BEST HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA

Explore Some Of The Best Holiday Destinations In Africa

The African continent is blessed with some of the best travel destinations in the world. Also Known as the second largest continent, Africa is a place that offers so many wonderful experiences and diverse cultures, magnificent wildlife, beautiful scenery, breath taking landscapes and so much more.

In this article, we will be talking about some of the best holiday destinations in Africa.

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Holiday destinations In Nigeria

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Also known as the “Giant of African” Nigeria is a country in West Africa, with 36 states and the federal capital Territory Abuja. With over 250 ethnic groups, it is boardered by Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its southern coast is on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria has a tropical climate with variable rainy and dry seasons, depending on location.

Nigeria has many Tourist attraction and many events due to the country’s many ethnic groups, and is characterized by rain forests, waterfalls, savannah and other natural attractions.

There are many resorts, parks and world class hotels and accommodations in different parts of the country.

A few of the best Tourist Attractions, Resorts and parks are :

Yankari Game Reserve-This Wild life Reserve Covers an area of about 2,244 square kilometres, it is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in north eastern Nigeria

Olumo Rock-It is located in the ancient city of Abeokuta in Ogun State and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria

Obudu Cattle RanchIn Cross Rivers State is a Mountain Resort on the Obudu Plateau in Cross River State, Nigeria

Other side attractions are : Lekki Beach and Eleko Beach in Lagos, Millennium Park in abuja, Agodi Gardens in Oyo State, Kajuru Castle in Kaduna State, Osun Sacred Grove In Osun State and the Kano City Walls in Kano State.

Annual events: include Calabar Canival, Arugungu fishing festival and many more

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Holiday Destinations in South Africa

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South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. With a population of over 58 million people, it covers an area of 1,221,037 kilometres. South Africa has three (3) designated capital cities: executive Pretoria, judicial Bloemfontein and legislative Cape Town. The largest city is Johannesburg.

South Africa has some of the best holiday destinationa in Africa and the World.It has a conducive climate, modern cities, beautiful Beaches of the Eastern & Western Cape and Mountains of Kwazulu-Natal. You are guaranteed a wonderful adventure as you explore natural landscape and Game Reserves, diverse cultural heritage.

 South Africa has many Natural Parks like:

Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife conservation park situated close to Port Elizabeth in South Africa

The Agulhas National Park– is a national park located in the Agulhas Plain in the southern Overberg region of the Western Cape.

Bontebok National Park– is the smallest of the 18 Parks in South Africa

Others include : Augrabies Falls National Park, The Camdeboo National Park, The Garden Route National Park, The Karoo National Park and many more.

Some of the best Holiday Resorts we recommend include:

Aqua View, Cape Town

Michel Angelo Towers, Johannesburg

Monateng Safari Lodge, Pretoria

Lagoon Beach Apartments, Cape Town

Dolphin Beach Apartments, Cape Town

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Holiday Destinations in Egypt

The Great Sphinx of Giza in egypt

Egypt is a transcontinental country spanning the north-eastern part of Africa and south-western part of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, across the Red Sea lies Saudi Arabia, and across the Mediterranean lie Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, although none share a land border with Egypt.

Egypt is one of the best travel destinations in Africa and the world. It is popular due to its numerous Tourist Attraction and  monuments like Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings. It is a nation blessed with beautiful Beaches on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

Below are some of the notable monuments and location to visit:

Pyramids of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Built as tombs for the mighty Pharaohs and guarded by the Sphinx

Valley of the Kings– is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom

Abu Simbel– is a village in the Egyptian part of Nubia. It is best known as the site of the Abu Simbel temples, which were built by King Ramses II.

Egyptian Museum– in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities

St. Catherine’s Monastery– Is One of the oldest monasteries in the world, it stands at the foot of Mount Sinai, where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments.

Abydos Temple– is one of Egypt’s most fascinating artistic treasures. Its walls are covered in beautiful hieroglyphics and intricate paintings.

For Accommodations we recommend :

 Hurghada Resorts– This is a beach resort town stretching some 40km along Egypt’s Red Sea coast.

Park Inn By Radisson Sharm El Sheikh Resort– This is well-furnished four star resort on Sinai Peninsula, half a mile from the Red Sea.

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Holiday Destinations in Kenya

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Kenya is a popular country in Eastern part of Africa, with a population of more than 47.6 million people and size of 580,367 square kilometres.  Kenya’s capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa.

