Africa is the epitome of natural beauty. It is a place where people come to forget the stresses of city life, and feast their souls on pure tranquility and peace, while marveling at the wondrous works of nature.
There is nothing like an exquisite African sunset, or witnessing the gentleness and love, from even the most dangerous wildlife species, when they’re comforting their young. There is nothing like venturing through the open plains which are incredibly isolated, yet still make you feel so whole. There is nothing like meeting the indigenous people of Africa who live simple lives, yet are deeply happy. Africa sure is a special place; it’s heartwarming and breathtaking all at once and it teaches, nurtures and certainly surprises its visitors, which is why you shouldn’t wait another minute to experience this majestic continent.
If you’re unsure of how to fully experience Africa, and are looking for some guidance when it comes to planning your itinerary, take a look at our useful guide. We’ll list Africa’s most majestic locations which are well worth a visit – and we’ll even give you some tips on the best places to stay!
The Karoo | South Africa
The Karoo is a semi-desert region in South Africa, which gives visitors a taste of what Africa is all about: tranquility, peace, quiet and unrivalled beauty. It is fascinating to experience the incredible diversity of the African continent, and the country of South Africa; as just a few hours drive from this region one is able to find busy, bustling cities – the closest being Cape Town. In the Karoo you’ll find many interesting folk; many of which are creatives such as novelists, musicians, artists and sculptors to name a few. The area is also home to some fascinating finds such as fossils and bushmen rock art. While there is plenty to do in the region, such as visit the farm stalls, markets, art galleries and enjoy the many festivals; you can also find luxury accommodation in the Karoo, which is sure to make your time that much more memorable as you embark on game drives, and relax in pure comfort surrounded by breathtaking views.
The Makgadikgadi Salt Pan | Botswana
The Makgadikgadi Salt Pan is an utterly unique corner of Africa, situated just off the Kalahari Desert in Botswana. This salt pan is one of the largest in the world, covering a few kilometres of ground. Visitors say it feels as though they’re walking on the moon as there is no life to be found for miles, nor much sound. It is a fantastic place to visit for a day, however, we wouldn’t recommend you spend the night, or venture out onto the pan alone. Due to the lack of landmarks it can be difficult to find your way out, so best you stay near the pan, so that you’re still able to make regular visits. There is nothing like experiencing the pleasure of untouched landscapes which have not even been spoilt by noise!
The Serengeti | Tanzania
The Serengeti is yet another majestic corner of Africa which will leave you in complete awe. Here you’ll find the great mammal migration over the months of June to October; when over 2 million mammals make their way to greener pastures. It is a sight to behold and an experience that shouldn’t be missed! If you do not make it to the Serengeti over this time, don’t fret. You’ll still be welcomed by plenty of wildlife and gorgeous African sunsets which will warm your heart.
Sossusvlei Dunes | Namibia
Sossusvlei is one of the most incredible locations on the continent. Home to a vast stretch of desert which is famous for its majestic red sand dunes, it is the ideal place for those who enjoy adventurous activities as well as, ofcourse, jaw-dropping views. We’d recommend you climb Sossusvlei’s highest dune, Dune 45, and visit the eery, yet incredibly beautiful, Deadvlei. Sossusvlei is the most photographed region in Namibia, with Deadvlei being one of the most photographed landscapes in Southern Africa! While you won’t be able to stay in the national park, you can of course stay in the Sossusvlei ‘town’ – and if we can give you a hint; stay close to the national park so that you avoid a long drive in the desert heat.
The Victoria Falls National Park | Zimbabwe or Zambia
The Victoria Falls National Park is a hit with tourists from all over the globe as one is able to witness the mighty Victoria Falls. One is able to access the park from either Zimbabwe or Zambia, although we hear the Zimbabwean side has more viewing points. Zambia, however, is said to have better places to stay, especially for travellers who are on a budget, but for those looking for ultimate comfort, the Zimbabwean side is your best bet.