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You will find all Cox & Kings group and private tours to South Africa, Ethiopia, Madagascar and throughout sub-Saharan Africa listed below.
If you are interested in a particular country or type of holiday, you can use our ‘holiday type’ filter to uncover an array of tours in Africa to match your interests. You will find escorted group tours, tours for solo travellers, wildlife experiences, self-drives, rail journeys and more.
Our private tours can be taken at any time, subject to availability, while our group tours have specific departure dates which can be filtered by month.
This popular self-drive route ticks off
many of the ‘must do’ features of South
Africa in one well-paced and beautifully
scenic itinerary. Begin with some time
in Cape Town, learning about the...
This flexible self-drive itinerary offers
a perfect introduction to South Africa’s
Western Cape. With stays in the vibrant
city of Cape Town, the scenic Winelands
around Franschhoek, the...
This ‘alternative’ self-drive itinerary
takes in some of the less visited, but
equally impressive regions of South
Africa, with a large slice of historic
significance providing added...
This distinctive self-drive tour is perfect
for those looking to escape the crowds
and journey the road less travelled.
Created with second- or third-time
visitors to the country in mind,...
This escorted group tour blends a selection
of South Africa’s quintessential experiences
into a well-paced itinerary for lovers of
wildlife, walks, wine and sensational scenery.
Begin with safar...
This panoramic rail journey aboard the
Shongololo Express offers an exciting
alternative to a self-drive or privately
guided safari tour. Starting from Pretoria,
travel by train across...
This self-drive tour with a difference takes
you to the lesser explored north-eastern
region of South Africa. While Kruger
National Park is the country’s most wellknown
safari destination, there...
Join an expert guide and a small group of likeminded
solo travellers on a fascinating and
scenic journey through some of South Africa’s
most majestic locations. Experience the
energy of Cape...
This self-drive tour combines family
friendly accommodation, stunning
coastal scenery, remarkable wildlife and
a varied selection of thrilling outdoor
activities. Start in Cape Town and tour
This tour is the perfect introduction to South
Africa, encompassing many of its highlights.
Track the ‘Big Five’ in Kruger National Park,
drive along the famed Garden Route to Cape
This luxury private journey combines Cape
Town, The Blue Train, Pretoria and Lion
Sands Game Reserve, which straddles the
Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Game
Reserve, where ‘Big...
This luxury private journey combines some
of the most spectacular sights in Cape Town
with 2 nights on Rovos Rail. Spend some time
exploring Johannesburg, before flying to the
This journey through the key highlights
of Madagascar’s diverse landscapes and
unique wildlife is the perfect introductory
tour for a first-time visitor. You will
have the chance to encounter...
Much of Madagascar's exotic flora and fauna is found nowhere else on Earth. This tour offers an opportunity to discover the island's extraordinary wildlife, natural history, stunning scenery, idylli...
This small group tour for solo travellers has been carefully crafted to blend unique wildlife experiences with sensational scenery, cultural interaction and time at leisure to relax and socialise...
Ethiopia is scenically beautiful and culturally rich, home to diverse ethnic groups and unusual wildlife. This journey for solo travellers visits the highlights of this extraordinary country, while...
The only African country that has never
been colonised, Ethiopia is also unusual
for its rich Orthodox Christian heritage,
which was maintained even when all
its neighbours embraced Islam in...
This guided private journey takes you
to the many highlights of Ethiopia’s
famed ‘Northern Circuit’. Visit sites
of enormous historical and religious
importance, landscapes of...
This unconventional guided private
journey offers a fascinating insight into
some of the remote tribal cultures of
Ethiopia’s southern lands. Leaving the
‘beaten track’ far behind, travel...
Botswana’s unique geography and range
of landscapes, which includes the rare
phenomenon of an inland river delta
known as the Okavango, as well as the
semi-arid desert of the Kalahari, help...
Experience four of Botswana’s best
wildlife watching locations on this
rewarding private journey that includes
a number of scenic flights. The mixture
of water- and land-based...
Get under the skin of southern Africa
by travelling cross country by road
and rivers through Zambia, Namibia,
Botswana and Zimbabwe. Starting from
the spectacular Victoria Falls on the
Explore Tanzania's 'Northern Circuit' on this extraordinarily good value tour of the country's most renowned wildlife reserves. Visit the huge plains of the central and western Serengeti, the open...
Travel through northern Tanzania’s most
renowned wildlife reserves on this tour for
solo travellers. Explore the huge plains of
the Serengeti, the open grasslands of the
Great Rift Valley and th...
This suggested safari journey blends
some of Zambia’s key wildlife locations
using a combination of short scenic
flights and shared road transfers. The
nature packed parks and reserves of...
This popular self-drive itinerary is a
flexible, cost-effective way to discover
the best that Namibia has to offer. Visit
the giant red sand dunes of Sossusvlei,
the adventure town of...
This stimulating self-drive trip takes you
south from Windhoek in Namibia to
Cape Town in South Africa, stopping en
route in a diverse range of breathtaking
landscapes. Explore the towering
Namibia is one of the world's last great wilderness countries. This guided group tour visits the magnificent sand dunes of the Namib Desert and the German colonial town of Swakopmund before...
Namibia is a vast country, even by Africa's standards, covering an area approximately four times the size of the United Kingdom, but with a population of only 2 million. This tour encompasses the...
Zimbabwe is home to some of Africa’s
most successful conservation projects
and these have helped re-establish the
country as one of the continent’s best
Since the tragic events of 1994, Rwanda
has become an extraordinary success
story, evolving into one of the safest,
cleanest and most inspiring tourist
destinations in the world. This...
As the birthplace of the safari concept,
Kenya has long been one of Africa’s
most remarkable wildlife watching
destinations. This private journey
combines three of the country’s most
This extraordinary private journey
is the perfect introduction to the
highlights of Uganda. The ‘Pearl of
Africa’ is a true wildlife wonderland,
home to chimpanzees, tree-climbing
This introductory tour to Kenya's most beautiful and varied wildlife areas begins on the slopes of Mount Kenya National Park, one of the world's highest national parks. Continue to the Ol Pejeta...
For 200 years, Zanzibar was under the control of the Sultanate of Oman, becoming a principal centre for the ivory and slave trade in the mid-19th century.
Its importance was such that the Omani...
This fascinating tour takes in the historic
sites of the capital Khartoum before
heading into the desert in search of the
remote Unesco-listed sites of Meroe, Jebel
Barkal, El Kurru, Naga and...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.