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Africa Travel Guide

Africa is one of the largest continents in the world, both in terms of people and land. The continent has 50 countries, several diverse landscapes, and countless tribes and ethnic groups. This makes it a prime tourist destination, with a myriad of local places for travel, which you will find explored in detail in this Africa travel guide. Let’s take a look at the highlights of Africa Tourism:

Wild Safaris and Animal Parks

One of the top highlights of tourism in Africa and African tours is Wild Safaris. “Safari” is a Swahili word that means “journey”, and is quite similar to tours found in various destinations all over the world. Wild safaris are a popular activity in the East, Central, and Southern Africa, and they are a must-do activity when visiting these regions. The best safaris are in East Africa, where you can witness the breathtaking wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania.

Other African countries you can visit for wild safaris include Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. In these countries, you will also be able to spot the Big Five and other amazing animals such as gorillas, cheetahs, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles, and others.

Outdoor Adventures

Depending on the timing of African holidays, the continent offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, climbing, and trekking, and they are perfect for adventure seekers. Some of the top mountains to visit in Africa include the Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mt. Kenya, Mt. Elgon, and Aberdare Ranges in Kenya, Mt. Elgon and Rwenzori Mountain in Uganda, Atlas Mountain in Morocco, Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, and others.  

Ancient archeological sites

Another highlight of Africa tours is exploring famous archeological sites. Some of the best archeological sites in Africa that one should visit include:

Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania – Tanzania has remains of early human species, as well as evidence of their social and economic activities – hunting, scavenging, religion, etc.

Gedi Ruins in Kenya – a coastal town along the Kenyan coast that was a trading hub from around the 13th century to the 17th century.

The Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa also referred to as “the Cradle of Humankind” due to the large fossils of early human species that have been discovered.

The Valley of the Kings in Egypt, which served as the burial ground for Egyptian Pharaohs (monarchs), royal family members, and nobles from around 16th century to 11th century BC.

Tasty African dishes

Africa is a diverse continent with over 3,000 distinct ethnic groups, each having their own different delicacies. Some of the top delicacies to taste in Africa include:

Sadza (ugali) - a staple dish people eat throughout Africa, but mostly in Kenya. A variety of meats, vegetable stews, and soups accompany this dish when served.

Jollof Rice – a popular dish served in the western Africa countries, including Nigeria, Senegal, Liberia, Gambia, Togo, and Sierra Leone.

Doro Wat – a tasty delicacy in Ethiopia and Eritrea that is prepared with a variety of meats, vegetables, and a mixture of spices

Bobotie – a tasty delicacy in South Africa, which is prepared with minced meat and spices. Spicy rice, potatoes, or pasta accompanies the dish.

Pilau – It is a rice dish prepared with meat and spices, and it is popular among the East African communities, especially those found in Tanzania, Zanzibar, and the Kenyan Coastal region.

On your next Africa tours to South Africa or Morocco, mix adventure and leisure on your African holidays to make the exotic vacation more memorable.


Africa tour guide

Africa is an amazing tourist destination and it offers travelers a number of opportunities to enjoy your trip. From exciting wild safaris to beautiful beaches, a myriad of cuisines, several cultural activities, tourist attractions, and more, you can never lack something exciting to do on your African holidays.

 

If you are planning to visit the continent, the above Africa travel guide shows you some of the t things to enjoy. However, with so many exciting things to enjoy, it is probably a good idea to plan your trip with a tour guide to Africa.

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By Air

Africa is connected by airways with many important countries of the world. Oliver Tambo International Airport located in Johannesburg, South Africa is the biggest and busiest airport in Africa. Some of the other airports include Cairo International Airport in Egypt, Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, and King Shaka International Airport in Durban. South African Airways, Kenya Airways, & Ethiopian Airlines are the major airlines of Africa. Other airlines serving major countries of Africa include Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines.

Most of the flights to Africa start from or travel through Europe and the Middle East. All the North African countries along with Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia are well connected with Asia and Middle Eastern countries.

Many airlines are available from Europe to the most visited destinations of Africa. Airlines such as Royal Air Maroc, Afriqyah Airlines, Kenya Airways, Jet4you, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, South African Airways and Arik Air fly between Europe and Africa.

Airlines that operate from Brazil, Canada, Cuba and Venezuela are South African Airlines, Delta, United, & Ethiopian Airlines. Flight services from Australia to South Africa and Johannesburg are also offered. Qantas, South African Airways, Air Mauritius operate flights between Australia and Africa.

By Train

South Africa and Egypt have well connected rail services when compared to other countries of Africa. The Blue Train provides the luxury train travel in South Africa from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. The Gautrain is a fast train connecting within Johannesburg. By traveling in Mombasa-Nairobi-Kisumu line in Kenya, one can sightsee rare wildlife in Africa on the way. Railway services are also available from Botswana and Morocco.

By Road

Major roads are linked well in Africa. Roads are great in South Africa and Botswana for driving by car. Bus services are widely available in Africa. Tours in Overland trucks are provided throughout the entire continent. It can include 8 to 30 people. Most popular route covered is East and South Africa. Meals are included in the tour package and accommodation is provided by camping. Many adventurous activities are carried out in this overland trip.

Boat tours on Niger River and Congo River are also available for tourists.

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The language difference is hardly an issue in African countries. One may encounter language barriers in remote places like game reserves. 

Depending on your destination, your options may vary. For instance, it’s easier to find a five or four-star resort in a city than in the Sahara Desert. 

Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius, and Namibia are popular countries to visit in Africa.

Avoid traveling to countries with political issues or civilian unrest. Follow news updates and get travel insurance before visiting the continent. 

While countries like Morocco or Egypt in northern Africa should be visited in the winter season, southern Africa should be visited in summer—when game viewing is at its best.

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