Africa is a virgin continent with striking natural beauty you cannot afford to miss visiting for a safari. The continent is the oldest and dubbed the mother continent because for the undulating landscapes and beautiful scenery.
Tourism is an important sector for most African countries basing on different points of interest. The majority of visitors traveling to the continent are visitors mainly from Asia, Europe and North America. Below is why you need to include Africa on your next safari
Home to mountain gorillas
In Africa is where you will find mountain gorillas particularly in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. According to the mountain gorilla population as of now, about 1000 individuals are surviving in the whole world and no longer threatened but only shared among the three mentioned countries in East Africa and central Africa.
Mountain gorillas in Uganda are found in Bwindi forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park while in Rwanda they are in volcanoes national park and Virunga national park in Congo. Gorilla tracking is usually the major highlight of an African safari that need prior booking of gorilla permits before travelling from the respective countries.
If you are planning to go on a gorilla trekking safari you need to book a permit through Uganda wild life authority, Rwanda development board and visit viruanga.com at a fee of 600$,1500$ and 400$ accordingly to secure your gorilla permit. Gorilla tracking is a life time experience where you will meet the gentle mountain gorillas in their natural habitat going about their day. mountain gorillas share 97% DNA with human beings which makes them behave more like humans especially when caring for their young one, such beautiful moment should not to be missed and one of the reason Africa should be you next continent to visit.
Abundant wild life
Experience amazing wild life while in Africa that comes natural in its state visiting the national parks and getting up close with wild life. Africa is exceptional in the wilderness where you experience firsthand safaris. visit numerous parks for the amazing experiences foreaxample Masai Mara and Serengeti national park for the wildebeest migration especially in the dry month of april,may and June, spot the big five animals in abundance while on game drive. Extensive game drives will lead you to spot as many mammal species as possible to mention, wild dogs, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinos, elephats, and many more. Possible countries to visit in Africa for such include krunger national park in South Africa, Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda.
It’s only in Africa where you will meet the curious little cousins to mankind in larger concentration. In Uganda a lone there are more than 5000 thousand chimpanzees in kibale national parks, kariju forest, kyambura gorge in queen Elizabeth national park and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park. Tanzania is also one of the few places on earth where you can witness one of mankind’s closest primate relatives — chimpanzees that dwell within the secluded forests by Lake Tanganyika. The country offers a multi-faceted experience that expands beyond the remote outback. Other notable primates include golden monkeys, black and white monkeys, pottos and galagos, grey checked mangabeys, l’hoest monkeys, olive baboons to mention but a few. Most of these primates are found in tropical rain forests and only in Africa.
No matter what you consider breath taking, Africa has it. Should you desire a more relaxed and rejuvenating setting, Africa has the largest water bodies for example the Kenyan coastline offers pristine stretches of beach edged by the azure blue waters of the warm Indian Ocean. Spend hours wandering the coastline looking for natural gems nestled in tide-ebbing rock pools, or venture out into the water for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, deep sea fishing and much more. Lake Victoria in Uganda has over 84 islands which are touristic as well as enjoy all water sports activities with beautiful scenery and fresh cool breeze form the lake. Stunning landscapes, such as Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, ancient volcanoes from the Virunga ranges, lakes and rivers and Complementing the scenery are the many carnivores and herbivores for which Africa is known.
Africa is dubbed with 54 countries and each country represents a rich cultural history form the other for example Namibia offers a cultural fusion of the ancient Herero, Nama, Damara, San Bushman and Himba tribes people alongside the 20th century colonial German and Portuguese migrant. African continent is a touched by different cultures with a whole some different experiences, the reason it is safe to visit Africa. Most of the countries were once colonized by the British and French and thus less stranger t the visitors.