Few other places inspire the kind of wonder that Africa does. Whether on safari or sipping wine in South Africa, the experiences in Africa can't be had elsewhere.
Do you want to spot the Big Five, sleep in a safari tent, cruise around Madagascar or browse the souks of Morocco? Whatever your taste for adventure, Africa is sure to delight.Discover Africa »
Africa isn't always an easy place to visit but it's always remarkable. From the natural wonders (Zambia & Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world!) to the man-made in the pyramids of Egypt, Africa is a diverse continent of colour and contrast. Every journey to Africa will be different but every journey will change your life. We love Africa, and we'll plan the kind of trip that will make you love it too.
While seemingly far from Canada, your dreams of Africa are in reach with a variety of flight options. Most carriers will fly via Europe, so if time isn't a constraint you can enjoy two continents for the price of one with a stop-over. Fly Air Canada to London or Frankfurt, and then connect with South African Airways to South Africa - or connect via Istanbul on your way there, and Frankfurt on your way back. Ethiopian Airlines flies direct from Toronto to Addis Ababa, and Egypt Air flies from Toronto to Cairo. Air Canada Rouge is starting a non-stop service from Montreal to Casablanca in the summer of 2016. Emirates Airlines' A380 service from Toronto is also a great option - fly to Dubai and then connect to over 20 destinations in Africa.
It's impossible to choose just a few highlights from as diverse a continent as Africa but we've done our best. Here are a few of our favourite travel experiences to this vibrant continent and we're excited to help you discover yours too.
When to travel to Africa depends on where you're going and what you'd like to do.
Generally speaking, the best time to see wildlife in Southern Africa is during the winter dry season, between May and October. Most safari destinations in Kenya are best between January and March but the Masai Mara migration between mid-August and October is also a highlight. Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda can be done any month of the year, but you'll probably have a better time in the drier and cooler months of January and February or June to September.
Africa beach holidays can happen any time of year but South Africa is most pleasant between December and March.
Flighties love to travel. Here are some top travel tips from trips across the African continent.
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