From the signature savannahs of East Africa teeming with plains game, marvellous landmarks of ancient civilisations, tropical white sand beaches along the warm Indian Ocean, endless deserts with sand dunes burning red at sunrise, lush rainforests echoing with the calls of birds and primates, vibrant cities alive with a colourful melting pot of cultures – there is nowhere else on the planet with such incredible natural beauty and rich cultural traditions as Africa. Whether you join a scheduled tour or discover your own Africa on a tailor-made trip, a visit to this magical continent is guaranteed to take your breath away.
So many of the world’s great beasts call Africa home so a trip to Africa is not complete without a photographic wildlife safari. Embark on a spectacular African Safari to search for the well-known “Big 5” — the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo — which were originally grouped together for being the most difficult to hunt but are now simply thrilling to watch in their natural habitat. However, there are hundreds of other animal and bird species to encounter in Africa, each playing an important role in its local ecosystem.
Don’t forget to tick off the “Ugly 5” – the warthog, hyena, vulture, wildebeest and Marabou Stork. Or the “Little 5” who are named in contradiction to their Big counterparts and encourage safari goers to look at the smaller species present in the African wilderness – the ant lion, leopard tortoise, elephant shrew, rhino beetle, and buffalo weaver. And if you’re very lucky you may see an elusive member of the “Shy 5” – the porcupine, bat-eared fox, aardvark, meerkat, and aardwolf. Witnessing exotic wildlife up close and personal in their natural habitat on a true African Safari is the experience of a lifetime!
Contact Eclipse Travel today to plan your perfect African Tour. We’ll tailor your holiday experience according to your preferences, time, and budget to take you on a holiday you’ll never forget.
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By Tig Martin
I’ve spent a lot of time in South America and Asia but hadn’t visited Africa beyond Egypt and Morocco – it’s been on the list for a long time. Last October I attended a travel expo in Nairobi, Kenya and was lucky enough to add a few extra days to visit the...
By Aya Ishii
Mountain gorillas were almost the only thing that came to my mind when thinking of Uganda before my seven day trip… I learnt first hand that there are many other reasons to visit this wonderful destination. The local cultures and peoples we met were as memorable as the wildlife we encountered. The...
By Matt McMillan
Travelling to Tanzania‘s incredible Serengeti National Park along with Kenya‘s adjoining Masai Mara National Park is an experience any avid traveller should enjoy at some stage in their life. Most visitors travel to the region in high season, June to mid September because it’s the dry season and everyone wants to enjoy...
By Matt McMillan
Zanzibar is the perfect spot for post-safari relaxation or simply an idyllic beach holiday with a twist of something special. The island is covered in banana and coconut trees, spice farms and lush vegetation along with some of the most beautiful beaches you will find in any part of the world. At...
By Hilary Dubyk
Your long-awaited Africa trip is finally drawing near and, in addition to your growing excitement, it is time to start thinking of the practical aspects of your holiday so that everything runs smoothly and you are fully prepared. We understand that there can be confusing or conflicting information about what you need...
A Botswana Safari is renowned for its abundance of wildlife parks which comprises nearly one-fifth of the country. With attractions such as Chobe National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Moremi National Park in the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana Tours such as an immersive Botswana Safari experience should be at the very top of your must-see list.
Few countries inspire the sense of history like Egypt does. Explore unbelievable archaeology, unsurpassed natural wonders and fall in love with the culture. A trip to this ever intriguing destination will provide you with a truly unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.
A landlocked nation in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia Tours offer travellers the opportunity to experience some of the oldest and most important archaeological sites on the planet charting the history of human civilisation along the Great Rift Valley through to the rock-cut Christian churches of the 12th and 13th Centuries. Rich with ancient culture, diverse natural landscapes and fantastic natural scenery, Ethiopia Travel should be on everybody’s must-see travel destination list.
