5 Essential African Holiday Locations

 green01   October 7, 2012

Africa is a country of rich heritage and has a unique culture of born from the history of the continent. Nowadays, tourists visit Africa to experience this and want to understand the way of life. Of course there are amazing Safari locations across the continent with amazing adventures just wait for you.

There is so much to do in Africa over a wide range of different countries. Here are 5 countries you should visit and a few reasons why:


Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Source

Kenya is quintessential safari holiday location, being home to the Tsavo East and West National Parks. Kenya also has the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, where you will find one of the highest concentrations of natural wildlife in the world, and a huge number of different species living in this natural ecosystem. Kenya is also home to luxury beach holidays, with resorts such as Funzi Keys offering private beach side villas among a tranquil and picturesque setting. Kenya really has something for everyone, whether you are looking to see game, or relax under the sun.


Island of Zanzibar

Island of Zanzibar – Source

Zanzibar holidays are both luxurious and rewarding. The Island of Zanzibar is just off the coast of Tanzania and Zanzibar offers a number of activities including diving and snorkelling in some of the nicest settings in the world, and great opportunities for deep sea fishing. The Island is known for its spices including cloves and cardamom and a spice tour is a great activity for anyone interested in food and drink.


Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park – Source

Botswana has a diverse terrain created by the fact it is split between the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert, which are both completely different surroundings. There are a number of game reserves here including the Chobe National Park which overlaps into the wet Okavango Delta. This creates a unique mix of wildlife, from sea creatures to birds and all the Safari animals you would expect to see. Botswana is a nature enthusiasts dream.


Archipelago Islands – Mozambique

Archipelago Islands – Mozambique – Source

Mozambique is on the coast, looking over the Indian Ocean. Just off the coast you will find the Archipelago Islands where you can truly relax. Mozambique is an up and coming luxury sun destination for people who like the sea warm, sand white and sun all year round. Don’t forget about Gorongosa National Park, one of Southern Africa’s premier game reserves.


Zambia – Victoria Falls

Zambia – Victoria Falls – Source

Zambezi River

Zambezi River – Source

Zambia borders Tanzania and Mozambique, so it’s easy to see why Africa is becoming such a popular holiday destination. Zambia features the Victoria falls along the Zambezi River and there are plenty of birds and animals all around the reserves. The famous Hippo Lodge is perfect for those wanting to stay near wildlife and see the hippos and waterholes.

Guest blogger Steve is a travel writer for Africa Sky and his African highlight was his luxury Zanzibar holiday 2 years ago.

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