Africa Travel Week
South Africa

Unlock Africa with these five key destinations

Immerse yourself in these exceptional destinations during Africa’s endless summer. 

“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa” – John Hemingway 

Africa is spectacular and like nowhere else on earth. It’s easy to fill up your bucket list with an array of destinations to explore and discover.  Look at our top five picks for your ultimate getaway. 

1. Namibia 

Namibia is a magnificent tapestry of vast deserts, towering dunes, lofty mountains and spectacular coastline. An unforgettable safari destination, with the Namib-Naukluft Park and  Etosha National Park drawing visitors from around the world.  

Highlight: Sossusvlei Dunes 

Massive red dunes rolling across stark arid desert dotted with animals and plants that survive incredibly harsh conditions.  

2. Kenya 

World-famous and the quintessential safari spot, Kenya brims with breathtaking natural wonders such as Lake Nakuru and the Amboseli National Park. Walk in the footsteps of Maasai warriors and learn more about the cultures and traditions of Kenya.  

Highlight: Great Migration 

The ultimate wildlife spectacle, this migration sees millions of wildebeest thundering across Tanzania to the dynamic Masai Mara National Park in Kenya for greener pastures.  

3. Zimbabwe and Zambia 

Zimbabwe is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is a nature lover’s paradise. Zambia is a place of flawless wildlife areas and home to the Livingstone Museum.  

Highlight: Victoria Falls 

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, or ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (the smoke that thunders), should be at the top of your bucket list. From the Zambian side you can swim in the Devil’s Pool, right at the edge of the waterfall – a thrilling experience. 

4. Egypt 

Steeped in history, Egypt is a massive outdoors museum abundant with venerable temples, the shimmering Nile River and the Valley of the Kings. 

Highlight: Pyramids of Giza 

The Pyramids of Giza are an extraordinary sight to behold. Explore these ancient masterpieces and observe the Sphinx as she guards these revered tombs. 

5. South Africa 

South Africa has it all: diverse landscapes, foodie heaven, world-class wines, sun-kissed beaches, incredible wildlife, unique cultures, warm hospitality and natural wonders. 

Highlights: Cape Town and the Kruger National Park 

Cape Town, known as the Mother City, is a dazzling destination and an absolute must-visit. Enjoy a trip up its iconic Table Mountain to soak up some of the city’s most sensational views. Another must-do in South AfricaThe Kruger National Park – arguably the best wildlife destination on the planet. 


Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.