A lot has been said and written about the enigmatic continent of Africa, and yet it is only when you visit the place, you get to understand the real meaning behind those words.
While, the wildlife of Africa is one thing which makes it really popular within the global travel circuit, there are umpteenth other reasons why everyone should visit Africa. Be it the various natural habitats, the intriguing tribal communities, the enthralling culture and lifestyle, or the welcoming people who make sure you feel as much comfortable as possible throughout your trip.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of these amazing facts about Africa and reasons which makes it travel worthy;
Because Of the African Wildlife
No cliché intended! But, it is a crime to start a list of reasons to visit Africa with anything else than its adventurous and grandeur wildlife. Home to the famous Big 5 (Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard, and Cape Buffalo), Africa has abundant of wildlife adventures to witness and explore. The famous migration of over a million wildebeests at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the mountain gorillas of Uganda, the game drives in Masai Mara and the breakfast with Giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya, and many more such wildlife encounters in Africa awaits you.
Because of the Natural Landscapes
You may have heard of and know about the world’s highest mountain peak; the Everest. But, did you know that it is Africa which hosts the world’s highest free-standing mountain? If you did not, you are in for a surprise. Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the world’s largest free-standing mountain, which adds glitters to the tourism of Africa. And that’s just not it, when we talk about the natural habitats and landscapes in Africa, there are a plenty of them; and many hold the record of being the largest in their categories. Longest river in the world (Nile), world’s biggest inland delta (Okavango), largest desert (Sahara), etc.
Because of the Ethnic Tribes
Africa is known to be one of the earliest places on earth to have life in the form of homosapeins. This goes to show the depth of life and cultural history of this place, which still sustains in the wilderness; in its (almost) original form. Over the years, Africa has evolved into a more modern society and yet one can witness the age old African lifestyle through some of the famous tribal communities; such as, the Masai people and the Zulus. The Masai tribe is one of the most popular tribal communities in Africa and still follow the same nomadic life as they use to hundreds of years ago. It is quite intriguing to witness and understand the kind of life they lead in this modern day world, and with utmost content.
Because of the Cultural Diversity
The cultural diversification throughout this continent is another factor which makes it such a wonderful place, and adds to the many reasons why everyone should visit Africa at least once in their lifetime. Starting from the architectural masterpieces, such as Egypt and Morocco, in the north, which will give you a hint of Arabic lifestyle. Then, moving on to the western belt where one can see the marks of years of French and British Colonization in countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, etc. Leading on to the eastern zone of Africa where, with countries like Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, one can witness the endless wilderness and gorgeous natural beauty. And, finally, turning towards south, you face to what most likely is one of the most modernized and developed countries in Africa; South Africa.
The famous American singer, Rich Mullin, once said, “The only man I envy is one who has not yet been to Africa; for he has so much to look forward to”.
Although, a true wanderer does not really need an emphasizing reason to travel, but when you actually get so may of them, that too from one single geographical location, you certainly would not want to miss that.
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