Why go for an African safari
A safari vacation to Africa can be an irresistibly exotic experience that is bound to remain etched in the memory of every visitor for many years to come. The continent offers a wide variety of attractions to suit every taste, and travelers are left spoilt for choices. Such varied richness and diversity is something really hard to come by.
Africa consists of numerous pristine beaches, vast stretches of desert, picturesque mountains, hundreds of national parks and reserves among other interesting attractions. These make for excellent destinations for those interested in taking Africa vacations and safaris. Beach vacations and safari tours are popular options for those desiring for a relaxed vacation.
Holiday activities you can undertake in Africa
Although a majority of visitors to Africa are interested in game viewing safaris, there are other interesting activities that can be undertaken while on a vacation in Africa. These include mountain climbing, ballooning, birding and canoeing among others.
Many safari lodges, also known as ‘bush hotels’ offer tourists a quintessential African experience; arranging guided nature walks, mountain climbs and more as part of their accommodation packages. A majority of visitors on those coming for their annual Africa vacation therefore love to stay in such establishments during their holiday.
Top Africa holiday destinations
Some the most popular Africa vacation destinations are Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Ethiopia, and Uganda. Ancient Egypt tours and vacations allow you to experience the beauty and splendor of the land of the Pharaohs. They include tours to the Great Pyramids, Sphinx as well as romantic cruise along the lovely River Nile, along with exploration of the cities of Cairo and Alexandria.
A South Africa Vacation takes you to interesting destinations such as the world-famous Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant Park, Pilanesberg and the Kalahari not mention Cape Town – recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Kenya vacations can, on the other hand, take you to the pristine sandy beaches of Mombasa or you can choose to tour some of the best national parks in Kenya such as the Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo.
It is possible to connect your Kenya vacation with a wildlife safari to Tanzania where you can visit the Serengeti national park or take a hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. From Tanzania, you can take a flight to the neighbouring Zanzibar, for a chance to enjoy some of the best beach holiday and vacations in Africa.
While on an African safari vacation, you should be updated about the weather conditions of the region. In general, national parks are best visited in dry seasons when the roads are easier to negotiate and the wildlife tends to congregate at waterholes. However, some parks, like Serengeti in Tanzania, are at their best during the rainy months, when migrating herds trail over grasslands that are completely waterless in the dry season.