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Introduction About Africa

Beautiful Africa is the second largest continent on Earth. It is home to approximately 1.2 billion people as of 2016. On the west side, you will find the Atlantic Ocean; on the north is the Mediterranean Sea; while the Red Sea is in the east, along with the Indian Ocean.

There are other islands that are a part of the continent as well, such as Madagascar and Seychelles. For avid honeymooners who want to splurge a little and enjoy the most pristine beaches, we recommend a trip to Seychelles.

With all the stunning sights, it is no surprise that Africa has become a hotspot for tourists to visit. With its rich cultures, biodiversity, and warm people, you are sure to have the time of your life in this gorgeous continent.

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Africa offers numerous physical landscapes that will blow your socks off. It has a diverse combination of plateaus, mountains, basins, rivers, valleys, and much more. Here are some of the landscapes you cannot miss when you get to the continent.

Love mountains? Then add the Atlas Mountains to your list. This mountain range covers Morocco up until Tunisia. Next, be sure to see the mysterious Sahara Desert, which is the largest in the entire world. You can tour certain parts of it, but remember to stay hydrated!

Love history? Take a trip down the iconic Nile River which is a sight you must visit at least once in this lifetime. This is the longest river on the planet.

For wildlife, we recommend gorgeous South Africa with its incredible national parks teeming with incredible animals. The most exciting place in Africa in our opinion? Namibia with its stunning Sossusvlei park.

While exploring the rich culinary traditions of Africa, these are the dishes and delicacies you must try:

Boerewors is a type of South African sausage made from the finest local beef cooked on a hot grill. You can choose to eat it with sauce or on its own! Either way, its robust flavour is sure to become one of your favourites.

Bunny chow, which, despite its name, is not made from bunnies. Instead, it uses chicken or lamb. It is served with a slice of bread. If you are short on cash, this dish can be your go-to as it is very affordable and you can find it practically anywhere.

Finally, if you have a sweet tooth, grab the African doughnut known as Koeksisters for dessert.

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Visiting Seychelles is without a doubt a once in a lifetime experience, with pristine beaches, secluded bays, white sand and crystal clear water. If I could describe paradise, then I would start painting an image of Seychelles.

Culture

African culture is not homogenous, and it has been influenced by many foreign elements throughout the time. The different countries’ colourful cultures are usually expressed through their arts and crafts, folklore, music, and clothing.

Some local artistic traditions have lasted for centuries. From religious rites of passage, through incredible ceremonial dances, to face and body painting, Africa is an incredible cultural place. It's fascinating yet fragile, which deserves attention and preservation.

Traditional African masks are yet another example of interesting traditional objects. These display the elements of African heritage very well. The masks play a big role in African rituals. Some have spiritual symbolism, so make sure to read about them before attending one of the festivals or rituals. There are also masks that are used to identify a person’s high position within the tribe.

Africa consists of many countries, so you may find it overwhelming to pick just one to visit. To help you out, here are some of the must-see places and landmarks you should check out.

Morocco - This country is located in North Africa and it is a popular tourist destination. It has bustling cities, calm seas, and snowy mountains, so you will get to enjoy a lot of experiences if you go to Morocco. The local food is something you cannot miss out on too. Make it a point to visit Ait Benhaddou, in particular. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it will allow you to experience the Saharan way of living.

Zambia - This is the best choice for nature lovers. Here, you will find the gorgeous Victoria Falls, which is the largest of its kind in the world. You can view the falls via microlight if you are not afraid of heights. Make sure to look around while travelling, too, as the wildlife seen there is extraordinary. Hippos, giraffes, and plenty of birds roam the countryside.

Tanzania - This is another country for all those who like the outdoors. You will be able to experience the best safaris here and see lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos. If you wish to climb a mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro is the place for you. When you get to the top, enjoy the amazing view from above.

Seychelles - If you dream of a stunning honeymoon with pristine beaches, then this is the place for you. Think of buttery white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and exotic huts in lush greenery. This is luxury at its finest.

Namibia - Sossusvlei is a salt flat and dry lake bed, surrounded by large red dunes. Visit Namib, the coastal desert which kisses the Atlantic sea.

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Know Before You Go

We know you're excited to go to Africa now so here are some things you need to know before heading to this beautiful continent. There are so many exotic things to see and experience in Africa. Make sure you don’t miss out on anything due to sickness, so consult with your physician and ask about the shots you need before leaving on your trip

Travel insurance is very important when travelling to Africa.
We recommend booking a competenthttps://www.cdc.gov/ tour when visiting Africa for the first time.

Booking luxury hotels when it is peak season will result in inflated prices. If you wish to visit during peak season, we recommend pre-booking everything several months in advance. Always double-check the weather for the country you are about to visit, the travel advice website and the CDC.

Best Time to Visit

Africa is a year-round destination, depending on the location you wish to visit. For example, if you want to visit Cape Town during the summer, book your flights for November and February. If you do not like rain, avoid the northern areas from November to February. But if you do not mind the showers, these months are great for going bird-watching.

What to Expect

To help you prepare for your trip to Africa, here are some travel tips.

Plugs and Sockets - In South Africa, plugs that are types C, D, M, and N are used. They operate on 230V and 50Hz. Bring your adaptors so you can charge your gadgets without fuss.

Currency - There are many currencies used in Africa. For example, in South Africa, they use the South African Rand. Meanwhile, in Angola, they use the Angolan Kwanza. Make sure to be prepared to exchange money based on the country you are going to visit in Africa.

ATMs - There is an abundance of ATMs in Africa. You can find the machines in any public space. When visiting major cities, you don't need to worry about bringing cash with you all the time because most establishments accept Visas and Mastercards. When you head to the outskirts or remote areas, you may want to bring cash with you.