Joe McClain - Oct 3, 2022
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From the Nile to the bush to impenetrable forests, from historic cities to idyllic beaches, Africa offers a wide range of possibilities. How to choose? Where to go in Africa? To make your choice, here is a selection of the most exciting destinations in Africa.

Egypt: Taking a Leap in Time

Egypt is a mythical African destination. Its pyramids, temples and legends float in everyone's imagination. Beyond its pharaonic funerary monuments, Egypt is the emblematic country of the crystal-clear Red Sea and the fertile banks of the Nile. Many travelers choose to sail on its peaceful waters, surrounded by reeds and tombs. The vestiges you will discover in Egypt tell the story of the patchwork of civilizations that have crossed the country, from Cairo to Alexandria, and from Luxor to Aswan.

Do you think it is difficult to go to Africa without danger, especially to Egypt? Despite a formerly complicated geopolitical context, Egypt is now a safe country. The places of interest and the unmissable tourist sites are located in stable areas. The Egyptians are very welcoming. They will warmly invite you to smoke narghile in a café, enjoy the passing of time, their delicious Middle Eastern food and the Mediterranean diet. A welcome break after the frenetic exploration of the souks and bazaars, which look like a labyrinth of the Arabian Nights!

South Africa: Feeling at the End of the World

Wide open spaces, wild animals galloping and hunting in the dry grasses, a fiery ocean that welcomes whales and white sharks, mixed race people, colorful villages, electric towns, endless vineyards... The assets and places of interest to go in South Africa are numerous. You will be able to admire the wildlife, the indomitable birds, the moving pachyderms and the intimidating felines throughout your stay. You can also walk-through mountains, bush, beaches, canyons and rainforests to vineyards.

The charm of a trip to South Africa also lies in its culture and its past. Home of Nelson Mandala, the abolition of discrimination, and a 'rainbow nation', it is one of the most cosmopolitan and touching countries in the world. In short, this land at the tip of Africa offers a spectacular mix of landscapes and cultural highlights.

Kenya: Being Amazed during a Safari

Kenya is one of the most popular destinations in Africa among safari lovers. This exciting experience is offered by many agencies in all South African countries. However, Kenya offers a remarkable safari experience thanks to the abundance of animals.

Through the national parks, including the huge Maasai Mara and Amboseli facing Kilimanjaro, you will meet all the representative species of the continent: lions, hyenas, rhinoceroses, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hippos, gazelles, buffalos, wildebeests and even flamingos on the side of Lake Nakuru. All these species, sometimes endangered, live in the wild and are now strongly protected by the communities. During your safari in Kenya, you will meet many tribes, including the legendary Maasai warriors. After a well-deserved rest, whether you have experienced a safari in a luxury eco-lodge or in a tented camp, you will be able to enjoy the gentle Kenyan coastline.

Tanzania: Hiking on the Highest Peak in Africa

Where to go in Africa when you are a great sportsman? To Tanzania of course and more precisely to the assault of Kilimanjaro! This steep mountain with a flat and snowy summit is a reason to visit the country. And if climbing the roof of Africa is not your goal, you will find many other attractions in Tanzania. The natural habitat of all the animals of the savannah, arid territory interspersed with plains, tropical forests, lakes and volcanoes, the country is full of wonders.

Moreover, Tanzania is one of the best destinations in Africa to go to in July-August: a godsend if you want to go with your family and enjoy a safari and an extension on the paradise island of Zanzibar with your children!

Namibia: Walking in the Middle of Lunar Landscapes

Namibia is a country like no other where to go in Africa. This southern country is characterized by lunar landscapes, to make the most beautiful deserts in the world pale, as well as a large salt marsh...

The glowing Namibian lands are inhabited by elephants, mountain zebras, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, hyenas and endangered black rhinos. Behind the high sand dunes, you will also discover canyons, blue lakes, mountains and rivers populated by Nile crocodiles. Namibia's lunar landscapes can be explored on a trek or safari, on a road trip, on a tour or on a cruise to see birds, dolphins, flamingos and sea lions.

Although Namibia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, you will nevertheless meet many people rooted in their ancestral customs and traditions. From village to village, you will dive into their daily life and try, if you feel like it, their dances and songs.

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