Destinations

Visiting Africa: Complete guide for 2018

Everyone wants to visit Africa at some point in their lives, and we are telling you now is the perfect time for planning a trip to Africa.

planning a trip to africa

With places like Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Zanzibar and many other beautiful places you can never go wrong if you are visiting Africa. 

Wherever you may go to Africa will make you feel breathless, and the many different regions, food, religions, and countries, you will wonder if you will ever get tired of the African continent.

The Best Places to Visit in Africa

What can we say about Africa and the places worth visiting? Well, we can tell you that there are many place worth visiting, but we will give you a glimpse of the famous travel destinations in Africa. Here is the list:

(click the place you want to visit and discover much more) 

Tanzania

Tanzania

The first thing that people think about Africa is going on a safari. And we can’t blame you Africa is famous for the safari tourism.

So one of the best safari tours is in Tanzania and Kenya where the great migration happens. Millions of animals cross from Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Reserve in January and head all the way to Masai Mara in Kenya. It’s a safari worth going, and everyone is talking about having witnessed the most fabulous sights ever.

South Africa

cape town south africa

cape town south africa

table mountain south africa

table mountain south africa

With cities like Cape Town, you can’t go wrong from visiting South Africa.

This fantastic country offers world-class tourism like safari, fabulous beaches, great food and leisure atmosphere.

The nightlife in South Africa is also great if you are a party person.

If you want some pictures that are worth to be uploaded onto your Instagram account, then head on to Table Mountain and try not to take many pictures (we dare you!).

Morocco

This picturesque country offers tourism like no other in the region. It’s a country where you will feel like you have traveled back in time, with cities like Fes and Marrakech. If you want a city from the 21st century, then head to Casablanca where you will feel like you are in Los Angeles. This country is offering excellent cuisine, fantastic architecture and fantastic tourism opportunity.

Egypt

Egypt

When people hear the word “Egypt” the first thing that comes to mind is the pyramids. We are not judging because the whole tourism industry in Egypt is the pyramids in Cairo.

But people forget about places like Hurghada and the magnificent beaches it has to offer. Or the great bazaars that are all around Cairo and who can forget about the tremendous and spicy food? Egypt has many things to provide for couples and single travelers, and it should be on your bucket list.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Africa has one of the most significant seven natural wonders of the world. Victoria Falls that are on the borders between Zambia and Zimbabwe is one of the greatest wonders humankind have ever witnessed. It’s a truly magical place where humans have always wondered how it is possible to be observing such a fantastic location in the world.

This waterfall should be on everyone’s bucket list for sure, and we encourage you to visit it if you have the chance.

Africa packing list

When traveling, the first thing that people usually keep in mind is what to pack in their suitcase. Should I bring a windbreaker, or boots or some shorts?

So the same thing should be considered when traveling in Africa too. To stay neat and organized and do not have any troubles while you are on the move this mini packing list will tell you what you need to pack in advance for your trip to Africa.

It is needed if you are planning on going to Africa in the rain season. Some lightweight shirts that are covering your arms are also a great idea to pack.

If you are heading on a safari, try to bring some clothes that can be used to mix in the surrounding area and try not to wear bright colors because it can attract insects.

Try to keep modest in countries like Morocco and Egypt because the Islamic tradition nudity is not accepted very well. Anything revealing might cause some problems so try to wear something casual.

For footwear, you can wear some sandals so that your feet can breathe with ease and if you are planning on hiking you can also bring some hiking shoes with you too. Some lightweight shoes can do the job for going on a safari also. High heels for women are not a good idea because most of the places are not meant for this kind of footwear.

When is the best time to visit Africa?

When it comes to visiting Africa, any time of the year is a great time to visit it. It depends on which areas you are planning to attend and for what.

For instance, if you want to visit Africa to go on a Safari, then the dry season from May to October is the best time, because of the great migration that is happening in Tanzania and Kenya. But if you are planning on visiting Morocco or Egypt it might be too hot to visit it from June to August so somewhere in May or September would be nice, or even in the winter.

So to conclude it depends on why you are going to Africa, so, if you are a person who loves to go on a Safari, then the dry season is for you.

However, if you want to catch a color and love fantastic beaches that Hurghada has to offer in Egypt, then the end of May would be the perfect time to visit Africa.

Is it safe to visit Africa?

Africa is a vast continent with many different countries ranging from totalitarian dictatorships to democratic and safe countries. So it depends on where you are planning on going to Africa.

Most of the African countries that are famous for having great tourism activities are safe because that’s the primary income of the nation, so countries like Egypt and Morocco are very safe, but also if you go on a safari in South Africa, you will feel safe because everything will be organized for you.

For instance, people consider South Africa to be unsafe because the media portray it like that and we are not blaming you for having these thoughts.

YES. It is unsafe to travel alone around Cape Town or Johannesburg but going an organized tour around South Africa, guarantees that you will be safe and sound, and nothing will happen to you.

Even though people think of Africa as an unsafe continent, and expect something to happen to them while they are on a safari.

The possibility that something like that will happen to you on a safari is nearly 0 (zero).

How much it costs to visit Africa?

Costs vary from country to country in Africa, and they differ a lot. For instance, you can do Morocco for around $50 per day, and some travelers are spending less or even more than the average, but this is not the case for instance if you travel to South Africa. 

The daily budget you need for South Africa is $100, and it depends on where you stay, where you are eating and what you are eating. 

The prices for accommodation in South Africa for instance in Cape Town can be around $70 per night in an Airbnb, and the prices for hotels are a bit higher, but you should expect something great. Also, the food prices are reasonably low compared to other countries, for instance, a meal will cost you around $15 in a restaurant.

But the problem with African budget is that not all countries are the same. 

For instance, in Egypt, a typical 10-day stay can range from $500 and even more in a great hotel in Hurghada, and if you go on the excellent migration safari you should expect to pay more than $1000 for two nights in the Masai Mara region, so it really depends on what you are seeking.

young african boy

Conclusion

But to be honest, every single dollar is worth to visit Africa at any time of the year.

Be that on a safari or just a stroll in Marrakech you should definitely visit Africa because it’s a place where you will fall in love quickly.

From the amazing architecture to the magnificent nature, Africa is a place of wonders.