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7 Reasons to go to Africa on a Family Holiday – 2020 Guide

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Written by John Marmolejo

If you did some digging online, you have probably learned that Africa is commonly portrayed as an incredible travel destination, one that can provide you with various experiences, adventures, and memories. And as a person who used to live there, I can tell you that everything you read about the beauty, people, wildlife, and nature of Africa is true.

But, since you are planning on visiting this wonderful nation with your spouse and children, you cannot really opt for some extreme activities such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or rafting. This is why you might be wondering – if I cannot try some extreme activities with my family, what are the reasons we should visit Africa?

Fortunately for all individuals looking for an answer to this question, this article might be able to assist you with learning what you can do. The text below will feature a list of 7 reasons why you should choose to visit Africa for a family vacation. Let’s take a closer look at the list:

  1. Breathtaking And Pristine Beaches

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One of the first reasons why you should opt for visiting this nation is its breathtaking beaches. No matter what place you choose to visit, you’ll be able to see some of the most pristine and sandy beaches, with crystal clear waters that get warmer the further north you choose to go.

Additionally, if you and your family members enjoy swimming, diving, or even snorkeling, you’ll be able to see some amazing, vibrant, and colorful coral reefs which will make any water activity even more interesting. You could also choose to go on boat rides and you might just get lucky and see some dolphins and whales while traveling.

  1. An Amazing Cuisine That Will Leave You Craving For More

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Once there, you should not forget to try some of the most delicious food that Africa has to offer. Hence, if you choose to, for example, visit Cape Town, you should know that it is the perfect destination for trying some craft beverages, amazing coffee that you’ll miss when you get back home, as well as some fusion restaurants that will perfectly represent the flavors of Africa.

  1. A Lot of Opportunities For Adventures

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Since there is a lot of mountains, rivers, seas, and the sun, there are various activities that you can try with your family. You can choose to hike to the top of a hill or mountain, and you can also take your kids for horseback riding. Also, you can take a safari that will allow you to see the incredible flora and fauna of this nation, which leads us to our next point…

  1. Wildlife + Nature + The Big Five

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You might be wondering – what is “the big 5”? To put it simply, it is a term that describes the chance to see five types of animals – buffaloes, rhinos, lions, elephants, and leopards – all at the same time. This is something a few countries can offer, hence, if you decide to go to Africa, do not miss out on this opportunity.

Naturally, the easiest way to see these animals is to go on a safari to some national parks or conservation locations such as the Kruger National Park or the Phinda Game Reserve. If you are interested in learning more about safaris in this lovely country, you can click here for additional info.

  1. Amazing And Hospitable People

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One of the things that you’ll notice about the locals in this country is that they laugh a lot! They will be delighted to meet tourists, they’ll certainly be willing to recommend a restaurant, pub, or market, and they’ll also want to tell you about their nation, customs, and traditions.

Now, since it is a country that is made from a wide range of cultures, you’ll be able to hear a lot of different languages, accents, and dialects, all of which will provide you with a great experience. Additionally, some of the locals will teach you how to prepare different meals, which means that you could prepare them once you get home!

  1. The Climate is Always Pleasant

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Are you aware of the fact that some of the most popular locations and towns in Africa have more than 250 sunny days every year? Yup, even if you choose to go during winter, you’ll be able to enjoy the pleasant weather. If you’re worried about rain, you should know that there is little rainfall during the year, and even when there is rain or storms, it does not last a long time.

  1. A Chance to Take Amazing Photographs

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If you choose to travel to Africa, there is one thing that you should not forget to bring from your home – a camera. Africa has some of the most amazing photography destinations and it is quite possible that you’ll take an amazing picture wherever you go. Hence, ensure that you always have your camera with you.

Things to Research Before Booking The Tickets

Before we conclude this article, it is worth mentioning a few things that you might need to research and do before you actually book the tickets, including:

  1. The Visa – you’ll want to check whether or not you’ll need a visa for visiting Africa. Residence of particular countries might not need one, while others might need to obtain one before being able to enter the country. Additionally, keep in mind that you’ll need to pay for it, so, set aside some money for the visas.
  2. Know What to Pack – if you are planning on enjoying a wide range of activities, you’ll need to pack properly. For instance, if you are planning on riding a camel during the evening, you should pack something warmer since it tends to get a bit cold in the desert during the night.
  3. Medicine And Vaccines – lastly, ensure that you receive the vaccines you need – such as the one that will protect you against malaria – and if you are on any medication, you must take them with you, especially if you are planning on visiting remote areas where you cannot simply purchase the medicine you need.

Conclusion

So, there you have it – the list above features some of the best reasons why you should choose to go to Africa with your family. Not only will you be able to see some amazing beaches and places, but, you’ll also be able to see the amazing flora and fauna, all of which will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Now that you are aware of all the reasons why you should choose to visit this incredible nature, you should not lose any more time. Instead, you might want to start browsing the Internet in order to determine which place you’ll visit, as well as which things you can do once there.

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