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- Rwanda

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Map of Rwanda

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  • Silverback, Virunga Volcanoes, Rwanda

    Volcanoes National Park

    A string of densely forested volcanoes which are a stronghold for mountain gorillas and provide the most accessible and straight-forward opportunities to view them.

  • Fish eagle, Akagera, Rwanda

    Akagera National Park

    A huge park with varied habitats that was once full of game but is currently recovering from years of neglect and poaching stemming from the genocide.

  • Black and white Colobus, Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda

    Nyungwe National Park

    A rarely visited but beautiful forest which is home to a variety of primates and birds, including chimpanzee.

Volcanoes National Park Akagera National Park Nyungwe National Park

- Seychelles

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Map of The Seychelles

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  • Tropic bird, Bird Island, Seychelles

    Bird Island

    A nature lovers paradise named after the ‘sooty’ terns which descend in great numbers to breed. The one hotel on the island is reasonably simple in style.

  • Denis Island, Seychelles

    Denis Island

    This is paradise, with perfect white beaches, wonderful swimming and snorkelling off the beach, and great scuba diving and fishing. The one hotel on the island is of a good standard, but not five star. Accessible by scheduled flight.

  • Praslin Island, Seychelles

    Praslin Island

    The second largest island in the Seychelles, with many fantastic beaches and some good hotels. Also boasts the ‘Vallee de Mai’ Nature Reserve – a UNESCO World heritage site.

  • La Digue, Seychelles

    La Digue Island

    The fourth largest island in the Seychelles, La Digue is a sleepy island with limited accommodation options but some fantastic beaches on the south of the island, which are reached by bicycle!

  • Fregate Island, Seychelles

    Fregate Island

    A small ‘granitic’ island boasting one of the most luxurious and exclusive hotels in the Seychelles. Accessible by helicopter.

  • North Island, Seychelles

    North Island

    A small ‘granitic’ island boasting possibly the most upmarket and exclusive (and expensive) beach property in the Seychelles. Accessible by helicopter.

  • Desroches Island, Seychelles

    Desroches Island

    A remote island with some good beaches, lovely swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing. The one hotel on the island is of a very good standard, but not five star. Accessible by scheduled flight.

  • Alphonse Island, Seychelles

    Alphonse Island

    A very remote island which is known for its fly-fishing opportunities (late September through to May) rather than its beaches. The lodge has recently been rebuilt completely by new owners. Accessible by scheduled flight.

  • Mahe Island, Seychelles

    Mahe Island

    The largest island in the Seychelles, with stunning scenery, many great beaches and a reasonable road network. Some fantastic five star resorts, but lacking in good mid-range hotels and more boutique style hotels.

Bird Island Denis Island Praslin Island La Digue Island Fregate Island  Mahe Island  Alphonse Island Desroches Island North Island

- Zambia

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Map of Zambia

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  • North Luangwa camp fire, Zambia

    North Luangwa National Park

    A very wild and remote park offering primarily walking safaris. Less game than South Luangwa but also fewer visitors.

  • Hippo, South Luangwa, Zambia

    South Luangwa National Park

    Zambia’s premier wildlife destination with superb game-viewing, varied habitats, excellent walking options and the beautiful and dynamic Luangwa River as the focal point. Especially good for leopard sightings.

  • Lower Zambezi aerial shot, Zambia

    Lower Zambezi National Park

    A scenically stunning region dominated by the mighty Zambezi River. Good game-viewing is complemented by wonderful river activities, including canoeing, boating and fishing.

  • Kafue lion storm on Busanga, Zambia MM

    Kafue National Park

    A huge and remote wilderness area with a good variety of habitat and game species. The Busanga Plains region in the north of the park is most productive for game.

  • Aerial view of Victoria Falls, Zambia

    Livingstone, Victoria Falls and the Upper Zambezi

    Primarily offers access to Victoria Falls, the world’s widest waterfall, but the river is stunning and there is plenty to enjoy in the area from birding and game-viewing to cultural excursions and adrenalin sports.

North Luangwa National Park South Luangwa National Park Lower Zambezi National Park Livingstone, Victoria Falls and the Upper Zambezi Kafue National Park

- Zimbabwe

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Map of Zimbabwe

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  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls

    The world’s widest waterfall, where the mighty Zambezi River plunges 111 metres into the Batoka Gorge, famously discovered by Sir David Livingstone who claimed that ‘scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight’.

  • Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

    Hwange National Park

    A huge wilderness region known for its big game, especially elephant, buffalo and lion. Arguably Zimbabwe’s premier game region and certainly ‘raw Africa’ at its best.

  • Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe

    Matobo Hills National Park

    A dramatic landscape of rocky hills, granite boulders and forested ravines which is home to the grave of Cecil John Rhodes as well as healthy populations of rhino, leopard and black eagles.

