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The Ultimate List of Dream Vacations in Africa

Africa is a relatively unexplored continent, with plenty of romantic and dreamy unspoiled spots to spend treasured moments. A continent dominated by sun-soaked countries which has long been attracting tourists thanks to its vibrant citiesspectacular nature and landscapes. A journey to places so Instagram-worthy. Whether it is a road trip to a neighboring city or a flight across the country, there are dream vacations for everyone somewhere in Africa. Whether you prefer a romantic getaway or a luxury safari experience, tourists have unlimited dream holidays options in Africa. Struggling to decide where you’d like to go first? One thing’s for sure, this dream vacations list will give you a serious case of wanderlust.

Photograph the Big Five on safari

Kruger National Par
Mother leopard and her cub at Kruger National Park, South Africa | © Singita

Imagine spotting Africa’s most iconic wildlife all in one game park? The Big Five are; lion, leopard, elephant, African buffalo, and rhinoceros. They were considered the most challenging and dangerous animals to hunt on foot by trophy hunters back in the 1800s. Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Botswana are home to Africa’s top national parks with the Big Five game. But the Kruger National Park in South Africa is the most reliable and a safari hotspot for Big Five sightings. Discovering the best of Kruger National Park is an amazing experience. You’ll not stop talking about this adventure after visiting the park. See here for a definitive Kruger Park safari accommodation guide with offers ranging from package tours, day trips to safari lodges. Lights, camera, action – and adventure!

Hike the Kilimanjaro

Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in the Africa at 20,000 feet. Step on the grounds of the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate and claim the opportunity to rise above it all. Walk through rainforest up a winding trail into a small valley where you’ll traverse a rocky ridge before reaching the Shira Plateau as you head for the top of Africa’s highest mountain peak. It’s advisable to be part of a guided tour for this impressive summit adventure. Tour company of choice will help with the necessary travel arrangements from the airport. Closest airport to this adventure is the Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania that serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi.

Madagascar coast to coast

Walk at the iconic Avenue de Baobab, Madagascar | © Charlotte Plans A Trip

Pictures paint a thousand words but Madagascar will take your breath away. Visiting and exploring Madagascar is just one of the best ways to marvel at the wonders of nature. Here, you’ll see a variety of landscapes, flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet. The best way to explore this dream destination for every outdoor enthusiast coast to coast trip with motorcycle or any other open roof vehicle. A road trip through hundreds of kilometers of the epic landscapes will have you consumed in an incredible diversity. From rainforest to desert to sandstone canyons and mountains to hills cascading with road system. Embrace the kaleidoscope of nature and get intimate views of volcanos as you navigate.

Cruise the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius

List of Dream Vacations in Africa
Mauritius should be your next dream vacation | © Mauritius

There’s heaven and then there’s Mauritius, a dream vacation destination in Africa. Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its sapphire waters and luxury resorts. It’s the gateway between people and pristine nature, bringing us together in a way that is unlike anything else you’ll ever experience. Beyond the idyllic beaches, Mauritius offers other attractions such as mountains and forests in the interior are home to some of the world’s rarest animals. Your journey through this island will be surreal and filled with breathtaking landscape.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Uganda and its Bwindi Forest National Park is home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. If you want to see mountain gorillas in Africa, then you must visit Uganda and Rwandagorilla trek is a major reason and highlight of most visits to these two tourist destinations in East Africa. The famous mountain gorilla is one of East Africa’s greatest tourist attractions. There are about 10 habituated gorilla families that amount to over 800 mountain gorillas open to tourist visits. Seeing mountain gorillas in the wild and being surrounded by the mamas, babies, and massive Silverback gorillas is a wildlife experience of a lifetime. Visit Bwindi for the most authentic info about gorilla trekking, how to acquire a permit, as well as tour companies arranging such treks.

Camel rides through the Sahara

Tourist on camel tour at the Sahara Desert, Morocco | © MitchyG

The Sahara Desert is one of Africa’s most iconic tourist destinations. Sahara is the world’s largest hot desert as well as the third largest desert overall after Antarctica and the Arctic. There isn’t a better way to exploring the largest hot desert in the world than riding camels through the Sahara. The best way to experience such African beauty is via a camel safari. This is an adventured full of dazzling night skies, tales told by the glow of a campfire, and camels carrying you across golden sands. Nothing less than thrilling, exciting and an altogether fabulous way to get a taste of the desert life. Head to Sahara Desert, Morocco to get the most complete and thrilling experience. Fly into Morocco through the Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, the busiest airport in Morocco and the fifth busiest in Africa. Set out your camel safari and the Sahara adventure from iconic Casablanca and travel to Fez to marvel at the monuments.

Follow the Great Migration in Tanzania

The wild and iconic African creatures of the vast Serengeti meet, mingle and march together. Serengeti National Park located in Tanzania, is best known for its abundance of animals and the great wildebeest migration. With over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra annual migration, Serengeti is one of the Serengeti has the highest concentration of large mammals on the planet. Witnessing the Great Migration when the Wildebeest move from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve is simply the greatest show on nature’s theater. Dream African safari for everyone. Beyond the wildlife, the seemingly endless stunning landscape here makes for the most romantic scenery. Whatever a dream vacation means to you, Tanzania and the Great Migration, delivers on all accounts. There is a wide range of accommodation options for tourists to stay in the Serengeti Ecosystem.


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