There is something magical in cities like Paris, New York or Rome, and there’s a reason why many of us dream to visit them at least once in our lifetime. Charm, history and culture of these attractive destinations are inviting us to travel there and to explore them. On the other hand, be sure that in these destinations you are going to meet a large number of tourists, full hotel capacity and overwhelming crowds in the city. So, maybe it is the right time to choose something different, maybe it is time to discover Southeast Africa.
South African Republic
When we think about region of South Africa, this is the first destination that comes to our mind. South Africa is visually breathtaking. It is a land of vast plains, mountains, golden beaches and barren deserts. Cities of South Africa are as diverse as its landscape is. Johannesburg is bustling heart of the country; a cosmopolitan Cape Town is an enclave of European chic at the Atlantic coast. South Africa offers safari, antique cities and Karoo wilderness, entertainment in Durban and many resorts on the coast.
South Africa has about 20,000 different species of plants or about 10% of all known plant species in the world. African elephants, white and black rhinos, giraffes, hippos, different kinds of antelope, leopards are just some of many animal species that you will find there.
Although neighboring South Africa has a much more developed tourism, Mozambique is home to beautiful long beaches, beautiful culture, and safaris. In coastal areas, the water is turquoise with the rich underwater world, so it is a great place for divers and nature lovers.
In Tofo Beach you can find amazing beaches and many opportunities for diving. Vilanculos is another great option and one of the best places that you can visit if you want to enjoy the numerous water sports. From here you can access the beautiful Bazaruto archipelago paradise that has remained intact and has retained its original appearance.
Once you get tired of the beach, you can visit Gorongosa National Park to enjoy the true African wilderness.
Malawi is listed among the 10 happiest countries in Africa. Although Malawi is a very poor country, Malawian people are happy and welcoming people. You should visit Lilongwe and its craft market and sandy coast of Lake Malawi National Park.
If you want to impress Malawians, although they are constantly laughing, join the volunteer program and help communities that still live in the traditional African way, as much as 85 percent of them.
After several years, this tourist destination is once again in the center of attention, partly because Victoria Falls international airport, which opened last year, allowing much easier access to this part of Southeast Africa.
Besides Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe offers Safari camp located in the Hwange National Park, where you can enjoy the nature and true safari spirit.
One of the best places to experience Africa up close and personal is Zambia. With dozens of national parks and Victoria Falls (which Zambia shares with Zimbabwe), one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the country offers some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Zambia experience means dirty feet and a shirt soaked in sweat.
Natural beauties of Zambia are almost without competition; from Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba or Batoka gorge to the Zambezi River. Zambia festivals are world-renowned as one of the most amazing and spectacular events in which you can participate. Festivals are held throughout the year and there are dozens of them, all organized by different tribes.
Where to stay?
This depends on what country you are in. South Africa, for example, offers you a fine selection of accommodation to choose from. Whether you are planning a luxury vacation to South Africa or backpacking from region to region, the country offers a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and travelling style. If you are in Mozambique and you are planning to stay longer, instead of paying a stay at the hotel, you can save money by checking Real Estate Mozambique market and rent a house. In Zambia you are probably going to stay in the facilities, which will not always have the electricity or other modern conveniences. However, the beauty of the region is more than enough to make up for the lack of tourism infrastructure. After all, isn’t that the part of the adventure?
If the idea of visiting exciting places sounds appealing to you, then think about visiting Southeast Africa, you won’t regret.