Have you ever been to any of the most exotic locations in Africa? African destinations are filled with rain-forests, vast plains, snow-capped mountains, beautiful beaches, mysterious islands and wildlife adventures. The continent has enticed discerning travelers all over the world with its enchanting locations and the promise of the most authentic wildlife experiences. So take a chance and plan your next holiday to visit any one of these locations:
1. Masai Mara National Park, Kenya: Masai Mara is a place well-known for its rolling hills, luscious landscapes and grassy plains mainly crossed by Talek and Mara rivers. Here you can spot the African Big 5 – rhinos, zebras, lions, elephants and cheetahs and as well as the seasonal animal migrations arriving from Serengeti. Masai Mara is also a favorite honeymoon destination as it offers newlyweds the serenity and feeling of seclusion by being away from the city and being closer to nature through game drives with expert guides.
2. Zanzibar, Tanzania: Zanzibar is a popular spot for its picture-perfect beaches which influence a relaxing getaway and receives a large volume of tourists every year. Aside from its beaches, don’t miss out on Stone Town, Nakupenda Beach, Cheetah’s Rock, Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and more. It’s an impressive place to enjoy Zanzibari cuisine with its exotic and delicious seafood which is also a good way to connect with its people and culture.
3. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: If you love the idea of going for an African Safari, Serengeti National Park is one of the places to be. Here you can see spectacular plains and its diverse flora and fauna is home to African giants such as like lions, cheetahs, elephants and much more. The park offers a variation in season with a combination of both rainfall and sunshine. Ultimately, Serengeti National Park offers you the chance to observe the Great Wildebeest Migration – the largest single movement of wild animals in the world!
4. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro is considered to be the tallest freestanding mountain in the world located in Kilimanjaro National Park. The mountain is well-known for its everlasting snow-capped crown with breathtaking natural sights. If this one is in your bucket list, it is recommended to prepare both physically and mentally for the challenge ahead. Climbing the mountain with an experienced guide will also require proper equipment. It could take 5-8 days to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro due to its altitude variations.
5. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda: A trip to Bwindi is considered to be the highlight of most trips done in Uganda as this is the place where can observe mountain gorillas in the wild. Special encounters can be arranged to track and observe these gorillas while doing their daily business. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can join trackers who only visit semi-habituated gorillas and learn the signs that lead to the primates’ nests such as knuckle prints, bent and broken vegetation and discarded food. Be prepared to be overwhelmed with the combination of brawn and beauty that you will witness during the journey.
6. Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda: Lake Bunyonyi is located in the southwest part of Uganda and is formerly known as the second largest lake in African Continent. Also known as the place of Many Little Birds, Bunyonyi Lake offers marvelous views and provides the feel of several islands located in the nearest distance. So don’t miss out and visit this wonderful lake framed by lush greenery and enjoy your time by experiencing the local community and take home with you tons of unforgettable memories.
7. Victoria Falls, Zambia: Victoria Falls is located in the Zambezi River at the borders of both Zambia and Zimbabwe. The grandeur of the world’s largest sheet of falling water was described aptly by the locals as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. Zambia is also known as a place where you can participate in adventure packed activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, flying fox and more! If you want to kick back and relax, then take a leisurely tour of Livingstone or go on a cooking tour and learn how to prepare meals the Zambian way.
8. Belo Sur Mer, Madagascar: An island which is home to the most wonderful and unique animals on the planet, beautiful beaches, and natural parks. Belo Sur Mer is known to be the tiniest city in Madagascar with a peaceful atmosphere, famous for fishing and has a protected natural environment. Spend your days diving or snorkeling on one of its nine coral-fringed offshore islands and satisfy your hunger with a taste of fresh seafood which is available every time.
9. Kruger National Park, South Africa: Kruger National Park is named after the former South African president Paul Kruger and is one of the most visited national parks in South Africa. Anyone can get permission to drive with their own vehicles inside the park while in most African destinations, it is mandatory to visit with travel guides to ensure safety. Kruger National Park is home to the famous Big 5 – the lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard, and rhinos.
10. Praslin Island, Seychelles: Seychelles is an exotic island with numerous factors to keep its visitors entertained. Out of its 115 islands, Praslin Island is the 2nd largest island and is acknowledged for its unchanged natural magnificence with white and soft sandy beaches such as Anse Lazio, Anse Geogette and Cote D’or. If you want a dreamlike beach holiday, then Seychelles is a place to visit at least once in your lifetime.