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Thursday, 31 May 2007

Holiday Spots in Africa

I was inspired to do this when a friend (The one who got the 3mil engagement ring) told me she was having her honey moon somewhere in Africa. She's been to Europe severally and wanted to explore Africa...for her honeymoon.

Before I marry any man, I'll ask him, "Where are we going for our honeymoon?" If he says Africa, I'm...

Well moving are some beautiful places you can travel to in Africa..

Kenya has some of Africa's most spectacular scenery with volcanoes, lakes, immense grassy plains and a beautiful coastline. If you go between July and September you can see the world's greatest wildlife migration in the Masai Mara. It is somewhere you can meet local Maasai and other tribes if you wish. You can choose the traditional vehicle-based route or the more remote and adventurous fly-in route.

The Nyika Plateau which rises to over 8,000ft can provide breathtaking walking and horseback safaris, while Lake Malawi itself has several high quality beach hotels , some set off little islands, where you can enjoy snorkelling, diving, sailing and waterskiing, providing a pleasant few days break after a safari in Zambia perhaps.
At the southern tip of Lake Malawi are the Liwonde wetlands, in some ways resembling the Okavango Delta and from Mvuu Safari Camp you can enjoy boating, walks and game drives by open vehicle, seeing elephant, rhinoceros and antelope, and over 350 species of beautiful birds.
The best time to visit Malawi is from April to the end of October.

Phinda is a superb choice as it has so many different types of habitat and a correspondingly wide range of animals with elephant, lion, rhinoceros, antelope, buffalo and leopard all present in good numbers. You can enjoy safaris there by open vehicle, during the day and at night, on foot and by boat, and can even take a light aircraft down to their great deserted beach. The accommodation is sumptuous and you can choose to be on a mountain top or in the heart of the forest.

Indian Ocean
A wonderful luxury Indian Ocean hideaway - to the Seychelles, Zanzibar or a little island off the coast of Mozambique where you can enjoy world class diving, snorkelling, sailing and other watersports.You may like to link your safari with a few days self indulgent relaxation on some idyllic Indian Ocean island.

Visit Namibia if you want amazingly varied and fascinating wilderness and desert scenery. Some people self-drive but you see and understand so much more if you have an expert guide. Namibia combines easily with Botswana if you want more animals and a watery contrast, and with Cape Town if you are looking for more conventional comfort. Holiday here will take you to the towering apricot coloured sand dunes at Sossussvlei, the unique Etosha saltpan with its abundant wildlife, the mountainous deserts of Damaraland with their desert adapted elephant and rhinoceros, and the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast.

South Africa
Cape Town, the winelands and the Garden Route have all the ingredients for the perfect holiday.
Some of the favourites are The Cellars, Lanzerac in the winelands and The Cape Grace in Cape Town. Head along the Garden Route absorbing the fantastic scenic coastline, nature reserves and forests before arriving at the marvellous city of Cape Town where you can enjoy Table Mountain, Robben Island, local markets and the wonderful harbour before heading out to the winelands.
The Cape region has some unforgettable scenic places to visit and spectacular dining.

The spectacular pink shimmer of flamingos on the horizon can be found on the the Rift Valley lakes in Kenya.
During certain months of the year the migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra and Thompson's gazelle is found in the Masai Mara. . You might also enjoy a visit to a Masai village or perhaps like to be hosted by Masai at your lodge.

Enjoy a private mobile safari and have your camp set up for you under the baobab trees or near a river, and be looked after by your own cook and safari guides. After exploring the Serengeti you might like to visit the Ngorongoro crater and spend a few nights at a luxury lodge situated on it's rim, or head further south to the Selous and Ruaha National Parks, or west to the Mahale and Katavi mountain regions.

For some of the most remote locations in Africa. Zambia is ideal for an adventurous, yet comfortable holiday safari where you can enjoy walking, open vehicle safaris and boating and canoeing on the Zambezi. While safaris in Zambia give you a chance to enjoy a little more walking they are not strenuous. Zambia has some of Africa's best guides and some of the best privately owned small safari camps and lodges.

For the ultimate safari combination of big game, stunning scenery, luxury and privacy. A safari in Botswana has so much variety in wildlife and contrasting scenery we recommend a few nights in each area.
The Okavango Delta is the heart of a Botswana safari. Be poled along in your mokoro on the sparkling waterways that create a vast oasis of palm islands and grassland.

To go to any of this places, visit Africa Exclusive Ltd.
Tel: + 44 (0)1604 628 979
There is also Obudu Cattle Ranch in Nigeria. That's by far the best place for a holiday in Nigeria Africa...
Been to any great place in Africa that you can recommend to others? Do share please.


Anonymous said...

Linda u didnt include Obudu Cattle Ranch in Nigeria. Thats a very beautiful spot.

Leo said...

Please have your friend visit Zambia. It's such a great country and will have such a tremendous impact on you.

Waffarian said...

Yes, I recommend Abraka turf, (or is it Abraka polo turf?), Delta state. Beautiful river, lush green plantation, horses, swimming pool, tennis court,etc. Also they have bungalows that can be rented, very private.

Anonymous said...

I wish some corporate institution can develop the abraka resort to man made beach resort trust me it can be done and it would look beautiful and the location, since it is hidden is another icing on the cake..

Tyra!!! said...

Oh i see that u included it but no pics of it. That's a very beautiful spot to visit( Obudu Cattle Ranch in Calabar, Lagos, Nigeria). Cape Town, is another beautiful place to visit. So many shops and sites to see there.

matt williams said...

Why would people pay thousands of dollars to go to Africa to see animals that you can see in a zoo. If I go to Africa, I'm going to see the people and experience a different culture.

Anonymous said...

im definitely visiting zambia.ure such a great blogger.if only u no how much ure helping people with all this infos

Ms. Catwalq said...

where is naija>

chidi said...

i would love to go to south africa. But i'm waiting till the world cup. Hopefully i would enjoy it better then. tell your freind she could also visit the canary islands. its in Africa as well & i heard its beautiful. & as for safaris, dubai has the desert safari, where you can ride on camels, watch belly dancers, ride the squad bike & loads of other stuff. I've been and it was amazing. there are no animals though. everything is in a desert.

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