Lake Bunyonyi

Africa is gifted by nature and this is why many tourists have traveled to the black continent. The world’s second largest continent is the ultimate destination for safaris, travel adventures that you will not find elsewhere in the world. Though there are many travel tales about Africa with some even discouraging many tourists from visiting it, a trip to Africa is a life changing experience that you should not miss in your lifetime.

One of the most common misconceptions, is looking at Africa as a country with naked malnourished children in a desert like environment on a verge to die of famine in an hour’s time. Just to clear this, Africa is composed of 56 countries with different social classes, ecosystems, landscapes, UNESCO heritages sites and some of the top ten world’s fastest growing economies.

In case you have any doubts for traveling to Africa, below are the 5 top reasons why it should be on your next top vacation.

Its great landscape;

Africa is a huge continent and is one of the main reasons of its diverse landscape and the great scenery. In fact the landscape in Africa is a little different in every country, but no matter where in Africa you are traveling, it’s easy to be impressed. It has got jungles, rain forests, sand dunes, savannah, magical beaches, high mountains, Africa has got it all. The landscape is so hilly and encourages mountain climbing not forgetting the waterfalls whose marvelous scenery can only be matched by a glance in the milky way.

The animals;

When someone mentions about traveling to Africa, people think of safaris. The safaris are a true symbol of Africa! Elephants, giraffes, lions, water buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, monkeys, rhinos. But what if I told you of the animal species that can only be found in Africa such as Okapi, Greater Kudu, Cheetahs, the heartbeest among other indigenous African species. Traveling to Africa will show you the true beauty when it comes to animals and nothing can be grander than seeing all the wild animals in their natural habitats.

The colors;

African cultures has been very diverse and so colorful. Even though the indigenous people are changing quickly and from time to time they are nothing else than annoying and not attractive at all, fortunately some still hold a piece of true Africa in themselves. The colorful necklaces, bracelets, the clothes, earrings are more vivid on their black skin. In case you like colors, you should be traveling to Africa at least once in your life time, to understand the world colorful.

Besides the colorful Africa where color may symbolize clan , there are still African tribes surviving in the natural forests through hunting, collecting wild fruits and bee honey. Daring to spend a day in such a community grants you an experience that not even Shakespeare could fathom.

The food

To be honest, you will barely find anything special in Africa, when we talk about top end culinary. Mostly Africa is known for their chapattis, matooke and rice, but we can also find something amazing here, juicy fruits with a smell to die for. In case you like mangoes, papayas, avocados and pineapples, all are found in Africa. Whoever is on to a safari to Africa shouldn’t miss this.

The people

Every travel in Africa is as good as its people. No matter where you are traveling, people are the ones, who can make your travel unforgettable in a positive or in a negative way. Traveling to Africa offers both nice and not nice people but the friendly ones are hiding. Everywhere and you just need to find them. The deeper you get, you find more smiles, handshakes and more hugs you will get. This means that the people of Africa are so friendly to the tourists who visit Africa. The points above show all the reasons for putting Africa first on your next vacation.

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