Why people should visit Sub-saharan Africa

Why people should visit Sub-saharan Africa

1. Wildlife
The Swahili word safari means journey, or to travel, and an African safari provides an opportunity to see wildlife in it’s natural surrounds, as well as to journey into oneself and be reminded of the magnificence and vulnerability of nature. The main attraction for most remains the sighting of the Big 5; lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo, which are most commonly found in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Yet each area unlocks access to the animals that occur there.

In Botswana’s Chobe National Park elephants come down to the water in great numbers to drink, on the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra brings rise to their thundering hoofs, while Namibia’s barren deserts are known for elusive Springbok and Gemsbok. Rain forests in Uganda and Rwanda are home to the protected gorillas and Madagascar delights the naturalist with its exceptional wildlife.

2.Walking Safaris
Walking the streets of the African cities you visit will excite, but a walk in the wild is one of the best things you can gift yourself, be it in Zambia, South Africa, Kenya or Madagascar. Offering a deeper understanding of how ecosystems work, you’ll be enchanted by the little things. How acacia release bitter tannins into their leaves to deter a giraffe from overfeeding; that termites build massive underground cathedrals to control temperature and the rich reward of sitting quietly observing game in their natural habitat.

Popular places for walking safaris are the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, hiking with Masai warriors in Kenya’s private Masai Mara concessions and exploring deep in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve on foot with your guide. In South Africa the Kruger National Park’s Northern Pafuri region where South Africa meets Zimbabwe and Mozambique, remains one of the most popular areas.

3. Beautiful Beaches
The magical combination of bush and beach will complete any African itinerary and allow you to include authentic coastal living and marine exploration into your trip. The Eastern and Southern African coastlines are the place to be, with activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving in some of the best coral reefs in the world, morning strolls, watching the sunset and hours spent in or on the water.

South Africa’s Western Cape offers the sun seeker mostly desolate beaches with silky white sand, while Mozambique and her islands, Zanzibar, the glorious Seychelles and inviting Mauri.

Whatever your preference of activity, be it time off the grid in a remote wilderness location, or the adrenalin rush of rock climbing; hiking or shark cage diving, there’s a place in Africa with your name on it. Gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains remains a bucket list activity for most. Off road safaris in trans-frontier parks, seeking out rock art in the Cederberg, tracking wildlife on foot in National Parks, bungee jumping at Bloukrans on South Africa’s Garden Route, taking a side-car tour to Cape Point, exploring cities by bicycle and enjoying whale watching by boat, are all popular options.

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55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in