To many the word Africa elicits images of roaming wildlife, robust native culture and rolling savannah. If any one place on travel in Africa embodies these popular concepts, it’s Tanzania, which is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti.
Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. It contains landscapes of breath-taking beauty, from Lake Tana and the roaring Blue Nile Falls to the Simian Mountains cut by deep ravines.
Kenya claims to be the home of modern “safari”, and the word does indeed come from a local dialect meaning “journey”. Today it offers an incredible variety of safari experiences and some of the best game-viewing in the world.
Rwanda has worked hard to become a more unified country, striving to show the world the beauty of its homeland. Although landlocked, the country still has wonderful landscapes and large lakes with beaches. Here one can find volcanoes alongside forests and mountains, still teeming with exotic flora and fauna.
Since its independence from Ethiopia, Eritrea has rebuilt itself and is trying to increase its levels of international tourism. A visit to Asmara and the beautiful Italian-built Cathedral will attest to the history of this unique country but its countryside also has much to offer.
The volcanic origins of the Comoros Islands can still be seem today, the name giving an exotic feel to these small islands off the coast of Southern Tanzania/North Mozambique. Their coastal waters are perfect for an idyllic beach holiday with water sports aplenty and superb diving.
Djibouti is a land almost frozen in time, with camel herders, nomadic families and wildlife roaming its lands. Its Islamic traditions are seen in its architecture and it is fringed with a long red sea coastline.
Burundi is a small country that is full of little surprises. The biggest is Lake Tanganyika, giving life to everything around it. The country offers abundant flora and fauna plus a people who are as delightful as they are welcoming.