Have the pyramids of Egypt all to yourself and tiptoe around chimps in Tanzania with these lightning round of trips across Africa.
1. Set sail on an Arabian dhow and cruise the cyan-blue waters off Mozambique’s Ibo Island.
2. Have the pyramids (almost) all to yourself and see them like the Victorians did, thanks to a shortage of tourists. Ker & Downey can make it happen.
3. Go minimalist and sleep on a bedroll under a desert sky in the Kalahari, traveling with A-lister guide and Botswana native Ralph Bousfield.
4. Take a helicopter to drop in on Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression. Its glowing lava lake and sulphuric-yellow salt flats make for some of the weirdest landscapes on earth. Abercrombie & Kent can pull it off for you.
5. Tiptoe around chimps whose ancestors were brought from Europe in the 1960s to Rubondo Island in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria. It’s all part of Asilia’s new rehabituation program.
6. It’s thunderstorms as theater at Wild Waters Lodge, which occupies its own island in the rapids of the Ugandan Nile.
7. Road-trip through southern Morocco’s palm oases and red dunes on the scenically rugged Route du Sud, ending at the chic 19th-century casbah hotel Dar Ahlam.
8. Track tiny elephants through the forest of the Central African Republic alongside the native Bayaka people and Cherri Briggs of Explore, Inc
9. Fly an old-school Cessna 210 up Namibia’s Skeleton Coast with boundary-pushing bush pilots, the Schoeman brothers.
10. Have $116,500? Hit six countries in 19 days between East and Southern Africa on andBeyond’s new private jet tour.
11. Drop in on Accra’s booming art scene in the galleries around Stanbic Heights, then shop for silver and bull-horn bracelets and Adinkra fabrics.
12. Do après safari at the new art-filled hotel One Forty Eight in Nairobi, opened by fashion fixture Anna Trzebinski.
Original article published by Conde Nast Traveler. Written by CNT Editors.