Africa Tours

From North Africa to the Cape of Good Hope, Africa has much to offer the intrepid traveller. From spice markets in Morocco to safari tours in East Africa, and from checking out the pyramids in Egypt to diving with sharks in South Africa, who knows where your African holiday will take you?

Go on an African adventure

Remember 'The Lion King'? Take a walk on the wild side with an African safari tour. See little Simbas, big Mufasas, Timons and Pumbas on safari tours in East Africa, South Africa and Egypt.

And, while we're on the subject; how'd you like to walk like an Egyptian? Head to Egypt if you dig ancient history. See pyramids, cruise along the Nile or roam the Sahara. Whatever Egypt tour you choose, it's sure to be life changing.

Or, how about diving into Shark Alley in South Africa? This area is a hunting ground for great white sharks and one of the world's top cage diving destinations. That's just one amazing experience you could have on a South Africa tour. There's also bungee jumping, canopy tours, and mountains and caves to explore. And if you'd like to explore specific destinations here, look into Cape Town or Soweto tours.

For all the goss on what's happening in Africa now, the lowdown on the best Egypt tours, Morocco tours, African safari tours and South Africa tours, call Student Flights. We've always got great deals on other African tours – Cape Town tours, Morocco desert tours and Soweto tours plus awesome Egypt tour packages too. Whatever Africa tours you're looking for, give us a call now on 1800 046 462

Africa Tour Holiday Packages

  • Join us for an unforgettable journey

    Egypt Add On - Abu Simbel Excursion

    from $125*

    • 6 hour excursion to Abu Simbel.
    • Return coach from Aswan to Abu Simbel.
    Abu Simbel is located 280km south of Aswan on the banks of Lake Nasser. Take our coach trip from Aswan to this breaktaking monument. Comprising of two temples cut into the rock, it was built by Ramses ll to honour himself and his beloved wife Nefertari.

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  • Essaouria Beach Extension, 4 Days

    from $465*

    • 4 day tour departing Marrakech.
    • 2 nights accommodation in twin/triple 3-star Hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation in a Traditional Riad.
    • 3 breakfasts.
    • Relax on the beach in Essaouira.
    • Stay in a Riad in Marrakech.
    • Return bus tickets from Marrakech to Essaouira.
    • Transfers to and from bus station in Marrakech.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Marrakech - Essaouira

    Discover the beauty of Morocco's beaches on Topdeck's 4 day Essaouria Beach Extension. An ideal companion to Topdeck's 10 day Moroccan Explorer trip, this relaxing unescorted return trip from Marrakech stays in a 3 star hotel in Essaouria and a traditional Riad in Marrakech. Shop in the souks, eat fresh seafood and laze on the beach under the North African sun! The perfect way to unwind

    Day 1 Marrakech - Essaouira
    We depart Marrakech this morning and travel by public bus. Making our way through the ever changing countryside we arrive in Essaouira by midday. Its a short walk from the bus station to our hotel. In the afternoon and evening we can laze on the beach and enjoy the local seafood restaurants.

    Day 2 Essaouira
    Make the most of your free day today exploring the beautiful fortified fishing city of Essaouira. Get lost in this city's winding myriad of vibrant souks, brimming with artisan treasures and trinkets, or take a walk along the promenade to get an incredible panoramic view of Essaouira's coastline. Essaouira is home to a laid-back lifestyle, arty culture as well as a whole host of available water sports, were pretty sure you wont be bored!

    Day 3 Essaouira - Marrakech
    The morning is free to catch some glorious Moroccan rays and top up your tan. After lunch we head back to the bus station to catch the bus back to magical Marrakech. We are met at the bus station and transferred to our accommodation for our final night. Tonight we stay in the heart of the medina in a traditional Moroccan Riad.

    Day 4 Marrakech
    The trip sadly comes to an end ends today shortly after breakfast.

