Africa is a continent of extremes, from vast, arid deserts of the north to lush jungles and savannahs in the center, to the mountain, wine country and coastal areas of the south. Golf in Africa can be just as varied, with more than 800 courses spread across the huge landmass, many of them in isolated areas.
To ramp up the appeal of golf in Africa, consider this: many of the courses are either associated with or very close to huge game preserves, places to see the famous Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
Africa Golf Safari, a firm centered on the continent and operated by folks that live in Africa, is your one-stop shop for arranging a trip centered around the grand game.
Specialists in Africa travel, Africa Golf Safari’s experts have explored and experienced every destination in the firm’s extensive travel portfolio and feature itineraries that offer multiple or individual country stops and visits covering every adventure, accommodation style, safari, beach or foodie vacation one can conceive. can muster. Golfers can tee it up on championship courses every day or just once in several countries as they travel around Africa.
The company’s mission is to create a smooth, easy booking experience of every aspect of an African vacation before stepping on the airplane, allowing the traveler to be “in the moment” during their visit by leaving the planning and trip organizing to Africa Golf Safari.
The company’s team members’ love of golf and experience playing on championship-caliber courses around Africa and much of the rest of the world is a difference maker. The founders and team’s collective experience in the African travel industry allow them to combine the best hotels, spas, restaurants, safari experiences, courses and adventures to create first-class five-star travel itineraries.
Africa Golf Safari features trips to Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Here’s are a trio of snapshots of Africa Golf Safari 15-plus top-rated itineraries:
Kenya Golf Safari: Nairobi & Masai Mara
The quintessential Masai Mara safari delivers many attractions as the reserve is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game, including more than two million wildebeest, zebras and other antelopes that make up the famous Great Migration.
Golf on this junket features 18 holes at Sigona Golf Club (a Tom Simpson design), Muthaiga Golf Club (fashioned by Peter Matkovich) and at Karen Country Club Golf Course, the former host of the Kenya Open on the European Challenge Tour and the site of a Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf taping in 1969.
Sigona Golf Club
South Africa: Best of the South
A 13-day, seven-course romp across the mountains, coastland and wine estates beginning and ending in Cape Town. The trip includes a visit to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Pearl Valley in the wine country, two rounds in George at the iconic Fancourt Golf Resort (considered by many to the “Pebble Beach of South Africa”), and 18 holes at Steenberg Golf Club in Stellenbosch in the shadow of Table Mountain.
This itinerary is capped by a stay and exploration of the Shamwari Private Game Reserve, a luxury safari and game lodge home to abundant wildlife, fauna and flora exclusive to the area.
East Africa & Indian Ocean: Kigali, Volcanoes Np, Nairobi, Masai Mara, Seychelles
This trip has visitors tracking gorillas on the deep volcanic slopes of Rwanda before flying across to the Masai Mara for a Big Five safari, searching for the golden monkeys and giraffes in Keya and ends on the pristine beaches of the Seychelles.
Travelers will also spend time in the colorful capitals of Kigali and Nairobi, soak in the local culture and play golf at the Kigali Country Club Golf Course (a sparking new course designed by Gary Player), Muthaiga Golf Club and Karen Country Club GC in Kenya and two rounds at Constance Lemuria Golf Course on Praslin Island in the Seychelles, which is considered one of the best courses in the region.
Africa Golf Safari’s 360-degree experiences include family, couple and group vacations In the bush, on the beach, on the greens, and many other unmatched adventure experiences. Explore Southern Africa, East Africa & the Indian Ocean Islands
There’s nothing quite like the combination of golf and safari amid the vistas of the continent that is the cradle of human civilization. Adventure and unforgettable experiences on and off the course have secured a place for Africa on the short list of the 21st-century’s bucket list golf destination.
The expertise of Africa Golf Safari makes it uber-easy to make the trip the Dark Continent. Don’t be surprised if once you go, you want to return.