Africa is one of the most beautiful of our planet’s continents, with a rich diversity of landscape, people and culture where you can see sights you can’t anywhere else in the world. From the Eastern region, where you can enjoy a safari in Masai Mara or trek to the south and into Tanzania and Mount Kilimanjaro to West Africa and the breathtaking coastline of Senegal – there’s something for everyone in Africa.
There’s plenty to See and Do in Africa
Here we take a closer look at the kind of activities and attractions you can expect to see if you’re ever lucky enough to travel to the magical continent of Africa.
Safaris: This is probably the most synonymous activity with Africa for many of us. Imagine seeing wildlife such as elephants, lions and tigers in their own habitat! The Serengeti is where the action is although there are also some fantastic protected open spaces like the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya and the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Of course, the whole continent is the natural terrain for a wide variety of wild animals and there are other smaller African countries where you can enjoy a good safari accompanied by knowledgeable guides.
Tribal Experiences: One of the most magnetic attractions of Africa is its culture, which is known around the world to be rich in tribal history and its ceremonies and traditions. Traveling across the continent you can see the array of ancient crafts and skills that have been incorporated into a modern lifestyle, making for a fascinating trip wherever you visit in Africa.
Beaches: If you’re looking to slow down the pace of your action-packed African adventure, there are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world to take in. Aside from Senegal’s world-renown coastline there are also some fantastic beach resorts in Egypt where you can dive deep into the Red Sea which is rich in tropical marine life. White sand, crystal clear blue water and glorious sunshine is a combination you’ll find in many places in Africa, where there’s a hammock with your name on waiting for you!
Mountain Climbing: If you’re the adventurous type and fancy a challenge when in Africa, how about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? This is something of a bucket list achievement for many people although it is an activity that requires a certain degree of skill and preparation. If you want to tone down the adventure level but still get the thrill of a breathtaking view, you can climb to the summit of Mount Kenya, which is somewhat less challenging than the highest peak in Africa!
Camel Treks: Aside from safaris, many of us associate Africa with the fascinating Bedouin culture of Morocco and Egypt and their camels. When you’re in either country you can choose to go on a camel trek that will usually give you the chance to sleep overnight under a canopy of stars. Camel trekking is an experience that’s unique to Africa and an opportunity not to be missed for those fortunate enough to visit.
Food for Thought
There are a host of reasons why Africa is such a great destination, no matter what your age or circumstances. From the diversity of its wildlife and culture to the generosity and warmth of its people, Africa is every bit the stuff of dreams as a tourist destination. Finding the right hotel for your African adventure is an important part of making your travels a success and so it’s definitely worth checking out the Marriott Protea Stellenbosch, which offers the perfect combination of luxury and location. With so much to offer, you’ll want to ensure your schedule is packed with highlights, to create memories for you and your family that will last a lifetime.