Heres why Africa should be on your travel bucket list

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Have you been at a loss of where to spend your next vacation? Or seeking out new adventure in life?, knowledge? or just looking to expand your horizon?. Get me tell you a bit about why your next journey should be to Africa.

Regardless of how many times you must have been to Africa, there are a thousand reasons why you should visit again

Africa the cradle of humanity, the birth place of life, (although this has been subject to controversy recently) is the second largest continent on earth with a total size roughly 11.7 square miles,making up about a fifth of the earths land mass. Africa plays host to over a billion people, spread across 54 countries also making it the second most populated continent on the planet. With a vast array of cultures, traditions, languages and religions.

These facts are probably enough to make any traveller’s radar go off wildly and we haven’t even started, read on to see some really cogent reasons why you should be packing your bags and heading straight for Africa…. Lol, or at least plan to, before you exit planet earth.

Unrivaled natural scenery and man-made wonders

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Africa is the least industrialized continent on earth, this to a large extent has preserved its natural state.
Africa boasts some of the grandest works of nature, a myriad of unsurpassed natural wonders, dramatic coastline,amazing wildlife and unique architecture. Africa has something to wow! anyone and everyone ranging from the bone dry Sahara desert, to the Kilimanjaro, the iconic urban skylines in south Africa, the pyramids of Giza, the Maasai mara, phewww! and that’s to name of few, Africa is the stuff of legends.
Would be a real shame not to see your self eh???

A few of the “Must see” places and events in Africa

The Maasai Mara county park in Kenya:

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An area of preserved Savannah wilderness in south-western Kenya,along the Tanzanian border which plays host to amazing and exotic wildlife like zebras, lions,elephants, hippos, cheetahs,wildebeest, basically nature at its finest.

The Sahara desert

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The Sahara which is the largest hot desert, and the third largest desert in the world, it is so large that it spans about 11 countries. With beautiful iconic sand dunes and unimaginable scenery.. sure sounds like a must see to me..

The Kilimanjaro and so many great rocks

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The Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Climbing it or just staring at it would make for an experience of a life time. The Kilimanjaro is one of so many surreal rocks like mount Kenya, mount meru, mount Stanley,mount Elgon, Zuma rock, mount speke and many more.

The 8 great rivers of Africa

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 Great legendary rivers abound in Africa from the Nile, to the river Niger, river Congo, river Senegal, river orange, river Limpopo, and river Zambezi. You can bet the legends, ballads and folk lures about them are endless.

The pyramids of Egypt

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one of the man-made wonders of the world.The pyramids which served as monumental burial sites where ancient kings and pharaohs were buried. There are about 140 pyramids in total although the oldest and most iconic are the pyramids of Giza.

The wildebeests migration

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it is largely regarded as one of the most spectacular naturally occurring events on the planet. You don’t have to be an animal lover to marvel at such a grand spectacle..

Here are some other honorable mentions from an otherwise inexhaustible list

Sossuvlei dunes Namibia

DJ el fna Morocco :The worlds most mesmerizing market

Mountain gorillas in Rwanda

Spitzkopre in Namibia

Makgadikgadi pans, Botswana

The food 

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Africa is home to hundreds of different cultural and ethnic groups. This diversity is also reflected in the many local culinary traditions in terms of choice of ingredients, style of preparation and cooking.

African cuisine is top-notch, and quite unique, the cooking skills of Africans are unrivaled, you can be sure to taste a wide variety of wonderful meals previously unknown to you. Here are a few mentions

Oha soup,

Akara,

Achu

Okra soup
Bitterleaf soup
Amala
Moi moi
Banga soup
Babute
Bazeen
Bichak.

And so much more.
Best of all, travel and accommodation is relatively cheap and you would find that Africans are some of the most friendly, hospitable and accommodating people on earth.

Although this is by no means an exhaustive list(it could go on forever)I am certain it is sufficient to whet your travel appetite. I hope you choose Africa as your next travel destination.

Also see >>>  3 unusual life lessons

20 COMMENTS

  1. This was such an awesome post. I don’t think Africa gets nearly as much credit as it should as a tourist destination. I remember visiting Egypt when I was younger and thinking it was such a gorgeous place to see. It’s definitely somewhere I want to go back sometime soon!

  2. To tell you the truth, I would be a bit scared to go to Africa.
    I hear so much about getting exotic diseases, etc.

  3. My brother was a missionary in Africa. It’s been a dream of mine to visit ever since I saw all of his photos of Africa. It is on my bucket list but it’s not as high up as I’d like it to be because of the distance and some health issues.

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