Unexpected, enchanting African wildlife

Meeting Africa’s Penguins

Insider’s Take

Penguins don’t usually land on the list of the charismatic animals we travel to Africa to see. Largely because it’s news to most of us that Africa has penguins.

But sprightly and entertaining Cape Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) live and thrive in two colonies near Cape Town, charming Micato guests as they tour the ultra-scenic Cape Peninsula.

These burgeoning colonies were established by the penguins in the 1980s, and they chose their sites well, living in harmony with endangered white-breasted, black and Cape cormorants, feasting on the rich waters of the southern Atlantic.

We see them from well-built wooden walkways at Stony Point, and at their less-visited home at Boulders Beach we can swim in close proximity to the flightless but bustling avians.

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Jewels of Southern Africa

A Trove of Gleaming Gems

The natural and human splendours of Cape Town, followed by luxurious game viewing in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, next to Kruger National Park, ending with a watery bang at world-wondrous Victoria Falls.

13 Days from $20,550 per person Explore Southern Africa: South Africa and Zambia
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The Great Namibia and South Africa Adventure

Brilliantly Choreographed Contrasts

Beginning with Namibia’s vast and gorgeous wilderness, then to the urban delights of Cape Town and its salubrious Winelands, ending with superb game viewing in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

15 Days from $17,750 per person Explore Southern Africa: Namibia and South Africa
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