Are you planning where to go for a safari in Africa? Or asking yourself which places to visit in Africa for a holiday? Know this, there are lots of unimaginable places one can visit in Africa or be at for an African holiday during a winter or summer break but some definitely stand-out.Some are famous while others are remote and less known but can make your African holiday dreamlike or a story to tell.
The diversity of Africa make it a place or destination like no other, with lots of mesmerizing sites like national parks, game and wildlife reserves, cultural landmarks, regions and nations/countries among other places to visit or encounter while on your African holiday.
Some of the most famous and frequented places travelers visit in Africa are located in the northern and southern parts of the continent, with countries like Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, Botswana and Namibia among others being at the pinnacle of tourist arrivals. The northern countries of Africa are mostly known for their desert safari encounters and experiences while the southern countries are known for their epic wildlife safari experiences.
Have you been for long asking yourself which places to visit in Africa? Here is what you have to know, it is not only those places/ countries that receive the highest tourist arrivals or great coverage in media that will make your African holiday a soothing or fascinating one.
The east African region is a great place to visit in Africa, harboring some of the greatest African holiday resorts like beaches, islands, wildlife parks and reserves, adventure sites and many others.
Here is a brief of some of the places to visit in Africa while on your East African safari.
National Parks and Wildlife reserves
East Africa is a region endowed by nature, with a wealth of wildlife reserves and national parks sheltering several habituated and non-habituated species. The region is a confluence of the West African rainforest and East African savannas, hosting a flourishing number of both forest and savanna wildlife like birds, mammals including the famous African Big Five (the Leopard, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant) and two species of the 4 world’s Great Apes (primates)i.e. Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees.
National parks like Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania are some of the best places to visit in Africa, known for their epic Wildlife migration while the 2 national parks of the Virunga massif and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park are famous for their Gorilla tracking safaris and adventure. Safari tours to Nyungwe forest and Kibale will let you in a lifetime encounter with some of the world’s most delightful primates; the Chimpanzees swinging in tree canopies.
Other parks like Amboseli, Tsavo, Aberdare, Hell’s Gate, and Lake Nakuru in Kenya, Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls, and Queen Elizabeth in Uganda, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Selous in Tanzania among others are a true reward of nature if you are looking out for a wildlife experience.
For African adventure holiday enthusiasts, if hiking is what you’re looking for, the region has the most rewarding places, that is; Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Kenya and the Rwenzori’s in Uganda. East Africa’s national parks give you a taste of various experiences such aswildlife viewing activities like nature walks and trekking safaris, big game viewing on safari drives, photography, balloon safaris, launch and boat cruises along major streams like the Nile River and bird watching safaris among others.
Coastal areas, the beaches and Islands.
If wildlife isn’t the reason behind your search for the places to visit in Africa, know this, the coastal area of East Africa encompasses a heavenlyarras of land and sea; from the mountains, grassy plains to white sandy beaches and coral reefs. The extension from the mainland to the sea offers a superb area for enjoying the breathtaking beaches while major and minor inland water bodies like lakes harbor lots of tropical islands on which travellers can spend their holidays in Africa.
Coastal Kenya stretches from Lamu- north via Malindi to Mombasa in the south with a wealth of tourist activities like skiing, kayaking, sea diving, windsurfing and many others, Tanzania on the other hand takes in the island resorts of Zanzibar and Pemba with a coastal stretch from Tanga-north via Dar-es-Salaam to Mtwara in the south.
East Africa shelters some ofthe most exquisite coastal and inland places to visit in Africa; beaches and resorts like Diani, Watamu, Mombasa, Chale in Kenya, Nungwi and Paje on Zanzibar, Misali island on Pemba, Tanzania among others as well as the tropical Ssese Islands; an archipelago of 84 islands in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria in Uganda hosting the famous Kalangala island, are places to visit for an African holiday.
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