Africa Travel Guide

Africa is a world of its own. Most travelers may only think of some top destinations like Morocco or South Africa when thinking about the continent, but there are so many different cultures and countries to visit and experience their natural beauty that you can’t believe until you see it.

Africa Travel guide

Pick a destination

Know before you go to Africa

From the deserts of Morocco to the pyramids of Egypt, Giraffe Manor in Kenya to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Zambia, and especially the bush of South Africa.  There’s an adventure waiting for you in every corner of Africa!

Person watching elephants walking in Africa

Best time to visit Africa?

Africa is a massive continent with a different climate, landscape, and wildlife. Choosing the best time to visit is mostly influenced by your interests and what you’re hoping to see during your trip.

Girl posing next to morocco spices
Girl standing in the middle of Medina of Marrakech

If you’re planning a safari trip to Africa, visit during the dry season. From May to August, the rains are infrequent, driving the wildlife to nearby waterholes and making it easy to spot elusive creatures like lions and leopards.

Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe all offer incredible safari experiences!

What to expect in Africa

Northern Africa

Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Western Sahara make up most of the North Africa region. 

The main language spoken is Arabic, and Islam is the dominant religion. It’s mostly famous for its natural wonders such as the Sahara Desert, the Nile River, the Red Sea, and the Atlas Mountains.

Central Africa

Due to political instability and tourists’ unsafety, it is the least visited region in Africa, and most of the countries have little to none tourist infrastructure. 

The Central Africa region is made up of Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome, and Principe, and South Sudan.

Old morocco building next to river with people

Eastern Africa

East Africa is home to Africa’s top safari destinations with incredible wildlife. Travel to Kenya or Tanzania to watch the Great Migration that takes place between July and September every year or trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Madagascar, Seychelles, Reunion, and Mauritius are only a short flight from the mainland and are great options for travelers looking for some me-time.

Southern Africa

Southern Africa is one of the most popular regions in Africa for locals and international visitors. It’s made up of Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Most of the popular destinations include National Parks such as Victoria Falls, Sossusvlei, Kruger National Park, and Chobe National Park, and when you visit you will easily see why.

Girl posing at Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech
Girl posing at Bahia palace in Marrakech

Western Africa

The easiest country to visit in West Africa is Ghana which is often called “Africa for Beginners”. 

It offers beautiful landscapes, relaxing beaches, and excellent surfing conditions and is the best place to learn about the history of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Some other popular destinations include Senegal, Gambia, Benin, and Cape Verde.

Malaria and Yellow Fever

In sub-Saharan Africa, Yellow Fever is a real threat. If you don’t have the vaccination certificate, the airline and country can deport you.

For Malaria in Africa, different countries have different strains. Your doctor needs to know exactly where you are going to give you the correct medication, but in the end, be sure to vaccinate yourself if traveling to Africa.

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