East and Southern Africa tourist attractions
A few of the best destinations to visit in East Africa and South Africa.
Safari holiday, Kenya and Tanzania
The Serengeti National Park is situated in Tanzania. This park is one of the best wildlife sanctuary in Africa and also in the world. Serengeti comes from a Masai word “siringit” which means a place where the land runs forever.
This refers to the vast plane prairie which covers a third of the Serengeti park. It is Tanzania’s largest park and the most famous park. In all African countries, this park has highest concentration of wildlife. There are over 2 million wildebeest, about 250,000 gazelles and 500,000 zebras and it holds a huge number of lions as well. The annual wildebeest migration has made the Serengeti National Park famous and tourist from all corners of the world.
Numerous safari lodges have been built close to the park to accommodate the large numbers of tourist. This has also created development and job opportunity to the local people. For example, there is a beautiful Lodge built on a hill where visitors can have an ideal viewing across the Serengeti plains.
There is another Lodge located in the South West of the park in the Nyarboro hills and, it’s the only tourist development in the Serengeti Park and another Lodge situated on a gentle sloping hill near Grumeti river. This lodge is built in a special way that reflects the grand style of an English manor home and offers seven luxurious cottages.
Masai Mara safaris can be exciting, entertaining and remarkable. Maasai Mara National Reserve is a big tourist landmark found near the southwest border of Kenya and Tanzania. It is really a continuation of the Tanzanian Serengeti National Park to the northern side. Furthermore, the reserve is large as it occupies 1500kms of land. Simply called Mara in short form, Maasai Mara is one of the widely visited tourist attraction parks in Kenya.
The Great Migration is undoubtedly one of the most attractive features in Masai Mara. The GM is a large exodus involving zebras, wildebeests, and Thompson gazelles from Tanzania to Kenya. The animals cross Mara River where they find hungry giant crocodiles waiting for a feast and the big cats salivating on the other side of the river. Another trendy thing about a trip to this region is the hot air balloon safaris. They are usually offered in the mornings so that tourists can view this vast land from above.
Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zambia and Zimbabwe share perhaps the most stunning, dramatic border in the world. The Victoria Falls’ mile-long curtain of falling water has enthused awe among native peoples for centuries. Victoria Falls is certainly one of the most stunning although it’s neither the tallest nor the longest waterfall in the world. Known to natives as “Mosi-oa-Tunya,” or the “Smoke that Thunders,” Victoria Falls offers a tremendous sensory experience.
Visiting during the rainy season of March through May offers the most dramatic experience as sheets of thundering water fall over gorges and turns, making each view totally different. Rainbows are a endless presence during that time. The dry season is still beautiful and offers unique views, but there is nothing that can match to the booming, sparkling rainbows of waters during the wet season.
Zanzibar, Tanzania and walking tour of Stonetown
Picking a hotel in Zanzibar can be a very overwhelming experience. Few African destinations have the coastal or historical appeal of Zanzibar, a white-sand archipelago off the coast of Tanzania whose historic district of Stone Town is one of East Africa’s few remaining ancient cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Stone Town is a must-see for those seeking something more than sun and sand from their Zanzibar stay.
This is Zanzibar’s fabled old town, plus a world heritage site. When in a walking tour of the old city you will come through the maze-like alleyways, cathedrals, churches, temples and uncountable mosques. Explore the House of Wonders, marvel at the size of the Old Fort, and try some bargaining at curio shops.
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
The Bazaruto Archipelago should be the hub of any Mozambique tour as, there are plenty of unusual activities for tourists to enjoy. Take a timeless rest on an original Arab sailing vessel, a Dhow Safari, keeping your eyes peeled for the subtle Dugong, or simply snorkel your way around the reefs and bays of the 5 idyllic isles that make up this romantic, tropical chain.
Wine & dine tour, Cape Town, South africa
Visit the attractive Cape Winelands to experience some of South Africa’s astonishing landscape. This region of the Western Cape offers people a chance to experience beauty, savannas and how the vineyards grow and result in the world renown great red and white Cape wines.
These very wines are some of the reasons Cape Winelands Accommodation is so sought after. People want a chance to experience the tasting of famous wines as they are freshly made.
The wine tastings offer people a chance to also learn about the various wines – which are classified as woody, fruity and more.
Romantic walking safari, Uganda
Sipi Falls is one of Uganda’s most romantic and beautiful falls. The fall is about 55km north of Mbale, in the foothills of Mt Elgon and not far from the town of Kapchorwa. At Sipi falls, you see the majestic and awesome Mt Elgon above, and the wide plains of eastern and northern Uganda vanishing into the distance below. It is well worth spending a night or two in this peaceful and pretty place. The intrigue of the waterfalls certainly will make you not want to leave.
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