Africa tourism, the cradle of life, the amazing majestic content, first place that human calls home, where nothing is given, everything is earned, one of the cruel and hard places to ever live in, land of contradictions, the richest in gold and diamonds, the poorest in investments, the driest on the surface, the wettest in under surface, even with all that contradictions, and luck of water and food, people learned how to live in it, and respect’ it.
Africa is the second most populated continent, and the oldest inhabited, paleoanthropologists discovered many fossils and evidence of human occupation perhaps as early as 7 million years ago. This let them believe that Africa is the original place where man first existed, or the Australopithecus afarensis, the great ancestor of the great apes (if you’re a Darwin fun). After the evolution, of the Homo sapiens sapiens, approximately 150,000 to 100,000 years ago in Africa, the continent was mainly populated by groups of Hunter-gathers, that long existence of human being in this land, and being so attached to the land and what we give, although it’s a little, create a rich, and vast culture during time, as you can see in the diversity of languages, clothing, music, and gastronomy, but the main thing that stayed relatively the same is hunting, which still be one of the most attractive activities, the safari hunting trips. By the way here are the best points of attraction in Africa:
The great migration, Tanzania
Each year around the same time a wonderful phenomena happens, 1.7 millions wildebeest, 260 000 zebra, and around 470 000 gazelles, go on a pilgrimage determined by the availability of grazing. It start from January, but what really is considered as attraction points is:
1-) on February, the wildebeest spend their time on the short grass plains of the south-eastern part of the ecosystem, grazing and giving birth to approximately 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3-week period. Where people can enjoy a pure natural moments
2-) In July, the troops start the legendry crossing of the Grumeti and Mara rivers, which is the most safari attraction part of this entire migration, it’s in this point where the wildebeests have to cross a river full with crocodiles just lying there waiting to be served lunch.
Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia
Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa (the Namib-Naukluft National Park), Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. Characterised by the large red dunes that surround it. Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead-end marsh”, as it is the place where the dunes come together preventing the Tsauchab River to flow any further. Despite the harsh desert conditions in the area, one can find a wide variety of plants and animals that have adapted to survive.
All of the attractions surrounding Sossusvlei are easily accessible as all but the last 5 kilometers of the 65 kilometer drive to the vlei is tarred. Shuttles provide access to the last 5 kilometers, should you not have a 4×4 vehicle. Among the attractions like Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei, and plenty of accommodation sites, but we really recommend is the hot air ballon safari tours.
Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe
One of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, which is also defining the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. It is also considered to be the largest fall in the world.
Sahara dunes, Morocco
The dunes of Erg Chebbi reach a height of up to 150 meters in places and altogether span an area of 50 kilometers from north to south and up to 5–10 kilometers from east to west lining the Algerian border. The nearest sizable town is Erfoud, about 60 kilometers further north. One other city is Rissani, around 40 kilometers from Merzouga, and from the 8th to the 14th century there was a separate kingdom, known as Sijilmassa, which was prosperous owing to former caravan routes. Although rainfall is very brief and uncommon, in 2006 flooding adjacent to the dunes destroyed many buildings and killed three people. The sunrise is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the continent, and the visitors have the opportunity to live a traditional nomad way.
But if you’re not that much into nature here is the top cities in Africa:
The top travel destination in Africa, and voted the number one in the world by the trip advisor, Marrakech is a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. Exploring the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina can easily eat up a day. Find inner peace at the serene Jardin Majorelle or take in the beauty of one of the city’s historic mosques (taking note that you may only step inside if you are Muslim).
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Glistens at the southern tip of the African continent. Picture-perfect views at Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are within easy driving distance of “The Mother City.” The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve provides sweeping sea vistas, hiking trails and wildlife encounters. On a more somber note, travelers can visit Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.
The oldest university in the world isn’t Oxford or the Sorbonne—it’s the University of Al-Karaouine, and you’ll find it in Fes el Bali. This walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will transport you back to mediaeval times. Visit the ancient maze-like quarters of the Medina to Fes el-Bali and the four imposing Gates of Fes, with their distinctive Moroccan tile work. You can walk, or, if you’re brave, take a taxi—the daredevil drivers will have you hanging on for dear life.