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  • Egypt Express, 9 Days

    from $655*

    • 9 day tour departing Cairo.
    • 3 nights accommodation in twin/triple share in 3-star Hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation in twin/triple share in Tourist Class Hotel.
    • 2 nights accommodation onboard Felucca Sailboat.
    • 2 nights accommodation onboard First Class Overnight Trains between Cairo & Aswan, Luxor & Cairo (recliner seat).
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
    • Fully-guided tours of all major sites with a qualified Egyptologist (entrance fees not included).
    • Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau.
    • Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum.
    • Excursion to the Temples of Abu Simbel.
    • Visit historic Valley of the Kings.
    • Overnight Felucca Sailing on the Nile.
    • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel.
    • Transport in an air-conditioned minibus.
    • Services of a fully trained, English-speaking Trip Leader.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Cairo - Aswan - Luxor

    Topdeck's 9 day Egypt Express is a superb budget tour of Egypt which starts and ends in Cairo. This great value tour stays in quality accommodation and features the services of a local Egyptian Topdeck Trip Leader. See the Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, sail on the Nile in a traditional felucca boat, shop in Luxor's gold markets and tour the Valley of the Kings with a qualified Egyptologist. Travel on Topdeck's Egypt Express for a holiday you'll never forget

    Day 1 Cairo
    Arrive at Cairo International Airport. A transfer from the airport to the hotel is included.

    Day 2 Cairo - Aswan
    In the morning we visit the Egyptian Museum housing over 100,000 relics including the magnificent treasures of King Tutankhamun. On the Giza plateau, we view the Great Pyramids and the mighty Sphinx. In the evening, we transfer to the train station to board our overnight train to Aswan.

    Day 3 Aswan
    This afternoon we have the opportunity to see the Philae Temple. There is an option to visit a Nubian village for dinner to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the original inhabitants of this region.

    Day 4 Aswan
    This morning we have a very early departure to Abu Simbel to see the incredible temple built by Ramses II. We also visit the Temple of Hathor, built in honour of the Goddess of Love and Music and Ramses wife, Queen Nefertari. On returning to Aswan we board our felucca sailboat to head off down the Nile in the traditional way.

    Day 5 Felucca Journey
    A full day of sailing! Our Nubian crew cook and sail, giving us the chance to do as much or as little as we wish.

    Day 6 Luxor
    We stop at Kom Ombo temple where we visit with an Egyptologist and then we continue to the ancient capital of Luxor. There is an optional trip to the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. There is also time to visit the famous gold and silver markets of Luxor.

    Day 7 Luxor
    A highlight for all visitors to Egypt is the guided tour of the Valley of the Kings, which after the Pyramids of Giza, is the most famous site in Egypt. We also visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. In the evening we board our train for an overnight trip to Cairo.

    Day 8 Cairo
    A free day to explore Cairo and maybe grab some bargains at the local markets!

    Day 9 Cairo
    Our trip ends at the hotel after breakfast.

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  • Essaouria Beach Extension, 4 Days

    from $465*

    • 4 day tour departing Marrakech.
    • 2 nights accommodation in twin/triple 3-star Hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation in a Traditional Riad.
    • 3 breakfasts.
    • Relax on the beach in Essaouira.
    • Stay in a Riad in Marrakech.
    • Return bus tickets from Marrakech to Essaouira.
    • Transfers to and from bus station in Marrakech.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Marrakech - Essaouira

    Discover the beauty of Morocco's beaches on Topdeck's 4 day Essaouria Beach Extension. An ideal companion to Topdeck's 10 day Moroccan Explorer trip, this relaxing unescorted return trip from Marrakech stays in a 3 star hotel in Essaouria and a traditional Riad in Marrakech. Shop in the souks, eat fresh seafood and laze on the beach under the North African sun! The perfect way to unwind

    Day 1 Marrakech - Essaouira
    We depart Marrakech this morning and travel by public bus. Making our way through the ever changing countryside we arrive in Essaouira by midday. Its a short walk from the bus station to our hotel. In the afternoon and evening we can laze on the beach and enjoy the local seafood restaurants.

