What countries in Africa interest you?

posted 22nd May 2019 by Danica Wilson in Work in progress

The African continent is stunning and full of fast growing nations with incredibly diverse cultures, landscapes, history and wildlife.  So unless you’ve already done your research and know the countries you’d like to visit, we always recommend you ask this question – what are my interests?

Once we know your interests, it is far easier to choose African countries and regions that would offer the greatest experience and reward.  Whether you are keen to explore the cobbled alleys of Morocco, track mountain gorillas in the mist or see the greatest wildlife migration on earth, Africa has you covered.

Wherever you go you’ll feel the unrivalled energy of Africa and see the spirit of the people even before you experience its wilderness and wildlife!

The African continent is about community, compassion and creativity.  Regardless of where you go, you will be rewarded if you travel with an open mind and heart and do what you love.

Let’s look at some interest areas in Africa and the best countries (in our humble opinion) to visit. We know it can become really overwhelming in the early planning stages so don’t worry we can help. Don’t forget to visit our destinations page too.

History buffs

Journey through time: Ethiopia

For a journey through time, set the compass for Ethiopia. This country was never colonised and truly unique when you consider it was home to possibly the earliest ancestor of modern day humans.

You journey to the supposed location of the Ark of the Covenant, visit rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and be in awe at what Ethiopia can offer.

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4×4 lovers

Quintessential safari: Tanzania

If you love 4×4 you will have a ball on one of our Northern Tanzania safari circuits. You arrive, meet your guide and load into your private 4×4 vehicle and venture off exploring the famous roll call of destinations like Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.  Tanzania’s endless plains, epic concentrations of wildlife, big cats and great migration make it one of our most popular destinations.

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Maverick travel

Naturally exotic Africa: Madagascar

Do you like travelling to places before they get truly overrun by tourists? Are you adventure inclined and seek out unique and exotic wilderness and wildlife? If so, Madagascar may just be the ticket.  Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and a paradise for zoologists and botanists with an isolation that led to the development of species unique to this land. Almost 90% of its plants cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. It’s famous for leaping lemurs, colourful chameleons and six species of beautiful baobab trees. Don’t expect the five star accomodation or first world road infrastructure. Madagascar is raw, beautiful, wild and you get to see evolution at its best.

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City and safari

Best all rounder: South Africa

If you are really interested in exploring a big city famous for its beauty and experiencing a Big Five safari, look no further than South Africa.  It is home to Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  You could easily spend a week here exploring the fascinating museums and visiting historically important landmarks like Robben Island where Mandela was held prisoner for almost 20 years.  The city is most famous for Table Mountain and being the boot of Africa it’s surrounded by stunning stretches of coastline. Can you believe that’s only one city and you’ve still got to fit at least 3 – 4 nights in on safari. Take a look at South Africa.

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Architectural wonders

Stories etched in time: Egypt

Are you fascinated by the architectural feats of the pharaohs?  Of course Egypt is the land of pharaohs and mummies and home to centuries of fascinating history often scribed on the walls of its impressive buildings.  Egypt is also home to the only surviving wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids of Giza.

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