Africa is the world’s second largest continent. It covers over 30 million km² including its islands and is the world’s oldest inhabited continent. Meaning mankind originated here. Here you can experience the heat of the world’s largest desert or relax at the calm banks of the longest river in the world. So, it’s no surprise that one can get confused when planning to travel through this vast continent and choose from all it has to offer. This itinerary will take you through all the wildlife, nature and adventure you can experience in Africa.
Tunisia, also known as the horn of Africa, is blessed with great beaches due to its Mediterranean coastline, it also borders the vast Sahara Desert. Tourists can explore its great dunes or for a proper desert experience, ride on camels as they take you for a short tour of the Sahara. What gives you more reason to visit this country is its rich share of Roman and Islamic history which gave the country some the region’s most beautiful Islamic architecture. Venture out to the El Jem Amphitheatre which was formally known as “Thysdrus” by the ancient Romans Or explore the Sousse Archaeological Museum famed for its ancient relics and mosaic artworks.
Egypt features the Great Pyramids of Giza, built over 4500 years ago by the orders of Pharaohs who believed that they would become Gods in the afterlife. These tombs are the remains of ancient Egyptian Kingdoms. They have great artwork that not only explains how the Egyptians died but also how they lived their life. Apart from just exploring its tombs and other historic treasures, you can float down the famed Nile River on a relaxing cruise and see more of the ancient archaeological sites like the temple of Horus at Edfu located along its banks. Egypt is also gifted with the clear and warm waters of the red sea, which makes it an ideal destination for scuba diving in its renowned and rich coral reefs.
Kenya, a country located in East Africa will provide you with the best wildlife experience on the continent. The Masai Mara National Reserve is Africa’s Top Safari destination and home to the big five animals, namely the Lion, leopard, African elephant, cape buffalo and black rhinoceros. The park also accommodates several other species of birds and animals making it a haven for nature and adventure lovers. The Kenyan Landscape is decorated with Dramatic extremes like snow-capped mountains, vast deserts, dense forests, colourful reefs and lakes. You can head to Malindi, a town located amidst a series of tropical beaches. You can visit its National Parks to see different species of turtles, colourful fish, elephants and more than 200 species of birds.
Mozambique is the Ideal destination for anyone who enjoys fishing and can appreciate serene beaches. The country is also ideal for foodies due to its famous Portuguese inspired dishes like the peri-peri prawns and chicken. The country’s Portuguese influence is also incorporated into the culture, traditions and language. You can escape to their local secret at Ponta Mamoli for uncrowded beaches with white sand and waters with shades turquoise and blue. It is hidden by miles and miles of dry grasslands and forests. Mozambique is also one of the best in the world For Game fishing for the Marline and Sail species.
View one of the world’s Largest waterfall from Zambia. Known by the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya (Mosi ya tonya) or The Smoke that Thunders, Victoria Falls is an enormous waterfall that is created by the Zambezi river plunging over a cliff and forming giant gorges at the bottom. Tourists who are brave enough dare to take a dip in a naturally formed pool on the edge of the cliff known as the “Devils pool”. As if this wasn’t enough, Zambia is home to many river systems like the Luangwa and Kafue. Tourists can go on great Canoeing safaris and fishing trips. Its nature and wildlife are one of the most unspoilt in entire Africa.
Visit the edge of Africa in South Africa. The Southernmost tip of the country and continent is Cape Agulhas, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans collide. The country is a hotspot for thrill seekers, history fanatics, nature lovers and foodies. The country named the “Rainbow nation” is a melting pot of cultures. The country encompasses not only African cultures but Dutch, Indian, Cape Malay and Chinese influences. In the Mpumalanga province, you can visit the Songimvelo Game reserve and stay at the river lodge located within the park. The Western Cape province is famed for its world-class beaches, long Wine routes, dramatic landscapes, rich history and one of the seven wonders of nature “The Table Mountain” overseeing the energetic city of Cape Town.