The Kenya Safari remains one of the most popular safari experiences Africa has to offer. With some of the world’s best safari destinations, mountains, and beaches, it is no surprise why Kenya is East Africa’s most popular tourist destination. Kenya Tours include some of the most diverse natural landscapes and exciting wildlife experiences the continent has to offer. Discover your own Kenya Safari experience with a tailored tour that hits all the highlights.
Discover the wonder of one of the most unique islands in the world with Madagascar Tours by Eclipse. Just a hop, skip and a jump across the Mozambique Channel from wide and wild mainland Africa, your Madagascar Travel adventure will scour this tropical island home for some of the world’s most interesting natural creations. Experience for yourself the true meaning of exploration in one of the remotest islands in the world.
Malawi Tours with Eclipse are the only way to experience this place of wonders. As a small land-locked nation in Africa, Malawi Tours have a lot to offer and some of it might be surprising to the uninitiated.
Despite being among the most beautiful destinations in Africa, Mozambique Tours are not usually at the top of everybody’s must-travel list. And, that needs to change. Mozambique Tours are the perfect way to become acquainted with the best-kept secret along the African coast.
Namibia is home to the world’s oldest desert, the Namib, and stunning mountain ranges making it the perfect destination for your very own Namibia Safari. Its natural beauty is truly a sight to behold and Namibia Tours is the best way to ensure you don’t miss a moment of this stunning beauty.
Rwanda is home to outrageous scenery, friendly and welcoming locals and life-changing primate experiences. The Rwanda Tours will take you through the primate capital of the world.
The South Africa Safari is a one of a kind life experience on everybody’s bucket list. Nowhere in the world does natural diversity quite like South Africa. Home of the deserted Kalahari, the iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point, Kruger National Park’s wildlife-packed savannah… the list goes on. South Africa is one of those rare destinations that has something for absolutely everyone and our South Africa Tours are certain to check all of your boxes. A holiday to Africa isn’t complete without a trip to South Africa.
The Tanzania Safari boasts an exceptional wildlife experience and is arguably one of Africa’s best safari experiences you will ever have. When anyone thinks of the traditional African safari, it is always the wild scenery and impressive beauty of Tanzania that they are doubtless recalling from thousands of films and documentaries. With 16 national parks, 29 game reserves, and 40 conservation areas, you will be able to fully immerse yourself in the true African nature experience with exceptional Tanzania Tours.
Uganda Tours are the only way to see some of the most diverse natural landscape in all of Africa. Uganda Tours are synonymous with the best and most awe-inspiring wildlife encounters available in Africa but Uganda Travel encompasses not only the best wildlife moments you can hope for but also some of the best cultural experiences and scenic opportunities that any traveller can imagine exploring.
Zambia Tours have fast become the must-do travel experiences for lovers of Africa and wild, natural beauty. With three huge rivers contributing to its abundant wildlife - the Kafue, the Luangwa and the Zambezi - Zambia Tours also boasts visits to the world-famous Victoria Falls.
Often when people hear the word Zanzibar it can conjure images of a rich and murky mixture of the exotic and dark past of the world-renowned 'spice island'. Zanzibar Tours with Eclipse will show you the length and breadth of this stunning coastal location, revealing the rich tapestry of its history, the amazing architectural overhangs of its past, and the luscious natural wonder of its beaches and landscape.
Hailed as one of the most spectacular countries in Africa, a Zimbabwe Safari will guide through a dynamic and diverse nation renowned for its breathtaking landscape and spectacular wildlife. Embark on Zimbabwe Tours and immerse yourself in some of the world’s most stunning parks and reserves!
Enjoy a spectacular safari in style using light aircraft and local dirt airstrips to transfer you between safari locations
Experience the very best accommodation and unique experiences available across the spectacular landscapes of Africa
Let us tailor make the perfect itinerary to suit your time, budget and preferences
Join one of our exciting group tours and experience the magic of Africa whilst making new friends along the way