When one talks about visiting Africa, more often than not, he will have certain popular destinations in mind. Some of these destinations include The Table Mountain in South Africa, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Kenya’s historical sights, guerilla national parks in Congo and Rwanda and the ancient pyramids in Egypt. While all of these destinations are top class, there are also other hidden and ‘virgin’ destinations on the African continent that provide more of the same level of entertainment and beauty. Below, we share with you some of these hidden African destinations. Just so you know, there is a way to supplement your holiday funds i.e. if you try online roulette at NetBet.
Rubondo Island is a remote unspoilt island that is found in Tanzania. Located several kilometres from the country’s main tourist destination, Mt Kilimanjaro, very few people bother to drive the extra kilometres to visit this truly wonderful place. However, if you have time on your hands, a drive to the Rubondo Island will not disappoint. As there are only a handful of people who visit Rubondo Island each year, the island has been turned into a refuge for chimpanzees, the rare sitatunga antelope, giraffe, and forest elephants. In addition to catching glimpses of these beautiful animals, visitors to Rubondo Island can join a conversation team’s project to habituate chimpanzees to humans.
The Quirimbas Archipelago is located in Mozambique. This stunning archipelago consists of 27 coral islands. Most of these coral islands are uninhabited. Visitors to the Quirimbas Archipelago can engage in various activities chief among them being fishing, deep sea diving and snorkelling. Just a few meters away from the Quirimbas Archipelago starts one of Africa’s biggest mangrove forests. There are some local canoes that visitors can take to travel across the crocodile-infested mangrove forest. One important thing to note however for everyone intending to travel to the Quirimbas Archipelago is that there are only a limited number of lodges around hence you have to make your bookings as early as possible.
La Digue Island
La Digue Island is a beautiful island that’s remotely located in Seychelles. Visitors to this island can expect a laid-back way of life as there are no malls, highways or any other facilities in the vicinity. The only sounds that are heard in this part of the world are the singing birds, trumpeting elephants and the swoosh waves of the ocean. La Digne Island is the perfect hideaway for those who love nature.
Damaraland and Skeleton Coast
Damaraland and Skeleton Coast is well punctuated by some lovely undulating hills, soaring mountains ancient calderas and bottomless gorges. Walking up and down and in and out of the bottomless gorges, you will come across incredible rock art crafted by the earliest people to live in Namibia. Some of the rock art dates back as far as 10 000 years ago! Apart from the rock art, visitors to Damaraland and Skeleton Coast can also catch glimpses of the beautiful desert elephants that have longer legs and lighter mass in comparison to the ordinary forest elephant.
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