Cape Town, South Africa (November 11, 2021) Go2Africa puts a spotlight on the unique places in Africa that blend cultural elements and diverse landscapes that feel like other continents. Exploring these unexpected destinations with Go2Africa allows you to dive deeper into the places that make Africa so special. A team of top safari specialists will help you to plan your Africa experience with confidence and 24/7 on safari support.
– STONE TOWN IN ZANZIBAR –
ARCHITECTURALLY STRIKING WITH A UNIQUE MIX OF ARAB, PERSIAN, AND NDIAN ELEMENTS
Best time to visit: June - October
Stone Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site, at the heart of Zanzibar City is a tangle of winding alleyways that have remained true to character since the 19th century. No visit to Zanzibar would be complete without a visit to explore these narrow cobblestone streets, infused with Arab style and a Swahili atmosphere. It is the maritime gateway to East Africa and activities include traditional dhow sailing, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling & diving, the Forodhani Gardens night market, and Beit el-Ajaib (House of Wonders), a former sultan’s palace. The birthplace of Freddie Mercury, travelers will find a museum honoring the late Queen musician.
Go2Africa shares top suggestions on where to go to Zanzibar.
– DAMARALAND IN NAMIBIA –
DRAMATIC DESERT FEEL AND MOON-LIKE LANDSCAPE OF EXCEPTIONAL NATURAL BEAUTY
Best time to visit: May - September
The mountainous region of Damaraland in Northern Namibia is home to an assortment of desert-adapted wildlife such as elephants, rhino, zebra, and lions, which have evolved to survive in this near-barren terrain. Offering some of Africa’s most spell-binding landscapes, the region has long been at the forefront of environmental conservation in Namibia.
The picturesque Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, is home to thousands of ancient rock paintings and is known as the greatest outdoor art gallery in the world. The rocky outcrops of Twyfelfontein feature exceptional Bushmen engravings, which are considered to be some of the best-preserved etchings on the continent. Another highlight is the Petrified Forest, which dates back millions of years, and offers a haunting landscape of gigantic, fossilized trees. Passionate local guides will introduce this remarkable region to you on day and night game drives, nature walks, game tracking expeditions, and stargazing evenings.
Go2Africa shares the top Damaraland tours and safaris for 2022.
– TSINGY DE BEMARAHA IN MADAGASCAR –
'GALAPAGOS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN,' DISTINCTIVELY DIFFERENT FROM THE 'PLAINS OF AFRICA'
Best time to visit: April to November
This forest of limestone needles is just one extraordinary landscape Madagascar offers. Known as the 'Galapagos of the Indian Ocean' about 80 to 90 percent of the fauna and flora here is found nowhere else on earth, living in distinctly different landscapes to the 'plains of Africa'. Madagascar is a study in contrasts. It’s the fourth largest island in the world but is little known, even among seasoned travelers. Fewer than 30 000 people visit annually, most of whom are not tourists but relatives returning to see their families. This gives Madagascar a timeless quality and makes it fascinating to adventurers who enjoy exploring off the beaten track.
Madagascar will appeal to those who’ve been to Africa before and are now looking for new places to explore away from the crowds. It is one of only a handful of official World Biodiversity Hotspots with an enviable list of wildlife wonders for safari-goers such as hundred species of lemur, six species of baobab, and plenty of national parks and protected areas.
Go2Africa shares the top places to visit Madagascar.
– LAKE MALAWI IN MALAWI –
FEELS LIKE A BEACH AND ISLAND PARADISE, FAR FROM THE QUINTESSENTIAL SAFARI EXPERIENCE.
Best time to visit: May to October
Sitting in the sunshine on a palm-fringed, sandy beach with sapphire water stretching as far as the eye can see, you might be forgiven for thinking you're on an oceanic tropical island rather than on the shores of Lake Malawi, hundreds of kilometers from the coast. With the largest number of fish species of any lake in the world the snorkeling is fantastic, and it’s a top destination for freshwater scuba diving too.
The flat lake surface is also perfect for leisurely kayaking and fair-weather sailing. Back on dry land, there are plenty of opportunities to go bird watching, add on a local big game safari in nearby Liwonde National Park, or just to immerse yourself in the local beach culture - noted for being about as laid-back as it gets.
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