We’re barely into the second month of 2022, and we already cannot wait to share more places to explore and adventure with you. Summer in Africa is in full swing, making it a great time to sneak off for a sunny seaside vacation. But there’s plenty more to see and do on our continent. So, without further ado, here are our top destinations and places to stay for African travel in February.
1. Rwanda, East Africa
Every African adventurer should travel to see the gorillas once in their lifetime. And there’s nowhere better to visit them than the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Home to over half of the mountain gorillas left on earth, it’s the best destination to get up-close to these fascinating primates.
Conditions for gorilla trekking are excellent between December and February and between June and September. Annual rainfall during the other months makes gorilla trekking significantly more challenging.
Our Favourite Property: One&Only Gorilla’s Nest
Settled in the foothills of the magnificent Volcanoes National Park, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest provides enriching experiences and enchanting escapes. Immersed in raw, Rwandan beauty, it will awaken a wild spirit of adventure within you.
Here you can wander through lush forests, traverse magical landscapes and ascend epic volcanoes. But the real highlight is the once-in-a-lifetime encounters with majestic mountain gorillas roaming free in their own natural habitat. You can also discover intriguing species of plants, playful golden monkeys and a wealth of exotic birds.
You could even enjoy heart-warming interactions with locals as you discover their unique way of life. After a fruitful day, return to the lodge’s comforts and relish a refreshing dip in the sparkling infinity pool, sample fresh cuisine crafted and inspired by local seasonal produce, or take time to pause at the peaceful spa.
2. Pemba Island, Zanzibar
If you want to experience the magic of Zanzibar, away from the crowds, Pemba Island is for you. A bit more of a hidden gem than its neighbour, the vastly popular Stone Town, Pemba offers an authentic and serene coastal environment. Long stretches of quiet coastline and the Ngezi forest create a place where you’ll find all the peace your heart desires.
Our Favourite Property: Fundu Lagoon Resort
Accessible only by boat, Fundu Lagoon Resort is the epitome of barefoot luxury. This tropical paradise delivers the ideal post-safari escape on Pemba Island’s southwestern coast.
Famous for being one of the top five diving destinations in the world, this tropical haven offers watersports and activities with serene Fusion Spa treatments in natural archipelago beauty.
3. Skeleton Coast, Namibia
This park’s ominous name comes from the trade routes along Namibia’s coastline. Hindered by sea fog prevalent off the coast, many ships were wrecked, creating a ship graveyard along the shore. Today, the Skeleton Coast is a favourite destination for photographers and nature-lovers alike.
Desert-adapted wildlife and excellent fishing opportunities add to the appeal of this otherworldly destination.
Our Favourite Property: &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Set against the surreal backdrop of the Namib Desert, & Beyond’s Sossusvlei Desert Lodge stands out like an opulent oasis to travellers. The wilderness stretches in every direction, making this the perfect place to escape and pursue peace and tranquillity.
Exploring this land and encountering its inhabitants puts a whole new spin on an African safari. Zebra, springbok, jackal and gemsbok are just some of the fascinating creatures you may get to see during a game drive or nature walk. Marked hiking trails are popular, as is the rush of quad-biking among the dunes.
4. Cape Town, South Africa
Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, Cape Town, is where jet-setting travellers and adventure seekers come together. With a diverse range of attractions and activities, it’s no mystery why it consistently tops the “World’s Best City” awards list.
Cape Town is also our home city. So, we might be a little biased, but we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! The history, culture, wine, penguins, beaches and iconic mountains attract thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. But most importantly, once you visit Cape Town for the first time, you’ll always long to return to this beautiful city.
Our Favourite Property: Ellerman House
Tucked quietly within one of Cape Town’s most exclusive suburbs, Ellerman House is the perfect luxury haven for the discerning traveller. Imagine waking up to extraordinary views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island, with close attention paid to your every need. This boutique hotel is on par with the finest in the world, thanks in part to its famous private cellar and impressive art collection.
Make the Most of African Travel in February!
African travel in February offers a variety of experiences as diverse as the continent itself. If you’re ready to explore, our team of African Travel Experts are on-hand to get the ball rolling. If you’re planning further ahead, why not look at our African Travel Calendar to decide the perfect time to visit your ideal destination.
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