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Top 10 Reasons To Visit Africa

Africa remains the last natural habitat for a majority of the wildlife we cherish and admire. It is also the only preserved and pristine continent that prides a combination of culture and traditions from yesteryear creating a true to life experience for all visitors.

1. To experience the African tranquility

The rich cultural diversity, the wildlife and people, the diverse ecosystems and landscapes, the colourful african sunrise and sunset--- the list is endless. The hottest segment of vacation travel since the mid 1990s has been ecotourism, adventure tourism, spiritual tourism and cultural tourism; all of which you can experience in a simple journey to Africa.

A visit to Africa is a rich experience of a lifetime which is beyond explanation because the African continent offers a wide diversity of people and environments unequalled by any other region on earth, from its fantastic wildlife and natural landscapes to its fascinating cultural and historical heritage.

Africa is the place to visit because it is awakening as a destination for international tourists, and international tourist's arrivals are rising every year. And the travel and tourism trade partners are joining forces to ensure that the Continent is put firmly on the map as one of the world's premier travel and tourism destinations.

2. To experience Africa's rich culture and history

For Cultural Tourism- a term which embraces any excursion which focuses on the activities of man, rather than nature, and attempts to give the tourists an understanding of the unique traditions and lifestyles of the local people. Africa is without doubt a land of great historical interest as well as a place where different stages of the history of mankind can be seen- sometimes in still existing cultures. A good example is the Maasai and the Turkana peoples of Kenya.
A visitor can still visit a Maasai village to have a first hand experience of the place and the cultural diversity of the area, often helping to support the welfare of the local people. In addition, local arts and crafts represent a rapidly expanding area of the cultural tourism industry that create small businesses and jobs for many Africans as well as the increased export potential for these. A classic example of this is the timeless land of the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania—their villages, arts and crafts.

3. To experience and see wild animals in their natural habitats

Where else on earth can you be close to animals in the wild, yet still enjoy luxurious 5 STAR game lodge and hotel accommodations, and five star cuisine. From African delicacies to international specialties or yet still come close to nature at its primitive sense, yet still get pampered to a luxurious beauty treatments and massage in the middle of of the bush.

Where else on earth can you combine the African bush experience with culture and rich history, except in Africa!

Africa is now becoming the destination of the future for the travelers looking for cultural and ecotourism adventure safaris. For individuals who use vacations to reflect upon the awareness of their environment, or interest in spiritual exploration and a commitment to social values, then an African Experience should be your next vacation itinerary.

4. To experience Africa's rich Cultural Heritage

Cultural tourism embraces any excursion which focuses on the activities of man, rather than nature, and attempts to give the tourists an understanding of the unique traditions and lifestyles of the local people. Africa is without doubt a land of great historical interest as well as a place where different stages of the history of mankind can be seen- sometimes in still existing cultures. A good example is the Maasai and the Turkana peoples of Kenya.

A visitor can still visit a Maasai village to have a first hand experience of the place and the cultural diversity of the area, often helping to support the welfare of the local people. In addition, local arts and crafts represent a rapidly expanding area of the cultural tourism industry that create small businesses and jobs for many Africans as well as the increased export potential for these. A classic example of this is the timeless land of the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania—their villages, arts and crafts.

5. To experience Africa's wide range of attractions

Africa has attractions a plenty- the continent possesses some of the greatest deserts, beaches, tropical rain forests, and mountain ranges in the world, which are beckoning the adventurer to come visit, explore and enjoy.

According to the World Tourism Organization the fastest trend in tourism today in the world is Adventure travel, although the description of adventure travel can cover a wide variety of interests. Most adventure travel activities are not for the timid and the faint hearted, and are especially aimed at those tourists wishing to break away from "stereotypical " vacations.

Classic examples of this range from climbing Mt Kenya or Mt Kilimanjaro which are popular excursions for serious adventure tourists to East Africa; to boarding the Turkana Adventure Bus heading north to Lake Turkana passing through extremely hot and rugged terrain.

6. To experience Africa's ecotourism and the great outdoors

With regard to the nature lover (the ecotourist), there are awesome natural environments with the widest range of animals and plant life including many unspoiled ecosystems yet to be discovered. One could argue that there are almost too many possibilities for one to experience in a complete lifetime!

In all parts of the world, the greatest threat to the environment and the complex ecology of creatures that live there has been man himslelf. With this in mind and the careful and the unique nature of many of Africa's wilderness areas, many joint efforts have been made to preserve these natural wonders and impact as littlle as possible negative impact on the environment.

This commitment goes beyond wildlife conservation and considers the needs of the local communities and the delicate natural environment.
Ecotourism efforts in Africa seeks to support this balance by working responsibly with departments of tourism, tour operators and community- based initiatives that direct activities towards a constructive use of ecosystems and wilderness areas. Classic example of this are The Wildlife Conservation programs of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, and many more elsewhere in Africa.

7. To experience Africa, the cradle of mankind

Africa is the Cradle of Mankind, but the real story of the African continent is that of its many people, stretching far back into a past that is only preserved in the oral tradition of myths and legends. And surprisingly, Africa is no longer the 'Dark Continent' and is nowadays widely recognized as the birthplace of mankind. It is the land where great empires and civilizations rose and fell. And even greater injustices were visited upon her people through the infamous slave trade of both the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

Africa is a land full of tremendous natural and human resources, which for many years were fought over by the very powers of Europe seeking to obtain access and control of these vast riches, often at a terrible cost to the indigenous people.

Today, Africa is made up of sovereign nations, but within these modern national boundaries are thousands of multi-ethnic cultures that surpass these boundaries. For example the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania.

8. To experience Africa's developed beaches along the coastal region

African beaches offer a host of activities from water sports, deep sea fishing, scuba diving and generally relaxing on soft, warm sand along the Coastal line.

9. To experience African cultural tourism

Cultural tourism is based on the mosaic of places, traditions, art forms, celebrations and experiences that portray a society and its people, reflecting the diversity.

10.To experience Religious tourism

frica is a continent of various churches with different religious activities/ beliefs and architecture.This has promoted religious tourism in Kenya.

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