Africa, the birthplace of the human race is often generalised as a whole country. In reality, a trip to Africa will introduce you to 54 distinct countries that encompass multiple climates, landscapes, religions and cultures. Holidays to Africa will open your senses to grassy savannah plains stretched across entire countries from east to west Africa and finally ... Read More
“Samir I tip my hat to you . Got one word to describe my experience throughout my vacation in Egypt , AWSOME !!!! Silvia in Cairo and Namaa in Luxor are the best tour guides you can wish for . But nothing tops your dedication , professionalism , and attention to most minimal detail .Thanks for making this experience one of the most exciting in my life . Believe me , I will come back . Your were a blessing . Thank you Samir . Stay well !!!!!. .”
“First one was a private quad safari as a family of 4, 2 adults a teenager and a 9 year old which was absolutely awesome! We were picked up from our hotel in an air conditioned mini bus and were dropped at the start of our trip where we were greeted by Omar. He sat with us, chatted with the children and explained everything. He got us water, sorted our scarves, goggles and helmets for the trip and talked to us about Hurghada safari and the Red sea desert. We had a little photo shoot prior to setting off on our adventure through the desert with our additional guide Khaled who knows the dessert and the terrain so well. We had a little break and a photo half way to our destination. We arrived at the village where Omar came over with water for us, sat us down in the tent provided and chatted with us about the local village and people living there. We drank local tea but opted out of the sheesha, Omar was able to answer all our questions and had lots of banter with the children, his English was excellent. We then had out camel ride and experienced some of the local talents at the supermarket where they were making sand bottles. We headed back through the dessert where our adventure ended... we needed cooling off and lots of water which Omar sorted. We can’t recommend this trip enough...We recommend doing it privately as a family instead of a large mixed group with mixed nationalities . Omar was amazing and really looked after us! He is such an asset to the company.”
“Our second was a Day trip to Luxor from Hurghada by road, our driver Hamdy was excellent and our guide Marwa for the day was Aamazing who was a font of knowledge, from start to end there was nothing I could fault with this trip . I would highly recommend using these guys for such this Tours and taking the time out to do this trip even though it’s an early start you will be glad you went .Can't recommend Sharm Wonders Tours enough but simply, great trips, fantastic guides and professional service . Thank you Omar, Khaled, Hamy & Marwa for making it an amazing Holiday for our family in Egypt.”
Africa, the birthplace of the human race is often generalised as a whole country. In reality, a trip to Africa will introduce you to 54 distinct countries that encompass multiple climates, landscapes, religions and cultures. Holidays to Africa will open your senses to grassy savannah plains stretched across entire countries from east to west Africa and finally dipping south while the endless Sahara desert consumes the north. The miracle of Africa is the endurance of its wildlife and its people in what can often be extreme conditions. But don’t underestimate the cosmopolitan oases to be found.
Complete a pilgrimage to the wondrous rock-carved churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia. Visit during one of the big Christian festivals and witness the powerful scene of hundreds of white-robed believers crowd the underground churches that date back to the 12th and 13th centuries.
Visit the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, south Egypt and explore the tomb of Tutankamun.
Get lost in the souks of Marrakech while scouring for bargains or succumb to the cultural charms of Fez and the dark, winding streets of its Medina.
Sit patiently at a watering hole in Etosh National Park, Namibia and wait for the wildlife to surround you. From the Big 5, such as lions and elephants and giraffes, to smaller mammals like warthogs and hyenas - the cast of The Lion King is bound make an appearance.
Take in the unique character of Cape Town and it’s instantly recognisable skyline of Table Mountain, arguable one of the most beautiful cities in Africa.
Keep in mind that if you plan to travel to multiple countries, you will need two free pages in your passport for each country you intend to travel to.
Generally, most northern, southern and eastern countries allow travellers to purchase a visa upon arrival, whereas a lot of western and central countries require you to apply for a visa beforehand. However, be sure to check requirements before you begin your travels!
It can often be difficult to get hold of local currency before you leave, so always try to have some dollars (widely used) and euros (more so for northern and western Africa).
Make sure you visit your personal doctor before travelling to Africa, in case you need vaccinations or preventative medication for Malaria, for example. Some vaccinations are needed over a course of time, so don’t leave this until the last minute!
Sunscreen and feminine hygiene products can be hard to come by in certain parts of Africa, so stock up before you leave.
Dress according to the country you are visiting. Shoulders are generally fine for most countries, though the knees should be covered. Predominantly muslim countries will have stricter dress codes. Look at what the locals are wearing and follow suit.
It’s very common to greet or acknowledge people you pass in the street, this is just a polite custom and won’t solicit unwanted attention.
Africa is fairly well-connected when it comes to travel, though it can be slower than you’re used to. Keep your travel plans fairly loose and overland travel can be a great way to witness the country you’re in.