There is nothing quite like an Africa holiday, from spectacular scenery, fascinating wildlife and immersive culture, you'll be left with unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. From spotting the Big 5 in Kruger and the Serengeti, to a sundowner drink in the city of Cape Town, to relaxing on the white beaches in Zanzibar, and to a local village visit in the Masai Mara; the experiences in Africa are out of this world. Stop over in Africa for a safari, city break or beach stay on your journey down under to add a touch of wow-factor to your trip.
From the blog
- Travellers Guide:
Currency: South Africa Rand, Kenyan Shilling, Tanzanian Shilling, Rwandan Franc
Language: There are many languages, including Swahili, Arabic and French. English is widely spoken in many African countries
Time difference: Africa uses six different time zones, ranging from GMT -1 to GMT + 4
Visa: Each country has its own Visa requirements. Please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
Climate: Africa has a range of climates ranging from the equatorial climate, the tropical wet and dry climate, the tropical monsoon climate, the semi-desert climate, the desert climate, and the subtropical highland climate.
Approximate flying times
If you're thinking about stopping over in Africa, here's a rough guide of flying times from London, and then on to Australia.
London Heathrow to Cape Town = 12 hours
London Heathrow to Nairobi = 8 hours 30 minutes
London Heathrow to Johannesburg = 11 hours
Cape Town to Sydney = 12 hours
Nairobi to Perth = 13 hours
Johannesburg to Sydney = 12 hours
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