Posted on 17 April 2011.
African continent is every travelers dream holiday destination where they can explore the splendor of the majesty of nature to the point of infinity. When one desires to “drink life to the lees” then he should unravel the mysteries in a land of varied flora and fauna coupled with the pristine indigenous culture of its inhabitants. Africa is a natural choice as one of the favorite destination from the perspective of tourism.
Tourism in Africa is one of its main revenue as well as employment generating source which if tapped properly will yield more in multiplier terms whereby many of the inherent economic imbalances owing to mal-distribution of scarce resources can be addressed to a considerable point.
Despite the inherent bottlenecks in infrastructure African continent does showcase ten holiday destinations where the inbound tourists can scout and romance be it in the lion safaris or an exotic cruise in the river Nile …. and the list is unending depending on the inquisitiveness of the holidaying people to explore the unknown world where perhaps the modern day civilization yet to set its foothold and blossom.
1. Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
The Masai Mara is located in south western part of Kenya bordering Tanzania. The rive Mara which flows in between the forest acts as a natural habitat for hippos and crocodiles. The forest is probably the lone and mute spectator which watches the annual migration that hordes of wildebeests and zebras undertook in this Masai Mara National Reserve from Serengeti which is fraught with dangers. Masai Mara National Reserve is proud to have domiciled a wide variety of wild life e.g. lions, leopards, giraffe, elephants, hippos etc. The best possible time to visit is between July and October. Another interesting point is to be noted that the adjoining areas of this forest are populated by the Masai tribes known for their distinct tribal culture, life style and traditions.
2. Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe/Zambia)
Victoria Falls situated in between Zambia and Zimbabwe in the southern part of African continent. Zambia’s Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park are the two national parks that surround Victoria Falls. Every holidaying tourist are so enticed by the sheer beauty and charm of this fall that every year people just throng in numbers to have a glimpse of it. The best time to visit Victoria Falls is during the month of March to May. Plethora of different categories of adventure sports like bunjee jumping, white water rafting, abseiling, etc is there for those people who love adventurism to pep up their holyday package.
3. Pyramid (Egypt)
Egyptian Pyramids are one of the rarest historical monuments and widely acknowledged as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, actually symbolize the splendor of Egyptian civilization.
There are three important pyramids in Giza a place located near Cairo (the capital of Egypt), namely the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Kafhre and the Pyramid of Menkaura. Pyramid is a tomb built in memory of the departed soul of the Pharaohs (Egyptian kings are known as Pharaohs). Every pyramid will have a gigantic structure of Sphinx which is sculpted from a single block of stone.
4. Djenne (Mali)
Djenne is one of the oldest cities of the sub-Saharan region of Africa. It is located on an island in river Niger close to central Mali. With the efflux of time Djenne evolved into a center of Islamic learning and is still dominated the beautiful Grand Mosque at the market square bears testimony to that fact. The main attraction of Djenne is the Grand Mosque which is the biggest mud-brick structure to be constructed by the habitants of any region.
5. Cape Town (South Africa)
Cape Town is one of the fascinating places of the world that lure a good number of tourists each year. The main tourist attractions or holiday destinations are:-
a. Table Mountain which has a spectacular collection of flora and fauna quite unparallel in this region.
b. Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was put in prison for about two decades.
c. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens