Africa is an exotic mix of underdevelopment, untouched cultures and traditions, brimming with wildlife amongst lush natural resources that match Rio de janeiro of Brazil. Even though many African countries are on par with the sophisticated technologies of the Europe and America, ‘Africa travel’ still draws many, many tourists and adventure seekers because of its wild and isolated areas.
What this stereotype of mysteriousness may overlook is the fact that this continent is one of diversities of cultures. Each nation is unique and you may even find surprising differences within a single country.
Countries and Places To Visit in Africa
Uganda is a landscape of thick rain forest, towering mountains and lakes and also home to the mountain gorillas. One of the most unforgettable wildlife tours imaginable is a trek through the low-lying mountain forests of Uganda. Here the last remaining silverback gorillas hide in their natural habitat in the lush forests. You are more than likely to catch a glimpse of the leader and his harem or perhaps even a newborn gorilla.
From cascading waterfalls to low-lying mountain forest the different landscapes in Africa hold a special appeal for many adventurers. Traveling through Zanzibar and Malawi to the famous Victoria Falls allows one to truly experience the variety this continent has. From the exotic spice island of Zanzibar with its awesome beaches and blue waters to landlocked Malawi with its “inland sea” touring Africa is a cleansing and refreshing experience. At the magnificent Victoria Falls you will see the world’s largest cascade of water.
You will be able to view some of the world’s most intriguing wildlife in Botswana, The Chobe National Park is home to one of the largest concentration of game in the continent of Africa. The wild life of the park is richer than the Itatiaia National Park of Rio, Brazil. They are all there: cheetahs, elephants, leopards and lions, hyenas, hippos, wildebeest and many more. The combination of birdlife, wildlife and reptiles along the banks of the Chobe River is a photographer’s dream.
Touring Africa is not only about wildlife. At the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya you can witness the rituals and customs of the Masai Tribesmen first-hand. Combine this cultural experience with a trek through the park to view flocks of pink flamingos and herds of wildebeest. You can then round it off with a visit to Nairobi to see the modern side of this African countries. Africa is a whole new world waiting to be discovered.