    Day 2 Essaouira
    Make the most of your free day today exploring the beautiful fortified fishing city of Essaouira. Get lost in this city's winding myriad of vibrant souks, brimming with artisan treasures and trinkets, or take a walk along the promenade to get an incredible panoramic view of Essaouira's coastline. Essaouira is home to a laid-back lifestyle, arty culture as well as a whole host of available water sports, were pretty sure you wont be bored!

    Day 3 Essaouira - Marrakech
    The morning is free to catch some glorious Moroccan rays and top up your tan. After lunch we head back to the bus station to catch the bus back to magical Marrakech. We are met at the bus station and transferred to our accommodation for our final night. Tonight we stay in the heart of the medina in a traditional Moroccan Riad.

    Day 4 Marrakech
    The trip sadly comes to an end ends today shortly after breakfast.

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  • Egypt Express, 9 Days

    from $655*

    • 9 day tour departing Cairo.
    • 3 nights accommodation in twin/triple share in 3-star Hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation in twin/triple share in Tourist Class Hotel.
    • 2 nights accommodation onboard Felucca Sailboat.
    • 2 nights accommodation onboard First Class Overnight Trains between Cairo & Aswan, Luxor & Cairo (recliner seat).
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
    • Fully-guided tours of all major sites with a qualified Egyptologist (entrance fees not included).
    • Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau.
    • Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum.
    • Excursion to the Temples of Abu Simbel.
    • Visit historic Valley of the Kings.
    • Overnight Felucca Sailing on the Nile.
    • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel.
    • Transport in an air-conditioned minibus.
    • Services of a fully trained, English-speaking Trip Leader.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Cairo - Aswan - Luxor

    Topdeck's 9 day Egypt Express is a superb budget tour of Egypt which starts and ends in Cairo. This great value tour stays in quality accommodation and features the services of a local Egyptian Topdeck Trip Leader. See the Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, sail on the Nile in a traditional felucca boat, shop in Luxor's gold markets and tour the Valley of the Kings with a qualified Egyptologist. Travel on Topdeck's Egypt Express for a holiday you'll never forget

    Day 1 Cairo
    Arrive at Cairo International Airport. A transfer from the airport to the hotel is included.

    Day 2 Cairo - Aswan
    In the morning we visit the Egyptian Museum housing over 100,000 relics including the magnificent treasures of King Tutankhamun. On the Giza plateau, we view the Great Pyramids and the mighty Sphinx. In the evening, we transfer to the train station to board our overnight train to Aswan.

    Day 3 Aswan
    This afternoon we have the opportunity to see the Philae Temple. There is an option to visit a Nubian village for dinner to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the original inhabitants of this region.

    Day 4 Aswan
    This morning we have a very early departure to Abu Simbel to see the incredible temple built by Ramses II. We also visit the Temple of Hathor, built in honour of the Goddess of Love and Music and Ramses wife, Queen Nefertari. On returning to Aswan we board our felucca sailboat to head off down the Nile in the traditional way.

    Day 5 Felucca Journey
    A full day of sailing! Our Nubian crew cook and sail, giving us the chance to do as much or as little as we wish.

    Day 6 Luxor
    We stop at Kom Ombo temple where we visit with an Egyptologist and then we continue to the ancient capital of Luxor. There is an optional trip to the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. There is also time to visit the famous gold and silver markets of Luxor.

    Day 7 Luxor
    A highlight for all visitors to Egypt is the guided tour of the Valley of the Kings, which after the Pyramids of Giza, is the most famous site in Egypt. We also visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. In the evening we board our train for an overnight trip to Cairo.

    Day 8 Cairo
    A free day to explore Cairo and maybe grab some bargains at the local markets!

    Day 9 Cairo
    Our trip ends at the hotel after breakfast.

