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Africa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Those who travel to Africa describe it as a life-changing experience; unmatched with anything else on earth, with breathtaking natural beauty, animals in their natural habitat and a culture that is unique and welcoming.

It is the second-largest continent in the entire world after Asia and has traces of civilization that is older than anywhere else on earth. Africa has a number of developed metropolitan cities such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Cairo, Casablanca, Lagos and Addis Ababa. However, it is also home to some of the most pristine stretches of rainforests and deserts that are yet untouched by modernization.

One of the most remarkable features of Africa is its incredible natural beauty that you can experience when you visit its cities, beaches, mountains, deserts and rainforests. Some of these places have existed since before mankind evolved, making them the oldest surviving places on earth. In Africa, you can find natural wonders such as the Victoria Falls, Mount Nyiragongo, Avenue of the Baobabs, Namib Desert and much more, where you can lose yourself in the unbelievable that nature presents before you.

While Africa is a massive place that you can explore endlessly, there are some attractions that should definitely be a part of your bucket list if you are travelling there. This includes Maclear’s Beacon, Kruger National Park in South Africa, Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, Masai Mara National Reserve, Zambezi River, Okavango Delta and of course, the Victoria Falls.

These are all unique places where you can absorb the true essence of Africa by witnessing the natural beauty, interacting with animals, winding through endless desserts and trekking through some of the oldest mountains in existence.

There is no dearth of fun activities you can do here as well. Apart from the jungle safaris and treks and hikes, which are a must, you can also enjoy adventure sports such as cliff-diving, snorkelling, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, scuba diving, kitesurfing, paragliding, bungee jumping and much more.

You can make the most of your vacation to Africa if you know when to travel. The months of May to October are the best time to travel, as the weather remains pleasant and temperatures vary between 28 to 40 degrees Celsius. However, if you prefer to travel during the winter, you can also book your tickets for November to February.
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Which are the best places to visit in Africa?

1. Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaYou cannot visit Africa without checking out one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world, that is the Serengeti National Park. Spread over an area of 14,750 km square, the park is home to a number of endangered species such as the black rhino, crocodiles, zebra, lions, etc.

In fact, it is said to be home to the largest lion population in the world, with 3,000 lions residing in the park itself. The grassy plains of the Serengeti National Park are also ideal for walking tours, safaris, picnics and other recreational activities that you can enjoy with your loved ones.

Location: Tanzania.
Timings: Monday to Sunday (6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.).
Entry Fee: TZS 1,39,416 (INR 4,491) for adults and TZS 69,708 (INR 2,245) for children.

2. Victoria Fall
Considered one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is a place that you must visit when you are in Africa. The sheer scale and size of the waterfall will leave you completely speechless with its natural beauty.

The waterfall is over 1,708 metres wide and provides a habitat to some of the world’s most exotic flora and fauna. After you have witnessed the breathtaking beauty of the falls with its gushing water and rainbows, you can explore the surrounding nature for a wholesome experience.

Location: Mosi-o-tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia.
Timings: Monday to Sunday (6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.).
Entry fee: ZAR 363 (INR 1,496) per person.

3. Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara National Park is connected to the Serengeti National Park, so when you are visiting one, make sure you don’t miss out on exploring the other. Masai Mara is home to some of the most beautiful animals and also the site for the famous wildebeest migration that Africa is often known for.

You can see massive herds of animals run through the prairie jungle from a vantage point. You can also spot the Big 5 animals at this beautiful National Park. One of the most interesting ways to explore the park is by taking a hot-air balloon safari.

Location: Ngiro-are Road, Kenya.
Timings: Open 24 hours.
Entry fee: KES 7,582 (INR 5,240) for adults and KES 4,332 (INR 2,994) for children.

4. Okavango Delta: 
One of the most beautiful places in Africa is the Okavango region, which is an inland delta that has formed in Botswana along the Okavango River. As you manoeuvre your way through the delta, you can encounter vast stretches of grassy plains, sail over the most peaceful stretches of water and interact with wild animals at close proximity at the Moremi Game Reserve. The wildlife in this area including animals such as the mighty lion, giraffe, rhinos and leopards.

