Visit Africa - for Wildlife and Scenic Beauty!
Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent in the world having 54 countries. The continent is quite diverse with each country having its own unique culture. Africa features the longest river in the world - River Nile, and the world’s second largest river - Congo. Africa also has the world's tallest free-standing mountain - Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Lake Assal in Djibouti in Africa is the second lowest point on Earth.
Africa is a cradle of civilization, with ancient tribes from Egypt to South Africa. The continent is known for impenetrable jungles, and wild animals, including the Big Five - lion, rhino, elephant, cape buffalo, and leopard. On your trip to Africa - go for animal safaris, buy African crafts from local craft markets, check out tropical islands, travel across savannah on a colonial-era railway, and explore beautiful attractions of the continent. Travelers, planning a trip to Africa are suggested to book tickets in advance to get discounts on flights to Africa.
Top Destinations in Africa
Morocco - Visit Morocco for bustling cities, quiet seaside villages, and snowy mountains.
Zambia - Is home to Victoria Falls and incredible wild life. You must visit this country if you are a nature lover.
Tanzania - Tanzania is rich in natural reserves and natural beauty.
Namibia - Visit Namibia for its wild life. Here you can spot the Big Five wild animals.
Kenya - This country is a hotspot for wildlife.
South Africa - South Africa is a nature and adventure lovers paradise. While here, do check out - Table Mountain and Table Bay, Kruger National Park, Drakensberg, Garden Route, Cape Winelands, and Apartheid Museum.
Famous Festivals and Events in Africa
Cape Town International Jazz Festival -
It is South Africa’s biggest jazz festival, held in Cape Town. The festival takes place for two days at the convention centre in April where jazz legends from across the world perform.
Fes Festival of World Sacred Music -
This spiritual festival is held in Morocco in the month of May. It receives mystics, chanters, and dancers from all around the world.
Zanzibar International Film Festival -
This festival takes place in July, in the historic island of Zanzibar. The festival features music, arts, literature, film and more from all across Africa and countries bordering the Indian ocean.
Held in Ethiopia in the month of September, this old Christian festival is being celebrated for over 1600 years. The festival commemorates the discovery of the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
International Festival of the Sahara -
Held in Douz, Tunisia, in the month of December, this festival celebrates the culture of Sahara Desert, and attracts more than 50,000 people.
Interesting Facts about Africa
- Africa is the world's hottest continent, and the world's second driest continent.
- Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species.
- Africa is home to the world’s largest living land animal, the African elephant, which can weigh between 6 and 7 tons
- The deadliest animal in all of Africa is the hippo.
Tricks to Get Cheap Flight Tickets to Africa
- Keep your eyes on airline’s flash sales to get cheap flights to Africa.
- Book early morning or late-night flights.
- Actively follow airlines on social media to monitor the latest offers.
- Always book flights in advance to enjoy discounts.
Best Time to Visit Africa
Visit East Africa any time in the year except in the months of April, May, and November. Visit South Africa - from May through October. Central Africa from June to September, North Africa from October to March, and West Africa from October to May. To save money, and get discounts on Africa flight tickets, avoid visiting during Christmas and Easter holiday breaks. Expect the highest prices in June to October, during prime game-viewing season. Travelers are suggested to book Africa flights in advance to avoid paying high prices at the last minute.
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