travel to africa
Perhaps more than any other continent in the world, Africa is sure to stimulate your senses time and time again during your travels. With its size and diversity, that could mean anything from tasting the succulent flavors of food in Morocco and hearing the whispers of confusion while visiting the Apartheid Museum to smelling the fresh sage in the bush and seeing first hand the awe of the great pyramids or witnessing the great migration.
Many travelers have Africa on their bucket list, often thinking it’s a “once in a lifetime trip.” But after their first trip to this amazing continent, they find themselves spending that lifetime going back.
pique's insider knowledge
makes the biggest difference.
All safaris in Africa are not created equal. Our travel designers have scouted the best lodges, national parks and guides to help you avoid common pitfalls while maximizing your time in Africa.
which experience would you prefer?
A private African safari...
...or a touristy traffic jam
Luxury in the African bush...
...or a bucket shower
An expert safari guide...
...or a junior safari guide
best time to book
Our advice - don’t wait!
We have been conditioned to believe we’ll get an amazing deal if we wait until the last minute. This line of thinking tends to apply to high volume tourist destinations where there is a sea of sameness at large resorts. Have you ever wondered why people didn’t want these rooms in the first place?
Travel is an investment and it’s not worth the gamble to compromise the experience you desire. Every day you wait, means another traveler is taking an option off the table. For example, the most authentic lodging is offered by small boutique properties with tons of character. A big part of their charm is the small number of rooms which can quickly sell out. When it comes to tours, guides will make or break your trip. When you have an exceptional guide, it can be life changing. When you have a mediocre or bad guide, it’s a missed opportunity. Keep in mind, the best guides are booked well in advance. This leaves the novices and mediocre talent available closer to the travel date.
best time to book your trip to africa:
For Travel Christmas/New Years: 12 months in advance
For Travel January-May: 6-9 months in advance
For Travel June-September: 9-12 months in advance
For Travel October-December: 6-9 months in advance
size of africa
Africa is big. Really big. With over 50 countries it's important to keep distances in mind and realize you can't do it all in a10 day vacation. Our designers will help you select the region that is right for you so you can spend more time enjoying Africa than worrying about getting from point A to B.
The following countries in the Southern region of Africa offer good flight and transfer routes that can be incorporated into a trip. Traveling to the Seychelles or Madagascar will require more time but direct flights depart from South Africa.