Choosing Activities in Africa
One of the first things many people thing of when they travel to Africa is going on a safari. The best places to visit if you are interested in what tour operators refer to as the "Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and Cape buffalo)" are Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Botswana. While Kenya offers safaris that are less expensive, they are also likely to be more crowded. Those who are interested in tracking mountain gorillas will find Rwanda and Uganda to their liking.
Safaris are not the only activity in Africa. Like other places around the globe you can find some spectacular beaches in Africa. In South Africa you will find plenty of places for sunbathing and surfing where you can even share your towel with penguins and combine your beach experience with a safari. The many lakes also offer plenty of options for beaches as well as swimming. South Africa offers many opportunities for those who are interested in diving with the sharks.
Those who are just interested in the rustic beauty of the country will find many different opportunities. Victoria Falls rests along the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and has a spectacular spray visitors can see clearly from the look out points and makes you feel like you have been caught in a torrential downpour. You will also find plenty of canyons and mountain ranges as well as the greenery of the rainforests in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda, Uganda and DRC. Africa also offers many opportunities for hiking and trekking with the best being Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Kenya in Kenya and the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco that are part of a huge mountain chain in North Africa.
Planning Your African Vacation
After you know what you want to do and where you can go to best suit that activity, it's time to book your African villa through a private owner. Do not settle for a hotel because you will lose the splendor of the countryside in addition to spending money on lodging you could be spending on more adventurous and exciting things.