Africa Top Destinations
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Africa represents to many PlanetHoppers! the ultimate travel destination - one that fascinates and may as well terrify. Fueled by the exploits of such legendary explorers as Sir Richard Francis Burton and Dr. Henry Livingstone, the dream of exploring the darkest reaches of Africa is something that many PlanetHoppers! have considered by throwing off the reigns of modern life and hitting the road to adventure. There is little doubt this enormous continent provides the perfect canvas with its diverse ecosystems, which range from the Sahara Desert in the north, the seemingly endless savannahs of East Africa, the impenetrable jungles of the center, to the stunning and isolated coastlines that beckon with some of the world's most pristine beaches. The list of destinations that span each of these areas is, simply put, incomparable and helps form the world's ultimate "hall of fame". Africa is where you can see some of the greatest monuments to the past in the form of the mighty Pyramids of Giza and the ruins of Abu Simbel. It is also where you can pit yourself against the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro - the home of the fabled "snows", where only those strong enough (both mentally and physically) will reach the summit and stare down upon the vast savannah far, far below. Africa is home to innumerable wildlife viewing locations such as Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the stunningly beautiful Masi Mara Reserve. However, this only scratches the surface, because we haven't even mentioned Zanzibar, Timbuktu, the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda, the Skeleton Coast, or the lost world of the Okavango Delta, where you can experience one of the world's best game drives - on foot! For those of us not interested in a tame holiday made up of cathedrals and cobble-stoned medieval cities, Africa is the unquestionable choice. Take the plunge and see for yourself...