Top 5 Places In Africa That Will Probably Inspire You
Perhaps you are looking for magical areas and you are not sure of which part of Africa you should visit. Africa is undoubtedly one of a few most incredible travel destinations in the world and boast of its beautiful tourist sites and among others include;
The Masai Mara National Reserve
This is one of a few most splendid and excellent game reserves in Africa. It is popular for its rare wildlife and mostly the large mammals and many others. A visit to this incredible nature reserve offers you a great opportunity not only to catch a glimpse at the big game (lions, leopards, elephants) as well as cheetahs and many savanna wildlife dwellers in this area but also for you to witness the great wildebeest migration-one of a kind experiences in the magical Kenya. This wildlife reserve’s ecosystem consists of about 25 percent of what is left of Kenyan wildlife and about 70 percent of the country’s wildlife thrives outside parks and reserves.
This wildlife reserve straddles within the Great Rift Valley that is approximately 5600 kilometers extending from Ethiopia’s Red Sea via Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. It features 4 major kinds of terrain-the Ngama Hills in the east which is also characterized by sandy soil and leafy bushes and favor black rhinos, Oloololo escarpment that makes up the western boundary and rising to splendid plateau, the Mara Triangle bordering the Mara River with beautiful grassland and acacia woodlands that favor huge numbers of wildlife mostly the migrating wildebeests, while the Central plains make up the vast portion of the reserve with dotted bushes and boulders on rolling grassland. The wildebeest migration usually occurs from July to September each year and a visit to this reserve during this period rewards you with dramatic views of millions of wildebeests, zebras and many antelopes as they migrate across to Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park
If it is Tanzania that you plan to pay a visit this coming season and you are wondering which destination to visit exactly, then Serengeti National Park is one of a kind tourist sites for you to consider. This park’s wildlife and natural beauty is incomparable and rewards travel endeavors with lasting memories. This park was founded in 1952 to offer refuge to a number of incredible wildlife species that include among others zebras and wildebeests, giraffes, cheetahs, lions, birds a mention but a few. It covers an area of about 14,763 square kilometers making it one of a few most expansive protected areas in Africa with huge concentration of rare wildlife species. This park comes in 3 parts-the famous southern or central section of Seronera Valley which is also popular as the Serengit an area with endless plains. It comes with amazing savanna and dotted with acacia and numerous wildlife species.
The western corridor on the other hand is marked by Grumeti River as well as features most of the incredible forests and dense bush. The north, Lobo area connects with the Masai Mara Reserve and it is the least explored area. The two World Heritage Sites and Biosphere reserves have been established within the 30000 square kilometers area. The rare ecosystem within this protected area has inspired many writers including Ernest Hemingway, Peter Mattheissen, film maker such as Alan Root, Hugo Von Lawick and many photographers and scientists. This park’s ecosystem is perhaps the oldest in the world and also features ideal climate, the best vegetation cover and wildlife. It is the best site for you to witness the great wildebeest migration as millions of wildebeests and thousands of zebras migrate south from the northern hills to the southern plains.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the best forest parks you can visit in Africa. This is Uganda’s most magnificent protected areas and travelers on a safari in Uganda cannot miss visiting this park for the thrilling gorilla treks within the impenetrable forest. It lies in the extreme southwestern side of the country and covers an area of about 331 square kilometers. This forested protected is a popular home to almost half of the rare mountain gorillas left in the whole world, the reason that made it to be among the few UNESCO heritage sites. The park is also home to several unique wildlife species including chimpanzees. About 400 mountain gorillas call this park a home making it one of the best destinations for gorilla trekking. A trek to see these magnificent primate species in this park will fill you with lots of lasting memories. Besides gorilla trekking, you can also engage in activities like birding, nature walks, Batwa encounters and others.
This is located in Africa’s most expansive protected area of Namib Naukluft National Park. While on safari in Namibia, this is one of the magnificent tourist sites you need not to miss to explore. It features the red dunes which surround it and comes in large size, white, salt and clay pan and the best site to explore. Its dunes are the highest worldwide extending up to 400 meters and offer the best spot for photography with incredible images. Sossusvlei literally denotes the dead end marsh and given that it is where the dunes converge to prevent River Tsauchab from flowing. But the dry condition in the Namib Desert this river seldom flows and the pan is left bone dry for many years. During wet season, the Tsauchab fills the pan and attracts many visitors across the world. Besides, there are also many picturesque sites in and around the Sossusvlei for you to explore and they include among others the Dune 45, Big Daddy, Deadvlei, Hiddenvlei, Sesriem Canyon and many more. Its landscape is one of the best and ideal for photography worldwide. For overnight stay, the available accommodation options at this area include Solitaire country lodge, Hammerstein lodge, Desert camp, elegant desert lodge and eco camp, Namib Desert lodge, Namib Naukluft lodge, Sossus Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei Lodge, Moon Mountain Lodge, Hoodia Desert Lodge, Kulala Desert Lodge and many more.
Kruger National Park
Perhaps South Africa is where you are planning to visit but you are not sure of which park to visit. For this memorable experiences, Kruger National Park is that one unique protected area you need to consider on your bucket list. This park comprises of its exceptional landscape and stunning wildlife species including elephants, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and many more. The popular safari activities for you to do while on safari in Kruger National Park include guided bush walks, birding and many others.
In conclusion, for more inspirational experiences, consider visiting the above magical tourist site a must while on your safari in Africa and you won’t regret.
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