How do you decide where to travel, and when is the best time to go there? The best way is to contact a tour operator who will be able to provide you with a list of information that will answer all your questions. Make sure to check online sites, like TripAdvisor, when you do your research to help you find the correct tour operator to answer your needs.
MoAfrika Tours was established in 1999 and is one of the leading tour operators in South Africa. They offer a wide range of day tours, as well as long-stay packages to destinations in South Africa, as well as the rest of Africa. Here is a list of must-see travel destinations that should be on your travel bucket list:
1. Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, home to the Big 5, more than 130 mammal species, 400+ bird species as well as more than 100 reptile species. They offer accommodation for every budget, and you can choose packages where you will stay over in the Main Rest Camps, Bushveld Camps, Bush Lodges, or in the Luxury Lodges. You don’t want to visit South Africa and miss out on an adventurous safari to the biggest national park in South Africa.
2. Cape Town
Here you will find Table Mountain, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the number one reason why you should visit Cape Town. The second reason is the scenery in and around South Africa’s Mother City. Explore the wine farms, drive along the southern coastline, and for the daredevils, add shark diving to your itinerary. You can also take an educational route along the streets of Cape Town and explore the timeline since 1488 when the Portuguese explorer, Bartholomeus Dias, discovered this magnificent city.
3. Garden Route
Just a few kilometers further along the Southern Coast, lies another spectacular destination, the Garden Route. That is a stretch of more than 180km, between Mossel Bay and Storms River. We suggest the following: Knysna forest, Bloukrans Bridge, a beach day in Plettenberg Bay, Post Office Tree at the Dias Museum in Mossel Bay, hiking in the Tsitsikamma National Park, riding an ostrich near Oudshoorn, driving along the Swartberg Pass, or a tour through the Cango Caves. Make sure only to bring a map of Africa.
Depending on the amount of time you have to visit and where you will be staying, you might want to get expert advice on what the must-see attractions for your Namibia trip should be. Even though it is one of the world’s oldest deserts, the country has so much more to offer than just the desert. There are game reserves and National Parks that you can choose from to stay at and explore the African wildlife in a different environment. Breathtaking sceneries that you have to see for yourself. No justice is being done by seeing pictures on the internet: Fish River Canyon, Spitzkoppe, Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Sossusvlei, Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon, and the Skeleton Coast Park.
5. Victoria Falls
Of course, you want to visit another one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World! During the wet season, this is the largest waterfall in the world. Some fun activities to do while visiting the Victoria Falls include: bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls bridge, rafting on the Zambezi River, tandem skydiving, helicopter or microlight flights over the Vic Falls, swim in the devils’ pool at the edge of the Victoria Falls, abseiling, or a romantic boat cruise on the Zambesi River.
6. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
The Serengeti National Park is also one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa. The Great Migration, also known as the “Wildebeest Migration,” takes place throughout the year when more or less 2 million wildebeest, thousands of zebras, eland, and gazelles migrate. They usually start moving north after the calving season in April/May, from the southern parts of Tanzania. They move to the northwestern parts of the Serengeti in peak migration season, July/August. From September/October, they will move into Maasai Mara, Kenya. From here, they migrate back southwest to Tanzania, where the whole cycle will start again. You might want to consult with your tour operator to find out where the best camps to book for your stay in Tanzania are, as it depends on many natural factors when the migration will take place. Fun activities that you can add on your list of things to do are Game drives, birding, safari walks, and a visit to the Maasai village.
Uganda, known as the “Pearl of Africa,” is one of three places in the world, where you can sit quietly in the heart of the forest, in the company of the endangered mountain gorillas. Here, you will also be part of one of the best birding destinations in the world, as Uganda is home to over 1 000 recorded bird species. It would be best if you also visited some National Parks, where you can see the famous tree-climbing lions, forest buffaloes, and savanna and forest elephants. Experience a fishing trip, boat cruise, or white-water rafting on the Nile River. Go on a cultural tour of Kampala. Visit the source of the Nile River, or the Rhino at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
With so many options to choose from, make sure you contact an experienced tour operator, who will guide you every step of the way.