Top Four African Destinations That Will Leave You Speechless

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Top Four African Destinations That Will Leave You Speechless

Africa is a continent of outstanding natural beauty and diversity. With its lush jungles, rolling savannas, and stunning beaches, it's no wonder that Africa has become an increasingly popular destination for luxury travelers seeking authentic experiences. If you're planning a trip to Africa, there are must-see destinations that you simply cannot miss: South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and South Africa. Each destination offers a unique blend of culture, history, and natural beauty and is sure to leave you speechless and in love with this incredible continent. 

Get WILD in South Africa 

South Africa is Africa's 9th largest country according to its landmass. The reasons to visit this vast and culturally diverse nation are seemingly endless, and that's why it makes it on so many people's bucket lists. Not only is its capital city, Cape Town, one of the top holiday destinations in the world, but it's also full of natural, exotic beauty that you can't find anywhere else. There is excellent food, plenty of breathtaking beaches, and not to be missed Table Mountain.

If you are looking for a bit of adventure, you can go on a safari at Kruger National Park. It may not be the only place to go for a safari in South Africa, but it is undoubtedly one of the greatest. If you have decided to bring your children, family-friendly safaris offer youth programs, age-appropriate, hands-on activities, and playgrounds.

Another great thing about South Africa is that it's easy to navigate and explore nearby destinations, with a well-established and maintained road network and infrastructure. You can also drive there with a foreign license if it includes your photograph.

Fun fact: One safari, you'll get to witness and interact with the "Big Five" of Africa's most significant wild animals: lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, and leopards. It's definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Travel Tip: Fan of road trips? You won't want to miss out on the Garden Route. For some of the most breathtaking coastline views, you can drive the Garden Route from Mossel Bay to Storms River. Visit and view small towns, rugged shores, sandy beaches, and thick forests.

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The "Gold Coast," Ghana 

Ghana is the perfect vacation destination if you're looking for an immersive cultural experience. The country's history dates back to the 4th century, making it an ideal place to discover African history and traditions.

In the 15th century, Ghana was the center of the West African gold and ivory trade. Today, Ghana welcomes a steady flow of visitors. In 2019, the country received over one million international visitors, making it one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in Africa. While exploring the country's historical sites, don't miss out on its delicious food. Try the local specialty, jollof rice or kelewele, spicy fried plantains. 

Fun Fact: Ghana is known as the "Gold Coast" due to its rich gold mining and trade history.

Travel Tip: Consider hiring a local guide (we can arrange one for you!) who can show you the best spots to enjoy the local cuisine and culture. Also, add a visit to the Ashanti Region to your vacation ideas. Here, you can learn about the Ashanti culture, famous for its colorful kente cloth, traditional dance, and beadwork.

The Lap of Luxury in Senegal 

Senegal is a must-visit African destination, especially if you want an authentic and diverse vacation experience. With its mix of beaches, museums, and cultural landmarks, Senegal is perfect for luxury travelers who want to learn and experience something new.

One of the most famous landmarks in Senegal is the African Renaissance Monument, a 160-foot bronze statue located in Dakar that depicts a man, woman, and child pointing toward the sky. It is the largest statue in Africa and was built to commemorate the country's 50th independence anniversary. This landmark is not only impressive to look at but is also a reminder of Senegal's rich history.

In recent years, Senegal has become a popular destination for travelers. In 2018, the country recorded a 6% increase in tourist arrivals, and this number is only expected to grow in the future. With so many vacation ideas to choose from, it's no wonder why Senegal is becoming a top destination for travelers.

Fun Fact: Senegal is one of the few countries in Africa where women hold prominent roles in government. The country also has a rich music and dance culture that's celebrated throughout the year.

Travel Tip: If you're planning to visit Senegal, make sure to book your trip with a professional travel advisor (like us!) Senegal can be challenging to navigate for first-time visitors, especially if you don't speak the local language. We'll help you plan your itinerary and provide essential information to make your trip more enjoyable.

Sierra Leone 

Sierra Leone may not be Africa's most popular tourist destination, but it certainly has a rich history and culture that should not be overlooked. The country was once a hub of the slave trade and was also known for its abundant diamond reserves. Despite its tumultuous past, Sierra Leone has a friendly and resilient population that welcomes visitors with open arms.

Did you know that tourism is a major contributor to Sierra Leone's economy? It is estimated that tourism accounts for approximately 5% of the country's GDP. This means that every time you visit Sierra Leone, you are making a direct impact on the livelihood of the locals.

Fun Fact: Sierra Leone is known for its delicious cuisine-- a blend of African and European flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. From street vendors to high-end restaurants, there's no shortage of delicious food to try. Some popular dishes include cassava leaves, jollof rice, and fufu.

Travel Tip: Give yourself some time to visit Bunce Island. This historic site was once a slave fort and now serves as a reminder of the atrocities that occurred during the slave trade. It's a somber yet powerful experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Planning a trip to Africa can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. There are so many things to see and do that it can be challenging to decide where and when to go and what to do. 
That's where we come in!

We have the expertise and knowledge to help you choose the best destinations, accommodations, and activities to suit your interests and budget. We will handle all the details, including transportation, accommodations, tours, and activities so that you can focus on experiencing all that Africa has to offer. We'll also provide valuable insights and advice about the local culture and customs, helping you immerse yourself in the local community and understand the country and its people.

Whether you're looking for a luxurious escape, an adventure-packed trip, or a cultural immersion experience, we've got you covered. Reach out today and let us help you plan the trip of a lifetime!