Where To Go In Africa For A Holiday

Most popular countries and best places to go in Africa, as well as what to see and do there.

To some people Africa is known as one country yet it is a continent made up 54 unique countries. Africa is gifted in nature with an amazing topography, scenic landscape and beautiful animals and birds. Each time you visit there is something new to see and do.

Below are some of the highlighted most popular countries and best places to go in Africa, as well as what to see and do there. Hopefully you will be motivated to hope on the next plane it’s worth the long flight to get there.

In Uganda

The pearl of Africa which has a rich cultural heritage and a home to the mountain gorillas. You trek to see the mountain gorillas in the natural habitat the experience in Uganda is truly amazing. These mammals are considered to be human’s cousins because share 98 percent of our DNA.

The gorillas can be trekked in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi a habitat to 50% of the world’s gorilla population. Gorillas are very interesting to see you will have a chance to see the adults feeding their young ones, pounding their chests, making conversation with guttural sounds, climbing effortlessly up the bamboo trees to build a nest they seem so human-like, the playful juveniles are like little kids. However, you will spend 1 hour with them and also instructed to stay seven meters away from them.

The wildlife parks such as; Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley and Lake Mburo are endowed with unique varying landscapes. They are also animals such as; lions, elephants, zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, hyenas, leopards, antelopes and the beautiful birds. Not forgetting the Primate capital of the world Kibale Forest National Park which has over 14 primate species. Famous for the unique chimpanzee trekking activity. Other primates include; monkeys, baboons, bush babies, pattas.

In Kenya and Tanzania

These two countries are usually combined into one safari experience. They are famous for the Great wildebeest Migration where two million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle make a migratory circle from the Masai Mara in Kenya to the Serengeti in Tanzania and back again.

However, even if you don’t go during the migration Kenya and Tanzania have a diversity of wildlife populations in Africa. Herds of elephants, and buffaloes are commonly seen in the vast savannah plains.

Also expect to see the Big Five (lion, rhino, cape buffalo, elephant and leopard) during a game drive. Tanzania is also a home to Mount Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa with one of great bucket list hiking destinations in the entire world.

In Tanzania

The land of many hill with a variety of extraordinary experiences ranging from wildlife, landscapes and rich culture. Volcanoes National Park is part of the Greater Virunga Conservation Area, home to mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and much more.

Enjoy a wonderful trek in the forest as you search for the magnificent and unique mountain gorillas. 

Other destinations include; Nyungwe Forest National Park home for chimpanzees. Lake Kivu and Akagera National Park which is endowed with wildlife like elephants, z buffalos, giraffe, zebras, leopards, hyenas, lions, Hippo, Wildebeest, White Rhino Black Rhino.

It is home to several antelopes like bushbucks, Topis, Oribis, water-buck, roan antelope and duiker, klipspringer, impala and world largest antelope – the Cape eland. Rwanda can be explored by foot during a nature walk, by car during a game drive but for an aerial view, there’s a canopy walkway across the rainforest, helicopter tours.

In Namibia & South Africa

Enjoy the desert experience in Namibia, climb some of the highest sand dunes in the world opt out for hot air balloon ride over them.

The scenery is dramatic with dynamic landscapes, which are breathtaking. The stunning landscape of the Okavango Delta as you go out in mokoros (traditional dug-out canoes), which brings you up close with game as they feed and quench their thirst.

There is plenty of attractions to see in this wildlife wonder land and unique cultural experiences.  It has a striking landscape from the Cape's mix of coastline and mountains to expanses such as Namakwa, the Kalahari and Karoo. South Africa gives you a blend of a European and African flair.

You can also go on wine tours or get in some hiking up Table Mountain one of the catchy places to go in Africa. There is unique game including the famous “Big Five” Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo.