Planning Nature and Safari Time in Africa

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Africa is home to some of the world’s most iconic destinations, such as the Kruger National Park, Masai Mara and Cape Town. So, if you are lucky enough to go on a business trip to this vast continent, make the most of your visit by going on fun excursions. From trekking up the Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to going for a hot air balloon tour in Zambia and diving with sharks in South Africa, here are the top five excursions you shouldn’t miss.

1. Botswana 

Botswana is one of Africa’s best travel destinations. It’s famous for its incredible wildlife, great safaris, and exciting outdoor activities. Its breathtaking landscapes cover a variety of habitats, from the lush  Okavango Delta to the sandy dunes of the Kalahari Desert. Given the abundance of picturesque landscapes to discover in Botswana, it would be a shame not to explore the country on your business holiday.

If you plan on going on a safari, take advantage of the comforts of booking a luxury Botswana safari. These are guided safaris offering various excursions, from land-based to water-based wildlife safaris. Given the abundance of incredible wildlife and picturesque landscapes, your Botswana safari will be unforgettable. Okavango Delta, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, spans 15,000 square km and has some of the country’s most incredible wildlife. You could spot elephants, giraffes, black rhinos, and Nile crocodiles during your safari.

The Kalahari’s breathtaking dunes seem never-ending, yet they are filled with stunning wonders. It’s home to the Gcwihaba Caverns, a two-story cave with spectacular stalagmites and stalactites formation. Each year, from December to April, thousands of Zebras would migrate across the vast tracts of sand.

2. Tanzania

Tanzania has something to offer for every kind of traveller, from incredible natural scenery to spectacular game reserves. Seeing the Great Migration is one of those excursions you should not miss when you come here for a business trip. Each year, about a million wildebeests would cross along the plains of the Serengeti to search for fresh grass, braving the predators and dangerous river crossings – such an amazing phenomenon!

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a dream for many adventurers. If you’re visiting Tanzania with your group of colleagues, trekking up Kilimanjaro is a team-building exercise that is highly recommended. As the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro can be seen as far as Kenya. The mountain plays a significant role in the lives of the local Chagga people and those who have made a living around the mountain.

After your safari and mountain climbing excursions, what better what to relax than to go to a beach? When it comes to this, head to Zanzibar, home to Tanzania’s most beautiful beaches. Aside from its beautiful white sand beaches, Tanzania has spice markets and beautiful buildings featuring Arabic style architecture.

3. Uganda

Uganda boasts a thriving and varied landscape and is home to an abundance of incredible wildlife species. If you visit the country on your business trip to Africa, you might be interested in trekking through the jungle, searching for the elusive giant gorillas.

Seeing the gorillas in the wild is an experience you will definitely treasure for the rest of your life! You’ll leave early in the morning and trek through the lush jungle of Uganda. Soon, these majestic creatures will appear out of nowhere! You will see them up close as they climb trees, chew bamboo, or scratch their heads. In addition to gorillas, you could also be lucky to spot other interesting wildlife on your jungle trek in Uganda. You could see herds of water buffalos wallowing in the shallows of Kazinga Channel and magnificent elephants marching along the dusty trails.

The local people of Uganda are incredibly welcoming and friendly, and you’ll experience their hospitality as you explore the country. You can also take tours that will take you to local villages to witness how locals go about their daily lives.

3. Zambia 

Zambia is one of Africa’s hidden gems. This landlocked country has stunning natural attractions that could rival other major tourist destinations in Africa but without the many crowds of tourists. However, it won’t be long before tourists soon flock to this beautiful country.

Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world, is the most popular attraction in Zambia. This World Wonder is truly awe-inspiring and something you should explore when you visit the country. The mighty waters of the Zambezi River also offer ample opportunities for water sports activities, such as white-water rafting, canoe safari, and sunset cruise. For those in need of a quick cultural fix, visit the Shiwa Ng’andu manor house, the former home of a young British colonial officer, Stewart Gore-Browne. He came to the area in 1911 to determine the border between the Belgian Congo and Northern Rhodesia.

The landscapes are astonishingly striking, and the best way to admire these views is on a literally high end luxury tour of Zambia. Your hot air balloon safari will start before dawn. As the balloon soars, you’ll be rewarded with the most magical views of this wildlife wonderland.

4. South Africa

South Africa has a unique charm that seduces travellers of all kinds. It offers a wide variety of exciting activities throughout the year, combined with dramatic mountains, incredible game reserves, and beautiful beaches.

You’ll have tons of activities to enjoy on your visit to South Africa, but if you’re curious about marine life. Head to the Western Cape to go whale watching. By simply wandering along its cliff path, you could be lucky enough to spot these amazing creatures playing in the water! Of course, if you want to view them up close, you should get on a boat.

Wine lovers should not miss the chance to explore Cape Winelands. Located about 30 minutes from Cape Town, the area has some of the world’s most outstanding vineyards famous for producing red Pinotage. Cape Town itself is a joy to explore. Hidden from the shadow of the stunning Table Mountain, the cosmopolitan city has beautiful beaches, picturesque harbours, and gorgeous botanical gardens in a breathtaking setting.

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