Why NOW is the Best Time to Book Your South Africa Holiday

South Africa. A country that offers the perfect fusion of wildlife, rich culture, winelands and a compelling history. Intrigued? Well now is the best time to book and plan your trip to this safari superpower; we chatted to our Africa Expert Tom Grapes to … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


An Expert’s Guide to Africa

“From mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda to the great migration across the Masai Mara, this part of the world shows nature at its best.” Tom Grapes is a huge advocate for Africa and has worked at Flight Centre for four years. He has … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 by Flight Centre UK


When I Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

When the email dropped into my inbox seeking “intrepid adventurers” to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, I jumped at the chance. I have wanted to scale Africa’s highest mountain for as long as I can remember and I signed up … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 by Tessa Watkins


A Guide to Whale Watching in South Africa

Annually southern right whales migrate from the freezing feeding grounds of Antarctica to warmer waters, reaching the South African coastline by about June, and staying through to November. During this time the waters teem with these majestic animals as they mate, calf and rear … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 by Dawn Jorgensen


The Most Spectacular Views of Cape Town

Very few cities in the world can claim to be more beautiful than Cape Town. Due to it’s geographical position at the southernmost tip of Africa, it would be more fitting to describe Cape Town as the dazzling ruby slippers of the continent rather … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 by Tom Grapes


Rovos Rail: Onboard the World’s Most Luxurious Train

‘When you truly love your journey, the destination is just a bonus.’ – Katrina Mayer There’s a hushed elation as we check-in to the private lounge at Cape Town’s railway station, glass of bubbly in hand, a duo offering the perfect accompaniment of softly played … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 by Dawn Jorgensen


Incredible Travel Experiences to Add to Your Next Holiday

Wherever your next trip of a lifetime holiday is, make sure you add one of these extra-special travel experiences to your adventure. Because at Flight Centre, we know that it’s the Journey and the destination that count… Australia Travel The Ghan railway An epic 1,851-mile … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 by Flight Centre UK


How I Spent a Year in Cape Town

Crowned best-value city break in The Sunday Times Magazine’s Value For Money Awards, Cape Town has more going for it than a cheap Rand. Writer Martha de Lacey sampled its myriad delights during a year in the South African capital… Whales are noisy buggers. … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 by Flight Centre UK


How to Prepare for Climbing a Mountain

When I told my friends and family I was planning on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, they reacted with a mixture of shock, disbelief and mild amusement. While I’m not averse to exercise or a gym workout, you are more likely to find me tucking into … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 by Tessa Watkins


6 Places in Africa to Get up close to Lions

August 10th marks something special in the big cat universe: World Lion Day. It’s the one day of the year we should appreciate the grand, epic apex predator that is the lion. Want to see them up close in the wild? Here are the … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 by Daisy Cropper