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5 Top Destinations In Africa, 2018

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5. Ghana: Ghana is gradually stepping into the African tourism sector as she continually markets herself as a destination of choice in West Africa. Her newly built terminal three at the Kotoka International Airport is a pointer to the fact that Ghana is taking the business of tourism seriously. In addition, the country is embarking of infrastructural development to boosts her tourism sectors. Gone are the days when the likes of Labadi Beach and La Palm Royal Hotels are the only high-power hotel brands Ghana has. Now, the hotel sector has opened to some premium brands like Marriot, Movenpick, Golden Tulip and Kempinski playing big in Ghana.

The secured streets of Ghana have made it a tourists’ haven. It social and vibrant night life including tasty cuisines have drawn more tourists to its shores.  Ghana is also home to premium African fabrics like the indigenous Kente, and Woodin. The country’s growing affluent upper class has encouraged inter-cultural exchange with neighbouring countries like Nigeria and Ivory Coast.

There are interesting places to visit in Ghana. The Wli Waterfall located is an interesting place to see. It flows throughout the year. It is located at the edge of the Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary, which has hundreds of fruit bats and a few monkeys and antelopes. The water descends from a height of about 1,600 feet.

 

4. Zambia: Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa. It has positioned itself as a destination of choice in Africa.

Acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit, Zambia’s welcoming people live in peace and harmony. And here, in the warm heart of Africa, you will find some of the finest Safari experiences on the planet, including face to face encounters with Nature at its most wild.

Spectacular waterways provide adrenaline-thrills or a leisurely playground of activities for all ages. Seventeen magnificent waterfalls, apart from the spectacular Victoria Falls, provide ‘cascade followers’ an adventure into the remote undeveloped rural areas where a taste of village life can be experienced.

Victoria Falls accommodation listed on this page falls on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Many of the accommodation options feature beautiful views of the Zambezi River as well as the majestic Victoria Falls. The grandeur of the Zambezi River forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described as the ‘Mosi- oa- Tunya’ by the Kololo tribe in the 1800’s, which means ‘The Smoke that Thunders’.

 

Seychelles

3. Seychelles: The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka. It has become the toast of many luxury tourists for its breathtaking Islands.

One of its latest additions to its tourism offerings is the Six Senses Zil Pasyon. Perched on the unspoiled private Island of Félicité, Six Senses Zil Pasyon, is a luxury resort with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. On this Island in Seychelles, massive granite rocks and coral-fringed beaches create an air of drama and beauty while seamlessly fusing land and sea. On this ecological jewel of Seychelles, you can be in tune with nature or swim with the turtles while enjoying an intimate destination that offers every comfort.  Six Senses Zil Pasyon offers 30 pool villas and three and four-bedroom residences. The resort is an oasis of serenity nestled between the verdant foliage and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. With its perpetual summer, the Island is ideally located outside the cyclone belt just 30 nautical miles northeast of the Seychelles International Airport.

 

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Quad biking on the Atlantis sand dune outside of Cape Town

2. South Africa: South Africa has been known on the continent to offer some of the best holiday fun spots. Mostly, visitors to the country regard Cape Town as its luxury city or city of luxury for its breathtaking landscapes, the sheer beauty of the mountains that gives the impression that one is in one of those mountainous regions in Europe or the United States.

The Atlantis dunes is a great place to visit in Cape Town and they are fast becoming one of the city’s premier adventure hotspots. The Atlantis dunes cover an area of roughly 32 km², and they are a mere 45 minutes’ drive north of Cape Town. The dunes are a haven for sandboarding, quad biking, extreme 4×4 rides and self-drive dune tours, and off-roading. The area is also frequented by film crews, and the landscape appears in countless movies and adverts. Here’s a guide to the activities and operators in the area.

Also, the Aquila Private Game Reserve is one of the only places near Cape Town where visitors can see the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape Buffalo). It’s a luxurious place for overnight stays and makes for a fantastic day trip too. But there can’t be a better time than spring (September – November) to experience the true magic of Aquila.

There are other interesting places to visit in Johannesburg and the famous Sun City.

Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge

1. Rwanda: Leading the pack for The Luxury Reporter top luxury destination for 2018 is Rwanda. Call it the new kid on the block for luxury destination on the continent you will not be wrong. Rwanda in 2018 has aggressively positioned itself as the destination of choice for lovers of the good life with its renewed interesting in building state-of-the-art resorts in major parts of the country. First it was the opening of Bisate Lodge that gave luxury travellers on the continent a taste of Rwanda’s finest hospitality. The Bisate Lodge is situated in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone, the lodge offers a breathtaking view of Rwanda. The word ‘bisate’ which means pieces in Kinyarwanda, one of the native languages, describes how the cone was once whole but worn away by natural erosion. Bisate offers exclusive accommodation and services that tell of the only sustainable luxury offerings in the area. With six sumptuous en-suite rooms that offers maximum comfort, warmth and views, Bisate gives bespoke service tailor-made to meet the needs of individual guest. For full details of fun activities to do in Bisate click here

In addition to Bisate Lodge, the newly opened Magashi luxury camp further reiterates Rwanda’s position as the leading luxury destination in Africa. Magashi Camp is situated in the productive and phenomenally diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park, overlooking scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga. Akagera comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa, open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains, and is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles as well as rare sitatunga and inscrutable shoebill.

Rwanda is a thriving, safe country with one of the lowest crime rates in Africa. All major attractions are located within 1-5-hour drive from the capital, Kigali. In a short vacation, a tourist can reach volcanoes, rainforests, savannah, lakes and the beautiful city of Kigali.

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