Africa has a vast amount of ground to cover for the backpacker. It would be advisable to look through and get inspired to do a group such as Kenya and Uganda for example or just South Africa. You might also be interested in sea fishing or other adventure sport as here the animals are the biggest and best of course. Lets not forget the safari experience. We would love for you get get in touch on social media by using the @landed handle or by finding us through our links to facebook and google pages. Share your blogs and photos and we may include them on the website with a backlink.
Bienvenue, Algeria. To hear French spoken in this part of Northern Africa, isn't a surprise since it was once colonized by France. It was also ruled over by the Ottoman Empire at one time.
Perhaps they all fell in love with Algeria's 1200km of beach, its mountains and forests that cover only one-fifth of the country's 2.3 million square kilometers. The other four-fifths are the sands of the Sahara Desert.
Egypt - Liberation Reveals a Hot New Tourist Trail
Tourism in Egypt has been alive since hundreds of years. The rich culture and history of Egypt has always been fascinating to foreign visitors who have flocked to Egyptian lands since the time of the pharaohs. The unrivaled natural and manmade landscape of Egypt is impossible to be found in any other location, thereby making it a favorite destination of tourists all over the world.
That being said, the recent revolution in Egypt has certainly taken quite a toll on not just the economic and political situation in the country, but its tourism has suffered a huge impact too. However, history is proof of the fact that most countries that have suffered setbacks in their tourism industry have regained their lost glory in no time. Whether the hit in tourism was due to revolutions, global crisis, natural calamities, or even terrorism – countries with a rich tourism legacy have always been able to bounce back. And such has fortunately been the case with Egypt after its recent revolution too.
Once upon a time in Ethiopia king Lalibela embarked upon building a holy place in the Ethiopian highlands. In a remarkable rural setting you can bear witness to his "new Jerusalem". To be protected from raiders the rocky outcrop was picked.
It is now a UNESCO world heritage site. The churches have solidity dug into the rocky surroundings and are linked by trenches carved out revealing caves with the skeletons of monks past their best before date.
The Great Migration is a perilous journey which involves two of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, the Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve. Undertaken each year by millions upon millions of wildebeest, zebra and other plains game, the aim of the journey is to find newer, greener pastures with better grazing opportunities. It’s a risky undertaking, as such a high concentration of plains game attracts many a hungry predator – from stalking lions to lightning-fast cheetahs, opportunistic hyenas and lurking crocodiles.
In northwestern Africa, Morocco is a place with a vivid culture, language, cuisine, and numerous attractions. Morocco’s tourism is a booming one and it puts Morocco as the fifth most economically active place in Africa. There are so many things to do here. You can also visit a number of places here in Morocco. This place is like a jewel on edge of Sahara. Some of the few things that you should consider doing while on a trip to Morocco are listed here.
It may be that in 1994 the countries elections saw clam restored to Mozambique after the civil war. A rare up side of this may be that of the coastlines lack of development further North past south Africa's easy reach. You can check out some serious scuba diving off this coast as it is famous for its giant Manta Rays.
You have to head past Vilankulo to Beira to start to get the better more interesting side of the coastline. The Indian Ocean on one side and the other Mozambique's second city Beira has bombed out buildings for interest bars and great sea food. Further still up north isle of Mozambique with its old churches buildings and palaces but still off the tourist track. From here up to the border with Tanzania you can find dive operators and good chances in season of spotting whale sharks.
If your reading this and like a more organised affair then consider Bazaruto Archipelago now we are talking luxury lodges and resorts popular with honeymooners and the jetset alike. Here you can book deep sea fishing trips and enjoy the cocktails and resorts in the evening. These holidays are ususally package affairs for the northern contrasting style you will have to make your own way up from Beira and the roads are hard if they are in good condition and passable.
The best time to go is between May and October for the least rain and best temperatures.
For the capital Maputo, check out the city as a travel hub and enjoy some late night partying while you can.
Quirimbas Archipelago (Quirimbas National Park)
Gorongosa National Park
Take a Dhow around Mozambique Isle
We wanted to make mention of the fact that you can have some serious fun in Africas best outfitted city for night-life. Recording studios and the money to own and run nightclubs makes Dakar a Friday to Sunday hotspot.
When you need a break visit Île de Gorée just off the coast or Gorée Island a UNESCO site. It has a lot of information on the slave trade. Originally Goree may have been made for the slave trade before it left for America but in fact it was little used. Still these days it has House of Slaves where you can learn all about it as you recover from your mbalax drumming week ender.
Planning any kind of vacation requires a lot of research and preparation as that is the only way to ensure that you have a great holiday. And if the vacation that you have chosen happens to be an African Safari, then it is practically impossible to have an unforgettable experience without prior planning.
Since an African Safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most people, it is essential that tourists plan their African safari right down to the last detail. After all, you do not want to end up in the African jungles without knowing what to do! Hence, here is a complete guide to planning an African safari, the memories of which will be etched in your mind forever!