Travel blog – Africa

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 thi...
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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 d...
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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 ha...
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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 des...
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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...
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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...
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8 Waterfalls worth Travelling For

There’s something spectacular about seeing a huge waterfall in the flesh; so much so that it can often be the big draw for visiting a particular destination. After all, these plunging, watery forces a...
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The Best Value Holiday Destinations to Book Now

 
There may be a cloud hanging over Europe at the moment (physically and metaphorically speaking) but the rest of the world is still offering some fantastic holiday bargains. In the current uncertain cl...
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Top 3 Luxury Safari Lodges Around the World

Getting up close and personal with nature whilst on holiday can be one of the best experiences in the world, and one you will never forget. Having spied gorillas in Rwanda, orangutans in Borneo and so...
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Top 10 Reasons to Book with Flight Centre

Whether you're thinking of booking a tailor-made holiday to Australia to mark that special occasion, a short break to Europe with your family, or a couples' beach Escape to the Maldives, our...
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