Where to go and what to do in Africa.
This past year, Covid-19 has thrown a monster-truck sized spanner in the works for dedicated travel adventurers.
And we all know it’ll take a while for our ‘new normal’ to stabilise around international borders.
But pandemic notwithstanding, one place we can’t wait to explore more is Africa ̶ the cradle of humanity is teeming with history, culture, cuisine and eye-popping scenery.
While this might be an imaginative flight of fancy right now, we’re hopeful things will change soon and setting foot on this amazing continent will be a reality.
So, with that in mind, here are five awesome African adventures awaiting your discovery.
From the labyrinthine alleyways of Cairo’s Khan El-Khalili Souq to the Pyramids at Giza, Dashur and Saqqara, and riverboat that cruises along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, Egypt stimulates every one of your senses and then some.
For a taste of what’s on offer, take a look at these top Egypt historical and heritage tours from Tripadvisor.
Mali is famous for music and its diverse ethnic population (drawn from Mande, Fula, Songhai, Tureg and many more groups) has developed a rich and mesmerising sound which has become famous worldwide thanks to artists like Salif Keita and Mory Kante.
Spend a few weeks here and suffuse yourself in the spice of Malian music – the good vibrations will last you a lifetime!
Wildlife in Zimbabwe
Going on safari in Africa allows you to see many of the animals you’ve only encountered before on your TV screen – from the ‘Big Five’ of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo to the elusive cheetah.
But ethical travel experts like Conservation Travel Africa can arrange for you to volunteer on projects which save rare species and help local communities live in harmony with their surroundings.
South African scenery
You’re hard-pressed to pick between Africa’s constellation of captivating beauty spots.
But South Africa certainly has its fair share. From the wild expanse of Kruger National Park to the gorgeous Garden Route and Durban’s sensational seaside to Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain and Boulders Beach with its spectacular penguin population, the Rainbow Nation is one of the world’s most breath-taking places.
A glistening emerald island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has mountains, beaches, turquoise waters and big blue skies ̶ this is about as close to paradise as you’ll find anywhere on Earth.
From touring the North Isles via catamaran to trekking the wonderful waterfalls and beaches of the east coast and discovering Trou aux cerfs in the south (a dormant volcano with a legendary lake suspended in its crater), this is a bucket list location you can’t miss. To tempt you further, take a look at the official Mauritius tourism site.
So keep checking your government travel advice, plan carefully and prepare for an African trip of a lifetime as soon as restrictions lift ̶ if these five awesome locations don’t inspire you, nothing will!
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