54 nations make up Africa – which I always find astounding, but it’s no wonder it’s so diverse. To get you off the starting blocks when planning your next African trip, here are my top five countries to visit…
Trek to see gorillas in the wild – Uganda is home to the Nyakagezi gorilla family, who live in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
The tours are small and restricted on time, to make sure you don’t disturb the silverbacks – but this is nature at its very best.
Zambia and Zimbabwe
The world’s largest waterfall is your starter for ten here. Victoria Falls is every bit as brilliant as everything you’ve heard – and speaking of which it’s also incredibly noisy!
Go white water rafting down the river, (which is full of crocs and hippos!) or take a walking safari through one of the national parks – you can go fishing and canoeing in the Lower Zambezi.
Climb the world’s highest dunes, or (if you don’t fancy all the sand and the walking) take a hot air balloon rides over the top of them. Then there’s the animals – of which there are a lot. Take a guided safari and for goodness’ sake don’t forget your camera, because they are a wonder to behold.
Low-impact, high-end tourism is the name of the game here. So everything is very upmarket and there really aren’t many people around. For wildlife experiences, you simply cannot beat it. Add to that the breathtaking vista of the Okavango Delta and you’re onto a winner.
Kenya and Tanzania
Ok I know this is technically two countries, but their proximity means they’re often combined. You can see the great migration here – almost 2 million gazelle, zebra and wildebeest make the migratory circle from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Masa Mara in Kenya.
If your next trip to Africa is in the offing, give me a call and we’ll talk about when, where and why – together we’ll make your perfect trip.