This is a Guest Post by Alfred Stallion
Whether it’s your first time in Africa or you’re a regular visitor, travelling to the incredible landscapes that this country reveals will make great family memories. Your kids will love the experience because it’s something they’ve only seen in books and movies. There’s just so much adventure in Africa and you’ll never want to leave.
In terms of the best destinations, we have to mention Marrakech in Morocco, the Omo River Region in Ethiopia, Djenne in Mali, Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, Zanzibar in Tanzania and numerous others. Whether you’re looking for adventure or you just want to relax with the kids, you can find it all in Africa. Doing safari, hiking, and trekking, learning about African culture and exploring the main places of interest, are just some of the things you can do, so getting bored is literally impossible.
5 Types of African Safaris
1. Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech city is situated in Morocco, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. It is a culturally diverse, loud and attractive metropolis, so you and your family will have a lot of fun whatever you choose to do here. Camel safaris for instance, are extremely common. Your kid will love the experience because it’s not something they do every day. As for some relaxation, make sure to check out Djemma el Fnaa and Majorelle Gardens; two of the most alluring natural reserves in Marrakesh.
2. Omo River Region, Ethiopia
Situated in Southwestern Ethiopia, the Omo River Region is an unconventional yet fascinating travel destination for a family holiday. It might be prudent to join a tour since it can be difficult to get from place to place on your own, not to mention that a guided tour can help improve your understanding of the region’s different customs and traditions. There are like 50 tribes living in Ehiopia’s Omo River Region, so it will be an amazing travel experience for both you and your family.
3. Djenne, Mali
One of sub-Saharan Africa’s first-born cities, Djenne used to be an ordinary centre for traders who traded goods between the Sahara Desert and the forests of Guinea centuries ago. Over the years, Djenne became a midpoint of Islamic learning, and right now many of its places of interest are somehow tied to the Islamic belief. That’s what makes this place so interesting to see. Its marketplace square is dominated by the beautiful Grand Mosque, so make sure to include it on your travel itinerary. The perfect time to visit Djenne is at the end of the rainy season in Africa (August/September) when the town turns into a mesmerising desert island
4. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Located into the heart of Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza signify one of the supreme architectural feats by man. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and one of the oldest attractions in the world, built more than 5000 years ago. In fact, there are three main pyramids in Giza: the Great Pyramid of Khufu (or Cheops), The Pyramid of Kafhre and the smallest of the three, the Pyramid of Menkaura. Each is actually a tomb that honours a different Egyptian king.
5. Zanzibar, Tanzania
Tanzania’s Zanzibar Archipelago is a travel destination for the more adventurous type of traveller. The monsoon winds have been shaping the landscapes for nearly 2000 years now, so everything you’ll see here is African-traditional with a twist of Indo-Arabian architecture. The villagers love their life and cherish their traditions; expect to see nothing but sheer tranquillity here. Families hunting for the most relaxing destination in Africa should definitely explore the natural wonders of Zanzibar.
With all this and more to be discovered, Africa is an amazing travel destination with lots of things to do and places to see; it is full of cultural diversity, historical sites, and fun activities for the whole family. Bottom line is, Africa has it all; from bustling cities and relaxing beaches, to great safari and breathtaking landscapes, a trip to the continent will leave you with memories you will cherish for a lifetime. Stop looking for places to explore this summer with the kids, and boost an African safari holiday that you can cherish for a lifetime.
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