Dec 20, 2013

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Great Ways To Experience Africa

Great Ways To Experience Africa

Choosing to holiday in Africa is one of the best decisions you could ever make.  It is not just a trip to a foreign country with a nice, warm climate; but, a life changing experience full of adventure and discovery.  Here are just a few of the really cool things you could do when you visit Africa.

Experience A Culinary Tour

Experience A Culinary Tour

If you are a big foodie and love to learn and taste new cuisines then the type of trip to Africa that would suit you best would be a culinary tour type of trip.  These tours normally include shopping for ingredients in the markets, dining in nice restaurants, wine tasting and of course learning how to cook some classic African dishes.  The one drawback is that these tours normally focus on the cuisine of Morocco and South Africa.  This is only a drawback though if you are fully versed in the cuisine of those countries.

Take A Cycling Holiday In Africa

Take A Cycling Holiday In Africa

Over the last couple of decades there has been a rise in the popularity of cycling tours in Africa.  As well as being incredibly eco-friendly, a cycling trip also breaks down the social and economic barriers that are associated with a driving tour of the country.  It is also a really great way to take in the sounds, sights and smells of Africa at a pace that allows you to fully enjoy the experience.  There are many different African bike tours to suit your own preferences whether you want to just spend half a day cycling through Cape Town or go on an expansive cross-continent adventure.

Mountain Hiking

Mountain Hiking

There is plenty to excite you in Africa if you are a fan of mountain climbing and hiking.  As well as the more popular Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Atlas Mountains; there are other lesser known gems such as Uganda’s Ruwenzori Mountains and Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains.  One of the best however is the Drakensberg Mountains in the South, which can take as little as half a day or as much as 5 days to enjoy, depending on how quickly you want to tackle it.

Safari And Safari Trails

Safari And Safari Trails

A large number of people who want to travel to Africa want to take a trip that involves safari.  One of the best ways to experience African safari is by going on an African Trail like the ones offered at www.africantrails.co.uk.  On this type of trip you travel in a large overland truck with many other travellers and it can take as little as 5 days or 39 weeks, depending on your budget and how much of Africa you want to see on your visit.

Sunbathe And Relax At The Beach

Sunbathe And Relax At The Beach

North African beaches have been a favoured holiday destination for European holidaymakers for the last few decades.  It is not hard to see why with the amount of variety available depending on where you go.  The west is great if you want that palm tree beach experience and like to surf, though don’t try to swim as the currents make it very difficult.  The east is where you will want to go if you want to stay on a luxurious and relaxing private island beach in the Seychelles, and the South is great for animal lovers as you will get to mingle with the penguins and dive with the sharks.

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