Africa is a bewitching continent and one that is sure to leave a mark on everyone that visits it. However, as the world’s second largest continent it can be difficult to know where to travel to first. Here is a short overview of the most popular holiday destinations in Africa.
Ancient Egyptian History
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the continent is the country of Egypt. With an ancient history stretching back to the time of the pyramids and pharaohs, Egypt manages to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the only original member of the seven wonders of the ancient world which is still standing, and is truly a magnificent sight to behold. From camel rides to River Nile Cruises, Egypt has more to offer than just its history though. The popular tourist resort of Sharm El Sheik serves up some fantastic beaches and 5 star hotel services. It is a brilliant destination for anyone who enjoys water sports, as the sea offers some of the best diving resources in the world.
However, many people that want to experience what they consider to be the real Africa will travel to countries elsewhere in the continent. Kenya is very popular for anyone wanting to go on a safari. There are plenty of guided tours available, and some even offer you the opportunity of sleeping out in the bush under the stars. Make sure you pack your binoculars and cameras, as you may encounter wild animals such as lions, elephants, and giraffes whilst on safari. Another popular tourist destination is Ghana. The official language of Ghana is English, which makes it easier for a lot of tourist to communicate. Ghana has some breathtakingly beautiful beaches near its capital Accra, and the bustling markets in town centres sell all sorts of wonders. No matter which country you end up visiting, the African continent is sure to give you a warm welcome. Be prepared for a slower pace of life, and drink in as much culture as you can.
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