Ukunda cozies up to the spectacular Diani Beach, beloved for its clear shallow waters and tangerine sunsets. Snorkel and dive among colorful sea creatures or admire them from above via a glass-bottomed boat excursion. Book a private or group safari to get awesomely up close and personal with African wildlife, or be awestruck by the enchanting Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest. Seeking a special meal? Dine at Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant for a mix of archaeology, gastronomy, and romance.
Portuguese, French and Berber architecture frame the maze-like streets of Essaouira, a charming and vibrant port and resort town on the Atlantic Ocean. Nearby, couples and families stroll the beaches of Cape Sim and Sidi Kaouki, which also attract surfers of all types. Relaxation is easy to find here, as is a bus to Marrakech, for those looking for a daytrip.
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
The caves of Plettenberg Bay are wrinkles in time, lined with ancient artifacts that date to the Middle Stone Age. Under the sun, Robberg, Central and Lookout beaches are pristine stretches of white sand, magnets for tourists, seagulls and dolphins, who bob playfully just off shore. Wildlife lovers will delight at the Birds of Eden aviary and Monkeyland. (How can you not have fun in a place called Monkeyland?
Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg is the place to go to mix big-city culture, shopping, dining and nightlife with outdoor adventures, up-close wildlife encounters and visits to historical sites. Explore caves and nature reserves, or visit a traditional village by day, then enjoy dinner at a hip cafe or five-star restaurant. And if you’re a shopper, bring an extra, empty suitcase. With malls, open-air markets and places that blend the two, you’ll find plenty of unique souvenirs.
Constantia, South Africa
Constantia is paradise for travellers who plan their trips around food and wine. Boasting some of the area’s finest restaurants and cherished vineyards, Constantia is nestled in a picturesque valley that’s celebrated as the epicenter of South African wine culture. This suburb of Cape Town is close enough to the city that you can easily access cosmopolitan amenities (boutique shopping, anyone?) but just far enough away to provide a countryside respite.
Africa tourism attracts visitors from its vast variety of tourism spots. Africa is having beaches, cultural Exposure, historical places, heritage spots, scenic courses and wildlife. Africa is a very big country having an area of 1,233,404 km² and is surrounded by Indian Ocean from the east and Atlantic Ocean from the west. Mostly there is one capital city for each country but Africa is having three capitals Cape Town if for Legislative, Pretoria is for administrative and Bloemfontein is for judicial purposes. South Africa is a Democratic country. Here the head person of the country is the President. Africa is very strong in financial sector and is having good economic growth. The currency of the country is RAND (R1=100 cents)
Tourism sector of the Africa is also very well established as there you can find out the adventurous spots, wildlife and natural scenic beauty of the mountains. Weather in the Africa is also good for traveling and is mostly summer in the nine regions.
- National bird – blue crane
- National animal – springbok
- National fish – galjoen
- National flower – giant or king protea
- National tree – Yellowwood
- Languages – Multilingual country (English, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga)
- Airports – Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, King Shaka International Airport.
Majority of the population is Christian (approximately 80%). President Nelson Mandela was the very well known personality of the South Africa.
Most of the revenue of the tourist comes from the countries like Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mauritius and Tunisia. These countries are having multiple of tourist attractions. Egypt is having Pyramids that attracts the tourists. Africa is also having a good wildlife so this is also one of the reasons behind increasing number of tourist
Point of attraction in Africa
- Virunga Mountains
- Wild Coast
- Kruger National Park
- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia
- Kloofendal Nature Reserve
- Pyramids of Giza
- Omo River Region
- Robben Island
- Cango Caves
- Durban beachfront
- The Winelands
- Garden Route
- Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
- Sun City Resort
- The Cape Whale Route
- Usaka Marine World in Durban
- St Lucia Crocodile Center
- Butterfly World near Paarl
- Otter Hiking Trail
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- Karoo National Botanical Garden
I know you all enthusiastic now, you want to pack your language and come to see it with your booth eyes, but before here are some final tips:
Although Africa is well known by the desert, but it can be very cold indeed. Watch your back, and what you eat, and You won’t need every shot in the book.
French is useful — African French even better.
So now you’re more than ready to pack your clothes, camera, and Binoculars, and visit the majestic continent and meet it people, and animals. Visit the cities and safaris.
And most importantly have a nice trip!
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