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  • Marrakech Atlas Trek, 5 Days

    from $689*

    • 5 day tour departing Marrakech.
    • 3 nights accommodation in Berber Houses.
    • 1 night accommodation in a Riad.
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.
    • Stunning High Atlas Mountains.
    • Rock the Kasbah in Marrakech.
    • Sleep in a Berber house & a Moroccan Riad.
    • Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary.
    • Mules to carry luggage & food.
    • Transport to & from the trek.
    • English-speaking mountain guide for 4 days.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Barrage Amezmiz - Ait Zitoun - Tizgui - Ait Ahmed - Imin Tala - Azgour - Marrakech

    As Moroccan tours go, Topdeck's 5 day Marrakech Atlas Trek is (in our humble opinion) a little gem! This return trip from Marrakech will see you trek in to the Atlas Mountains, glimpsing rural Moroccan life and stunning views at every turn. Stay overnight in Berber houses and an authentic Moroccan riad on this rewarding and memorable journey. This trek pairs perfectly with Topdeck's 10 day Moroccan Explorer trip.

    Day 1 Barrage Amezmiz - Ait Zitoun
    We depart Marrakech this morning and transfer to Barrage Amezmiz near the high Atlas chain. We visit the souk of Lala Takerkoust and meet local mule drivers, then start walking in the small hills, crossing farms and tiny fields of corn and maize before arriving at our Berber house.

    Day 2 Ait Zitoun Tizgui - Ait Ahmed
    We start walking in the Atlas foothills, passing the forested area of Tizgui village (an altitude of 1,600 metres) and enjoying amazing views of the Haouz plain. This afternoon we travel along mule tracks through a small pine forest to reach Ait Ahmed village.

    Day 3 Ait Ahmed - Imin Tala
    On to IminTala, overhanging Amezmiz River. Here well find earth and stone villages, terraces and irrigation channels which have been built in harmony with the environment.

    Day 4 Imin Tala - Azgour - Marrakech
    Crossing a pass at 1,800 metres we come to Jbel Allaghine, via a small forest path with spectacular views of the snowy High Atlas summits. We descend to Tnirt village, then after a small climb we reach Lamdinate Valley. Here we meet our local transport in Azgour village and return to Marrakech. Tonight we stay in a traditional Riad, a Moroccan house with an interior garden.

    Day 5 Marrakech
    Our trip ends this morning.

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  • This part of romantic Morocco is the ideal place for trekking the Atlas Mountains

    Atlas Panorama, 8 Days

    from $699*

    • 8 day tour departing Marrakech.
    • 4 nights accommodation in a gite with basic facilities.
    • 3 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners.
    • Services of a local leader and ground staff.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Morocco

    Hidden deep in the High Atlas Mountains are the crumbling remains of the great fortress-palace of Telouet, which we visit before reaching the picturesque Tijhza Valley. After a truly stunning drive over the impressive Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260m), we arrive at the lush and remote village of Tijhza. Staying in a simple but pleasant gite, we enjoy optional walks each day from the front door.

    Day 1
    Start Marrakech.

    Day 2
    Explore Marrakech.

    Day 3
    Drive to Animiter. Walk to Tijhza and explore.

    Day 4 - 6
    Varied daywalks through the mountains. These are sometimes altered to suit the weather and the group's abilities.

    Day 7
    Walk to Animiter; drive to Marrakech.

    Day 8
    End Marrakech.

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  • Sinai Horizons, 9 Days

    from $725*

    • 9 day tour departing Cairo.
    • 8 nights accommodation twin share in Hotels.
    • 8 breakfasts.
    • Fully-guided tours of all major sites with a qualified Egyptologist (entrance fees not included).
    • Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau.
    • Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum.
    • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel.
    • Transport in an air-conditioned minibus.
    • Services of a fully trained, English-speaking Trip Leader.
    HIGLIGHTS: Cairo - Dahab

    Enjoy a relaxing Egyptian holiday on Topdeck's 9 day Sinai Horizons, which starts and ends in Cairo. Spend five nights in a 4 star resort in Dahab on the Red Sea , scuba dive, ride a camel, climb Mt Sinai and relax on the beach! In Cairo visit the Pyramids and Sphinx, plus the Egyptian Museum. Featuring the services of a local Egyptian Topdeck Trip Leader, this popular Topdeck Egyptian tour is the perfect way to unwind.

