Africa, the world’s second largest continent, has a vast appeal and offers the ideal holiday destination whether for a safari, family beach break, honeymoon or trip-of-a-lifetime.
With tailor-made itineraries and suggested tours, specialist operator, Africa Sky (www.africasky.co.uk), has holidays to suit every taste and budget, enabling a trip to this magical land to become a reality.
Explore the diversity, culture and charm of Africa with highlights that include:
KENYA: Perfect For… Bargain Hunters
Experience an eight-day Magical Kenyan Safari to some of the country’s finest national parks. Staying in established lodges and camps on a mixed board basis, the trip includes a visit to the Giraffe Centre and game drives in 4×4 vehicles to Samburu, Aberdare and Lake Nakuru National Parks as well as the famous Maasai Mara to witness an abundance of wildlife. Prices start from £1,199 per person.
SOUTH AFRICA: Perfect For… Honeymooners
The Luxury Blue Train and Golfing Break is a five-night, trip-of-a-lifetime in South Africa. This alternative honeymoon starts with a night in Pretoria at the five-star Illyria House. Next, board the stylish Blue Train with fine dining and luxurious, opulent accommodation and be introduced to a world of grace, elegance and romance as the locomotive travels across Southern Africa to Durban. Two nights follow at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge with two rounds of golf at the renowned Zimbali Golf Club or a chance to be pampered in the Camelot Spa. Taking the overnight Blue Train back to Pretoria, enjoy a city tour and visit to an Elephant Orphanage. With two departure dates this year, 7 September and 16 November, prices on a mixed-board basis start from £2,099 per person (saving £400 per person).
KENYA: Perfect For… A Family Beach & Bush Adventure
Designed with kids in mind, the 14-day Kenyan Family Safari visits three very different reserves which are rich with game – Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Samburu National Park and the Maasai Mara. Accommodation for one week is on a full-board basis at the Porini Rhino Camp and the Intrepids tented camps with game drives included in 4×4 safari vehicles as well as air transfers. Both camps have age-specific Adventure Clubs for children with exciting activities such as treasure hunts, bush orienteering, mammal behaviour studies and guided bush walks. After the safari, transfer to the Kenya Coast for six nights on an all-inclusive basis at Turtle Bay Beach Club, which offers plenty of activities that the whole family can enjoy. Prices start from £2,949 per adult and £1,599 per child (saving £650 per family).
African Sand Dunes
NAMIBIA: Perfect For… Off-The-Beaten-Track Safari Enthusiasts
Get behind the wheel in Namibia and begin this self-drive adventure with a visit to the home of the Africat Foundation to experience the big cats. Journey on to Fischers Pan and see a multitude of game in the world-famous Etosha National Park; marvel at the beauty of the Twfelfontein area before travelling along the desolate Skeleton Coast to the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund. Drive onwards to the remote Namib Desert to experience the awe-inspiring Soussusvlei sand dunes – the biggest in the world – and finish in the vibrant city of Windhoek. Prices for the 14-night Self-Drive Namibia Highlights start from £3,109 per person.
All packages include return scheduled flights from Heathrow, resort transfers, taxes and surcharges. For more information contact Africa Sky (www.africasky.co.uk /0870 904 0925).