When you think of Africa, Kenya and Safari's immediately springs to mind. But there's a whole lot more like Tanzania, Gambia, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal, Angola, Zambia, Uganda to name a few. While in the North there's Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt and of course in the southern tips, South Africa. So whatever your desire, there's always a place in Africa for holidays. As out travel team review more destinations we shall add them here. So check back often for updates on new destinations and resorts.
This vast continent covers approximately twenty percent of the land area on our planet and home to about 1.5 billion people and thousands of species of wildlife. It also has the Sahara being the biggest desert in the world and the River Nile the longest river in the world, at over 4200 miles long and the planets most spectacular waterfall, Victoria Falls. With Tropical beaches, Vibrant towns and multitude of cultures and tribes, Africa is a haven for beach lovers and explorers alike. One of our favourite places is Mauritius and Ghana as its possibly the friendliest and safest destination in Africa and makes a great holiday experience. Our least popular destinations are Libya, Mali,
Somalia, Burundi and Sudan due to gangs, violence, crime, kidnaps and general unrest.
But for the ever popular Safari's, if your looking to blend fabulous sandy beach resorts and Safari then Kenya is tops. If its just the Safari adventure and sheer diversity of tropical wildlife, then Uganda is the place.
Africa is a land of numerous contrasts, where on hand it has retained its natural impact, there is also a gradual relocation towards modernization. For that reason, African holidays are not only natural reserves and tribal life. Africa has enthralled tourists and literature since time immemorial. Calm environment broken sometimes by the roar of lions, nature and tourists walk hand in hand here. There are some truly amazing places to check out in Africa.
The tones of red and orange tropical foliage will leave you spell bound on your Journey. An Africa trip will leave your refreshed and astounded. Vacation packages likewise include a great deal of the regional cuisines, something to entice your palate and fill your soul. These travel plans are for that reason a soul stirring, enhancing experience for every single tourist.
A large number of travel plans include the continent's most well-known destinations that are a must-visit for every single traveler and have a history of attracting them in large numbers.
Africa offers great deals of options of activities to its visitors. The desert safari journeys are very popular nowdays among those visitors who are looking for inspiration and brand-new experiences. Indulging in a camel safari as the temperatures dip in the desert or close up to a pride of lions can become a memorable experience remaining etched in your memory for the rest of your life. For those planning a trip to the desert, spring and autumn months serve as the very best time to visit.
THE AFRICAN BIG FIVE
You might hear the word Africa and immediately think of Simba; a cute little lion cub in the vast Savannah plains. You might also think of the big five; lions, rhinos, leopards, buffalo and elephants, but Africa has more to boast about than just its epic safaris. Here’s our list of the top 5 African destinations you can’t miss.
Morocco is full of beautiful towns and villages, but two to note for any Moroccan tourist has to be Fes and Marrakech. You’ll feel like you’re in Assassin’s Creed as you explore and barter in the markets and back streets! If you’ve got some time to spare, take a 4×4 into the Sahara for a night under the stars – or if you’d rather a more authentic form of transport, you can also go by camel! Don’t forget to try the food, just thinking about tagines is making us slobber.
It’s Africa’s biggest mountain, we couldn’t not talk about it! If you want an active holiday then this is for you. Enjoy rainforest slopes, glaciers and a tower of lava as you hike to the summit. We would recommend a night hike on the final leg of the climb so you can see the sunrise from Stella Point. After all that, head back down to Moshi Camp for a celebratory (and much needed) hot shower and drink!
South Africa is a country of adventures where you can enjoy inland safaris, the beach life, forest exploration and wandering the Garden Route. Cape Town is a must for any visitor – especially if you’re an adrenaline junkie because out here you can try the world’s highest bridge bungee or abseil Table Mountain! For those less prone to jumping off things try a wine tour or visit the cute penguins at Boulder Beach. We can’t not mention Johannesburg where you can enjoy traditional Braai dinners followed by wildlife in the Kruger National Park. If you have time, head to Victoria Pools over the border in Zimbabwe for one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
Africa’s largest island is full of wild landscapes, village culture, beaches and lemurs that like to move it move it – making this island is perfect for those looking for rustic charm and natural beauty.
Embrace local life in the rustic towns of Antananarivo and Ambalavao while enjoying the beach life in Ifaty, not forgetting the multiple national parks where you can see species of lemurs, chameleons and the rarely spotted blue boa. Must visits are the tombs of the Mahafaly and the extremely photogenic Baobab Alley.
The spice islands of Zanzibar are a whole different world. To fully understand the history of the island, we would suggest a guided tour of the spice plantations – get ready for an explosion of the senses! After that, head to the UNESCO world heritage site, Stone Town before heading to the beach capital of Nungwi for scuba diving, relaxing and even turtle conservation! If you’re looking to get on the water, cruise on a Swahili boat and soak up the best vantage points in Zanzibar via the Dhow safari.