Kenya is a wonderful Tourism Destination with its coastline flanked by the Indian Ocean, and diverse ecological mix like the Great Rift Valley, Mountain highlands, the Savannah grasslands, and vibrant range of wildlife.

Kenya is the perfect destination if you seek Adventure and it offers an unforgettable experience for wildlife enthusiast.

There are two main types of terrestrial protected areas in Kenya:  National parks, and National reserves. There are also marine parks and marine reserves.

Some of the popular Parks are:

 Lake Nakuru National Park– This is famous for the bright pink flamingos that congregate at the lake’s shore.

Nairobi National Park-This Park is close to Nairobi and offers wonderful views of wildlife.

Hell’s Gate National Park– It lies south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, north west of Nairobi.

Amboseli National Park– formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is a national park in Kajiado South Constituency, Kenya.

Tsavo East National Park– is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya

Mount Longonot National Park– is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya,

Kenya also offers beautiful Beach Resorts like the :

Voyager Beach Resort, Mombasa : This is a luxurious 4-star hotel with a stunning location overlooking the picturesque Indian Ocean. Located just a few miles outside of Mombasa city centre.

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Holiday Destinations in Mauritius

Mauritius

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Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the south-east coast of the African continent.

The country is made-up of the islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon. The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department.

The capital and largest city, Port Louis, is located on the main island of Mauritius.

Mauritius is a multi-ethnic and cultural population. It is a volcanic island of lagoons and a major tourist destination.

The island nation enjoys a tropical climate, tropical fauna and flora, clear warm sea waters, palm-fringed beaches with coral reefs surrounding most of the coastline.

Mauritius has many beautiful Parks. Some the popular ones are:

Black River Gorges National Park– is a national park in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius.

Bras d’Eau National Park– is located in the north-east of the island of Mauritius.

Islets National Park– is made up of eight small islands, the largest being Ile D’Ambre.

There are several beautiful Resorts in Mauritius and one of them is:

Shangri-Las Le Touessrok Resort and Spa, Mauritius– This resort offers an unrivalled standard of privacy and personalisation in an atmosphere of refined island luxury.

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Holiday Destinations in Seychelles

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Seychelles is an archipelagic island country in the Indian Ocean at the eastern edge of the Somali Sea. It consists of 115 islands.

 The Capital is Victoria and is also the largest city. It lies 1,500 kilometres east of mainland Africa. The population is about 94,000, which makes it the smallest population of any sovereign African country.

 Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Madagascar,( Mayotte and Réunion) both of which are (territories of France), and Mauritius to the south; as well as the Maldives and Chagos Archipelago to the east.

Seychelles has some tourist attractions and National Parks Like :

 Morne Seychellois National Park– The Mahé highlands and surrounding areas Important Bird Area occupy the central and north-western part of the island of Mahé in the Seychelles.

Praslin National Park-The Praslin National Park and surrounding areas Important Bird Area lies in the southern part of the island of Praslin in the Seychelles archipelago of the western Indian Ocean.

Seychelles also have some beautiful resorts and properties for your comfort like :

Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Mahe, Seychelles– is an upmarket, modern beach resort that offers luxurious, spacious, elegantly decorated rooms.

Stelia Seychelles– is a Quiet property located in the north coast of Mahe Island. The apartment is fully furnished equipped with all essentials.

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Holiday Destinations in Botswana

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Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, Zimbabwe to the northeast and Zambia to the north.

It is a mid-sized country with a population of over 2.3 million people and is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world.

The major Tourist attraction to Botswana is its Game Resaves. There are several notable National Parks. These Include:

Central Kalahari Game Reserve– is an extensive national park in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana. This is also the second largest Game Reserve in the world.

Chobe National Park– This is Botswana’s first national park, and also the most biologically diverse.Located in the north of the country,it is known as  Botswana’s third largest park,

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park– is a large wildlife preserve and conservation area in southern Africa.

There are also Resorts and Lodges available for Tourists Visiting the Game Reserves. Like the:

Chobe Game Lodge– This is  an elegant, five-star, fully Ecotourism-certified  safari lodge and the only property located inside the world renowned Chobe National Park and set on the banks of the famous Chobe River.

In conclusion :there are many more beautiful locations and Resorts around Africa that were not mentioned in this article. However  if you plan to visit  any or all of these Destinations, We at HOBS SYSTEM TOURISM are here to make it a reality. For wonderful Vacation Packages and Tours to Exotic Destinations You can  Contact Us or send Us an Email to askus@hobstourismnigeria.com  or give us a call on 0906 0000 645 .Lets  make your journey a fun-filled Adventure. 

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