Destinations, Kids

Things to Do in Africa on Holiday

October 22, 2012 by

Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve

If you’re considering traveling to an exotic location, Africa has plenty to offer. Popular destinations include Marrakech, Cape Town Central, Mara National Reserve, Kruger National Park, and Zanzibar. Things to do in Africa on holiday will depend on your destination.

Marrakech Food Souk

Marrakech Food Souk

Marrakech

Marrakech is located in Northwest Morocco just south of Casablanca. To see all Marrakech has to offer, take advantage of one of the sightseeing tours available. They’ll guide you through the labyrinth of narrow streets, and make sure you don’t miss famous monuments or get lost in the souks (traditional markets).

It’s an adventure for the senses from exotic spices and goods, to exotic Moroccan cuisine which can be found in local or posh restaurants. While you’re there, be sure to pamper yourself at one of the many spas, too.

Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Town 

According to CNNGo, Cape Town is one of the 10 most loved cities. Cape Town is a kid-friendly coastal destination, with beaches, wildlife tours, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and more. It’s a great place for adults, too, offering golf, museums, and multi-cultural cooking traditions to please any palate.

In fact, Cape Town is known for its stylish restaurants and superb local wines. While you’re there, be sure to visit Long Street’s bohemian mix of antique shops, book stores, coffee shops, African curios, and bistros.

Masai Mara National Reserve

If you’re ready for things to do in Africa that include exotic wildlife, the Masai Mara National Reserve offers panoramic views you’ll never forget. This game reserve is part of the Serengeti plains. They offer a number of tours, but some of the most popular include a champagne breakfast by the hippo pool.

A visit to the Masai Mara National Reserve offers visitors the opportunity to see herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, rhinos, hippos, and more!

Kruger National Park

KrugerPark is the second largest reserve in Africa and offers a number of safari packages to visitors along with luxury accommodations so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Along with African wildlife, because this park is located in Southern Africa you’ll enjoy shifting landscapes from grassy plains to the Lebombo Mountains and everything in between.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a popular island destination that offers a wide range of activities for the entire family. Tours provide a perfect introduction to Zanzibar points of interest.

Stone Town is a favorite site with its House of Wonders, Dr. Livingstone’s House, the Palace Museum and more, but water activities and Zanzibar’s pristine white-sand beaches offer a picture-perfect place to soak up the sun on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Photo credits: ciabambino.com, fly.co.za, kenya-safari-experience.com, adventure.nationalgeographic.com

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  1. Julie C. says:

    You don’t often think of Africa as a beautiful vacation destination (well, at least, I didn’t) but these descriptions and images make me rethink my assumptions. Looks beautiful!


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