  • Matusadona, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

    Matusadona National Park

    A large park which tumbles from the rocky wilderness of the Matusadona Hills to the open shores of Lake Kariba. Dominated by the lake with fantastic water-based game-viewing, birding and fishing opportunities.

  • Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

    Mana Pools National Park

    Dominated by the gentle waters of the mighty Zambezi River, Mana Pools is a special place offering fantastic game-viewing, stunning scenery and varied activities, including the best canoeing safaris in Africa.

Mana Pools National Park Matusadona National Park Victoria Falls Hwange National Park Matobo Hills National Park

- Mozambique

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Map of Mozambique

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  • Elephant, Niassa, Mozambique

    Niassa Game Reserve

    A potentially superb park with acres of space but currently not a premier game-viewing destination. More suited to intrepid travellers seeking something different.

  • Gorongosa, Mozambique

    Gorongosa National Park

    Currently Mozambique’s best game region. A beautiful park which, whilst not yet offering first class big game viewing, does offer exclusivity, unusual species, great birding and lovely walking.

  • Vamizi Island, Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

    Quirimbas Archipelago

    A wonderful string of small islands which stretch north from Pemba almost to the border with Tanzania. Vamizi is simply stunning as an escapist beach hideaway, whilst Ibo is full of history and culture. Some good diving.

  • Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

    Bazaruto Archipelago

    A string of beautiful islands accessible from Vilan Culos. Best known is Benguerra which offers lovely accommodation options, unspoilt beaches and some superb snorkelling and diving.

Quirimbas Archipelago Gorongosa National Park Bazaruto Archipelago Niassa Game Reserve

- Madagascar

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Map of Madagascar

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  • Indri, Perinet Mantadia, Madagascar


    The premier Perinet-Analamazaotra Special Reserve is within easy reach of the capital and is an area of beautiful hill rainforest. It is exceptional for the Indri and some special birdlife.

  • Ranomafana Forest, Madagascar


    A stunning park of mid-altitude rainforest situated about two hours from Fianarantsoa with nine species of lemur and some excellent insect and bird viewing.

  • Isalo rocks, Madagascar


    Located close to Rinohira, the impressive sandstone massif rises from the plain. Excellent walks through the ravines and along the ridges, with various lemur species to spot and Benson’s rock thrush a notable birding ‘tick’.

  • Sifaka, Berenty, Madagascar


    A private reserve on the edge of a sisal plantation with exceptional viewing of the ‘dancing’ Verreaux’s sifaka and ring-tailed lemur. Easy walking through the forested habitat which includes spiny forest.

Perinet/Mantadia Ranamofana Isalo Berenty

- Mauritius

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Map of Mauritius

Mauritius east coast


A fantastic beach resort destination with numerous excellent hotels to choose from, wonderful beaches, great facilities and superb service. Not known for wonderful scuba diving or exclusivity. Golf, watersports, family friendly facilities, weddings – all very good.

- Malawi

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Map of Malawi

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  • Liwonde, Malawi

    Liwonde National Park

    Malawi’s best known big game area with wonderful birding and great elephant viewing along the Shire River.

  • Lake Malawi, Malawi

    Lake Malawi

    Africa’s third largest freshwater lake which is known for its wide variety of colourful cyclid fish, and offers numerous beach resorts with activities including sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and diving.

  • Nyika Plateau, Malawi

    Nyika Plateau

    A remote grassland plateau reminiscent of the American Prairies or Scottish Highlands. Great botany, interesting birding and game-viewing, wonderful walking and horse-riding.

  • Zomba Plateau waterfall, Malawi

    Zomba Plateau

    A scenic region offering lovely walks, good birding, interesting cultural experiences and general sight-seeing.

Nyika Plateau Lake Malawi Liwonde Zomba Plateau

- South Africa

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Map of South Africa

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  • Kruger region, South Africa

    Kruger National Park and Private Reserves

    South Africa’s largest and best known wildlife sanctuary with excellent big game viewing and birding. The private reserves that border the park offer exclusivity.

  • Mashatu, Tuli Block, Botswana

    The Tuli Block

    A group of private reserves and concessions make up this dramatic and scenic region of south-east Botswana, which offers some very good game-viewing and horse-riding safaris. Access is from South Africa.

  • Waterberg region, South Africa

    The Waterberg Region

    One national park and a series of private reserves make up this scenic and malaria-free region. Some good family, horse-riding and game-viewing options.

  • Wild dogs, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

    Madikwe Game Reserve

    A big-five, malaria-free game reserve that is easily accessible from Johannesburg.

  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    A remote park with a limited road network and tourism infrastructure, but offers a genuine Kalahari Desert experience with some good game-viewing and interesting birding.

  • Tswalu Kalahari scenery, South Africa

    Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

    A large private reserve offering a highly exclusive ‘Kalahari’ experience with upmarket accommodation, varied activities and great game-viewing.