Location: Botswana.

5. The Pyramids of Giza
Egypt is one of the most colourful countries in Africa with an ancient history whose remnants are available even today for us to witness with our own eyes.

One such remains are the Great Pyramids of Giza that were built by the Egyptians almost 4,000 years ago, in 2580 BC. The Pyramids of Giza are also one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is an incredible structure whose architecture and engineering finesse will leave you stunned.

Location: Giza City, Greater Cairo, Egypt.
Timings: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (from October to March) and 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. (from April to September).
Entry fee: EGP 200 (INR 940) and EGP 400 (INR 1,880 (for entry into the pyramids.

6. Cape Town
Cape Town is undoubtedly a beautiful place that is characterized by the natural scenery, the many beaches, the developed cityscape and the surrounding natural escapes that make for the perfect vacation.

It is home to a few very famous tourist attractions such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, the Cape of Good Hope and many other wonderful places that you will not get tired of exploring. It is also a culturally rich city where you can learn about the nationalistic history of South Africa and visit the many beautiful museums that have been constructed in Cape Town.

Location: South Africa.

7. Mauritius
Mauritius is an ethereal coastal country located in East Africa where you can while away your days exploring the hundreds of beaches. Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is home to some of the most beautiful tropical beaches in Africa, where you can indulge in activities such as surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, and other watersports. You can even spend your days walking along the white sandy beaches, having picnics on the shores or getting pampered in one of the many beachside resorts that have been made exclusively for tourists. It has a plethora of hiking trails and trekking destinations that you can explore as well.

Location: East Africa.

8. Zanzibar
Zanzibar is a city in the country of Tanzania where you will be greeted with pristine white houses, beautiful coastal shores and rocky beaches where you can lounge with the thriving local seagull population. It is the picture-perfect city for tourists to explore, with museums, monuments, parks and beaches to keep you entertained.

Zanzibar also has a long history of slavery and spice trade, and you can learn all about it when you are touring this quaint city. The place has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can also walk amongst the beautiful traditional houses, mosques, palaces, museums and coastal reefs.

Location: Tanzania.

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What are some of the best things to do in Africa?

1. Hike up Mount Kilimanjaro: Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in all of Africa at a height of 5,895 metres. It is also the tallest lone-standing mountain in the world. Climbing the mountain for a hike or a trek is possibly one of the most exciting things you can do when you are in Africa.

It takes a minimum of 5 days to complete this challenging trek. However, even if you are not very used to climbing, you can accomplish this activity without any difficulty. The view from the top of the mountain is worth all the effort when you can see the wilderness of Africa stretching out endlessly below you.

Location: Kilimanjaro region, northeast Tanzania, Africa.
Price: TZS 92,94,425 (INR 2,99,420) for a 5-6 days trek.

2. Go on a jungle safari in Kruger National Park: The Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the best places to go on a jungle safari. A jungle safari is a mandatory activity that you must indulge in when you are in Africa, no matter which part of the continent you are visiting.

It is the best possible way to explore the natural flora and fauna of the continent, which is unparalleled in the world. At the Kruger National Park, a basic safari will include a jeep ride through the park where you can spot lions, leopards, cheetahs, deer, bison, elephants, antelopes and much more. You can also catch a glimpse of several elusive birds such as exotic eagles and vultures.

Location: South Africa.
Timings: Monday to Sunday (6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.).
Price: $400 - $7900 (INR 29,942 - INR 5,91,352).

3. Explore the stunning islands of Seychelles: Seychelles is fast emerging as the go-to honeymoon destination for couples all over the world because of its stunning natural landscape and pristine white architecture. Due to its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, it has also adopted a distinctly Mediterranean culture that you can observe and enjoy when you are on these islands.

Apart from the many adventure activities that you can do in this paradise, you can also relax in some of the best resorts in all of Africa, that have been furnished with the highest forms of luxury available. Your trip to Seychelles is definitely a mandatory item to check off your bucket list when you are in Africa.

Location: East Africa.
Price: INR 80,000 – INR 2,00,000.

