Press release

Saga turns up the heat

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Saga, the award-winning travel company for sub-Saharan and wildlife holidays, names its top tours for Africa 2014

Saadani Sultans and the Spice Isle – Tanzania
Watch for hippos, fish eagles and bee-eaters on a boat safari and take a bush walk with a Masai guide while in Tanzania. Stay in thatched bungalows by a sandy beach at Saadani Village before moving on to a lodge to relax before big game drives. On day nine, fly to Zanzibar and stay in a seafront hotel - the perfect base to explore historic palaces and forts. Visit the house where David Livingstone made plans for his last expedition or just swim and sunbathe on this exotic spice island.
12 nights from £2799 departing June and September to November 2014

Where Deserts Meet - Namibia
Stay in a tented camp in the Kalahari and unique lodges in the Namib Desert during a tour of Namibia. This diverse land has a captivating beauty and an abundance of wildlife from the seals at Cape Cross, dolphins and pelicans in Swakopmund and Hartmann zebras in the Namib Desert. What could be better than a sundowner cocktail to toast East Africa after exploring the Naukluft Park sand dunes and Sesriem Canyon?
12 nights from £2799 departing January to June and September to November 2014

Land of the Lemurs - Madagasar
There is no place on earth like Madgascar. Take an unforgettable through the orchid-cloaked Analamazaotra Reserve, home to the largest types of lemur, the Indri. Perinet Mantadia National Park offers the chance to see more species of this fascinating creature as well as an abundance of other wildlife. Discover the French colonial legacy of Antananrivo and the arts and craft heritage of the Malagasy culture.
14 nights from £2699 departing January to November 2014

Botswana and the Jewel of the Kalahari
This safari is aimed at guests who have experienced a classic safari and want a further amazing African adventure. A group of up to 20 guests make the most of the wilderness while staying in comfortable camps staffed like hotels. Tents are arranged round an open-air bar/dining area, overlooking a camp fire, with meals waiter-served at tables laid with white linen. Admire the beautiful Okavango Delta, take daily game drives and sail on the Chobe River.
11 nights from £3099 departing May to November 2014

A Last Great Wilderness – Malawi and Zambia
This full-board escorted tour is ideal for travellers who are passionate about wildlife and looking for a new adventure. Staying in a lodge originally built for a former Zambian president, experience the unspoilt wilderness of South Luangwa National Park on game safaris, as well as night and walking safaris, in the home of 60 animal species including the Thornicroft giraffe and more than 400 bird species. This tour also includes a stay on Lake Malawi at the southern end of the Great Rift Valley.
12 nights from £2999pp departing January to November 2014

Price includes VIP door-to-door travel service, return flights and travel insurance, hotel porterage, the services of a Saga tour manager and all excursions as described.

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Saga Holidays scooped nine British Travel Awards 2014 including Best Sub-Saharan Africa and Best Safari, Wildlife and Nature Holiday company.
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