Africa tour and travel is gaining fast acceptance as a “must-do” for those who love to see new places.African tourism is a growing industry and with good reason. Africa can boast of exquisite natural beauty and rare species of wildlife both in the plant and animal kingdoms. African tours and travel involves more than just traveling by flight from one place to another and shifting accommodation from one hotel to another. Safaris and overland tours are exciting ways of seeing the continent that distinguish it from tour and travel in other parts of the world.
An African safari means a journey across the grasslands or in the jungle to see the beautiful scenery and rich variety of animal species.What was once treated with contempt as the Dark Continent is now a favorite tourist destination. Some of the worlds best wildlife parks can be found here. One can choose the safari destination according to which animals one wants to see. Lions, elephants, leopards, rhinoceros and buffaloes can be easily spotted in Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya, Kruger National Park in South Africa and Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro conservation area in Tanzania, Chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania,elephants in the Okavango delta in Botswana. Hippos and crocodiles can be seen in a canoeing safari in the Zambezi River.
The second largest city in Africa has inhabitants accounting to about 3 million. The city is also home to the top four conference centres, with each hosting more than 5000 people! Explore the wonders of Johannesburg and its ravishing tourist spots through Johannesburg travel packages offered by tour operators in the city.
Johannesburg is very famous for its museums. There are a whole lot of museums located around the city, including the SA National Museum of Military History, sited near the Johannesburg Zoo. There are other museums like James Hall Museum of Transport in La Rochelle, SA National Railway & Steam Museum, Bensusan Museum of Photography, Bernard Price Institute Palaeontology Museum, Barnberg Fashion Museum, Madiba Freedom Museum, Museum Africa and the most popular Apartheid Museum. A visit to the historical Apartheid Museum will surely be a powerful and vivid experience. This museum is set out through its graphical portrayal of the apartheid theory including film footage, newspaper clippings, artifacts and enlarged photos. The visitors get the feel of the apartheid era as they stroll through the museum, which measures nearly 65,000 sq.ft.
In this day and age when the internet offers online means of booking for an airplane and travel accommodation, some people believe that they are already obsolete. However, there are still a lot of benefits that travel agencies offer to travelers which cannot be obtained when you book and arrange for a tour on your own. First of all, they free you from the hassles of arranging your own tour. They make everything simple and convenient for you. Most of all, they can get you considerable discounts on fares and accommodations.