Experience Africa and Beyond

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DESTINATION Experience Africa and Beyond

Published on September 30th, 2014 | by Joan Makai

Africa is a the second largest continent in the world next to Asia which is surrounded by huge bodies of water such as the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea. Weather is typically hot because the continent is made up of vast desert lands, farmlands and savannas. It is very rich in natural resources however it remains to be the poorest continent with poverty as its major economic problem. Despite this fact, it continues to enhance its tourism industry so that tourists from around the world would consider Africa as a tourist hub where they can experience awesome adventure travel expeditions.

There are several entry points to the country from various parts of the world, depending on your African destination. Major airports supporting international flights are Cairo International Airport in Egypt, Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town South Africa and Or Tambo in Johannesburg.

Africa is home to abundant safari life and thrilling adventures which come in very affordable rates. Should you plan a trip to this country, here are some things you must do:

  1. Visit St. Lucia

St. Lucia is where you can see the famous iSimangaliso Wetlands which is a World Heritage Site. A stretch of sparkling beaches and bountiful savannas are what you can find in this place. The best way to roam around is via car rental. By driving around the area, you can witness a panoramic view of the wetlands with strolling animals in safe spots.

  1. Experience the Braai Dinner

While in St. Lucia, the Braai dinners is something you shouldn’t miss. This is no other than a traditional South African barbecue which is uniquely grilled over extremely hot fire. Visitors would say that the Braai is much better than any barbecue prepared at home.

  1. Spend Some time in a National Reserve

In Africa, safari life is king. Spend some time at the Hluhluwe & Imfolozi National Park and stay up close and personal with black rhinos and a variety of wild animals. The Hluhluwe & Imfolozi National Park is known to be the oldest reserve in the South African region.

  1. Go River Cruising and Kayaking

Another way to view the area’s wild animals is through river cruise and kayaking. Take note that platoon boats are provided by tour operators so that safety is practiced during the whole trip. The river tour is where you can witness hippos and crocodiles in a not-so-distant perspective.

  1. Engage in Extreme Adventure

If you are up for extreme adventure travel, the canopy tour is something you should try. A lot of visitors who have tried the canopy tour described their experience as the best among any other electrifying adventure. Canopy tour is basically viewing the entire area from an elevated spot where you need to overcome the fear of heights. Apart from this zip lines are also offered ranging from beginners to professional riders. The canopy ride truly defines what sight-seeing in Africa is all about.

  1. Visit Cape Town

When it comes to modern living, Cape Town is the place to be. From scenic beaches and spectacular mountain ranges, Cape Town offers everything beautiful and pleasurable to any visitor. Some of the best adventures to enjoy in this city are sandboarding at the dunes and rappelling at the Table Mountain.

Sightseeing in Africa is endless as there are tons of places to see and activities to enjoy. Visit Africa and take part in promoting the country’s tourism sector.


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