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South Africa: Safaris

South Africa combines the sophistication of Europe with the intrigue and tradition of Africa. For a family's first trip to Africa this is a wonderful introduction. It is Africa but without the remoteness...


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Flight time: 11 hours to Jo'burg
Best time to go:  Year round. Best time to visit the Cape is October - March, best time to visit the North is May-October
Time difference: GMT +2 hrs
Currency:  Rand
Visa requirements: Not required for UK passport holders
Innoculations: In certain parts

South Africa: South & East Coast

Explore Cape Town and the beautiful Winelands. Head down to the beaches of the Garden Route and then on to a safari in the Eastern Cape. This is a great area for all families and is malaria free.


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Flight time: 13 hours to Cape Town
Best time to go:  Year round. Best time to visit the Cape is October - March, best time to visit the North is May-October
Time difference: GMT +2 hrs
Currency:  Rand
Visa requirements: Not required for UK passport holders
Innoculations: The Southern part of South Africa is malaria free and does not require innoculations.

Mozambique

A great beach combination with any trip to South Africa


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Flight time: 12 hrs via Jo'Burg 
Best time to go: May to January in the North & April to November in the south
Time difference: GMT +3 hours 
Currency: Metical 
Visa requirements: A Visa is required for UK Passport Holders
Inoculations needed: Yes (malaria area)

Tanzania

A wonderful beach and safari destination or just head to Zanzibar for the beach


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Flight time: 9 hours
Best time to go
: December - March and June - October
Time difference:
GMT +3 hours
Currency:
Shilling (lodges accept payment in US Dollars)
Visa requirements
: A Visa is required for UK Passport Holders
Inoculations needed:
Yes (malaria area)

Zanzibar

The exotic spice island of Zanzibar is a wonderful laid back beach option for families with older children


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Flight time: 9 hours 
Best time to go: December - March and June - October 
Time difference: GMT +3 hours Currency: Shilling 
Visa requirements: A Visa is required for UK Passport Holders 
Inoculations needed: Yes (malaria area)

Kenya

Easy to get to and the home of the world famous Masai Mara. A great beach and safari destination


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Flight time: 8 hours
Best time to go: December - March & June - October
Time difference: GMT +3 hours
Currency: Shilling
Visa required: Yes
Inoculations needed: Yes (malaria area)

Morocco

So close to the UK yet a complete world away


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Flight time: 3 hours
Best time to go: From March until early June and Sept until early Dec. 
Time difference: GMT
Currency: Moroccan Dirham
Visa requirements: Not required by UK passport holders
Inoculations needed: No