4. Go shopping in MarrakechMarrakech is slowly emerging as the shopping capital of the world, with its colourful souks and lively markets that are overflowing with a variety of things. Not only is Marrakech an incredibly beautiful city with stunning architecture, but also a place where you can purchase the most beautiful local hand-made items that are unique to Morocco such as rugs, lanterns, spices, textiles, sweets, jewellery, snacks and much more.

Some of the best markets in Marrakech are Souk Cherifia, Djemaa el-Fna, Mellah, Souk el Attarine, Souk Smata, etc. The riot of colours that is the signature of these souks or markets is a phenomenon that you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world.

Location: Marrakech, Morocco, Africa.
Timings: Monday to Sunday (10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.).
Price: MAD 50 (INR 400) onwards.

5. Discover the wilderness of Madagascar: Madagascar is a small island country that broke off from mainland Africa over 195 million years ago. Separated from human civilization, the island developed its own stunning ecosystem over millions of years, and travelling to this tiny island is an eco-traveller’s dream come true.

The island is home to a number of endangered species such as the famous lemur. Here, you can walk through endless stretches of colourful rainforests, lounge on white sandy beaches and take a breath away from the humdrum of modern civilization. It is truly a paradise on earth, with its greenery and natural beauty and is a place that is definitely worth exploring when you are in Africa.

Location: East Africa.

6. Walkthrough pyramids in Luxor: While pyramids and relics of the old Egyptian civilization are often associated with the city of Cairo, Luxor is one of the hotspots for history-enthusiasts, since this is the place where you will find a number of ruins from ancient Egypt. Tombs of some of the most famous Egyptian pharaohs including King Tutankhamen and Hatshepsut can be found here.

It is also home to buildings, pillars and monuments that can be traced back to the 14th century BC, making them some of the oldest surviving structures in the world. It is also a place of natural beauty where you can explore the Thebes River, the Temple of Luxor and the hundreds of royal tombs that can be found in the Valley of the Kings and other tourist hotspots.

Location: Egypt, Africa.
Timings: Tours are conducted from Monday to Sunday (6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).
Price: Tours start from EGP 795 (INR 3,740).

7. Experience a hot-air balloon safari: Africa is known for its sprawling landscape and vast stretches of rainforests, plains and deserts. While road trips and jeep safaris are quite popular, one of the best ways to tour this beautiful place is from the air on a hot-air balloon which will undoubtedly prove to be a magical experience.

A bird’s eye view of the landscape of Africa is a memorable experience that you can enjoy with your loved ones in various beautiful parts of Africa. You can catch the winding rivers, the endless deserts and thickets of the rainforest from above and take stunning photographs for lifelong memories. Some of the best places where you can go for a hot air balloon ride are mentioned below.

Location: Okavango Delta (Botswana), Serengeti (Tanzania), Sossusvlei (Namibia), Kafue National Park (Zambia), Masai Mara (Kenya), Tarangire National Park (Tanzania).
Timings: Varies according to place.
Price: INR 9,000 per person approx.

8. Camp outdoors in the wilderness: To experience the true essence of Africa, you have to spend at least a few days of your vacation camping outdoors in the jungles and deserts of this great continent. There are several luxury camps that are set outdoors, where you can watch the natural wonders of Africa unfold right outside your tent.

These camping tours also come with their own personalized safari tours where you can watch animals lounge in their natural habitat. At night, you can indulge in star-gazing, bonfires, luxurious dinners, all the while watching animals such as rhinos and giraffes roaming right outside your living spaces.

Location: Kruger National Park (South Africa), Masai Mara (Kenya), Pemba (Mozambique), Caprivi Strip (Namibia), Makgadikgadi Pans (Botswana), etc.
Price: INR 20,000 – INR 1,12,292 per person.

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What are some of the best adventure activities to do in Africa?

1. Jungle safari: While a jungle safari required very little physical activity on your part, it is an adventure that will leave your adrenaline pumping. Watching grand animals like elephants, lions, cheetahs and bison from a few feet’s distances in places like Masai Mara and Kruger National Park is one of the most thrilling adventure activities you can enjoy in Africa.

