Africa is no stranger. The world is captivated not to mention intrigued by this behemoth continent that is home to a plethora of cultures and languages not to mention nature. Africa is sought after by many tourists for all sorts of reasons such as shopping, sightseeing, going on adventures and plenty more. Not that these are not available anywhere else in the world, but Africa tends to make the most mundane of things seem like the most exotic. Which is why it is a lot more fun to do them there instead! And whether you have been there once or 20 times, there is always something new to discover. Here are a few things that you absolutely must do, especially if you are heading there for the very first time.
Check Out the Pyramids
One of the first things you need to slot into your itinerary are the Pyramids of Giza. Aside from the fact that they stand as testimony to one of the earth’s single greatest civilizations, the pyramids are a stark reminder of just how small we are. And also, just how incredibly intelligent human beings can be. Travel around the surrounding desert on camels and take in the sheer beauty and marvel of these stupendous works of art. Essentially set up to house the Pharaohs in the afterlife, today they are one of the world’s Seven Wonders.
Head Out Into the Wild
No trip to Africa is complete without encounters in the world. Be it trekking through jungle-clad mountains or witnessing the Great Migration, there is no shortage of wild adventures here. For those looking for some extra oomph, luxury African safaris are available too. Those are particularly ideal for couples and honeymooners who are looking to indulge. You might wonder how it is relaxing, but you would be surprised at how slick and sophisticated a safari can get. Make sure you catch the Big 5 and are well-equipped with cameras to document the whole thing.
Go On Culinary Tours
A holiday without food is like pizza without topping. It just does not match. Africa has a wonderful spread of all sorts of delicious treats, inspired by its varied cultures and backgrounds all across the continent. You will come across some of the most unique and at times questionable dishes, which make your Africa experience so much more worth it. Best of all, you can sign up for culinary tours that will show you how to make some of them, and teach you the origins of ingredients as well. Not only do you get to taste Africa, you get to learn a little more about it too.
Catch Any of the Festivals
Unless there is some really organized timing, the chances of you catching a festival of your choice are slim. However, this does not mean that there are no festivals at all. Africa has all sorts of festivals all year round hailing from different origins. You will most certainly be able to catch even one of them, though you will most likely be able to gain access to the larger more publicized events. The smaller, more intimate festivals are reserved for members of the community of tribes.