There’s no doubt that Africa offers a splendid array of attractions and opportunities to explore the unique and the unusual. It presents a vast and diverse continent with a wealth of attractions that can definitely entice even the most seasoned explorer tourist.
If you’re one of those people who prefer adventure and trips planned through places less impacted by the average tourist footprint, then consider the options we have scouted for you across the continent. In some instances, safaris are the best way to see both landscape and the animals that live in it. However, there are some simply spectacular choices that offer comprehensive comfort and guidance.
In Africa, we take our time – so take yours to peruse, contemplate, and to decide. Whatever you choose you will be guaranteed of some of the most beautiful sights and experiences of a lifetime.
Wildlife safaris: Africa is known for its abundant and diverse wildlife, so taking a safari to see these animals in their natural habitats is a must-do for many visitors. Some of the best places to go on a safari in Africa include Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, and South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania: This vast savannah is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including the iconic Big Five animals (elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros, and Cape buffalo). The Serengeti is also the site of the annual wildebeest migration, where millions of animals move across the plains in search of greener pastures, a sight – if you are lucky enough to be there at the right time – unmatched by anything elsewhere in the world.
Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe: Often described as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world by volume. The falls are located on the Zambezi River and offer stunning views and plenty of opportunities for adventure activities such as bungee jumping, white-water rafting, and helicopter rides.
The Okavango Delta in Botswana: This unique wetland is a haven for wildlife and is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa. The delta is home to a diverse range of animals, including elephants, lions, cheetahs, and hippos, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore the waterways by boat or traditional mokoro (dugout canoe).
The Cape Winelands in South Africa: Nothing can really prepare you for one of the most enjoyable and picturesque tours you can take in Africa. Known for its rolling vineyards and award-winning wines, as well as stunning scenery, superbly upmarket wineries, restaurants and complementary products, visitors can be assured of interesting wine tours full of historical detail, along with fascinating exploration of surrounding historic towns.
The beaches of Zanzibar: Zanzibar is an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania and is known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. The island also has a rich history and culture, with historic Stone Town being a UNESCO World Heritage Site – so certainly not an experience to be missed.
Culture and history: Africa is a continent with a rich and complex history, from ancient times as far back as the Egyptian era to the development of diverse cultures and peoples to the exploration of early Europeans and the establishment of colonial settlements. Some of the top cultural and historical attractions include the pyramids of Egypt, the ancient city of Marrakech in Morocco, and the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia.
Adventure activities: For the more adventurous traveller, Africa offers plenty of opportunities for adrenaline-fueled activities. From trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to white-water rafting on the Nile River in Uganda, there is no shortage of thrilling experiences to be had. Simply pick the area that holds the greatest interest for you, and take your investigation and plans further.
Heuningland: African & Karoo tours to stir the heart and lift the soul
We are proudly South African and have a fervent love of the Great Karoo, its people and its unique vegetation and animals. We are passionate conservationists of nature and would like to share our knowledge acquired through years of travel and touring experience. We are therefore able to offer custom-designed and distinctively different tour options:
- Hiking/camping trails or guided self-driving tours through the ancient landscape of the Karoo.
- Tailor-made safaris to any destination in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, and Botswana.
Find out more at: www.heuningland.com