Africa is the world’s second-biggest continent. Africa is a huge continent teeming with endless things to do and see. Africa has something for everyone. Here are the places you absolutely love to visit when you go to Africa..
- Kenya :
Kenya is Africa’s most popular safari destination because of its abundance of wildlife, beautiful landscapes and cultural riches. You are looking for a “back to nature” experience in the wilds of Kenya, a luxury safari camp or lodge, a beach holiday or a more specialist safari catering for specific hobbies or interests, then Gamewatchers have a holiday to suit you. The Masai Mara reserve is Kenya’s most popular game park because it’s relatively small yet it hosts an amazing concentration of wildlife. In Kenya, Nairobi’s top attractions include a national park, museums, wildlife orphanages, craft galleries and much more. Mount Kenya is Africa’s second mountain, and despite peaking at over 5,000m it still seems to sit well and truly in Kilimanjaro’s shadow.
- Morocco :
Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination. DJEMMA EL FNA SQUARE, MARRAKESH Snake charmers, fortune tellers, monkeys and musicians transform this square into a medieval circus. ERG CHEBBI DUNES, SAHARA DESERT The mesmerizing sand dunes at the edge of Merzouga are one of Morocco’s great sites. CASCADES D’OUZOUD, MARRAKESH-AZILAL These dramatic waterfalls with cafes and pools to plunge into are set within a lush valley. MAJORELLE GARDEN, MARRAKESHA magnificent botanical garden. TODRA GORGE, HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS These carved out cliff– sided canyons offer spectacular views of the Moroccan countryside.VOUBILIS, WALILI ROMAN RUINS A third-century archeological site with the best preserved Roman ruins in Northern Africa. AIT BENHADDOU, OUARZAZATE This fortified Kasbah in the Souss-Massa-Draa Valley is where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. KASBAH TAOURIRT, OUARZAZATE Built by the Glaoui, this is one of the souths most breathtaking Kasbahs. FES DAR BATHA MUSEUM, FES This nineteenth-century Hispano-Moorish palace houses a collection of Fes traditional art.
- Cape Town, South Africa :
Experience the best way to see Cape Town. Our red open-top buses take you on hop-on, hop-off tours. Red City Tour via Table Mountain and scenic Blue Mini Peninsula Tour via Kirstenbosch and Camps Bay. Robben Island and the District Six Museum are must-visits for anyone interested in South Africa’s period of apartheid, which came to an end in 1990. A quarter of the world’s shark species (98 to be precise) dwell in South African waters and around 40 of these call the waters around Cape Town home you can see. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway up, The quick ride will give you a bird’s eye view of the City Bowl. The summit can also be reached on foot through a multitude of beautiful albeit exhausting, trails. Cape Town offers adventurous eaters tastes from across the African continent, be it Xhosa fare like samp (crushed maize used in porridge) and marog (African spinach), spongy injeras (flatbreads) from Ethiopia, or Cape Malay cuisine.
- Egypt :
It’s one of the most exotic and historical ancient places in the world. Visit the iconic pyramids of Giza, explore the ancient Valley of the Kings and the mighty temples of Abu Simbel. Cruise the Nile, discover ancient temples or swim in the world famous Red Sea. Karnak is the temple complex of the ancient Egyptian Religion. The Valley of Kings is where the majority of Egypt’s pharaohs are buried. You can view numerous underground wall paintings that will set your imagination alive Mozambique. Snorkeling is also extremely popular in Egypt since it has miles of great coastline available. Suez Canal which provide a great panoramic views of Egypt as well. In Abu-Simbel Egypt you can few the four giant statues of Ramses II. The statues themselves are carved into the mountainside.
- Botswana :
In Botswana you can see Chobe National Park boasts around 120,000 elephants, and they are wonderful to watch from the water on a safari cruise, popular at sundown here. Chobe boasts around 120,000 elephants, and they are wonderful to watch from the water on a safari cruise, popular at sundown here. Visit the Tsodilo Hills, considered a sacred site by the Bushmen; known to have been inhabited for at least 100,000 years, these isolated hills are decorated with thousands of rock paintings. Mountain bike through the bush of the Mashatu Game Reserve in the Tuli Block, stopping to watch passing elephants. Botswana’s Moremi Wildlife Reserve lies in the centre of the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. Spot antelopes in the Gaborone Game Reserve and the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, and giraffes striding through the Khutse Game Reserve. Be dazzled by flamingoes on the Makgadikgadi Plains.
