.
From lions and zebras on the savannah to gorillas in the lush jungle or penguins playing in the surf, the diversity of wildlife across Africa is second to none.
Savor your sundowner drinks at a glistening watering hole, sharing the sunset with the elephants, zebras, and giraffes coming for their evening drink.
Trek with expert local guides through the thick jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to follow a family of gorillas and observe their dynamics.
Explore North Africa's enchanting blend of ancient history, bustling markets, and desert landscapes.
Trek the High Atlas Mountains with your Berber guide to destinations only accessible by foot or mule, stopping in a local home for tea and storytelling.
Cruise the Nile to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs. See the iconic tomb of Tutankhamun (King Tut), before visiting the former home of the legendary archaeologist who found it, Howard Carter, to see the original tools he used for the excavation.
With golden sands contrasted by tranquil, azure waters, Africa's beaches are an unexpected treat.
Laze in your private hammock and catch the spice scents carried on the gentle breeze as you gaze out to the turquoise Indian Ocean from the beach in Zanzibar.
Take a surfing lesson amongst the icon breaks off the coast of South Africa, with the colorful scenes of Cape Town and the iconic Table Mountain as your backdrop.
Explore top and trending destinations below. Reach out to your McCabe World Travel Advisor for more detailed information and recommendations for when and where to go!
Best time to go: May-Oct
Best time to go: May-Nov
Best time to go: Feb-May, Sep-Nov
Best time to go: Sep-May
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“The decision to go to Africa is life changing. For some, it triggers a subtle yet important shift in perception of the world. For others, it marks a course change in travel plans for the rest of your life.”
“It's not a true sundowner without a beautiful African sunset! My favorite experience in Africa was in October 2020 when Tanzania opened again for visitors. We had the parks to ourselves and were able to observe the wildebeest migration and river crossings without any crowds. Insider tip – make sure you select a safari lodge that is on a private reserve so that you can limit the number of other tourists around.”
“Namibia, one of the world's least populated countries, bursts with natural wonders of all kinds, from the sky-high dunes of the Namib Desert to the chilly South Atlantic coastlines.”
“Rwanda is one of the most beautiful countries on the African continent, with steep volcanic mountains, grassy plains and lush rainforests. Making the trek to visit the mountain gorillas of Rwanda is unlike most wildlife experiences.”
“Mystical, mysterious, forever fascinating Morocco is a mix of Arabic and European cultures. Explore the twisting, labyrinthine streets of medinas teeming with aromatic spice bazaars, souks, and street food vendors before strolling down wide boulevards lined with palm trees and French colonial architecture.”