Your FAQs answered – Travelling to Africa

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A land of breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and unforgettable experiences. From the majestic savannas teeming with wildlife to the vibrant cities pulsating with energy, Africa has something to offer every traveler. But planning a trip to this vast and exciting continent can feel daunting. That’s where Nanan Travel comes in.

1. What are the best luxury destinations in Africa?

Africa offers numerous luxury destinations such as Cape Town for its cultural diversity, Botswana’s Okavango Delta for exceptional safaris, and the private islands of Seychelles, Zanzibar, and Mauritius for ultimate beach luxury. Victoria Falls combines adventure and relaxation, while Rwanda offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as walking with gorillas. For more insights, explore Rwanda in June an unforgettable journey of luxury and wildlife.

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2. When is the best time to visit Africa for a luxury safari?

 

The best time for a luxury safari varies by region. Southern Africa (Botswana, South Africa, Namibia) is ideal from May to October. East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania) is best during the Great Migration from July to October. For gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda, visit from June to September or December to February. More details can be found on each destination on our Blog.

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3. What should I pack for a luxury safari in Africa?

Pack light, neutral-colored clothing, a high-quality camera, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellent, a wide-brimmed hat, and comfortable walking shoes. Include smart-casual attire for upscale lodges. Remember travel documents and necessary medications.

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4. What health precautions should I take before traveling to Africa?

Consult a travel health specialist at least 6-8 weeks before your trip. Necessary vaccinations may include yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and rabies. Malaria prophylaxis is essential for many regions. Ensure comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical evacuation.

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5. How safe is it to travel to Africa?

Africa is generally safe for tourists, especially in luxury accommodations. Stick to reputable tour operators and guides, avoid isolated areas, and heed local advice. Cities like Cape Town, Nairobi, and Grand Baie cater to high-end tourism. Always check travel advisories and register with your embassy. For a comprehensive guide, read Avoiding Tourist Traps in Africa and Peru for Luxury Travelers.

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6. What unique luxury experiences can I enjoy in Africa?

Experience private game drives in Sabi Sands, hot air balloon safaris over the Serengeti, fly-in safaris to Namibia’s Sossusvlei, and private island retreats in Zanazibar. Enjoy gourmet dining on a Zambezi River cruise or a private dinner on Livingstone Island at Victoria Falls. Discover more in 5 Top Luxury Adventures in Africa.

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7. How can I ensure my travel is sustainable and supports local communities?

Choose eco-friendly lodges and tour operators committed to sustainability and conservation. Participate in community-based tourism projects, ensuring your visit directly benefits local communities. Support wildlife conservation through responsible tourism practices. For additional information, visit The 6 Least Known but Impressive African Safaris.

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8. What are the visa requirements for luxury travel in Africa?

Visa requirements vary by country. Many African nations offer visas on arrival or e-visas for short stays. It’s essential to check specific entry requirements well in advance. For countries requiring visas before arrival, apply early and ensure all necessary documents are in order.

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9. How can I experience Africa’s luxury train journeys?

Africa offers some of the world’s most luxurious train journeys, such as the Rovos Rail and Blue Train in South Africa, combining vintage charm with modern luxury. These journeys explore diverse landscapes with gourmet cuisine and exceptional service. Book well in advance. Learn more in Luxury Trains Redefine Excellence and Adventure.

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10. What kind of luxury accommodations are available in Africa?

Africa offers a range of luxury accommodations from exclusive lodges and boutique hotels to private villas and tented camps. Examples include Singita in South Africa and Vumbura Plains in Botswana, offering all-inclusive packages with private game drives and personalised services. For more inspiration, check The Top Luxury Safari Lodges to See the Big Five in South Africa.

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Ready to start planning your dream African adventure?

Contact Nanan Travel today and let our expert team craft a personalised itinerary that perfectly matches your interests and budget. We’ll take care of all the details, so you can sit back, relax, and get ready to experience the magic of Africa.

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What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

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