2. Mountain climbing: Africa is home to several beautiful mountains such as Mount Kilimanjaro and Table Mountain, which are ideal for hikes and climbs, making for an adventurous few days for you and your loved ones.

3. Whitewater rafting: Competing with the exciting currents as you wind your way through some of the oldest rivers in the world is definitely one of the best adventure activities you can enjoy in Africa.

4. Swim with sharks in South Africa: When it comes to adventure activities, nothing compares to swimming with massive great white sharks while you are submerged underwater in a steel cage.

5. Bungee jumping: Bungee jumping into the rainforests and plains of Africa from a stunning vantage point should be a part of your bucket list when you are visiting Africa.

6. Scuba Diving and snorkelling: Places like Seychelles, Mauritius, Cape Town and other islands and coastal countries have some of the world’s most well-preserved coral reefs and beautiful beaches where you can spend your time exploring the underwater marine life.

7. Skydiving: One of the best places in the world to go skydiving is in Cape Town, where you can watch the edge of the continent as you dive out of a plane from several thousand feet in the sky.

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How is the nightlife in Africa?

1. Enjoy a performance in Marrakech: Marrakech is the cultural hub in Morocco with belly dancers and the other cultural performers lighting up the streets at night. You can catch one of these performances as you meander through the night markets which are alight with lamps, food stalls and other exciting attractions.

2. Go clubbing in Cape Town: 
Cape Town is one of the most modern cities in Africa, and there are several exciting night clubs such as Coco NightClub and Shimmy Beach Club that you can check out after sundown. The V&A Waterfront is also a lovely place to visit.

3. Attend a party in Accra: 
Accra is a top party destination in Ghana and in fact in all of Africa. It has a number of underground clubs, pubs and discotheques that remain open till the late hours of the night where you can dance the night away.

4. Catch a performance in Nairobi: 
Nairobi is another metropolitan hotspot for tourists, celebrities and VIPs who throng to the many nightclubs and party destinations here. It is also a city that attracts musical performances and international DJs from all over the world that you can attend.

5. Watch a live music concert in Kruger National Park: 
Some of the most famous artists and orchestras play regularly at the Kruger National Park in South Africa after sundown. Together with the breathtaking natural setting, this is one of the best things to do at night when you are in Africa.

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How to reach Africa?

The easiest and most convenient way to reach Africa is via flights. Africa has a number of popular international airports such as Cairo International Airport, O. R. Tambo International Airport (South Africa) and Cape Town International Airport.

All these places have flights flying in and out from cities all over the world. You can catch a direct flight from India via airlines like Jet Airways, Air India, Vistara, Emirates, Qatar Airways and others to South Africa.

What is the best time of the year to visit Africa?

The best time to visit Africa is between May to October if you want to catch the wild animals out and about in their natural habitats. This is also known as the Dry Season and temperatures can get pretty warm. You can also visit during the colder months of December to February.

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Do we need a visa to visit Africa?

Yes, you will need a tourist visa for most of the countries when you are travelling to Africa. Those travelling from the United States and some parts of Europe don’t require a visa for countries like South Africa and Egypt, but for most others, a visa is mandatory.

What is Africa known for?

Africa is known for its massive National Parks that are home to majestic animals, endangered species and other exotic creatures that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

It also has massive stretches of rainforests, beaches and mountain ranges that are worth exploring. Africa is also known for its unique culture that has existed and evolved since the evolution of man.

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What is the most famous food in Africa?

Some of the most famous foods in Africa are Bunny Chow, Piri Piri chicken, shisa nyama, Namibian venison jollof rice and others.

What to buy in Africa?

Some of the best things you can buy from Africa include Zulu ceremonial cutlery, local leather backpacks, jewellery and accessories, local hand-woven textiles, spices, carpets and rugs, old-world wine, Kalahari salt, Rooibos tea, etc.

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Is it safe to visit Africa?

Yes, most places in Africa are completely safe to visit, as they have been developed to accommodate tourists. Even during jungle safaris, there are designated areas that you can venture into where you will be accompanied by local professionals, making the whole experience very safe.

