Travel | 10 Reasons Why Your Next Trip Must Be in Africa!!!
Yes, yes and yes!
From the origins of civilisation, to being the home of many of the natural wonders of the world, the continent of Africa provides a truly unique and diverse experience across its 54 countries.
From food, to culture, vast landscape and nature to its wonderful and diverse people, your next holiday must be somewhere in Africa and here are 10 reasons why...
Africa is home to many natural wonders including: The Serengeti Migration, Mount Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania); Nile River (Egypt); The Okavango Delta (Botswana) and The Sahara Desert.
The continent has some of the best beaches in the world - from the West coast such as Senegal, perfect for surfing, to the East Coast including Kenya, Tanzania/Zanzibar, Mauritius and The Seychelles, with white sand and turquoise blue crystal waters.
The continent is home to the Big 5 wildlife animals (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino) and the best Safari parks and nature reserves in the world - my personal favourites are the Ngorongoro Crater and Amboseli National Park.
The diverse continent is home to around 3,000 tribes, each with their own cultures and many different languages.
Many countries have highlights that you would associate with countries outside of the continent - for examples deserts, natural sand dunes and camels, where you can go quad-biking and camping, are found in Senegal and Morocco.
Africa is home to a vibrant creative scene, from music (Afrobeats in the West to Amapiano in the South); to arts and fashion, and hosts a variety of music festivals (Afronation, Afrofuture, Global Citizen) annually.
With a growing sports infrastructure, especially football and basketball, the continent hosts annual tournaments including CAF's African Cup of Nations and NBA Africa's Basketball Africa League (BAL).
Food, food and food! Diverse cuisine, fresh cuisine and delicious cuisine.
Getting your hair braided, nails done, visiting the spa, or other self-care luxuries can have a more accessible price-point.
With the continent having the highest percentage of entrepreneurs and female entrepreneurs, you can support lots of local businesses and community initiatives as part of your travels.