Which side of this reality are you viewing?
Hmm Africa…Oh Africa! or Um Africa? Which ever way you say it you still end up on one of the largest continents on the face of the planet earth largely populated by a nubian race. So what comes to ones mind when the word Africa is said? ; usually poverty stricken belly swollen babies with flies swarming around them, run down housing, and sights that are not very pleasing to attract tourism. I do not want to downplay the poverty stricken areas of Africa nor minimize the pain and recovery of some areas that have experienced war,famine, and rape of a natural resource wealthy land. However, it is time that the world acknowledge the cradle of civilization for what she really is, the source of much beauty and wealth. Many African Americans and Americans in general fail to realize the true paradise that lies within her womb pulsating and waiting for you to view her. Africa provides many tourists locations such as the historical Egyptian Pyramids, warm beaches of Senegal, and fun Wildlife tours of South Africa.
When one thinks of Egypt they may think of a desert filled area with people of Middle Eastern decent in a location that doesn’t quite equal Africa. However,when looking at any map it is clear to see that Egypt is in the continent of Africa. Just ask the 10 million tourists who visited in 2007 according to about.com. Egypt is at the top of Africa’s most visited sites largely due to it’s rich Ancient Egyptian history, and we know most people would love bask in it’s royal glow if only for a moment.
Now, Imagine a golden tan beach with beautiful clear water outlining it and sprinkled about the sand you can see European people sipping drinks, playing games, and reading books while enjoying the rays of the warm sun. To the surprise of many, this is what you may see when you visit the African Country of Senegal that is one of the most popular tourists sites in Africa for Europeans seeking refuge from harsh winter weather.
Hey, Do you want to see the most exotic animals on your next family trip? Well, pack your bags and update your passports because these animals aren’t at your local zoo. You would be heading to South Africa to see vibrant Zebras, Roaring Lions and enormous Elephants. South Africa is also very popular for bird watching. So the next time you turn on the News or Read a Magazine that has flies swarming around the “poor”Africans remember the paradise that many travel miles to see hidden and pulsating within her womb.
CITY IN GHANA
CITY IN SUDAN
BEACH IN EGYPT
EGYPTIAN BEACH RESORT
FUN WEEKEND IN AFRICA
TRADITIONAL ROYAL FESTIVAL IN GHANA
NATIONAL STADIUM- AFRICA
HILTON HOTEL CAMEROON
FRONT VIEW OF MALL
ONE OF THE LARGEST MALLS IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
CATCH THE WAVE ATTRACTION AT THE MALL
HOUSES AND MANSIONS IN AFRICA
More Resources and Info….
Africa Travel Facts on About.com
Most Visited Country in Africa – Egypt is the most popular tourist destination in Africa. In 2007, Egypt attracted around 10 million visitors. The Pyramids have been a prime tourist attraction for the past 2000 years. South Africa came a close second with 9 million visitors in 2007 (based on figures from UNWTO).
Most Visited East African Countries – Kenya and Tanzania are the most popular East African countries for visitors. However, in 2008 Kenya’s tourist numbers declined drastically due to political instability. Both countries tend to attract visitors interested in combing a safari with some beach time.
Most Visited Country in Southern Africa – South Africa is by far the most popular country in the region. Visitors are attracted to its cities, beaches, wildlife parks as well as niche tourism like bird watching and medical tourism. Mozambique is the fastest emerging tourist destination in the region.
Most Visited Countries in West Africa – The Gambia and Senegal attract the most tourists in this region of Africa (which along with Central Africa draws the least amount of tourists on the continent). Both The Gambia and Senegal are popular beach destinations for Europeans fleeing the cold winter weather.
Most Visited Countries in North Africa – Egypt is the most popular tourist destination in North Africa, but Morocco has seen the largest growth in its tourism industry (14% in 2007 according to the UNTWO). Tunisia is also extremely popular, particularly with Europeans.