There are so many magical countries just waiting to be explored in Africa, each home to an array of wildlife, beautiful beaches, and diverse cultures that are interesting, fascinating and educational, exposing travellers to a whole new part of the world that they might not have known much about.
In this article we are going to look at three of Africa’s incredible countries and what they have to offer travellers in terms of adventure, experiences and accommodation, hopefully helping you to choose where you want to go on your next yearly vacation. Take a look:
Ideal for the perfect summer adventure, Morocco is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and luxury beach resorts, making it the ideal place to go on a beach holiday at a luxury hotel and escape the hustle and bustle of your hometown (and stress from your job). Most of the beach resorts and beaches in Morocco offer a wide variety of water sports that will get travellers’ adrenaline pumping, as well as golden sand perfect for laying your towel down on and catching some warm rays. But that’s not all this incredible country has to offer travellers. This vibrant country has a number of cities that offer travellers different ways to gain insight into its culture, traditional cuisine, religion and history, including visiting historical monuments like the ruins of Volubilis, going to visit the Berber villages, experiencing the numerous souks (great for tasting traditional dishes) and taking a tour of the imperial cities.
If you’re looking for the best place to go on a safari holiday, Botswana is the place to visit. A beautiful landlocked country that is boarded by Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia, Botswana is home to the Big Five (which includes the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard and White/Black rhinoceros), the Okavango Delta (which is located within the Kalahari basin) and an array of flora, fauna and extensive bird life. What’s more, travellers have the opportunity to learn about the country’s inhabitants and culture by visiting Tsodilo to see the cave paintings. Accommodation options in this breath-taking country are vast and vary depending on which city or area travellers are staying in. Some of the options include luxury safari lodges – including Chobe Game Lodge at Chobe National Park, one of the best locations to visit for a safari holiday – to a range of bed and breakfast options and hotels in the cities – including the Grand Palm Hotel in Gaborone.
With the nickname “Land of a Thousand Hills”, it’s no surprise that Rwanda is an outdoor adventurer and animal lover’s paradise with its green, mountainous landscape and the Volcanoes National Park (that is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys as well as three extinct volcanoes and six active volcanoes). The Congo and Uganda border this breath-taking landlocked country, but there is plenty of fun to be had on the shores of Lake Kivu – one of Africa’s great lakes – including a range of water sports. What’s more, Rwanda is a sanctuary for both coffee and tea lovers, as it is the country’s biggest export, meaning that there are a number of tea plantations waiting to be explored. When it comes to accommodation, there are a number of incredible places travellers can rest their head – my favourite being the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge that you will find nestled at the bottom of Mount Sabinyo.
If you’re looking for your next great adventure, why not go to one of the above-mentioned African countries on your next yearly vacation? There is no doubt that you will return home with a new perspective of the continent and with some incredible stories to tell you friends and family about. You won’t regret it!