#travelthursday. 5 amazing places in Africa to visit this holiday.

 

Leisure is the main reason that tourists visit Africa, as Africa is endowed with amazing landscape, and breathtaking views, with a rich culture and delicious food.

Fact: The World Travel and Tourism Council reports that tourism and travel contributed 8.5% to the continent’s GDP and also contributed to 2.9% of employment in hotels, travel agents, airlines and other passenger transportation services, restaurants and leisure industries.

However, figuring out where to spend your holiday shouldn’t be so much of a problem, as there are beautiful breathtaking sites and amazing places to visit and have a memorable experience in Africa. Also, travelling to Africa gives you firsthand access to learning about Africa’s diverse cultures and tradition.

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So if you haven’t made up your mind on where to spend your holidays, look into the list and make plans to get a front row seat to watch nature in its full glory.

Zanzibar

Tanzania’s hidden gem, Pemba Island, is about 100 kilometres outside Zanzibar and is abundant with healthy coral reefs, mangroves, lagoons and fish, which makes it heaven for diving fanatics and beach lovers. Its natural surroundings have earned it the nickname ‘the Green Island’.

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Obudu Cattle Ranch and Resort

The hilltop Ranch is about 11km of winded road from the base and can be accessed by either cable-car or road. The ranch has numerous pleasant mountain area and country-side views.

Obudu is one of the finest and most magnificent tourist destinations in the world today. Deep in the tropical rain forest of Cross River State, presents an area of idyllic tranquillity and enchanting scenery. Indeed, it is a tourist heaven with its inviting natural endowment to be explored. Obudu has increasingly become popular amongst tourists, adventurers and event planners from all around Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

With over 160 accommodation categories, made up of standard rooms, executive rooms, huts and chalets to a presidential apartment, amidst its extreme Eco-tourism potentials, there’s more than enough space for other activities.

Tourists can trek on the 60KM canopy walkway built in the form of a ladder tree house unhindered, for breathtaking view. The cable car is the biggest attraction at Obudu and it runs from the entrance of the resort at the bottom of the mountain up to the ranch resort at the summit. It is claimed to be the world’s longest cable car system

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Botswana

Botswana is one of the best destinations to go to for an awesome safari holiday. The country, which is bordered by South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, has one of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world, the Okavango Delta which is situated deep within the Kalahari Basin, where you can experience big game, lush vegetation and natural beauty at its best.

Learn more about the inhabitants of Southern Africa with the exploration of rock painting and villages of the San people as well as the Hambukushu at the Tsodilo Hills.

Botswana offers an array of accommodation for tourists, ranging from luxury lodges to budget guesthouses and camping grounds. Stay at the &Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp and the Chobe Game Lodge at the Chobe National Park.

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Kenya

Kenya is an East African paradise filled with abundant wildlife, mountains, flora, fauna and islands. It’s an ideal destination for family holidays, and the best time to visit is between October and March. Enjoy the tranquil island of Lamu, where you can enjoy rolling dunes, endless beaches and narrow bustling streets where no vehicles are present. Tucked away behind the dunes of the

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Morocco

Morocco has been described as a distinctly African country on the outskirts of Europe. It has a majestic and medieval feel to it, filled with lots of North African culture. No visit to Morocco is complete without visiting Djemma el Fna in Marrakech, which comes to life from 10am with street theatres, henna tattoo artists and snake charmers and peaks in the evening with the arrival of an array of chefs and food masters.

Have an authentic Moroccan experience on the Berber tour, experiencing the life of Morocco’s nomadic population through camel treks and desert tours.

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Now you have a list of five amazing places in Africa, and their unique features, I do hope you consider spending your holidays in Africa. the people are super nice and hospitable. (Take Me for an example.. haha). So get your girls together and plan your very own girls trip. Its going to be fun, trust me

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