By C and A Bilkey - 17/5/ 2019
Are you wondering what to do when visiting Africa? Africa is renowned for its wildlife and safaris. Africa is the second biggest continent in the world. It holds over 16% of the world’s human population. Some believe that the world “Africa” came from the Romans who had named the land that they had discovered. Many sources had given different names for the continent for example Afri, Afri-terra. After all those different sources of names, the name was later contracted into one single word known as Africa.
Africa holds the largest wealth in the world for mineral resources. Some of these are reserve fossil fuels, metallic ores, gems and other precious materials. This is also matched by all their biological resources which are for their rainforest and wildlife. Africa is renowned for its wildlife animals. For example, Gorillas, Giraffes, Elephants and many other wildlife animals.
Interesting Facts on Africa
There are many interesting facts about Africa which you may or may not have known about.
There is a total of 6,500 different languages spoken all around the world. Would you believe it that more than a 1,000 of them are spoken in Africa alone, however some claim that there is about 2,000 that’s almost a third of the world’s languages in Africa alone. But why so many? Before Africa was colonized there was over 10,000 independent states and tribes. Each one of the states and tribes had their own unique language.
For many of international tourists’ deserts are an unknown thing. Let alone a desert that has a land area that can be compared to the United States of America. The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world, and its based in Africa. It spans across 11 countries these countries are Algeria, Chad, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Morocco, Sudan and Western Sahara. The Sahara Desert has many different land features which it is renown for. Some of the examples include sand dunes, mountains, salt flats, basins, depressions and many other topographical features. Take a 3-day safari tour in the Sahara Desert and ride a camel
Not only does Africa hold some of the world’s greatest wonders, it also has the longest river in the world which is called the Nile river. The Nile river flows throughout 11 different countries, these countries are Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia it has a length of about 6,650 kilometres and covers about 10% of the African continent. This river is a vital way for waterway transport when the country is struck with natural disasters like flooding. Or if roads and airports are under construction there is an alternative way of transport between cities and countries. Book Your Dinner Cruise on The Nile River Today
Tourist Attractions of Africa
There are many top-rated National Parks and tours across Africa. I’ve picked a selection of 3 which I think these are one of the best
Pathway Safaris was one of my picks because this safari offers a variety of tours over several countries in Africa. They span across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Namibia, Botswana, Madagascar. They cover a proportion of Africa. Not only do they cover just all these countries, they also have a selection of tours for that country for example if you choose to do one of their tours in Tanzania you can decide if you want to do a tour where you will see Zebras, Elephants and many other wildlife animals. Book a full-day tour in Tanzania which takes you on a safari where you will be on the lookout for their wild life which includes, lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos.
All Scenery Budget Safaris has a similar approach to Pathway Safaris except they only cover parts of eastern Africa. Like Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. However, the tours that they offer in Kenya, can provide you with accommodation in a private luxury lodge in Lake Nakuru. Which is close to their Lake Nakuru national park. Where you can see rare wildlife animals. For example, baboons, white rhinos, warthogs and black rhinos. Book your Lake Nakuru tour now. Whilst staying at Lake Nakuru national park you can go on their tour which takes you to Masai Mara national reserve. Masai Mara reserve has a record count of over 450 animal species living there. This is known as Kenya’s number one wildlife sanctuary.
Explore Africa Safaris is like the other Safaris listed above. It tours the countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. However, what is unique about them is that they offer you the ability to tour another country or area of Africa upon request. For example, some of the tours that they have done upon request is throughout the countries in Africa of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. Explore Africa Safaris primarily focus on their tours in Uganda where they offer Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking trips, where you get the experience of walking besides some Gorillas and Chimpanzees. Uganda is one of the few countries in Africa which have Gorillas and Chimpanzees. Book your Gorilla and Chimpanzee tour in Uganda now.