Africa

Africa is a country of contrasts, a unique melting pot of diverse cultures, natural beauty, friendly faces, and authentic experiences around every corner. There are countless reasons to visit - from spotting the Big Five on safari, road-tripping breathtaking landscapes, meeting Indigenous communities, discovering buzzing Cape Town and summiting Table Mountain, just to name a few - travelling South Africa is a wild adventure like no other!
Africa. There's nowhere like it on the planet for wildlife, wild lands and rich traditions that endure. Prepare to fall in love.

The continent teems with unique landscapes, ancient history, geographical wonders and active adventures to boot.

Check out the other reasons to visit Africa that will make this incredible continent jump to the number one spot on your adventure list.

1. Tropical beaches that rival some of the world’s best

Africa certainly has a lot of beaches making it impossible to choose the absolute best, though a top pick would be the beaches on the small island of Zanzibar, just off the coast from the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam.

This small island boasts clear azure waters, coral white sand and plenty of diving and snorkeling opportunities, and is the perfect place to relax after completing a safari or trek up Africa’s highest peaks, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.

Other pristine beaches include Camps Bay, Cape Town’s most popular beach on the edge of a trendy suburb lined with cafe’s and bars and the Skeleton Coast, possibly the world’s most hauntingly beautiful stretch of beach and graveyard for ships across in Namibia.

2. Vibrant cities

Africa is a melting pot of the ancient and cosmopolitan cities.

Explore Morocco’s Marrakesh, a densely packed, medieval city that dates back to the Berber empire. The maze of alleys and thriving markets evokes images of Disney’s Aladdin and you’ll be hard-pressed shaking the image of a magic carpet from your mind as you browse hundreds of intricately hand-woven rugs from the eclectic souks.

In contrast, South Africa’s Cape Town is a modern cosmopolitan city that boasts a spectacular coastline and rich cultural heritage and history. The city is undeniably beautiful both for its setting against one of the new seven wonders of nature, Table Mountain, as well as its regeneration of industrial districts, Dutch, Malay & British influenced architecture, & historic buildings.

 

3. Geological wonders

Visit the world’s highest sand dunes in the Namib desert, witness the world’s largest and most powerful waterfall, Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe, and explore the lush water world of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

Discover Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the world’s largest unbroken, un-flooded volcanic caldera; or even stopover at Fish River Canyon, the second largest river canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon).

With a wonderful variety of wildlife, culture and adventure, the African continent will deliver truly unforgettable experiences.

4. Camping, glamping, and everything in between

Camping in Africa is an invigorating experience; it offers a close connection to the land, nature and wildlife (we’re talking birds and beetles – not buffalo and lions). So, what better way for a truly immersive way to experience Africa?

The best thing about camping in Africa is that there are many grades of camping, so it’s not all bush tents and bare essentials – though there is that too! Whether you’re keen on pitching a tent to experience the outdoors first-hand, want that little bit of luxury, like bush showers attached to your campsite and fully serviced camping, or high-end camping in luxurious dome tents with full bedding and an ensuite, Africa offers it all.

While thousands more exist, each have equally fascinating communities and traditions that will forever captivate the modern world.

Overview

The continent teems with unique landscapes, ancient history, geographical wonders and active adventures to boot.

Check out the other reasons to visit Africa that will make this incredible continent jump to the number one spot on your adventure list.

1. Tropical beaches that rival some of the world’s best

Africa certainly has a lot of beaches making it impossible to choose the absolute best, though a top pick would be the beaches on the small island of Zanzibar, just off the coast from the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam.

This small island boasts clear azure waters, coral white sand and plenty of diving and snorkeling opportunities, and is the perfect place to relax after completing a safari or trek up Africa’s highest peaks, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.

Other pristine beaches include Camps Bay, Cape Town’s most popular beach on the edge of a trendy suburb lined with cafe’s and bars and the Skeleton Coast, possibly the world’s most hauntingly beautiful stretch of beach and graveyard for ships across in Namibia.

2. Vibrant cities

Africa is a melting pot of the ancient and cosmopolitan cities.

Explore Morocco’s Marrakesh, a densely packed, medieval city that dates back to the Berber empire. The maze of alleys and thriving markets evokes images of Disney’s Aladdin and you’ll be hard-pressed shaking the image of a magic carpet from your mind as you browse hundreds of intricately hand-woven rugs from the eclectic souks.

In contrast, South Africa’s Cape Town is a modern cosmopolitan city that boasts a spectacular coastline and rich cultural heritage and history. The city is undeniably beautiful both for its setting against one of the new seven wonders of nature, Table Mountain, as well as its regeneration of industrial districts, Dutch, Malay & British influenced architecture, & historic buildings.

 

3. Geological wonders

Visit the world’s highest sand dunes in the Namib desert, witness the world’s largest and most powerful waterfall, Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe, and explore the lush water world of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

Discover Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the world’s largest unbroken, un-flooded volcanic caldera; or even stopover at Fish River Canyon, the second largest river canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon).

With a wonderful variety of wildlife, culture and adventure, the African continent will deliver truly unforgettable experiences.

4. Camping, glamping, and everything in between

Camping in Africa is an invigorating experience; it offers a close connection to the land, nature and wildlife (we’re talking birds and beetles – not buffalo and lions). So, what better way for a truly immersive way to experience Africa?

The best thing about camping in Africa is that there are many grades of camping, so it’s not all bush tents and bare essentials – though there is that too! Whether you’re keen on pitching a tent to experience the outdoors first-hand, want that little bit of luxury, like bush showers attached to your campsite and fully serviced camping, or high-end camping in luxurious dome tents with full bedding and an ensuite, Africa offers it all.

While thousands more exist, each have equally fascinating communities and traditions that will forever captivate the modern world.

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