Africa Guide
Guide to Africa

Top 10 things to do in Africa

1. Join an overland adventure trip
Africa is a huge continent and so diverse in its scenery, wildlife, culture and history. An overland trip is not only a fun adventure but the most affordable way to travel through the different countries, experiencing the highlights a country or region has to offer

2. Visit Victoria Falls
Known as the adventure capital of Africa, Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site on the Zambezi river and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The sight of millions of litres of water gushing into a huge chasm creating the famous "smoke that thunders" is a sight that has inspired and enthralled visitors for 100 years and more

3. Climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain
Just imagine the sense of achievement you would feel reaching the summit of the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free standing mounting in the world. Best of all, it requires absolutely no mountaineering skills you only need to be reasonably fit and determined to reach the summit

4. Gorilla Trekking
A once in a lifetime experience, the mountain gorilla, of which there are only about 700 remaining, are one of our closest living relatives. A visit to these gentle giants in their natural environment is a unique and wonderful experience - one you'll never forget.

5. Visit Natural Madagascar
Madagascar has become one of the most sought after destinations in recent years, and yet, mass tourism has not reached the island and its charm has been preserved. Discover the beautiful Island, with its unique and diverse nature and culture - the only place in the world where you can see Lemurs in their natural habitat. A holiday here will be like no other... with stunning scenery, beautiful relaxing beaches and friendly people

6. Volunteer and make a difference
Volunteering is a great way to travel and make new friends, at the same time you will be contributing to societies that are less fortunate. It will be a life changing experience, helping you to gain new skills, self-confidence and will certainly improve your CV

7. Historical & Cultural experience in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is not a typical African safari destination, with its old and fascinating history, very colourful and diverse ethnic groups and the magnificent natural beauty of the Bale and Simeen mountains it will provide a most memorable holiday experience that you will not find in any other African country

8. Safari in the World known Kruger Park
A holiday in Southern Africa would not be complete without a visit to the Kruger National Park being the world's most prolific big African game reserve. It ofers un-rivalled wildlife viewing being home to a wealth of animals, with over 145 species of mammals, including the "Big 5" plus 500 species of bird and 33 types of amphibian. The flora is equally diverse with over 300 different types of trees.

9. See the Great Wildebeest Migration
The highlight of an East African safari is having the chance to experience the natural event of the annual great migration in either the Serengeti National Park or Masai Mara National Reserve. Depending on the time you plan to travel, both parks are equally spectacular to witness the largest movement of wildlife on earth, when over a million Wildebeest migrate and are joined by hundreds of thousands of zebra and Thomson's gazelles with the main predators always being close by

10. Relax on a Nile Cruise and take in historical sights of Egypt
If you want to avoid the crowds of years gone by and years to come, there will never be a better time to visit Egypt than right now. Contrary to what the media may have you believe, Egypt is a safe destination to travel to, travel advisories have been lifted to the main tourist destinations including Cairo, Luxor and Aswan. Consider a holiday experience you will never forget and leave with the knowledge that your holiday will be helping the country and people of Egypt to recover

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