    Day 1 Cairo
    Arrive at Cairo International Airport. An arrival transfer from the airport to the hotel is included. Join your fellow passengers and Trip Leader in the evening for a group meeting to learn more about the trip.

    Day 2 Cairo to Dahab
    We depart this morning for the Sinai Peninsula, stopping en-route for lunch. We arrive and check into our hotel, our home for the next four days.

    Days 3 - 6 Dahab
    Four days lie ahead to enjoy at
    leisure. Swimming, snorkelling, water sports and relaxation are all on-hand, and the local diving centre can rent out equipment and help you locate the best dive spots in the Red Sea. On land, experience the thrill of a desert safari on quad bikes or camels, while at night the fire-lit seafood eateries are tempting for dinner. Why not take advantage of an optional trip to climb Mt Sinai, where at dawn you can witness the spectacular sunrise, blanketing the surrounding peaks in gold and unveiling one of Egypts most unforgettable views. In the morning after descending to the valley floor, we visit the Monastery of St Catherine, which has been the base of the Monastic Order since the 4th Century. We then return back to the beach at Dahab.

    Day 7 Dahab to Cairo
    This morning we reluctantly say goodbye to the town of Dahab and set off into the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula on our way back to Cairo.

    Day 8 Cairo
    In the morning, accompanied by a qualified, English-speaking Egyptologist, we visit the Egyptian Museum housing over 100,000 relics including the magnificent treasures of Tutankhamun. We then visit the Great Pyramid of Giza (one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World), along with the elegant Sphinx.

    Day 9 Cairo
    The trip ends at the hotel after breakfast.

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  • The Spice Island of Zanzibar is the perfect destination to explore and relax after one of our East African adventures

    Zanzibar Retreat, 4 Days

    from $789*

    • 4 day tour departing Stone Town.
    • 1 night accommodation at a boutique hotel Swahili House (or similar) in Stone Town, 2 nights in Zanzibari style bungalow at the well appointed Fumba Lodge (or similar).
    • 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
    • Transfers in Zanzibar.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Zanzibar

    Discover the essence of Zanzibar on these extensions. Exotic spices, turquoise waters, white sand beaches and a history ranging from slave trading to strong Arabic links characterises the island of Zanzibar, just off the Tanzanian coast. Wander the narrow streets of Stone Town, or take a dolphin watching cruise, Spice Island tour or just relax and soak up the island atmosphere.

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  • Experience the incredible sights and sounds of Africa

    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe, 4 Days

    from $795*

    • 4 day tour departing Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
    • 3 nights accommodation at the 4-star Victoria Falls Safari Lodge including breakfast and dinner (one of which is at the Boma).
    • Return airport transfers (Victoria Falls Airport /Victoria Falls Safari Lodge).
    • Sunset cruise.
    • Guided tour of the Falls.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Victoria Falls

    Set high on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park, and minutes from the Victoria Falls by road, the multi-award winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge prides itself on its hospitality and food, rivalled only by the location with uninterrupted views over the bush, and waterholes often teeming with wildlife during the day and night.

    Each of the 72 ensuite rooms is air-conditioned with its own terrace or balcony looking over the bush.

    Day 1: Victoria Falls
    On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Dinner this evening will be taken at the lodge

    Day 2: Victoria Falls
    Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Falls. This afternoon enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Dinner this evening will be taken at the lodge.

    Day 3: Victoria Falls
    Day at leisure to pursue some of the many activities on offer. Dinner this evening will be taken at the Boma Eating House.

    Day 4: Victoria Falls
    Departure transfer to Victoria Falls Airport.

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