Travelers, globetrotters, and anyone who has a passion for seeing more than their hometown are always on the lookout for something different to spark the jet setting fire that can lay dormant for too long. While many people opt for the culture of Europe or the laid-back attitude of Southeast Asia, these are not the only places for you to discover. One destination that is too often left off travel bucket lists is Africa. Whether you’re looking for tranquility, culture, or adventure, Africa is a continent that has it all.
For Some Tranquility
If you want to get away from the hustle, bustle, and stress of the modern world and treat yourself to some relaxation, you’ll be pleased to know Africa has this in abundance. From pristine beaches to luxury Holiday Stay Destinations, you’re sure to find something for you and partner, or the whole family to enjoy.
Sao Tome and Principe are one place you should make sure to check out. It offers plenty of beaches that provide somewhere to lay your head and listen to the lapping of the waves, while some areas also offer kayaking and the chance to explore nearby coves if you want to feel the fresh sea breeze brush against your face.
For Some Culture
To suggest that Africa is arguably the epicenter of human culture would be an understatement. Throughout the continent, you can enjoy microcosms of what makes us human, and with the culture shifting so much from country to country, and even town to town in some cases, you’ll never feel like you’ve seen it all before.
Dive headfirst into the vibrant colors of carnivals and traditional dress in the big cities, or take yourself off the beaten track and check out small villages that have been around for generations. The Omo Valley in Ethiopia is one of the best places around, and if you’re a fan of coffee, look for the world-famous Ethiopian coffee that, with its sweet strawberry notes, will be unlike any hot cup of Joe you’ve ever had before in your life.
For Some Adventure
Some people love to travel for the adventure, though. While Africa is sure to offer both relaxation and uniques slices of culture, it can also provide a thrilling adventure for whatever tickles your fancy. You already know about climbing Kilimanjaro, but you can also consider embarking on safaris to witness all the animals you’ve always wanted to see in their natural habitat.
From Kenya to South Africa via Botswana and Tanzania, the possibilities to take a safari jeep and even camp out in the great plains is something that you’ll likely only be able to do once in your life, so you may as well grab the opportunity while you still can.
The sheer size of Africa may seem daunting for some, and even though it could take years to see it all, if you know what you’re looking for, you’ll head back to your home fully refreshed and recharged. All that you need to do next is start planning where the next plane will take you.