How to reach Africa from India?

The easiest way to reach Africa from India is to take a flight from Delhi to Cairo, Cape Town or Seychelles through airlines such as Air Seychelles, Air India, South African Airlines, etc.

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Which are the famous beaches to visit in Africa?

1. Mnemba Island, Tanzania: For a private and exclusive vacation amongst the white sandy beaches of Africa, you can head to Mnemba Island located on the edge of Tanzania, where you can enjoy whale watching, swimming with the dolphins and much more.

2. Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique: 
Head over to this group of 32 stunning islands that are brimming with untouched corals, thriving marine wildlife and a plethora of forests and flowering plants, which has created some of the most beautiful beaches on the continent.

3. Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles
While all the beaches in Seychelles look too good to be true, the beaches of Anse Source D’Argent are exceptionally ethereal, with water so clear that you can see the sea bed.

4. Curralinho Beach, Cape Verde: 
This stunning beach is the perfect place to go for a swim, enjoy the local seafood cuisine and enjoy local cultural performances for a wholesome and memorable experience.

5. Skeleton Coast, Namibia
This is one of the only places in the world where the desert leads right to the sea. It is the perfect place to relax on the sandy beaches, soak up the sun and enjoy a light swim in the crisp waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Which are the best islands to visit in Africa?

1. Mauritius: Located off the coast of Africa is Mauritius, which is considered one of the most beautiful; countries on earth, with its stunning untouched beaches and colourful corals.

2. Seychelles: 
The islands in Seychelles are some of the most luxurious places in the world, with white sand beaches and azure waters that look other-worldly.

3. Madagascar: 
Madagascar is a true tropical paradise with flora and fauna that is impossible to find anywhere else in the world.

4. Cape Verde: 
The sandy beaches of Cape Verde, together with the gentle waters of the oceans makes it the perfect place for the most romantic honeymoon.

5. Comoros: 
The islands of Comoros are perfect for deep-sea diving, whale watching, snorkelling, swimming with schools of colourful fish and exploring the beautiful underwater corals.

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Which are the best wildlife safaris in Africa?

1. Masai Mara jeep Safari, Kenya: One of the most popular wildlife safaris can be found in Masai Mara National Park in Kenya, where you can catch the Big 5 including lions and elephants on one single morning.

2. Serengeti National Park Safari, Kenya: 
Covering an area of 15,000 square km, the Serengeti National Park is a treasure trove of natural wonders. You can take a safari that will bring you close to animals such as zebras, bison and even leopards.

3. Kruger National Park day safari, South Africa: 
A jeep safari in one of the largest National Parks in the continent is bound to be a memorable experience. With rhinos, elephants and cheetahs frequently crossing your path, this is a safari experience you don’t want to miss.

4. Chobe National Park Self-driving safari, Botswana: 
You can indulge in a self-driving safari in the Chobe National Park which is home to elephants, antelopes, hippos, rhinos and other animals.

5. South Luangwa National Park Night safari, Zambia: 
Special night safaris are the highlight of this unique National Park, which houses herds of elephants, cheetahs, lagoons filled with hippos and several exotic birds.

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Which are the best national parks and sanctuaries in Africa?

1. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: The oldest National Park in Africa is also one of the most well-known, where scores of wildebeests migrate during the right season. It is a phenomenon that is truly a spectacle to behold.

2. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Built around an old volcanic crater is this stunning Conservation Area which houses herds of seagulls, flamingos, zebras and other animals that you can watch from picturesque vantage points.

3. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana: 
Covering an area of over 52,000 km square is the Central Kalahari Game reserve where you can watch vultures, eagles, cheetahs, leopards and lions in their natural habitat.

4. Chobe National Park, Botswana: 
The beautiful Chobe National Park on the edge of Botswana is home to one of the largest elephant populations in the world with over 50,000 individuals residing in the park.

5. Masai Mara National Park, Kenya: 
The National Park was named after the ancient Masai tribe whose members still reside within the perimeters of the park. It is one of the most well-protected sanctuaries in the world, with an impressive population of lions and elephants.

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