Highlights of Southern Africa

9 July 2014

Boasting some of the most beautiful countries on the continent, Southern Africa remains one of the most sought after regions for travel enthusiasts the world over. With immense diversity from the golden deserts of Namibia to the glittering turquoise shores of Mozambique, each country offers a unique and unforgettable experience for anyone that loves adventure.

Head North to the incredible coasts of Namibia. Dive into awe-inspiring natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park. From the iconic red sand-dunes that ripple against blue skies to the white salt lakes and blackened trees, the Sossuvlei has an unimaginable serenity unlike anywhere else on earth. Book a hot air balloon tour and get a birds-eye view of the region, go sandboarding or simply sip champagne and watch the sunset. With camping sites available, travellers to the Park can stay close to nature with a night under the stars.

Sossuvlei in Namibia Namibia's red sand-dunes that ripple against blue skies

In Botswana, get up close with Africa’s majestic wildlife amongst the lush landscapes of the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. Take a boat cruise through the Delta, watch as herds of elephant drink and even catch a glimpse of the elusive leopard. Or book a safari in Chobe. Observe dazzles of Zebra as they graze on fresh grass and get up close with the endangered Rhino. Whether you choose to camp, go self-catering or stay at a 5-star lodge there is a host of beautifully appointed accommodation to suit any budget here.

Okavango delta sunset Admire the lush landscapes of the Okavango Delta

Moving East again, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls draws travellers from around the globe to witness the incredible power of this unimaginably beautiful place. An official UNESCO World Heritage Site, here you can book a boat cruise along the great Zambezi River, or spend a day touring the Victoria Falls National Park. Walk along winding trails and watch as hundreds of gallons of water tumbles down over basalt gorges leaving nothing but a thick mist behind. Enjoy a lunch overlooking the largest of the Falls from the Bridge Restaurant which spans Zimbabwe and Zambia or explore the charming streets of town.

Victoria Falls Vic Falls is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site

End your Southern African holiday along the tropical beaches of Mozambique. Let the rhythm of this beautiful country enchant you as you explore glittering lagoons, sample freshly caught seafood and soak up the sun. In Inhambane, go snorkelling or scuba diving. Watch as brightly coloured fish dash between corals or catch a glimpse of a Whale Shark. Keep it coastal in the quieter town of Vilankulos or travel to the colonial island of Mozambique and explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Portuguese Trading Post.

Mozambique sunrise Soak up the sun in beautiful Mozambique

No matter if you have a free weekend or want to take a long holiday, Southern Africa is home to incredible hidden gems and exciting new experiences if you know where to look. With so many wonderful places to uncover, speak to one of our Flight Centre experts today and book your next holiday in Southern Africa.

 

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