You will always remember your first African holiday. From the incredible burnt orange sunsets, the countless wildlife connections, friendly locals with big smiles and spectacular scenery that only Africa can deliver.
This is a big continent, with even bigger experiences, that most can only dream of. When you experience Africa on a luxurious tour with Scenic, the incredible sights and experiences are just part of the adventure; it’s the luxurious Special Stays, fine dining, exclusive experiences, authentic encounters and first-class service that truly set their tours apart.
Your first task will be deciding where in Africa you want to explore. Each region has different, but equally spectacular offerings. But however you choose to explore Africa, you are assured that it will change your life – for the better.
South Africa & Victoria Falls
With its wealth of wildlife and its sophisticated infrastructure, South Africa occupies a truly unique position on the continent. Discover beautiful Cape Town, track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo in Kruger National Park and stand in awe of majestic Victoria Falls.
Kenya & Tanzania
Kenya and Tanzania will make your safari dreams come to life. Witness one of nature’s great spectacles, the Great Migration, and feel the ground thundering underfoot. Marvel at the diversity of wildlife in the great game parks and lakes painted pink with flamingos, and gaze at the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.
Namibia & Botswana
Namibia is a land of stark beauty and splendid isolation, from the magnificent Sossusvlei Dunes and the Etosha Game Reserve, to Swakopmund and Windhoek. With the sheer wealth of wildlife Botswana has to offer, including the largest population of elephants in Africa, it’s without doubt one of Africa’s greatest treasures.
Egypt & Jordan
Some of the world’s most ancient and iconic wonders await as you follow in the footsteps of fearless explorers, mighty Pharaohs and biblical prophets. From the magnificent pyramids and the Temple of Abu Simbel to the otherworldly beauty of the Treasury at Petra and the desert scapes at Wadi Rum.
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Here’s just a sample of the unique experiences available on an African tour with Scenic.
MOKORO CANOE SAFARI
A ‘mokoro’ is a traditional dug-out canoe and Botswana’s Okavango Delta is one of the few places on earth where you can indulge in this truly unique and thrilling safari experience. Your ‘poler’ (guide) will navigate you through the shallow waters in search of wildlife for an entirely different perspective.
Make memories of a lifetime on Scenic’s Cape Town to Okavango Delta.
ZAMBEZI RIVER CRUISE
Your sunset cruise will begin about 5-kilometres upstream of Victoria Falls for a slow and leisurely cruise on the calm waters of the Zambezi River. As you make your way towards the distant spray of Victoria Falls, enjoying champagne and cocktails, a guide will point out the animals you can see, and the ones you cannot. On shore you will see elephant, giraffes and spectacular birdlife, and in the river expect hippos and crocodiles. This is all set against the magical backdrop of an unforgettable African sunset.
Cruise the Zambezi on Scenic’s South Africa and Victoria Falls tour.
TRADITIONAL MAASAI VILLAGE VISIT
A visit to Kenya’s most famous tribe gives a fascinating look into how these traditional African warriors live. You will learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals. Watch young men jump high (the jumping skill is a way to impress and attract a female partner), as the females of the tribe treat you to traditional song and dance, before being welcomed to see how they live and build their mud huts.
See the Massai Tribe on Scenic’s Wonders of Africa tour.
STELLENBOSCH WINELANDS TOUR
Head 50-kilometres inland to the colonial university town of Stellenbosch. Set in the stunning heart of the winelands country, Stellenbosch was founded in 1679, the same year the first vines were planted. Today this popular region is home to over 150 wineries producing some of the world’s most famous vintages.
Visit Stellenbosch on Scenic’s Ultimate African Expedition Loyalty Departure.
BLUE TRAIN – CAPE TOWN TO PRETORIA
Perhaps the last thing you expect in coming to Africa is to find yourself spirited along on a world-class luxury rail journey. However, that’s precisely the experience awaiting you on board the Blue Train between South Africa’s two traditional capitals, Pretoria and Cape Town, or the Rovos Rail service from Victoria Falls to Pretoria. You can look forward to a private suite, impeccable service, complimentary drinks, private butlers, and an observation car.
Travel on the Blue Train with Scenic.
Situated in the north of Namib Naukluft Park, Sandwich Harbour consists of a 10-kilometre long lagoon, surrounded by sand dunes and vegetated by reeds. This bay is home to more than 200,000 birds (flamingos, cormorants, pelicans and other sea birds) where the dry desert dunes literally meet and kiss the sea. A truly remarkable sight.
See it on Scenic’s Namibia Untouched.
Abu Simbel is one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments and the resting place of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. Dominated by four imposing statues in front of the main temple, it was carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC. The enormous World Heritage-Listed temples were rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam and meticulously moved, stone-by-stone, to higher ground in 1968 for protection.
See it on Scenic’s The Essence of Egypt and Jordan.
TEMPLE OF DENDERA
Dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of love, joy and beauty, The Temple of Dendera is one of the best preserved in Egypt. Dendera was associated with healing and attracted people travelling from far and wide seeking cures. Patients were housed in special buildings where it was said they could ‘rest, sleep and commune with the Gods in their dreams’.
Explore the Temple of Dendera on Scenic’s Wonders of the Nile.
Exploring Africa with Scenic
Be amazed at the wild spoils of Africa with Scenic where luxurious Special Stays, fine dining, exclusive experiences, authentic encounters and first-class service are what sets Scenic apart.
You will enjoy access to vehicles best suited to the terrain and tour the region in small groups limited to 36 people in South Africa, Egypt, Jordan and Zimbabwe, and 24 people in East Africa.
Every detail is also taken care of from transfers, entrance fees and all tipping and gratuities, allowing you more time to savour the sights and immerse yourself in the experience.
No one understands the lands more than the local guides who live there. Scenic will not only show you the expected highlights, but also the hidden gems that only locals know.