Africa today is a continent with more than 50 different countries, more than 1 billion people, an incredible variety of peoples, cultures, languages, climates and landscapes, with attractions for every taste and every expectation.
South -African Republic
South Africa, located in the very south of the continent, is one of the few African countries with which people are at least somehow familiar. It is well known for its magnificent natural beauty, developed cities and diverse wildlife. South Africa attracts tourists with many interesting and diverse attractions. Whether you're a nature lover or an urban adventurer, you won't be disappointed.
If you've wanted to try bungee jumping, shark diving, hiking or mountain climbing all your life, this is place for you.
You can go diving in a shark cage in Gansbae and in person meet great white sharks, bungee jump from the almost 220-meter high Bluecrans Bridge, descend from Table Mountain, skydive in Mossel Bay and, of course, get up close with cheetahs and rhinos in Kruger National Park.
Johannesburg – a huge metropolis, which surprisingly maintains a balance between the traditions of South African culture, modernity and the future. Skyscrapers, trendy eateries and international trade make this city very attractive.
But the real beauty of Johannesburg lies in its interesting collection of museums. Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City Theme Park on top of one of the real gold mines. At the Wits Art Museum, you can see ancient rock paintings, stone tools and spiritual artifacts.
Cape Townis another popular South African city that is definitely worth a visit. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, vast wine valleys and magnificent beaches, Cape Town is one of the most beloved tourist destinations in the country. Going around Table Mountain, you can take the cable car up to the top of the mountain for fantastic panoramic views of the city. Or you can go to Foxy Beach or Boulders Beach to see a colony of funny African penguins. If you are a plant lover, don't miss the magnificent Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden! Cape Town is also rich in cultural sites, with many museums and historical sites, such as Robben Island in Table Bay, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison.
While in South Africa, don't miss the opportunity to go on a safari in the Kruger National Park, the country's premier wildlife sanctuary. Here you have every chance to see the African Big Five: buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions and rhinos. It is home to over 145 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds, crocodiles, hippos, zebras, wild dogs, giraffes, cheetahs and antelopes. May to August is the best time to visit the Kruger, as the bush is sparse and animals tend to water holes, making them easier to spot. The Kruger has a variety of accommodation options, from well-equipped camps to more luxurious and exclusive camps.
Ethiopia is located in East Africa. This is a country of magnificent landscapes, a realm of real wildlife, good weather and friendly people. It is a rich and culturally diverse country that provides excellent hiking opportunities.
History lovers are attracted by numerous ancient sights. In the first place, the Aksumite Ark of the Covenant is one of the main shrines of the Christian world. The most popular historical sites include Lalibela, a city in northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian analogue of the Jordanian Petra. It is known for its rock-hewn Christian churches. There are 11 in total, and Biete Medhani Alem is considered the largest monolithic church in the world.
Ethiopia is home to 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. However, it is one of the least visited places in Africa by tourists. Basically, due to problems with the tourist infrastructure, ranging from the lack of air conditioning to the quality of service.
Addis Ababa is the capital of the country. With other cities of Ethiopia, it is connected by a developed network of roads. Here is one of the largest open-air markets in Africa – Mercato.
Kenya is known all over the world. First of all, thanks to the richest wildlife and the most exciting safaris in the world. Kenya is a place that definitely deserves to be visited.
Located in East Africa, it is considered the birthplace of safari with endless savannahs, countless National Parks and reserves, arid deserts where you can meet rhinos, elephants, lions, cheetahs, antelopes, buffaloes and many other animals.
In addition, due to the proximity of the Indian Ocean, unique aquatic animals also live here.
However, few people know about the local extensive white sand beaches fringed with mangroves and coconut trees, as well as colorful coral reefs, which offer excellent diving opportunities.