Three places you may need to pay attention to for your summer holiday:
Africa should be the world’s hotbed of world’s tourism and there is more to Africa’s tourism than just Nigeria and Kenya.
Here are three places you can think of if you are thinking of where to spend your summer days.
With glorious, uninterrupted sunshine and hot days spent splashing in the cooling waters of the Mediterranean, laid-back Tunis gets a huge jolt of energy in summer. Bathhouses have a long history in Tunisian society, and local rumour has it that going to a hammam and getting a gommage (body scrub) before sunbathing enables a deeper tan, so sun worshippers should seek one out for a good cleanse to remove tired winter skin. Watching a symphony orchestra live in the ruins of a Roman theatre under a blanket of stars is a skin-tingling experience. The annual Festival de Carthage runs throughout July and August with concerts in the restored open-air theatre of Carthage and the intricately decorated L’Acropolium. Tunis has one of the best restaurant scenes in the Maghreb with a selection of chic modern dining options. Head out for sundowners on bustling sea-fronted terraces at local hotspots The Cliff or Villa Didon and enjoy the pink and lilac glow of the evening sky as it fades into night.
From the first glimpse of the desert out of the plane window of the barren terrain, flat and scarred with straight lines like an artist’s cutting board, to the last glimpse of the blood-red sunset over the cold Atlantic, Namibia will have you hooked. The Namib desert provides few visual markers and feels like a pause for the senses. Namib translates as ‘vast place’ and is considered the oldest desert in the world. If you like straight, uncluttered lines, you’ll find plenty in Namibia. Roads seem to stretch unbroken into infinity, the architectural style is clean, and even some of the horizons appear linear and orderly. Apart from the national parks like Etosha, more than 40% of the country is managed under environmental protection laws, creating huge pockets of conservation and an incredible wildlife diversity. Namibia is also home to half of the world’s black rhino population.
- Egyptian Beaches.
When you think of Egypt, glorious beaches is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. And even when you think of Sharm el-Sheikh, chances are your mind will reference the large number of international peace conferences that have been hosted here. But the city’s true jewel is its clear beaches, a hub for watersport enthusiasts, particularly those who love scubadiving. If you’re looking for white sandy beaches and warm waters, Kenya has you covered. There are plenty of amazing beach towns across the country, but Watamu takes the cake. Part of the Malindi Marine Reserve Park, which is a marine protected area, Watamu is also home to green and hawksbill turtles. Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles. This is the world’s most photographed beach. Its gorgeously turquoise waters coupled with the jungle peering over the coastline and beyond have proved simply irresistible for any visitors to the area.