When it comes to fantastic places on this great planet that we call home, there really is not much out there that can beat Africa. Due to the number of different countries that make up this huge continent (54 depending on who you ask), there is certainly something for everyone. In our opinion, the fact that nobody can decide and agree on how many countries there are in Africa is really cool by itself. Okay, every continent offers adventures, but none can equal what Africa has to offer. Below we are going to have a look at the main reasons why you stick Africa on your bucket list.
You Can See Sunsets That Are Out of This World
Sunsets, wherever you happen to be, are extremely beautiful, but believe us when we tell you that the sunsets that you will encounter in Africa are completely out of this world. In fact, once you have seen one sunset in Africa, any other sunset that you see when you are back home or visiting another country will be pretty underwhelming. You might think that we are exaggerating but go to Africa and see your first African sunset, and you will quickly see that we are not.
The Sunrises Are Just as Beautiful Too
The sunsets will take your breath away, and the sunrises are just as staggering. In order to see the sun rise in Africa, you will need to get up pretty early. This might be a bit of a struggle, especially if you had a late one, but your body will soon get used to it, and getting up really early is actually the best time if you want to see some of the stunning wildlife that Africa has. This actually leads us to our next point.
It is no exaggeration to say that Africa has some of the best wildlife on this planet. If you go to Africa and do not see the Big 5 (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino, and buffalo) up close and personal, then you have missed a trick. As well as these, you will get to see other fantastic animals such as hyenas, giraffes, cheetahs, African hunting dogs, vultures, warthogs, hippos, and crocodiles. If you love animals, then Africa really is the place for you.
The Locals Are Friendly
One of the main reasons why you should take a trip to Africa is so that you can interact with the wonderful people that call it home. Their friendliness, generosity, and openness put most Europeans to shame and those who travel around this vast continent will soon realise that Africans are people that really do understand the key values of humanity.
The Food is Very Good
When people think of Africa, they will probably not automatically think of great food. However, you will be pretty surprised to find out that Africa is home to some great dishes. When you visit different countries in Africa, you will be stunned by the numerous types of delicious food on offer at restaurants and roadside chop bars. When the first piece of African food passes your lips, your opinion on African cuisine will change for good.
A New Adventure is Just Around the Corner
Wherever you are in Africa, you will find adventure. For example, you can go on a safari, visit some ancient ruins, or go fishing or scuba diving in the ocean. If you are a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then you can bungee jump at Victoria Falls or you can enjoy some white-water rafting down the biggest and most dangerous rivers in the world. The list of activities that will get your adrenaline pumping when in Africa is endless.