Many people are turning to Africa when making plans for their next vacation. Many of these are familiar to some extent with the opportunities offered by the continent to potential tourists. There is no doubt that Africa is the most preserved and intact, its climate in most of the countries is warm all year round and the savannahs are home of the largest herds of wild animals in the world. The other advantage is the prices in Africa which are lowlier compared with those in developed countries.
Below are the 5 most popular tourist destinations in Africa
Kenya is the most popular tourist destination in eastern Africa; it has great beaches with bright white sand and coral reefs which break down the large waves of the Indian Ocean far from the shore. This country is known worldwide for its many national parks and wildlife species. The most common park is Masai Mara national reserve. Its situated in South western Kenya and is home to variety of wildlife species like the crocodiles, elephants, hippos, lions, hyenas, leopards, antelopes, zebras, buffaloes, and lots of local fauna.
Egypt is well known among the European tourists. The reasons are many but it’s close to Europe and has got great resorts like Sharm el sheikh and Hurghada. You can enjoy the opportunities of swimming and diving, even during the coldest months of the year. Apart from the crystal waters of the red sea, Egypt is unique for its great culture. Get to visit the Egyptian pyramids which are the most wonderful structures of antiquity. The pyramids and tombs, painted in all sorts of Hieroglyhs that will help you to get to know the world of unearthly rich pharaohs.
South African Republic is the most diverse country in Africa. You will find many developed and modern cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, and Pretoria, which with their skyscrapers, museums and the shopping centres remind of Europe and America. The climate here varies from mild Mediterranean in the southern most parts of the country to hot tropical in the north. This is where the two oceans meet; that is the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean. South Africa is the best place for surfing on the continent and offers very excellent opportunities for safari tourism. The most impressive is Kruger national park.
Morocco is known as the most colourful African country; it’s the homeland of the Moors and is famous for its cities, which seem to have come up out of the fairy tales. The Marrakech is the most famous city in the country. You can see the fiery red martin land scapes of Morocco; it’s the desert oasis of flowers, palms, and the tropical shrubs. The warm climate and abundant sun shine that make it so suitable for tourism all year round and in winter months when you avoid the summer heat. Get to visit the mosques, squares and palaces that will give you so many impressions.
You can as well walk along the narrow streets and colour markets where you will see many of the colourful stalls that offer all sorts of souvenirs, exotic spices, perfumes, clothes, carpets and many more.
Madagascar which is the largest African island and is very exotic and attractive tourist destination. It has got very beautiful and scenic coastline with great beaches, but what makes the island world famous is the great wildlife species. Due to its geographical isolation of Madagascar from the rest of Africa, you will find a wide variety of primates that evolved separately from the mainland species.