With its idyllic beaches, extensive Winelands and wildlife packed open plains, a visit to Africa has something to grasp the interest of everyone. A truly unique continent that offers everything from Jeep safaris in the Serengeti to deep-sea diving in the Red Sea, to immersing yourself in the history of the ancient Egyptians, planning a trip to Africa can leave you with once in a lifetime memories that last forever.
The second-largest continent on Earth, covering a fifth of the Earths surface, Africa offers everything you could possibly desire from a holiday whether you are looking to travel alone, as a couple, or with the family.
If you are a wildlife lover, imagine floating across the rolling plains of the Serengeti or Maasai Mara in Kenya during the morning sunrise in a hot-air balloon. View majestic lions, elegant giraffes, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, hippos and tigers in their natural surroundings as you view the extensive landscape from above.
If heights aren’t your thing, a Jeep safari can get you up close and personal to the animals from the ground. With your own tour guide on safari, you can visit all of the best places to see the wildlife and learn about their behaviour and local conservation methods to ensure the survival of the species. Nowhere else in the world can you see so many species of wild animals existing together in extensive National Parks.
If animals that live on dry land don’t pique your interest, the soft white sandy beaches and kaleidoscopic, crystal clear waters of the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt or Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya are the ideal places for scuba diving and snorkeling to see some of the most majestic fish on Earth. With coral atolls and mesmerising marine fish that swim up to greet you, Africa has some of the best scuba diving sites in the world.
If you are a history lover, why not immerse yourself in the breathtaking Valleys of the Kings. Retrace the footsteps of ancient gods and Pharaohs in the shadows of the Sphinx and Great Pyramid and view the death mask of Tutankhamun in Egypt. A visit to the Temple of Kemak should be on the top of the bucket list of all history lovers, being the worlds largest ancient religious site, whilst the medieval streets and buildings in Morocco showcase architecture that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.
If you just want to kick back and relax on holiday, Africa offers some of the worlds greatest beaches. Imagine sipping your favourite cocktail under the glorious sunshine on one of the many long sandy beaches such as Sahl Hasheesh Beach on the Red Sea or one of the paradise islands such as Mauritius or the Seychelles. For a really chilled-out break from modern-day life, why not immerse yourself in the relaxed culture of one of Morocco’s many seaside towns?