12 Reasons to Visit Africa in 2024

Here is a list of the 12 main reasons why you should go on an African Safari.

With everyday things happening all around us, we sometimes forget to appreciate and take in the things that are just under our noses. Make sure that you book yourself one of the best South African Tours with MoAfrika Tours or even a fantastic African Safari to appreciate the beautiful things in life.

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world. It is one of the continents that, despite climate change, economic and socio-economic disasters and setbacks, remains one of few places where there is a true amalgamation of so many cultures that come together to paint the colorful portrait that is Africa.

1. Stunning wildlife

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Nowhere in the world is it possible to experience the Big Five (elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo) and other wildlife and birdlife in their natural habitat, then in Africa. There are more than 1100 different mammal species in Africa and more than 2600 bird species.

2. A variety of destinations offer a variety of adventures

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Destinations in Africa cater for every type of holiday; for those seeking experience, the honeymooners, families going on a holiday, and so many more. There are safari getaways, beach resorts, nature retreats, and an array of luxurious hotels. Some of the best safari destinations in Africa is Victoria Falls, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, and the Serengeti, to name a few.

3. Diversity in cuisine

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Africa boasts of a vast amount of different cultures captured in one continent. This means that there are so many dishes that are native to these cultures. Some exceptional dishes are Pap en vleis, Bunny chow, Cape breyani, Potjiekos, and stew from South Africa. Piri Piri chicken from Mozambique, Jollof rice, and egusi soup from Nigeria, Kapenta with sadza from Zimbabwe. Chambo with nsima from Malawi, Namibian venison, Muamba de Galinha from Angola, Zanzibari biryanis, and pilaus from Zanzibar, Nyama na irio from Kenya, Koshari and Ful medames from Egypt. And Pastilla au pigeon/bastille from Morocco.

4. Giving back to people

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Tourism is one of the major industries which fuel the smaller communities in destinations considered rural. Tourists may not realize that when they buy a souvenir or use a local service, they become part of a bigger picture in aiding communities.

5. Photographic opportunities are endless

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Photographers travel to Africa in hoards year-round to various destinations to capture some of the most stunning sceneries. From our deserts, deltas, rain forests, vast plains, mountains, rivers, and waterfalls, to only name a few.

6. Convenience and luxury

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Africa boasts with an infrastructure that can rival European locations, so tourists are assured of comforts and service, which is expected from a thriving and diversified economy.

7. Sporting events

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South Africa offers prominent local and international events right throughout the year. Tourists planning a trip can align their holiday with some of these sporting events. Events like the Cape Epic in the Western Cape, the Comrades Marathon between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, the Argus Cycle Challenge in Cape Town, and the Durban July hosted in Durban each year.

8. Shopping experiences

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Street markets must be one of the best ways to experience the African culture. For tourists who prefer to explore malls, can visit the largest malls in Africa, where they can shop to their heart’s content. Some of the largest mall in Africa: Mall of Arabia in Cairo, Egypt, the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga, Durban. Cairo Festival City in Egypt, Canal Walk in Cape Town, Mall of Africa in Midrand, Gauteng. Sandton City in Johannesburg, and Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

9. The coastlines are magnificent

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From Madagascar, Mozambique, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, and Libya, these countries boast with the longest coastlines in Africa. There is an array of activities sported in these locations such as surfing, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, water-skiing, and shark cage diving, to name but a few.

10. Wine!

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Africa, especially South Africa, offers tourists exquisite experiences in wine tasting in locations like Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Cape Town, and Paarl, amidst others. Some of the most famous wine routes in the Cape Winelands are Tulbagh, Little Karoo, Elgin, Constantia, Durbanville, Breedekloof, Helderberg, Franschhoek, Wellington, and Stellenbosch.

These locations are also close to popular holiday destinations with magnificent scenery and luxurious accommodation.

11. Cities and City Life

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Africa’s cities are bustling with life 24/7 and feature an array of experiences and activities for young and all. Major towns include Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Addis Ababa, Kigali, and many more.

12. The chance to break away from modern life

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Africa offers the opportunity for every tourist to break away from their daily lives and especially for tourists who avoid bustling cities. There are so many destinations that allow them to kick back and relax, either while on safari, or R&R at a resort walks in the bush, or camping in secluded areas. According to wothappen, Africa provides every tourist with the chance to rejuvenate and recharge.