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There is everything for everyone in all the destinations Cascades Africa Safaris offers.

You can easily filter our packages based on your interest. Whether you are looking for a classic African Safari, a beach relaxation, a mountaing gorilla trekking experience or even mountain climbing, we have got you covered.

There are more specific interests like a dream to see the big cats and for that too, we guide you on where and when is best for you to go.


Going on Safari in Africa does not have to be expensive but it also gives you an opportunity to spoil yourself at some of the most exclusive, luxurious and stylish hotels even right in the middle of the African jungle.

To help you plan, our website features packages and hotels catering for everyone.

You can plan through our website by filtering by price guide and we are also readily available to ensure that you get the best value for your money and also putting your interests first.


Africa has immensely opened up to the rest of the world in terms of flight connectivity. All our 8 destinations are served by major airlines with daily flights in and out of the gateway cities.

Obtaining visas is also easy particularly for tourist visitors.

Here you find the most up to date information on visas for each of our destinations.

How to Apply for a Kenyan Visa


• Visit

• Click “Apply Now” and follow the instructions

• Make sure that all the data has been entered correctly

• Submit the application

• An email confirming receipt of your application will be sent to you

• An email confirming receipt of payment, if applicable, will be sent to you

• Upon decision by Immigration officer, an email confirming Approval / Refusal will be sent to you

• If your application has been approved, please either print the PDF document that has been attached to the email, OR download the document to your mobile device OR save it in the “Kenya Travel Authorization” mobile app. This is your electronic travel authorization that needs to be shown at all departure and arrival points.

• If your application has been denied, you will not be able to travel to Kenya for the moment.

• Please contact to report your situation and obtain further details.

• You can check the status of your application at any time by visiting the following URL:

• How far ahead of my travel should I apply for an eTA?

• How far ahead of my travel should I apply for an eTA?

How far ahead of my travel should I apply for an eTA?

• Processing time will vary depending on the type of eTA and your country of citizenship.

• Standard processing time is three (3) working days.

• Visitors wishing a faster turnaround or visitors requiring assistance by officers should apply for premium service.

Can I apply for an eTA even before booking my journey?

• No, the travel information is an obligatory section of the application process. Therefore, it is only possible to apply for the eTA after having booked your transport and accommodation.

The countries of East and Southern Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, and Madagascar - offer a kaleidoscope of experiences, from wildlife safaris in the Serengeti to gorilla trekking in the Rwandan mist, from the sun-drenched beaches of Zanzibar to the vibrant cityscapes of Johannesburg. Connecting these diverse destinations is a well-developed flight network, making it easier than ever to explore the region.

Major Hubs and Airlines:

Johannesburg: As the economic powerhouse of the region, Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) is the busiest in Africa, with connections to destinations worldwide. Major airlines like South African Airways, British Airways, Emirates, and Qatar Airways operate regular flights to Europe, Asia, and North America.

Nairobi: Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) serves as another key hub, offering connections to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Emirates are some of the major carriers operating here.

Addis Ababa: Bole International Airport (ADD) in Ethiopia serves as a vital connection point for flights between East and West Africa. Ethiopian Airlines, one of the continent's largest carriers, offers extensive connections within Africa and beyond.

Regional Connections:

Within East Africa: Kenya Airways, RwandAir, Uganda Airlines, Precision Air, and Air Tanzania offer frequent flights between Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. These connections make it easy to combine wildlife viewing in the Masai Mara with gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Southern Africa: South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and Kenya Airways connect Johannesburg with Zambia (Lusaka's Kenneth Kaunda International Airport) and Madagascar (Antananarivo's Ivato International Airport). These flights open up opportunities for exploring Zambia's Victoria Falls and Madagascar's unique biodiversity.

Beyond the Hubs:

Smaller airports: Each country boasts a network of smaller airports catering to domestic flights and regional tourism. For instance, Zanzibar's Abeid Amani Karume International Airport offers direct connections to several European and Middle Eastern destinations.

Charter flights: For added flexibility and convenience, especially for reaching remote locations, consider chartering a private plane. This option is particularly popular for wildlife safaris and luxury travel experiences.

Tips for Finding the Best Flights:

Book in advance: Popular routes, especially during peak season, can fill up quickly. Booking early can secure better deals and availability.

Consider flying on weekdays: Weekend flights tend to be more expensive. Opting for weekdays can get you cheaper fares.

Compare prices: Use online travel agencies and airline websites to compare prices and find the best deals.

Be flexible with travel dates: If your travel dates are flexible, consider flying on less popular days of the week or during shoulder seasons for cheaper fares.

Contact a CAS air ticketing expert HERE

Protecting Your Precious Holiday

Getting travel insurance before booking your holiday is a smart decision that can save you a lot of money and stress in case of unexpected cancellations. It provides a financial safety net against unforeseen circumstances that could disrupt your trip, such as:

Medical emergencies: If you fall ill or get injured while traveling, travel insurance can cover your medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgery, and doctor's visits.

Trip cancellations: Whether due to illness, natural disasters, political unrest, or any other covered reason, trip cancellation insurance can reimburse you for prepaid travel arrangements like flights, accommodations, and tours.

Travel delays: Missed flights, lost luggage, and other travel disruptions can be frustrating and expensive. Travel insurance can help you recoup some of the costs associated with these delays.

Emergency evacuation: If you need to be evacuated from a dangerous situation or medical emergency, travel insurance can cover the cost of transportation back to your home country.

Benefits of getting travel insurance:

Peace of mind: Knowing you're financially protected can give you peace of mind and allow you to relax and enjoy your trip without worrying about what could go wrong.

Financial protection: Unexpected cancellations can be costly. Travel insurance can help you recoup your losses and avoid going into debt.

Access to emergency assistance: Most travel insurance plans provide 24/7 emergency assistance, which can be invaluable if you need help navigating a difficult situation while traveling.

Some of the top travel insurance companies worldwide include:

AIG: A global insurance provider with a wide range of travel insurance plans to suit different needs and budgets.

Allianz: Another major insurance company offering comprehensive travel insurance coverage.

World Nomads: A popular choice for adventurous travelers, with plans that cover activities like scuba diving and trekking.

SafetyWing: A subscription-based travel insurance provider that offers affordable coverage for frequent travelers.

Seven Corners: Specializes in travel insurance for medical evacuation and repatriation.

Tips for choosing travel insurance:

Read the policy carefully: Make sure you understand what is and is not covered by the policy before you buy it.

Compare prices: Get quotes from different insurers to find the best deal.

Consider your needs: Choose a plan that provides the level of coverage you need for your trip.

Don't wait until the last minute: It's best to get travel insurance as soon as you book your trip, so you're covered from the start.


East Africa Pre-Departure Essentials
South Africa & Zambia Pre-Departure Essentials
Madagascar Pre-Departure Essentials