- Namibia :
In Namibia, the oldest, most visited and best known is Etosha National Park. Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture, Attractions include spectacular sand dunes near Langstrand south of the Swakop River. Namibia’s harsh climate and arid conditions make the country a top spot for different extreme sport events like desert runs and ultra-triathlons. Walvis Bay is one of many tourism activity centers of Namibia, Activities include various water-related actions, like shore angling, boat angling, shark angling, sight seeing and photographic boat cruises, sea kayaking and wind- and kite surfing. Walvis Bay yearly houses one of the international legs of speed kite and wind surfing. Windhoek include: the Tintenpalast, Windhoek Country Club Resort, Zoo Park and other places.
- Tanzania :
Tanzania has been listed on top five of the WORLD’S MOST “STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL” COUNTRIES TO VISIT. The wildlife is thriving, the landscapes are stunning, its Indian Ocean islands are breath-taking. Wildlife galore, idyllic beaches, snow-capped Kilimanjaro, moss-covered ruins, friendly people, fascinating cultures – Tanzania has all this and more wrapped up in one adventurous and welcoming one. This is a region of incredible natural beauty, with some of the best and most varied game-viewing locations in the world. Nearly 20% of this vast and spectacular country is protected for wildlife viewing, and it is easy and worthwhile to explore different landscapes. The Indian Ocean on the shores of East Africa is clear, fresh and sparkling, the coral sands of the islands are soft, white and powdery, the marine life and coral reefs are thriving. If you love walking, the treks here are truly spectacular. A birdwatcher may feel overwhelmed by the extraordinary range and diversity of birdlife.
- Malawi :
Malawi is “The Warm Heart of Africa” is beating faster now and the legendary welcome is there for all who wish to experience the unrivalled combination of Lake, Landscape, Wildlife & Culture in one of Africa’s most beautiful and compact countries. Lake Malawi is a good location for diving and snorkeling. Blantyre city attractions include the National Museum, the museum is the valuable asset of the city, housing a collection of traditional weapons, arte-facts and exhibitions related to traditional dance, European explanation and slavery.St’ Michaels and All Angels Church and another must see places is the 128 years old Mandala house, the oldest building in Malawi. Zomba city is the worth paying the visit to the National Herbarium and Botanical Gardens containing a large number of indigenous and exotic tree seedlings and medicinal plants. Zomba plateau nd appreciate the magnificent scenery of the city on top of the plateau.
- Zambia :
Zambia is The land of the legendary African walking safari, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, abundant wildlife, and raw wilderness, all in one friendly country. Mosi-oa-Tunya, near Victoria Falls, is regarded as a Zoological park as it has a well managed population of antelope, elephants, giraffe and rhino, but does not have any predators. South Luangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi rank among the finest game parks in the world. The most spectacular is of course the not-to-be-missed Victoria Falls. Lake Tanganyika is the longest lake in the world, while Lake Kariba is Africa’s largest man made dam and rapidly becoming Zambia’s very own French Riviera, Lake Bangweulu, Lake Kariba, Lake Mweru, Lake Tanganyika are others. The Kafue and Luangwa Rivers are the life blood of the Kafue and Luangwa National Parks, teeming with hippos, crocodiles, waterbirds and plains game coming to drink. Zambia offers travellers some of the world’s best safari opportunities, a glimpse into real Africa.
10. Madagascar :
In madagaskar, You will see Avenue of the Baobabs is an extra-ordinary stand of huge baobab trees. Often called ‘the upside down tree’ for its unique appearance, the region of Morondava sees plenty of tourists who come to visit these enormous natural structures. The Avenue of the Baobabs is a close knit collection of the trees and the perfect place to get up close and personal with them. The trees also provide a great silhouette in a setting sun for the perfect picture. Tsingy de Bemaraha is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is Madagascar’s largest reserve (152,000 hectares). The fascinating raised limestone plateau is decorated with a frail, chaotic razor-sharp collection of pinnacles, the “Tsingy”, also called the Labyrinth of Stone. Areas of deciduous forest also provide the chance to see brown lemurs and a variety of bird life, we may also meet the rare all white Decken’s sifaka. The great variety of flora includes: aloes, orchids, numerous pachypodium and baobabs. The deciduous forest is home to over 50 species of birds; 7 species of lemurs (including the all-white Deckens sifaka) and the rare stump-tailed chameleon.
– BY PRATIKSHA TRIVEDI
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