Top 5 African Countries You Simply Have To Visit
Africa remains one of the world’s most unique and unspoiled travel destinations. This vast continent offers travellers excitement and experiences like no other. Soak up the glorious African sun on gorgeous beaches or explore faraway little towns, travel to remote islands before escaping to the wilds of the frontier. Here are five African destinations that will awaken the adventurer in you.
Southern Africa is absolutely brimming with untouched wilderness. Zambia attracts visitors from all over the world with its unrivalled assortment of natural wonders. It is beautiful and remote, boasting sparse crowds and raw beauty. Walking safaris are a must for visitors to Zambia and be sure to bask in the glory the country’s wealth of jaw-dropping waterfalls, which includes other side of the legendary Victoria Falls.
Madagascar is a true island paradise. It is a multifaceted and diverse destination with plenty on offer for adventurous travellers. The diversity of its local wildlife is incredible, with its most famous resident being the adorable wide-eyed lemurs. The island’s national parks are filled with rare fauna, flora and exotic butterflies. Making it an ideal spot for avid photographers.
Expect lush rainforest and some of the most stunning beaches in Africa. The west coast of Madagascar boasts the most magnificent beaches. Be sure not to leave without visiting the island’s most famous inhabitants, the baobab trees, which are regarded as sacred by the locals.
The Seychelles is an archipelago consisting of 115 islands. It is the perfect spot for a holiday, whether you’re travelling alone, with a group of old friends or your new partner. The Seychelles is situated a few miles off the shore of East Africa. This group of islands offer tourists dazzling beaches, amazing scenery, endless diving opportunities and a plethora of aquatic life to share in your adventures.
Must see destinations in the Seychelles include Aride Island, Cousin Island and the Dauban Mausoleum.
South Africa is one of the most popular destinations in Africa and with good reason. This diverse and eclectic country boasts a wealth of modern and natural wonders. It is a country filled with excitement, adventure and warm, friendly people.
A South African safari lodge is a life changing experience and there is no better place than the world-renowned Kruger National Park, home to the world famous Big Five. It is one of the largest natural reserves in the world. Safaris have historically been quite expensive but they are becoming more accessible to the everyday person, with many options available to suit your budget. Visitors will find themselves spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a safari lodge or tour operator.
South Africa is not just about safaris. Cape Town consistently tops “best destination” lists and is packed with activities. Visit one of many spectacular beaches or drink in its iconic coastline with a drive around the peninsula. View the sunset from the top of the Seventh Wonder of the Natural World, Table Mountain, or head out into wine country to sample some award winning wines.
Get to know the country a bit more intimately by taking a road trip along the breathtaking Garden Route and be sure to stop off at Bloukraans to tackle one of the highest bungee jumps in the world.
Namibia has a unique beauty in Africa. It’s beauty stems from contrasts. From the vast and desolate sands of the Namib Desert to the Skeleton Coast, there is an abundance of natural beauty and wonder. The Namib Desert is home to some of the world’s highest dunes (including ‘Sossusvlei’), making it a photographer’s playground. The climb up will get your pulse racing, while the view takes your breath away. There are many dune-based activities in Namibia. Why not tackle the dunes in a 4×4 or get your pulse racing as you sand board down the slopes of these majestic structures. Don’t forget to check the speedometer on your way down – speeds of up to 80 kph are not that unusual!
You should also take the time to Skydive in Swakopmund. This unique experience allows you to have a bird’s eye view of where the desert meets the sea, truly a site to behold.
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