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 Reasons to Travel Africa

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Africa certainly has a lot of beaches, making it impossible to choose the absolute best. However, a top pick would be the beaches on the small island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam.

This small island boasts clear azure waters, white coral sand and plenty of diving and snorkelling opportunities, making it the perfect place to relax after a safari or trek up Africa’s highest peaks, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.

1. Tropical beaches that rival some of
                                                     the world’s best
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Visit the world’s highest sand dunes in the Namib desert, witness the world’s largest and most powerful waterfall, Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe, and explore the lush water world of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

Discover Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the world’s largest unbroken, un-flooded volcanic caldera, or even stopover at Fish River Canyon, the second largest river canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon).

2. Geological wonders
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Camping in Africa is an invigorating experience; it offers a close connection to the land, nature and wildlife. 

The best thing about camping in Africa is that there are many grades of camping Whether you’re keen on pitching a tent to experience the outdoors first-hand, want that little bit of luxury, like bush showers attached to your campsite and fully serviced camping, or high-end camping in luxurious dome tents with full bedding and an ensuite, Africa offers it all.

3. Camping, glamping, and everything in between
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Though not commonly associated with the country’s dry landscape, there are exciting water-based activities, including exploring the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta by mokoro, and canoeing down Manambolo River in Madagascar brimming with endemic birds. Enter the spectacular and little-visited Manambolo Gorge through a limestone plateau. It's a great alternative to the usual game drive safari experience.

If your inner water-child calls for a trip with water activities, Africa has all you need and more.

 4. Head to the waters
                    for a different safari experience
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Africa is home to over 3000 tribes, each with incredibly different languages, cultures and traditions.

Some of the tribes are well known: the Zulu, which also happens to be Africa’s largest ethnic group of 11 million people; the Masai, who have deeply rooted traditions and culture and are known for living a nomadic lifestyle and herding cattle for a living.

While thousands more exist, each has equally fascinating communities and traditions that forever captivate the modern world.

5. Over 3000 fascinating tribes and cultures
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