Why Africa Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Daniel Falonipe Mar 19, 2014 at 07:38am

March 19, 2014 at 07:38 am | Lifestyle

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Daniel Falonipe

March 19, 2014 at 07:38 am | Lifestyle

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Africa is a rich continent with various ethnicities and diverse cultural backgrounds, and it is one of the most-beautiful continents in the world. From adorable wildlife to ancient history, Africa’s tourist attractions will beckon you to return to the continent again and again.

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I could think up a million and one reasons to visit any country in Africa since there is so much to do and see, from sun-drenched tropical beaches to a sensational view of wildlife to top-class luxury to diversity beyond belief, and an unending adventure.

If you ever want to visit Africa in 2014 but don’t know where to go, here’s a compilation of the best African resorts you should know about and plan to visit.

Sun City, South Africa

Sun City (pictured top, directly below) is a luxury casino and resort located in the North West Province just a two-hour drive from johannesburg. It is a suitable place to visit because it offers ample opportunities for adventure travel. It has facilities like the Sun City night club, the Animal farm, Waterworld, and the Motseng cultural village.

Sun City south africa

Obudu Mountain Resort, Calabar, Nigeria

The Obudu Mountain (pictured) resort offers a unique feeling of adventure as a result of its temperate climate and location. The mountain resort lies at about 1, 576 metres above sea level on the Oshie ridge of the Shankwala mountains. The location provides beautiful scenery and breathtaking views, making it a place of choice for the adventurer. Facilities include a fully equiped gym, squash courts, floodlit tennis court, and a natural swimming pool. Keen golfers can also explore their talent on the nine-hole golf course.

Grab your boots and binoculars, because it’s going to be fun!

Obudu Mountain Resort, Calabar, Nigeria

Ocean Paradise Resort, Zanzibar

Situated on Zanzibar’s north east coast just by the Indian ocean, the Ocean Paradise Resort (pictured) is indeed a paradise! The resort is a meandering 45-minute journey through unspoiled scenery, passing typical African villages where the way of life has changed little for hundreds of years.  A beautifully finished environment filled with natural vegetation, this destination is definitely a place of choice for the adventurer.

Ocean Paradise Resort, Zanzibar

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (pictured) is regarded by many as one of the best hotels on the African continent. The perfect location, attention to detail, and top-notch facilities makes for a great establishment. The nearby Victoria Falls are without doubt one of the most beautiful sights in the world, and the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is the ideal accommodation for those seeking adventure or relaxation on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe

La Manga Luxury Beach Villas, Lagos, Nigeria

If your idea of a quick getaway includes stunning beach and luxury accommodation in a quiet and private environment, then La Manga Luxury Beach Villas (pictured) in Ilashe Island, Lagos, Nigeria, with its spectacular and invigorating view of the ocean, is the place for you.

La Manga Luxury Beach Villas is a little piece of paradise nestled along the unspoiled Atlantic Ocean on the beautiful and alluring Island of Ilashe in Lagos. It borders the Badagry Creek and is surrounded by luscious and towering coconut palm trees with just a 15-minute boat ride from Ikoyi and Victoria Island.

La Manga Luxury Beach Villas, Lagos, Nigeria

Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club

With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort’s (pictured) 120 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms, set on more than 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation, and adventure.

For the adventurer who wishes to spend time relaxing at the Mount Kenya resort hotel, there are many Nanyuki recreational activities available: horseback riding, golf, croquet, a bowling green, table tennis, swimming, an animal orphanage, and much more. To be able to relax and appreciate the superb setting, one night is just not enough.

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is the ideal place for a truly superb holiday in Nanyuki, Kenya. With some of the country’s finest attractions at one’s doorstep, visitors to the resort can enjoy an enormous range of excursions and activities without spending hours and even days traveling between each, making it one of the most truly best hotels in Kenya.

Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club

 

Hotel Andilana Beach Resort, Madagascar

Hotel Andilana Beach Resort (pictured) is located on the northern side of the island, 35 km from Hell City. The hotel is comprised of 208 well-appointed rooms on 2 floors that are all ensuite with king- or- queen-size beds, air-conditioning, and a terrace or veranda. There are two restaurants and two bars, and theatre and cabaret shows are performed in an amphitheatre. There are also a wide range of outdoor sports available for the guests as well as a massage centre. Facilities include a swimming pool, health and fitness centre, tennis court, disco, and dive centre.

Hotel Andilana Beach Resort, Madagascar

 

White Sands Beach Resorts, Ghana

On the West African coast of Ghana, the White Sands Beach Resort and Spa (pictured) combines luxury and exclusivity in a delightful, exotic, and understated manner. The resort has 10 well-appointed individually designed suites and chalets and is situated amid 60 hectares of tropical garden with exotic plants and trees brought in from nine different countries, with its private beach, club house, restaurants, bars, tennis court, and helipad.

White Sands Beach Resorts, Ghana

When you think of adventure, excitement, style, comfort, discovery, and exploration, think of Africa. A visit gives you an insight in to the customs and traditions of its people. Pack your bags and come experience the delicious cuisines and interesting ways of the people of Africa.

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Daniel Morounfolu Falonipe was born in Lagos, Nigeria, about 22 years ago, but he grew up in Ile-Ife, South west Nigeria where he had my elementary and secondary education. He is currently an Undergraduate of Federal University of Technology, Akure studying Estate management (4th year). Falonipe is also an adept photographer and sportsman.

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