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The Best 5 Destinations in Africa to See this Christmas

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By Jerry Walters - - 5 Mins Read
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If you grew up with a dream to explore the world, Africa is definitely a continent to add to your travel list if you are yet to.

From its lush vegetation to beautiful countries with breathtaking sceneries, diverse cultures, and intriguing people, there’s absolutely no reason not to visit Africa today. 

To have a feel of Africa, we compiled some of the top best tourist countries in Africa, and we think this Christmas is a fun time to visit.

We hope this article is a tourist guide to creating pleasant and memorable experiences on your next trip.

If you want to plan your vacation to Africa correctly, these tips would help.

5 Unique Countries To Visit The Next Time You Are In Africa. 



A beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar, Tanzania | Med/Unsplash


What’s a visit to Tanzania without a trip to Zanzibar or the famous Mount Kilimanjaro? If you want an adventurous holiday that promises the perfect relaxation post-adventure, these two locations are an ideal vacation experience this October.

You could set off with a trek on the tallest mountain in Africa, which usually takes 5-10 days to complete, and end it at the serene ambiance Zanzibar offers. It’s even perfect if you are touring with a lover because the exotic Zanzibar beaches will definitely give you both a thrill as you experience the exciting blend of diverse cultures and styles.



A resort location at the Virunga national park
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One of Africa’s luxuries is its wildlife, and the Virunga National Park in Congo boasts the finest reserve you can find in Africa. You get to see a range of different animals famous in most African countries, especially the mountain gorillas known to be the park’s delight.

Virunga is the first established park in Africa and has grown to be one of the top wildlife reserves. Anyone trying to explore the beauty of several African species will find it intriguing and an ideal vacation site. Anytime from October to November is arguably one of the best times to visit this park in Congo.



An elephant taking a stroll at the Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara National Reserve | Shutterstock


These safaris at the Maasai Mara National Reserve are among the most beautiful things you will ever experience in Africa. Also a wildlife reserve, this park ranks as one of the top 10 tourist attraction sites most tourists love to see when they are in Africa.

Although it could be quite costly if you are trying to visit this October since it is termed peak season at the reserve, the game viewing options to explore will make it worth your every cent. Take a complete tour of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, and you will find yourself at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

South Africa


Aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa | Michael/Shutterstock


The capital city of Cape Town boasts of the best tourist attraction sites. If you are on a limited travel duration, visiting South Africa affords you an almost complete tour of Africa.

From the famous Table Mountain National Park to Camps Bay, Robben Island and Cape Winelands are some of the best places to visit in South Africa. 

To have a feel of Africa’s finest food, music, culture, history, and luxuries, October is especially the perfect time to “be a local” and blend in with the people and their exciting culture. And if you are a lover of wildlife, you can obtain a permit to visit and self-drive in the Kruger National Park safari. A wholesome travel experience for any tourist.  


Overhead view of the Victoria Water Falls in Zimbabwe
Victoria Water Falls, Zimbabwe | Shutterstock

Experience the euphoric feel of the famous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The gorgeous cascade of water provides a mesmerizing feel to onlookers, and this makes it one of the best tourist attraction sites in the world. Popularly called “The Cloud That Thunders,” and no wonder, the grandeur of the sight justifies it.

The Victoria Falls, though jointly owned by Zimbabwe and Zambia, ranks high on the bucket list of many tourists in the world. If you have yet to visit Victoria Falls, you should add it to your list next summer.