Zimbabwe is blessed with a myriad of landscapes. From Victoria Falls to vast wildernesses including the iconic Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba with its unrivaled Matusadona scenery and the world heritage sites of Matobo Hills and Mana Pools.
Beyond and to the east of the country one can find expansive mountain ranges and deep valleys characterized in part by lush highland grasses or forests with clear fresh water streams and abundant hiking trails.
Travel to the modern day hubs of Harare and Bulawayo for culture, one of a kind gifts, and a bustling city vibe. All can be experienced with Vayeni as your African Destination Management partner.
Arguably one of Africa’s most popular destinations with travelers, this beautiful country is home to incredibly distinctive landscapes and dotted with some of the best safari camps on the continent.
The Okavango Delta, one of the world’s largest natural inland freshwater deltas is teaming with an array of wildlife and birdlife. Private game reserves in the Linyanti Region offer guests exclusive and private safaris in a luxurious setting.
Botswana conveniently borders South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia, making it a must-see country. With Vayeni as your African Destination Management partners, your trip will seamlessly integrate all that Botswana has to offer.
Often referred to as the home of the guided walking safari, Zambia is no stranger to hospitality. In Livingstone, numerous exclusive lodges line the banks of the Zambezi River, offering guests the best views of the river with close proximity to the magical Victoria Falls and easy access to the exciting adrenaline activities on offer.
Game viewing along the river and in the neighbouring parks provides visitors with a wildlife fix and further up and down the Zambezi the focus shifts to luxury Zambian Safaris including guided walks and game drives both day and night.
Choosing to embark on a luxury safari to Zambia with Vayeni as your African Destination Management partner will find one immersed in welcoming hospitality, first class accommodation and adventure.
Namibia, named after the world’s oldest desert, the Namib, is a country filled with sheer natural beauty, prolific wildlife, remote wilderness and great conservation. It also has the highest dunes in the world and Africa’s biggest canyon.
“Climb the highest sand dunes in the world. Descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa. Immerse yourself in the past at one of the Africa’s richest rock art sites, and watch wildlife shimmer against one of the most spectacular pans on earth. Explore the oldest, driest desert in the world and take time to listen to the silence and to your soul.”
From the vast white space of Etosha, to the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei and fossilized tree trunks in Damaraland, and the 500km stretch of hostile but fascinating coastline aptly named Skeleton Coast – Namibia is an adventure to be reckoned with.
South Africa is Africa’s most well-known and developed safari and travel destination. It is the ideal country to travel to for a first time visit to Africa, as it provides a wonderful introduction to the continent.
The country is blessed with an incredible variety of wilderness areas from beautiful beaches and coastal drives to towering mountains, vast arid beauty and endless savanna-woodland landscapes that are well protected home of the Big 5.
From the European-like city of Cape Town where one can hike and surf in the same day, to the delicious Cape Winelands filled with mountains and vineyards, to the superb stretch of coastline named the Garden Route that takes one along the bottom of the country, and finally to the famed Kruger National Park. Everything is in reach in South Africa.
Kenya is supposedly where the African Safari was born (Safari means “Journey” in Swahili). It is the most revered of Africa’s safari destinations and is best known for the annual Great Migration. It is a country filled with romance, thrill and adventure – nothing says “classic safari” quite like a Kenyan safari.
The Masai Mara, known for its wide-open plains and the famous Great Migration to the Amboseli with its big- tusked elephants set against the famous backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m).
From the private ranches and conservancies of Laikipia, rolling hills of Chyulu Hills, and the brilliant beaches and coastal towns, make up a rare safari journey indeed.
Tanzania is Africa’s visual masterpiece. From astounding wildlife, wide open spaces, flawless islands and beaches, friendly people, fascinating cultures, Africa’s highest mountain, charming ancient towns and geological wonders, Tanzania has all of this and more.
The Serengeti is renowned for its abundant wildlife and quintessential landscapes of the acacia-studded savanna. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world, a breath-taking natural wonder with a huge density of wildlife. Across the water is Zanzibar (the Spice Island), surrounded by white-sandy beaches that rate among the finest in the world and has a culture with incredible history.
Not to be forgotten are the wildlife-rich areas of Ruaha and Tarangire, nor the world’s longest and second deepest freshwater lake, Lake Tanganyika, shared and cherished by four countries including Tanzania.
Malawi is often described as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ and has so much to offer; wildlife, culture, adventure, scenery, and of course the third largest lake in Africa.
Lake Malawi is home to more species of fish than any other lake and is one of the deepest lakes in the world, where you can snorkel, scuba dive, sail, kayak, and enjoy dhow boat cruises. Lilongwe is not your typical African capital, referred to as the green city because of its abundance of trees and well tendered gardens.
Exceptional wildlife can be seen at Liwonde National Park, from leopards, a variety of antelope, hyena and occasionally black rhino – as well as Majete Wildlife Reserve, which is an amazing success story of recovery and restoration.
Mozambique is best known for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters and uninhabited islands. Combine this with a Traditional Safari and you will have one the best holiday adventures that you can experience.
The Bazaruto Archipelago, Africa’s biggest marine reserve made up of an extraordinary collection of 5 picturesque islands, is the perfect place for slowing down and enjoying the island life. The small coastal town of Vilanculos is a luxurious yet central area to base your island travels as does the bustling city of Maputo.
Smaller gems to see include Inhambane, a charming town known for its serene atmosphere, and nearby towns Tofoand Barra are best known for their wide beaches, world famous scuba diving and swimming with whale sharks.
Known as the “land of a thousand hills and a million smiles”, Rwanda is a country blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, incredible wildlife, compassionate people and rich culture. Despite its turbulent past it is a safe and friendly destination. For those seeking a deeply enriching safari, Rwanda offers an experience like no other.
The central city of Kigali is both relaxed yet progressive, and boasting a nationwide ban on plastic bags, it is widely regarded as Africa’s cleanest city. The famed Volcanoes National Park in the north with it’s lush slopes and volcanoes, providing a most enthralling wildlife experience – seeing the mountain gorilla in its natural habitat
The Akagera National Park and Lake Kivu balance out this stunningly unique African country, which is a must-do for any new or return African safari goer.
Rolling hills, wide-open savanna, tropical jungles, Africa’s tallest mountain range, the source of the Nile, the continent’s largest lake and home to around half of the worlds remaining gorilla population, Uganda certainly packs a lot into one small country. Some call it “The Pearl of Africa” and we can see why.
From Bwindi Impenetrable with its dense treetops and home to around half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, with its high biodiversity from savanna to forest to lake and wetland. The Semuliki National Park is one of the richest areas for forest birds in Africa and brilliant hiking awaits.
And near the banks of Lake Victoria is Kampala the dynamic and diverse capital city, where you’ll likely start and end your Ugandan journey.
African Island Excapes
Made famous by the movies created in its name, this expansive island country is home to some of the world’s most unique, charismatic and incredible wildlife.
Aside from the animals Madagascar has incredible landscapes and beaches with very diverse ecological biomes.
Visit the finest hidden gems of Madagascar and experience beauty, rawness and splendour like never before.
The volcanic island of Mauritius is almost entirely framed by coral reefs and crystal clear blue seas. It is famed for its white sand beaches, great diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing.
The island has a growing economy and is an investment hub.
It has a diverse and vibrant mix of cultures with people mainly speaking English, French or Creole. Séga dancing is the island’s traditional dance and visitors are readily encouraged to join in.