Are you one of those who is always looking forward to the next vacation? Welcome to the club. If your idea of a vacation involves experiencing mother nature at its true form or getting to know the rich culture of a place while having some exquisite local cuisine, Africa is the continent you should be thinking about. Whether you are a beach vacationer, jungle lover, or love the vastness of a desert, Africa has all. Here is the list of five African countries in no particular order, that can give you the most enjoyable and diverse travel experience if you are visiting Africa for the first time.
With the only surviving ancient wonder of the world, the great pyramid of Giza, Egypt should be on every travel bucket list. You do not have to be an archeologist to appreciate what human could achieve 4500 years ago.
You can go for desert safaris as well. And if sand and deserts are not your things then you will be happy to know that Egypt has the world's longest river the Nile. You can take a river cruise or just hit one of those amazing beaches of Dahab, Safaga, and Hurghada.
If you are the type of traveler who would like to have a relaxed vibe from their vacation then Seychelles is the one African country you must look into. Made up of 115 small islands, with beaches having white sand disappearing into the crystal-clear turquoise water in the backdrop of lush green forest.
For one of the most beautiful coral gardens and lots of sea life, it is one of the best places for diving and snorkeling. The island is also a bird watcher's paradise. It is the residence of some of the world's largest tortoise species. The larger islands have mostly untouched jungles and mountains if you feel like hiking.
Namibia has world’s second least population density. This should give you the idea of two things to expect if you visit here - tranquility and vastness. It's virtually a crowd-free, self-driving dream destination. Namibia, the country with the world's oldest Namib desert, almost feels surreal with its orange landscape and mountain-like sand dunes and the fog created in the only coastal desert of the world. It is also one of the best places to spot wildlife.
Have you ever dreamt of staying on the ridge of a volcanic crater where Giraffes pay you a visit? Or maybe you are a Hemingway fan and always wanted to see how the 'Snows of Kilimanjaro' looks like. Then you must pay a visit to this central African country. Tanzania is all about experiencing raw natural beauty.
In Serengeti national park you can spot all the famous big games. Or go to the world heritage site of Ngorongoro crater, a collapsed volcano that hosts a large variety of wildlife. And if you like climbing, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the top-seven-summit-to-climb in the world.
South Africa is like the platter that contains all the best food of a restaurant. It has high mountains, beautifully rugged coastlines, and open plains. A city like Cape Town with its cosmopolitan nature makes you feel at home, especially if it is your first time in the country. Kruger national park is often termed as the best place to spot the big five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino). The culture is rich and the foods are unparalleled here.
Africa is called the mother continent and it is easy to see why. For a first timer, it can be quite difficult to choose from the options that the continent offers. This list can give you some idea about where to go first. Make sure to get all your bookings done from largest vacation rental and hotel search comparison site like cozycozy to get out-an-out support and also to make the most of your travel experience.