Africa is a unique continent in many aspects – geography, topology, landscape, people, culture and traditions. But, the one thing that sets Africa apart from any other continent is the abundance of wildlife here. Not only are there large numbers of animals and birds that call Africa their home, but they are completely wild and live in their own natural habitats –places they have called home for hundreds of thousands of years. This untamed wilderness combined with the sheer variety of flora and fauna make Africa a dream destination for any nature enthusiast.
Walking for hours under the scorching sun drenched in your own sweat and having to stay away from the internet for long periods of time isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Ask anyone why was lucky enough to visit the jungles of Africa and you’d realize why they would be happy to do it all over again.
Kenya presents the Africa of your dreams. It gave birth to the concept of safaris and its picturesque savannahs and national parks are among the best places to fall in love with the jungle. Presenting the ultimate bush vibe, Kenya’s national parks not only ensure that you get to see the fabled Big 5, but also let you check out hundreds of species of birds and animals in their natural habitats. Watching predators in a zoo is one thing, but seeing them in their own backyard, where they act as judge, jury and executioner is another. Add the picturesque surroundings and beautiful East African culture into the mix, and nothing can stop you from taking a trip into the wild, dressed in khakis and armed with nothing but a camera (and your guide).
Stalk the stalker, watch it pounce upon its prey, see millions of animals crossing a river, track gorillas, live in the wild and discover unusual species while you’re at it. A wildlife safari is one of the biggest charms of any African adventure and Tanzania is perhaps the best country for a journey into the wild. Tanzania’s national parks are designed to suit all kinds of interests, preferences and comfort levels, and you can be rest assured that there is a safari which is perfect for you.
Breathtaking ruins, the seductive Mount Kilimanjaro, a fascinating culture and some of the best beaches in Africa, this is what travelers expect while heading for a trip to Tanzania. The country is famous for its captivating culture and excellent hospitality. In fact, the warm attitude of the locals is often one of the best experiences for most travelers visiting the country. And those enchanting beaches along the Indian Ocean coastline aren’t any pushover either. Dotted with ancient Swahili culture and historic villages, each beach has its own story to tell.
Everyone loves to have some excitement while on a holiday. But there are those who need much more than those basic thrills and frills that regular travel has on offer. This is where adventure travel comes into the picture.
Spotting a majestic African lion on those glistening dunes, watching elephants bathe in mud under the scorching sun, following wild dogs on their hunting expeditions sharing a beach with exotic turtles, looking at the Great Migration from a hot air balloon – these are just some of the wildlife adventures that the African continent holds in store for you.
Water enthusiasts are bound to fall in love with the African continent and the wealth of water adventures that it has to offer. Better yet, water sports aren’t just restricted to coastal activities such as snorkeling, diving and surfing.
The rigors of traveling in Africa means that you’re often looking for a beach escape to end your journey on the right note. And like everything else, Africa doesn’t disappoint its sun lovers and beach bums either.
When there are so many exotic places to choose from all over the world, you often ask yourself, why Africa! After all, what draws people to that part of the world, a place that was ridden with conflict and problems!