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AFRICA

Destination Inspiration

Welcome to Africa, where adventure lies around every corner. From the heights of Kilimanjaro to the winding souks of Marrakech; the mesmerising sand dunes of Namibia to the beaches of Cape Town, this vast continent has a dramatic variety of landscapes and a fascinating mix of cultures just waiting to be uncovered. So let out your intrepid side and embark on an epic African journey...

Welcome To Africa

With 54 countries, Africa is the second largest continent and would take a lifetime to explore to its full depths. But whether you have a few months or a few weeks, Africa is a great to place to travel. Stick to one country and get to know its ins and outs, or combine a few and see the varying landscapes and cultures they are home two. We've put together some top tips and recommendations to help you plan your African adventure!

Getting There

Africa is surprisingly well connected by air, with many cities running direct flights to the UK and others acting as great hubs to springboard yourself elsewhere. And with some airlines offering student and youth fares too you can't go wrong! Check out our Africa flight deals now or get in touch with our Travel Experts for more information.
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Multistops & Round the World

Planning a bigger trip? Want to see multiple destinations? Fancy adding in Africa to your Round the World route? No problem, we can help you organise your very own African multistop or assist in combining Africa with other areas. Take a look at some of our sample itineraries or get in touch if you have something specific in mind!
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Your African Adventure

In an area this size there are endless options of how to spend your time there. Join an adventure tour and see the continent's highlights with fellow travellers. Hook yourself up with a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus pass and go at your own pace. Get involved with one of our volunteering projects and gain valuable experience. Or for something extra special, our Tailor Made Africa team can put together your dream trip for you.  Find out more about your Africa options here!
Tailor Made Africa
Fancy something a little special? Let our Tailor Made Africa team put together your ideal itinerary for you. Whether you have a route in mind or would like someone to suggest and create something for you, you're in the right hands.
Overland Tours
Africa is the home of overlanding, and when the scenery is as good as this it's easy to see why! From the Serengeti to Victoria Falls, the Ugandan jungles to the Namib Desert, join fellow travellers on a group adventure and dive into the very best of Africa.

 

 

Volunteering
Volunteering is a great way to give something back, but also an excellent way to gain some life experience. Africa is home to a host of amazing volunteering projects from conservation work, teaching, coaching and more. Check out our range of projects and get something more from our travels.
Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Passes
If you want to travel at your own pace but need a little helping hand along route, our Africa bus passes are the way forward. Explore the wilderness of the Maasai Mara, relax on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar, discover South Africa's famous Garden Route and much more!
Accommodation
We have a range of accommodation available across Africa, from beach retreats in Zanzibar and riads in Marrakech to trendy hostels in Capetown. Get in touch and our Travel Experts can find you the perfect lodgings.
Africa Experiences - Safaris and Kilimanjaro
If you love the great outdoors then Africa is the place for you. From the depths of the Ngorongoro Crater to the cloudy peaks of Kili, you're sure to get your wilderness fix here! Check out our range of Safaris and treks now and get the ball rolling with your African adventure.

Places To Visit

In this mighty continent there are endless incredible places to see, so to help you out we've put together a little inspiration to get you started with your big African trip!

South Africa

Climb to the top of Table Mountain. Enjoy the exciting city of Cape Town. Sip on delicious local wines. Drive along the stunning Garden Route and experience an unforgettable safari adventure. South Africa will guarantee you one helluva trip!
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Northern Africa

Trek across the beautiful Atlas mountains. Haggle in the marketplaces of Fez. Dine on mouth watering tagines and fresh mint teas. Feast your eyes upon the epic Sahara desert and unearth the mysteries of the Pharaohs. North Africa, although just a hop across the Mediterranean, is a world apart and will unveil fascinating cultures to you.
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Eastern Africa

Visit Ethiopia's ancient and intriguing city of Lalibela. Discover incredible wildlife in the Masai Mara and Serengeti. Trek to the peaks of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro and then reward yourself by relaxing in beautiful Zanzibar. Eastern Africa is home to endless marvels and never fails to impress those who visit.
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South Western Africa

Gaze out over sensational Victoria Falls. Spot elephants at Chobe National Park. Trek the giant red dunes of the Namib, the world's oldest desert, and visit awe-inspiring Sossusvlei salt pan. South Eastern Africa is home to dramatic landscapes and an exciting host of crowd-pleasing wildlife.
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Get it straight from the horse's (or Lion's) mouth!

Visit the STA Travel Blog and see what other travellers have got up to in Africa...
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High Five Africa's Wildlife!

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10 Days in South Africa

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight...

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Need a little more inspiration?

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