The best places to experience this most exciting of continents
1 South Africa
Take a wander through Cape Dutch gardens on an historical farm in the Winelands. Pick, taste, smell and sample the wines, olive oils and over 300 varieties of fruit, vegetable and herbs from their formal garden at the heart of the Farm. Take a look at their latest blog
Enjoy a cocktail from the Roof Top Bar of The Z Hotel on the exotic Island of Zanzibar, after a day exploring the spice farms, snorkelling in the crystal clear waters or getting lost in the alleyways of the old town.
3 The Maasai Mara
Walk with the Maasai through Olare Motorgori Conservancy to fully appreciate the vast beautiful landscape and wilderness of Kenya.
Take a picture of an elephant toe from the Look Up hide at Camelthorn Lodge, Zimbabwe.
5 The Victoria Falls
Gaze at Victoria Falls and live on the banks of the Zambezi River at Zambezi Sands, Zimbabwe.
6 The Okovango Delta
Mokoro (punt) through the waters of the Okavango Delta, reconnect with silence and peace of nature, except the sound of the odd reed frog. www.footsteps-in-africa.com/delta-camp.html
Spend the day with a whole family of bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana
8 Amboseli near Mount Kilimanjaro
Take a safari (means journey) to Amboseli with Mt Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in Africa) as your backdrop. www.porini.com/kenya.html?sub=amboseli-porini-camps
9 Nairobi, Kenya
Stay in Nairobi Tented Camp in Kenya, possibly watch a black rhino wander through camp and experience a unique national park so close to a capital city.
10 Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Take a railcar arrival transfer in Hwange but mind the lions on the line