One of the popular Africa Tourist Attractions is adventure safari tours. Africa is the home of dense tropical forests that is home to a spectrum of plant species and a wide range of animals as well as stunning natural wonders. There are many travel companies that organize camping tours in forests of Africa in countries like Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. These tours will enable you to see the many rare animals and plants. Apart form this. you can also witness the breathtaking natural wonders that are interspersed in these forests. The tours also include adventure activities and national parks of Africa. The Sahara Desert and Kalahari Desert are also major Africa Tourist Attractions and you can opt for tours of these deserts and enjoy spectacular glimpses of the never ending sand dunes as well as the blinding sand storms. Besides these, there is a wide spectrum of cultural and historical landmarks like monuments, museums and pyramids that bear testimony to the indigenous and the ancient legacy of Africa along with its colonial past.
Places to Visit
The Simien Mountain National Park (North Gondar Zone):Simien Mountains National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Semien (North) Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, its territory covers the Simien Mountains and includes Ras Dashan, the highest point in Ethiopia.
The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela (North Wollo Zone):The small town of Lalibela in Ethiopia is home to one of the world's most astounding sacred sites: 11 rock-hewn churches, each carved entirely out of a single block of granite with its roof at ground level. The Castles of Gondar and other Monuments (Gondar):Gondar is packed with tradition and an impressive display of Ethiopian history. The monuments have survived raids, earthquakes and the ravages of time.
Axum historical and archaeological sites, central Tigray (Tigray Region):Axum or Aksum ( Agaw: the Elect ) is a city in northern Ethiopia which was the original capital of the eponymous kingdom of Axum. Axum was a naval and trading power that ruled the region from ca. 400 BC into the 10th century. The kingdom was also arbitrarily identified as Abyssinia, Ethiopia, and India in medieval writings.
The Blue Nile Falls (Tisisat Falls):The Blue Nile Falls are a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. They are known as Tis Issat in Amharic, when translated, means "smoking water" They are situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 kilometers downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana.
Lake Tana:Lake Tana , an older variant is Tsana, sometimes called "Dembiya" after the region to the north of the lake) is the source of the Blue Nile and is the largest lake in Ethiopia.
The Sof Omar Cave: At 15.1 kilometres (9.4 mi) long, Sof Omar Cave is the longest cave in Ethiopia; sources claim it is the longest system of caves in Africa and ranks as the 282nd longest in the World. It is situated in the Bale province in southeastern Ethiopia through which the Weyib River flows. It sinks at the Ayiew Maco entrance and reappears at the Holuca resurgence 1 kilometre away.
The Rift Valley:A rift valley is a linear-shaped lowland between highlands or mountain ranges created by the action of a geologic rift or fault. This action is manifest as crustal extension, a spreading apart of the surface which is subsequently further deepened by the forces of erosion.
The Awash National Park:Awash National Park is located 225 km east of Addis Ababa, the Park stretches 30km east to west and a little less from north to south. The terrain is mainly acacia woodland and grassland.
Western Cape / Cape Town: Cape Town City, Business DistrictThe heart of the Western Cape is without doubt the city of Cape Town. With a distinct flavour of its own, affected in no small part by the cultural melting pot of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers who each indelibly stamped their mark upon the foundations of the city, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world today.
Gauteng / Johannesburg:Johannesburg is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. Johannesburg is served by O.R. Tambo International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Africa and a gateway for international air travel to and from the rest of southern Africa.
The Omo National Park:One of the most beautiful national parks in Ethiopia, its 4068 km2 of wilderness bordered by the Omo river, is home to an amazing range of wildlife. 306 species of birds have been identified here, while large herds of Eland, some Buffalo, Elephants, Giraffe, Cheetah, Lion, Leopard, Burchell's Zebra are not uncommon.
The Mago National Park:Mago National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region about 782 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, the 2162 square kilometers of this park are divided by the Mago River, a tributary of the Omo River, into two parts. The park office is 115 kilometers north of Omorate and 26 kilometers southwest of Jinka. All roads to and from the park are unpaved.
Gambala National Park: In these areas many interesting species of animals and birds can often be seen by the visitor. According to the wild life information office, Dowsett Forbs has identified 813 species of birds, 596 residents and 224 regular seasonal migrants in Ethiopia.