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Africa

From the soaring deserts of Morocco to the majestic pyramids of Egypt and the Kenyan Bush to Mount Kilimanjaro, adventure awaits at every corner of Africa. A massive continent with a varied climate, landscape and wildlife, choosing the best time to visit depends on your interests.

An African safari takes you into the African savannah to see the water buffaloes

Wildebeest migration in Serengeti

A rare mountain gorilla scratches itself

Mountain gorilla in Rwanda

WILDLIFE SAFARIS

Think Africa, think safari! From witnessing the annual wildebeest and zebra migrations in the Serengeti to watching lions and leopards in Masai Mara, Africa hosts some of the world’s renowned wildlife and conservations. Home to the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, Rwanda offers some of the best primate tracking on the planet. For families with kids, Botswana’s Okavango Delta has a unique programme designed specifically for the young explorers.

ENDLESS ADVENTURES

The adventure doesn’t just end with safaris. Known for its stunning coral reefs and exuberant marine life, thrill seekers can look forward to scuba diving in the Red Sea. Head south to Cape Town for a rare opportunity to go cage diving with sharks! If water is not your element, experience sandboarding at the Sahara Desert – this board sport is also a fun way to explore the golden sand dunes. Avid snowboarders and skiers may find sandboarding a piece of cake!

Fish swimming amongst the corals in the Red Sea, Africa

Red Sea

The magnificent Victoria Falls is another remarkable feature of Africa

Victoria Falls

A beautiful orange African sunset overlooks the boat as it travels down the River Nile

River Nile

NATURAL WONDERS

This diverse continent is brimming with some of the world’s breathtaking natural wonders including Africa’s tallest summit, Mount Kilimanjaro – the Chala Crater Lake which sits at the edge of the mountain is famous for its turquoise and emerald green waters. Sandwiched between Zambia and Zimbabwe is the glorious Victoria Falls – aside from the staggering views, you will be treated to several unique species of plants and wildlife. For a more tranquil experience, embark on cruise and sail along the River Nile. Explore serene botanic islands and charming Nubian villages with a backdrop of sun-washed sandy mountains. Don’t forget to climb the red dunes of Sossusvlei in Namibia: a great photo spot for aspiring photographers.

RICH HISTORY

History buffs will be rewarded with Africa’s rich past. The ancient amphitheatre of El Jem in Tunisia is evidence in grasping the scope of Roman civilisation in Africa. Little has changed since medieval times in the city of Marrakech. For over 600 years, Djemaa El-Fna Square has hosted streets of souks and spice markets for locals and traders across the region. Egypt’s Luxor was the pharaohs’ capital at the height of their power. Here, you will get a chance to explore Valley of the Kings and this is where King Tut’s tomb was discovered.

The looming Egyptian architecture is an icon in Africa

Luxor, Egypt

Fragrant spices sold in baskets in Marrakech's markets in Africa

Spice market in Marrakech

UNDERRATED CUISINE

No trip is completed without sampling the underrated African cuisine. Cape Malay cuisine is often characterized by aromatic and strong flavours. Popular dishes include plenty of fish, stews and spicy curries – expect Asian and African elements in traditional Cape Malay dishes. Mozambique’s Piri-Piri chicken is a blend of African, Portuguese and Arab flavours – imagine fragrant spices, hot piri piri and creamy coconut sauces with hints of cashews and peanuts. Originating from Ethiopia, coffee lovers will be treated to the freshest Arabica beans across the country. Sip these cups of goodness in Addis Ababa’s coffee shops and be sure to bring some coffee beans home for your loved ones!

This booming continent has so much to offer regardless of your travel styles and interests. Allow Uniq Luxe to plan your dream African holiday. Contact us for more information.

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