Traveling throughout Africa is a dream that many of us have possessed from childhood. However, Africa has a lot of colors and just like that traveling throughout can be a vivid experience.
Before you travel Africa you must have an idea about the places you are about to go and see. Almost all of the places will be new to you. So, our recommendation to you is that you read, you watch, you learn, and you know about your desired destination. Well, the best way to know about a place that you are visiting is through Youtube.
Here is a short introduction to the most exotic destinations around Africa.
Cairo: Your visit will be incomplete without a trip to Egypt. Whenever you will be in Egypt, you will eventually be in Cairo. Don’t forget to indulge in the culture and food here.
Cape Town: Due to the natural setting in the Cape Floristic area and for its harbour Cape ton is really popular. It has some exotic landmarks that are really beautiful.
Luxor: This is the former capital of the Pharaohs. The place will take to an ancient time leaving the entire earth behind. This place has Thebes and World’s greatest open-air Museum.
Casablanca: This is an important historic landmark. Casablanca is the industrial capital of Morocco with its ancient vibe and beauty. Most importantly it is a beautiful place.
Maasai Mara: This place is locally called Mara and it is a large game reserve in Kenya – Tanzania border. You will fall in love with the grassy plains and rolling hills. It also has a river flowing through it. The wildlife is also pretty vivid here.
Seychelles: This is a country in East Africa and is made of 115 islands. The country is known for its deep blue waters. The beaches here are white. When these two features meet, magic creates.
Nairobi: If you want to know how modern African city life feels like then you should take a stroll in the streets of Nairobi. Obviously, this one is the gateway to your safaris as well. Nairobi is the capital of Kenya.
Madagascar: This island is situated 300 miles east of the southern part of Africa. It has a very unique wildlife. Also, it contains some of the world’s best flora and fauna. Visiting the island would be a lifetime experience for you.
Hurghada: This beauty is a coastal town in Egypt. If you fully dedicate your travel to visit Egypt then we urge you to include this in your list. There are a lot of sea activities and beautiful resorts here waiting for your arrival.
Tangier: This one also belongs to Morocco. The city is mostly known as the gateway to Europe. It has its historic vibes and charms.
Lanzarote: This volcanic island is extremely beautiful. It has one of the most beautiful shores on the entire earth. Also, food culture is very unique here. They even grow a variety of unique potatoes as well.
Alexandria: We are again back to Egypt. Alexandria is a city bearing a lot of historic evidence. The is mostly famous for the antiquity it possesses such as the great lighthouse, Temple of Serapis, site of the Pharaohs, the Serapion. This was once the most prosperous city in the entire world once.
Fuerteventura: This island is an ideal destination for surfers, divers and sailors. The wind here is really amazing.
Victoria Falls: Located in Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls is one of the most iconic places that you must see in Africa. Falls are always interesting to look at.
Addis Ababa: This place is known to be the political capital of Africa. The city life here pretty beautiful. The nightlife is also really great.
Also, there are so many other places that you can go and explore.
Africa is all about safari. Among the Safari Sites in Africa there are:
Kruger National Park: The topography and wildlife is really unique here. Here, you will be able to have a lifetime experience of being in a safari. You must experience this world’s best wildlife sanctuary once in your lifetime.
Chobe National Park: This park is best known for the elephant hers.
Tarangire National Park: Its beautiful with Zebras, rivers, lake and of course elephants.
Amboseli National Park: With the view of Mount Kilimanjaro, this one is the most beautiful among all the national parks.
Serengeti National Park: This park is also in northern Tanzania. This one is really big and filled with a variety of wildlife. The park has an area of 5695 square miles.
Ngorongoro Conservation area: This is located on the northern part of Tanzania and if you love wildlife, you must be here once in your lifetime. This is an ideal destination for wildlife photographers. Also, you can introduce yourself with the tribe cultures during your Safari here.
Another important thing is your budget. Traveling around Africa can be really cheap. It basically costs around 70-100 $. Food and accommodation can be really cheap here. However, here the trip might cost more than you expect as chances are you have a great possibility of spending more than you expected. You have to have a clear idea about the cost of your entire travel. To avoid the unavoidable circumstances, you must have enough cash with you that will help you to get through the entire travel and allow you to have enough cash for emergencies. Do you know the currency of the palaces you are headed? There are a lot of currencies that are in play throughout Africa. Depending on the places that you are going to visit, you must do some research for this concern.
You will not face much issues with papers while traveling around Africa. However, if you are from the US, you might need some vaccinations or immunizations. Consult with your Primary Care Provider for this concern. Let them know that you are going to travel around Africa. Papers are also very important. You have to have the proper documents and permissions with you. Just remember that your passport is not only enough to get you through your destination. Sometimes you might be needing documents that you never had thought of.
As Africa is relatively cheaper, we recommend you to take as much time as possible while traveling here. Time is another important factor. You have to particularly know the length of your travel and more or less everything depends on this factor. Depending on the time you have in your hand, you will be deciding the spots that you will be able to see and that will decide the amount of money you will end up spending. However, traveling entire Africa can take a lot of time as it is huge and almost all the places are common. So, before you plan your trip you should know the places really well.
Transportation is a key factor while traveling. If you can drive then you must get an international driving license. A single word can be enough to describe the transportation in Africa, which is “Rough”. Otherwise, it is cheap and lending a care here is also very cheap as well.
The places you will be crashing in nights throughout your travel is not negligible. It will always be a tug of war between cost and comfort. Africa is well known for its hospitality.
One thing that we won’t be able to imagine our life without is food. Food here might be a slight different to your taste buds. It has a slight relevance with Indian cuisine.
We know you are traveling so that you can get lost in our own mind. However, do not forget that ‘communication’ is as important as enjoyment. You may have issues with communication. Know the right SIM cards to get and you will be able to avoid any unwanted situations. Now, most of Africa is under 3G and 4G coverage. Just be sure that the places you are headed are covered by the operator you will be in.
Language can be an issue here. Language is the medium through which we convey our messages to others. There are 11 main languages here which are mostly related to Arabic. However, you will find English speaking people on the main tourist spots.
Be respectful to the laws, customs, and cultures of the place that you in. Most of the African people are humble. However, there are some places like Somalia where you should be careful. Try avoiding the places for your own safety.
Most importantly, the last question that you should ask yourself is, “Why do you love to travel?” What do you want to see in Africa and the answer will help you to plan your trip.