South Africa - a world in one country safari destination

South Africa won the award for "Best Safari Destination" in December 2014 - and that accolade is well-earned. There is rich variety of places, activities and scenery to tempt and to distract.  Worth a visit is the South African Tourism website: www.southafrica.net

Botswana - vastness and game

The Botswana Tourism Board's website is www.botswanatourism.co.bw and this country is a frequent winner of safari awards.  And still it remains Africa's best-kept secret.  with unimaginable vastness, the isolation and other-worldiness, the astoundingly prolific wildlife of Botswana.

Lesotho- real mountains, real culture

Lesotho is famed for its natural beauty, rugged terrain, and rich local culture and traditions. Lesotho lies at altitudes in excess of 1500m above sea-level and is a of heights and extremes. Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas and adventure activities such as skiing, pony trekking, hiking and abseiling. See more on visitlesotho.travel

Malawi - lakes and mountains

A lake to a depth below sea level, torn into the plateau by the great African rift, makes a wonderful place to relax.  Climb more than 2000m from the Rift Valley bottom to mountains like Dedza to enjoy spectacular views, montane forest and magnificent bird life. www.visitmalawi.mw/

Mozambique - beaches and game

Famous for its exotic beaches of fine white sand, and astounding marine life, a safari to Mozambique should be on your to-do list if you love the sun.  Visit the tourism website for ideas: www.visitmozambique.net

Namibia - dramatic landscapes and game

Namibia offers dramatic landscapes, wildlife, and adventure.   Game reserves and conservation areas cover about 18% of Namibia with opportunities to take in the wildlife and landscapes at your own pace.  From game parks to the silence and spectacle of the desert, this incredible country, its landscapes, people and wildlife are worth visiting. See more on www.namibiatourism.com.na

Swaziland  - a royal experience in the Swazi kingdom

The smallest country in southern Africa is packed with magnificent landscapes of mountains and valleys, forests and plains; plus wildlife reserves across the country that are home to The Big Five.  Here you find all that’s best about Africa in one small but perfectly formed and welcoming country. Visit www.thekingdomofswaziland.com/

Zimbabwe - wildlife and heritage

Four heritage sites and ten national parks await you in Zimbabwe. Hwange National Park is the largest boasting more than 100 mammal species and 400 bird species. Natural attractions include the world-famous Victoria Falls.  Visit the tourism site for more ideas on activities and places to visit.  www.zimbabwetourism.net

 

 

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