    An extensive region of rocky hills and rolling plains, known primarily for amazing wild flowers in August/ early September.

  • Cape Winelands, South Africa

    Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

    The most sophisticated corner of Africa, with beautiful scenery, lovely beaches, great restaurants, famous wine farms, varied sight-seeing attractions and activities, good birding and a huge range of accommodation options.

  • Walker Bay, Hermanus, South Africa


    The whale capital of the world, with amazing viewings of ‘southern right’ whales from July to November. From December to April just a pleasant sea-side town with a great beach.

  • A view of Cape Town, South Africa

    Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

    The most sophisticated corner of Africa, with beautiful scenery, lovely beaches, great restaurants, famous wine farms, varied sight-seeing attractions and activities, good birding and a huge range of accommodation options.

  • Garden Route, South Africa

    Garden Route

    A lush and scenic region where mountains, forest and the Indian Ocean collide. There are good beaches and plenty of sight-seeing attractions. Inland, the Karoo Desert offers a totally different and much drier landscape to explore.

  • Eastern Cape Game Reserves, South Africa

    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    One National Park and an ever-increasing number of private, malaria-free game reserves spread through this region. Big game viewing and exclusivity vary between reserves.

  • Drakensberg Mountains, KwaZuluNatal, South Africa

    Drakensberg Mountains

    South Africa’s highest and most dramatic mountains offer wonderful scenery, some excellent hiking options and some interesting birding.

  • Battlefield Tours, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

    Zulu War Battlefields

    The famous Zulu War battlefields which can be visited on interesting guided tours include Rorke’s Drift and Ilsandwana.

  • Phinda Resource Reserve, KwaZuluNatal, South Africa

    Phinda Resource Reserve

    Phinda is arguably the best of a number of big game reserves and national parks found in northern KwaZulu/Natal. Game-viewing is excellent at Phinda, and good in a few other places, and birding is superb throughout the region.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Tuli Block including Mashatu Kruger and private reserves Waterberg Madikwe Drakensberg Mountains Zulu Battlefields Eastern Cape Game Reserves Garden Route Cape winelands Cape Town Hermanus Tswalu Kalahari Phinda

- Namibia

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Map of Namibia

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  • A Swakopmund street, Namibia

    Swakopmund and Walvis Bay

    A convenient stop over between the Namib Desert and Damaraland, offering a pleasant coastal experience including wonderful seal and dolphin cruises to Pelican Point and beach trips to Sandwich Harbour.

  • Giraffe on Etosha Pan, Namibia

    Etosha National Park

    Namibia’s premier big game destination, set around a vast salt pan (Etosha Pan) which holds water seasonally. General game-viewing is excellent in the dry season, often focused around water holes. Self-drive is possible as well as guided safaris.

  • Sand dune, Namib Rand Nature Reserve, Namibia

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    A scenically stunning private reserve bordering the Namib Naukluft National Park in the Namib Desert. Some interesting wildlife to see, but it is the scenery and exclusivity which makes it so special.

  • Caprivi Strip, Namibia

    Caprivi Strip

    The ‘greener’ part of Namibia, where four great rivers influence the landscape and provide permanent water and water-based activities. Some very good game-viewing areas which are often accessed most easily from Botswana.

  • A view of the Kunene River, Kaokoland, Namibia


    Remote, wild, exclusive and scenically breath-taking in many places. Home of the nomadic Himba people, desert elephants and a variety of other game.

  • Aircraft and shipwreck, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

    Skeleton Coast National Park

    A harsh and remote landscape where gravel plains and sand dunes meet the cold Atlantic Ocean. Known for its remoteness, eerie atmosphere, shipwrecks and limited wildlife including numerous seal colonies.

  • Aerial view of Fish River Canyon, Namibia

    Fish River Canyon

    A spectacular canyon carved through the desert landscape. Adventurous walking within the canyon is possible.

  • Damaraland red mountains, Namibia


    A wild and mountainous desert region famous for rock engravings, desert-adapted rhino and elephant. Spectacular scenery and some good general game-viewing.

  • Erongo Mountains, central Namibia

    Erongo Mountains

    A stunning but fairly compact region of granitic hills offering superb walking and specialist birding opportunities.

  • Namib Desert, Namibia

    The Namib Desert and Namib Naukluft National Park

    Incredible desert scenery with spectacular sand dunes stretching inland from the Atlantic coast. Some wildlife to see, but the sand dunes around Sossusvlei are the main attraction.

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  • A pair of meerkats, Kalahari, Namibia.jpg

    The Kalahari Desert

    Typical Kalahari dune system with parallel sand dune ridges interspersed with Kalahari scrub bush and calcrete pans. Some good Kalahari game-viewing.

Swakopmund Etosha Caprivi Strip Kaokoland Skeleton Coast Fish River Canyon Damaraland Erongo Mountains Namib Desert NamibRand Nature Reserve Kalahari Desert