Botswana | Cape Town | Mauritius | Morocco
Africa’s landscape, people and culture are simply enchanting. It offers a world-class infrastructure, accommodation and meeting facilities combined with the excitement, passion and cultural diversity of Africa.
Botswana is one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations for exploring wildlife. It is landlocked by South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia and its natural beauty is found in its land formations, its wilderness, wildlife and its cultural diversity. Botswana offers an unique experience in exploring wildlife, birds and game in its natural state.
The Chobe National Park offers vast landscapes, open plains, ancient woodlands and wildlife roaming free in profusion and diversity. Elephants and buffalo can be seen in their hundreds along with lion, painted dog, sable, giraffe, antelope, wildebeest, zebra and leopards.
Acclaimed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the mile-wide Victoria Falls straddle the mighty Zambezi River. Known locally as the Musi-o-Tunya or (“Smoke that Thunders”) they are almost twice as deep and wide as the Niagara Falls and at peak they flow at 545 million litres a minute.
October and November are probably the best time to visit Botswana. It is hot (av. min 18C, max 34 C) but there is little humidity because Victoria Falls is inland and the rains have usually not started so there are few mosquitoes. Water rafting is at its exhilarating best and it is the absolute prime time to see the big wildlife herds. The only negative is that the Falls are at their lowest ebb, but nevertheless an awesome sight.
Endless sun-kissed beaches, towering mountain ranges, sublime desert dunes, subtropical beach forests, rolling vineyards and yellow savannah grasslands – South Africa is a rare find. South Africa is the only country in Africa lapped by both the warm Indian and cold Atlantic oceans. This phenomenon gives life to an astonishing variety of animals and ecosystems. The country’s sophisticated infrastructure, rich history of wildlife expertise and visionary conservation ethic co-exist with vibrant city life, making South Africa one of the most desirable travel destinations on earth.
Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa was founded by the Dutch in 1652 and is also the most beautiful city in the country. Nestled under Table Mountain with broad boulevards, bustling markets and the now famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront next to the Harbour. Situated between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean it offers some of the most magnificent peninsulas and beaches in the world and the famous and magnificent wine route region is only a 40 minutes drive from the heart of Cape Town.
The best time to visit Cape Town is between November and March. December and January are very hot and coincide with local school holidays.
The glorious island of Mauritius lies just north of the tropic of Capricorn in the warm Indian Ocean. Soft white beaches, shimmering azure waters, rolling fields of green sugar cane and endless coral reefs make up this paradise. Mauritius is a kaleidoscope of colour, from the hibiscus flowers to the brilliant hues of bustling street markets, to the fascinating blend of cultures which combine to create the islands’ incredibly relaxed people: French, British, Indian, Chinese and Creole. The island is an ideal choice for exclusive incentives with its natural beauty, high standard of accommodation, and superb cuisine.
The climate is pleasant and the heat is not unbearable. At the centre of the island at an altitude of about 600 metres, the average temperature is 20oC in August and 26oC in February and the minimum temperature at sunrise is about 14oC in August and 20oC in February. At sea level, temperatures are approximately 3o-5oC higher. The west and the north are normally hotter and have less rain than the south. The sun rises at 5.30am to 7.00pm in summer (November to April) and from 6.45am to 5.50pm in winter (May to October).
Morocco is a land of hospitality and warmth where traditions and habits sparkle with colour and diversity. A crossroads throughout the ages, it has been inhabited by the Berbers, Phoenicians, Visigoths, Byzantines, Romans, Ethiopians, Arabs, Portuguese, Spanish and French. This diversity has created an enchanting land where many civilizations have blended to create an even richer culture today.
Situated in North Africa, just south of Spain, Morocco is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. With its charming people, intriguing history and ideal location, Morocco is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. Visit beautifully preserved Roman ruins, play golf and tennis in the oasis of Marrakech, go camel trekking or four-wheel driving on the great sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, ski on the snowcapped Atlas Mountains, or sunbathe on the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.
The climate varies according to its regions. The coast is very mild in the summer and is humid in the winter with an average temperature from 16°C to 26 °C. Inland is much warmer and during the summer has average temperatures of up to 38°C in July and August. The most rain falls in the months of November to December and March to April but even then is only around 3cms.