Top 5 Places to Visit in Africa

While planning your holiday to Africa for the first time or as a repeat traveler, you need to look out for that one unique destination to get you out of the usual experiences. Africa is made of over 54 countries making it second largest continent in the world. Each country in Africa has something unique for you to enjoy. To ease your work when planning a trip to Africa, consider the following destinations a must to visit;

Uganda

Uganda is that one magical safari destination you need to consider a must to visit in Africa. It is one of the 3 countries on earth where mountain gorillas can be tracked in their natural habitat. A visit to Uganda for gorilla trek allows you to explore any one of its two stunning destinations to view mountain gorillas that is Bwindi National Park or Mgahinga National Park. Besides, safaris in Uganda take you through other astonishing experiences including chimpanzee tracking (Uganda is a home to over 5000 chimpanzees), white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, game viewing/tour any one of its ten pristine national parks and many nature reserves. The other magical wilderness areas to explore in Uganda include Queen Elizabeth National Park a home to unique tree climbing lions, Lake Mburo National Park, Semuliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, Kidepo National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park and others.

South Africa

There are a million reasons why you should count South Africa a must to visit. A visit to South Africa gets you a chance to relax in one of its beautiful beaches especially around Cape Town or hike through the Table Mountain, view a penguin colony, cage dive and others. For those of you who are interested in exploring history of South Africa, then don’t miss to explore about Nelson Mandela’s incredible life or take a trip to Robben Island. The notable parks to pay a visit in South Africa include Table Mountain National Park, Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Karoo National Park, Augrabies Falls National Park and many others.

Zambia and Zimbabwe

A visit to Zambia and Zimbabwe gets you magical view of scenic Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls on earth. While here, don’t miss to take part in white water rafting down the scenic Zambezi River or tour the beautiful national parks such as South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi. The activities to take part here include canoeing, fishing, game drives; nature walks to mention but a few. To get the best of your holiday in Zambia or Zimbabwe, June to September is preferably ideal.

Egypt

Head off to North Africa and explore what Egypt holds in terms of unique history, magnificent monuments and mighty Nile. While here, you have opportunity to explore the amazing pyramids, the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, embark on camel trek, visit Hurghada-the former small fishing village which is set close to the Red Sea and remarkably credited for its beautiful beaches; Siwa Oasis which still remains outstanding cultural site in Egypt to mention but a few.

Namibia

A visit to Namibia allows you explore its sand dunes-the highest on earth. The best places to visit in Namibia include Epupa falls just at the border between Namibia and Angola, Skeleton Coast National Park, Walvis Bay, Fish River Canyon Park, Namib Naukluft National Park (the largest national park in Namibia and features a unique landscape), Etosha National Park-which is Namibia’s second largest game reserve just after Naukluft National Park. Etosha National Park is a home to several flamingos, zebras, wildebeests to mention but a few.

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