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Africa holidays
Holidays in Africa

A thrill-seeker's paradise and an amazing place of contrasts

From road and flying safaris across East Africa's national parks or luxurious private game reserve stays in South Africa, to stylish city stays in Cape town or scenic flydrives along the famous Garden Route.

We fly to Johannesburg and Cape Town daily

11 hours
M T W T F S S
London Heathrow - Johannesburg
London Heathrow - Cape Town
Seasonal service begins October 2020.
Connect from other UK airports

You can also fly from regional UK airports on one of our partner airlines.

Where to stay in Africa

Our popular tours

Africa-4card

Essential Botswana

Combining the wilds of the Chobe National Park with the peaceful Okavango Delta.

From £2,939pp
Kenya safari-4card

A taste of Kenya

A lodge-based safari taking you from Kilimanjaro to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

From £1,439pp
South Africa-4card

South Africa highlights

Combining all of the must-see destinations of South Africa from the wildlife of Kruger National Park to taking in the beauty of Cape Town

From £1,849pp
Safari-4card

Kruger wildlife safari

The Kruger National Park is the heart of South Africa's big game country. With game-drives in 4x4 vehicles, you'll enjoy the opportunity to escape the crowds.

From £759pp

Hotels in Africa

Retrieving our hand picked hotels...

Highlights of Africa

A land of dramatic scenery, unique ecosystems and a diverse population, a life-changing journey awaits in Africa. Here are its best attractions.

  • Kick back on one of the many sun-drenched beaches of Zanzibar.
  • Head to Mombasa on Kenya’s East Coast for paradise sands and luxury beach resorts.
  • Stay at the luxurious Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia, right on the banks of the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall. 
  • Experience luxury tented accommodation at Governor’s Camp on the Mara River or Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri. During your stay, enjoy champagne picnics and private dining.
  • Discover Arab architecture in the exotic Old Town of Mombasa.
  • Take a guided tour of a Kenyan village and learn about Maasai tribe traditions.
  • See the Dhow building industry, street bazaars and spice farms of Zanzibar.
  • Take the family to Kenya, a major safari destination for seeing the Big Five and spot pink flamingoes on Lake Nakaru. 
  • Go on spectacular game drives in Tanzania across the Serengeti plains.
  • See hyena, wild dogs, lions and herds of buffalo in Botswana.
  • Sail in a mokoro along Botswana’s Okavango Delta, a river that never reaches the sea, and see 400+ species of bird and the endangered rhino in the Moremi Game Reserve.

Seeing as Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, I am sure you can imagine just how many beautiful places there are to see within it. Take a look at some of our most treasured locations that will be sure to offer you the holidays of a lifetime in Africa.

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The Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK have advised against all but essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected.

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Your holiday will not be going ahead as planned

Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, the Foreign Commonwealth Office have advised against all but essential travel. Therefore, with known airline cancellations, the following holidays will not go ahead as planned:

  • Any holidays departing before 27th April 2020.
  • Any Caribbean holidays departing before 1 May 2020.

We’re flexible with your holiday plans

We understand you may want to change your holiday plans. You can postpone your holiday to any time before 31 December 2021, and even choose a different destination. We won’t charge you to make these changes.

For now, we do ask you not to contact us. As a priority, we are currently supporting those customers whose holidays have already been directly affected by cancellations. We will contact you as soon as we can, or if there are any further changes that could affect your holiday.

We know you’ll want to get this sorted as soon as possible, and we’re very grateful for your understanding.

Please look out for an email from us in the coming days and weeks with our latest advice. See our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for latest updates.

You’re good to go

In line with the advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK, and known airline cancellations, all trips booked from June onwards are currently going ahead as planned.

As a priority, we are currently supporting those customers whose holidays have been directly affected by cancellations.

So, for now, we ask you not to contact us. Rest assured we are contacting all of our customers by email in departure date order to support them with options, and we will absolutely let you know if your situation changes.

Please look out for an email from us in the coming weeks. See our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for latest updates.

Rebook your holiday


We are sending all affected customers a voucher by email that is valid for the full value of your cancelled holiday. When you rebook, we’d like to gift you with 4,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles too.

There’s no rush. You can redeem your holiday voucher on a new booking with us any time before 31 July 2020.

We know you’ll be wanting to get this sorted as soon as possible. So please look out for our email for more details of how to amend your holiday plans.

Cancel your holiday


We're sending all affected customers a voucher by email that is valid for the full value of your cancelled holiday.  

Rather than cancel, if you’d like to travel with us sometime in the future, we would still love to find a great holiday for you (and gift you with 4,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles as a thank you).

If you'd prefer to cancel completely, we understand. We will refund you in full. Refunds will be successfully returned in approximately 90 days.

We know you’ll be wanting to get this sorted as soon as possible. So please look out for our email for more details of how to amend your holiday plans.

Your holiday is in safe hands


No need to contact us. Be assured, that if the situation changes, we will contact you as soon as this happens with the options available to you.

Change it up


You can postpone your holiday to travel any time before 31 December 2021, and even choose a different destination. We won’t charge you to make these changes and our Service Team are there to help – just give us a call.

Please bear in mind our wait times are currently longer than usual due to high demand.

Your holiday is in safe hands


Your holiday is scheduled to depart as booked. Continue to pay off your holiday balance with the assurance that your money is fully protected through ATOL. Be assured, that if the situation changes, we will contact you as soon as this happens with the options available to you.

The choice is yours


No problem! To amend your holiday dates, just give us a call. Any amendments to your booking can be made for £50pp, and our Service Team can help you decide on dates, or even a different destination.

Please bear in mind our wait times are currently longer than usual due to high demand.

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If you’re abroad and your flight home has been cancelled please let us know, as relief flights will end soon.

Register as away from home

Alternatively, call our UK Duty Office on +44 0344 472 9646 (option 3) to discuss your options for getting home.

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Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types and save your faves to your very own Wishlist

Or dive right in to our 2021 holiday offers

Help is at hand


Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types online and save your faves to your very own Wishlist

If you’re ready to book but can’t find the information you need on our website, just call our travel experts who will be happy to help.

To redeem your holiday voucher on a new booking with us, just give us a call and quote your old booking reference.

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