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What are the best places to visit in Africa outside of South Africa, safari, or Mediterranean-Euro adjacent places like Tangier?

Anyone vacationed in Africa? I think I would like Ethiopia. I like the food, and the Great Rift Valley fascinates me.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Wednesday at 9:27 AM

Egypt.

by Anonymousreply 105/02/2021

In Ethiopia all seems to breathe freedom and peace and to make one forget the world and its sad turmoils.

by Anonymousreply 205/02/2021

Please visit Sudan, OP. I will show you the best restaurants in town.

by Anonymousreply 305/02/2021

I'm amazed how underdeveloped for tourism Africa is. All those countries should have been able to capitalize on that natural beauty, maybe become a party destination or something. Seems way underdeveloped for the number of countries and resources. If people can fly to Thailand than Africa should have been doable.

by Anonymousreply 405/02/2021

East Africa- Kenya or Tanzania

by Anonymousreply 505/02/2021

Key-nyuh

by Anonymousreply 605/02/2021

I spent 10 days in Morocco and loved it. Marrakech was amazing.

by Anonymousreply 705/02/2021

Zimbabwe but insist on calling it Rhodesia when you visit.

by Anonymousreply 805/02/2021

[quote] Zimbabwe but insist on calling it Rhodesia when you visit.

More specifically Southern Rhodesia.

by Anonymousreply 905/02/2021

Africa is a jungle overcrowded with hungry predators just waiting to victimize your ignorant Western ass.

by Anonymousreply 1005/02/2021

R4 - there is loads of tourism happening from Eastern Europe to Tanzania, Egypt, Zanzibar and Kenya. However, we aren't going to a place like Egypt as both my roommate and I object to their human rights record and aren't in the mood for a place you essentially have to hide who you are. Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar are places I would like to go to after I get the second jab. Costly but maybe one safsri ince in a lifetime.

by Anonymousreply 1105/03/2021

I suggest a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills.

by Anonymousreply 1205/03/2021

R12 It's still there. Turned into a museum by the Kenyan government.

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by Anonymousreply 1305/03/2021

Maybe Namibia?

by Anonymousreply 1405/03/2021

There are parts of Ethopia that are fascinating, like Asmara, the city Musssolini had built that's all Art Deco.

by Anonymousreply 1505/03/2021

Come to Darfur. Bring food.

by Anonymousreply 1605/03/2021

Definitely Namibia - Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon, maaaybe Lüderitz. Windhoek is just a place to stay for the night and stock up on stuff before heading out. But, it is also a place many start for a tour of Eastern Namibia, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and up to Vic Falls. Sunrise and sunset over the savannah (and the Namib desert) in southern Africa is absolutely breathtaking.

Also, off the east coast is Mauritius, which is pretty chill has interesting, but maybe not breathtaking sights, beaches, etc.

Safaris in Kenya and Tanzania are cool, too. But go too long and you maybe never want to see another fucking zebra again in your life.

A former colleague of mine adores diving around São Tome. I went just to get away from a shittier shit hole (we can call them that again, yes?), and would not cross a continent just for that, but it was nice enough.

by Anonymousreply 1705/03/2021

[quote] we aren't going to a place like Egypt as both my roommate and I object to their human rights record and aren't in the mood for a place you essentially have to hide who you are.

Um, good luck finding any country in Africa that has a different record, R11, including the three you mentioned that you would like to go to.

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by Anonymousreply 1805/03/2021

R18, they will think R11 and his roommate eat da poo poo.

by Anonymousreply 1905/03/2021

Zanzibar

by Anonymousreply 2005/03/2021

r13 Coincidentally, I was at that very museum (and its nearby restaurant) on my last day in Kenya in March of last year. We ended up having our two-week tour cut short so we could get out of the country before they started to lock down and quarantine foreigners.

by Anonymousreply 2105/03/2021

Angola, Mozambique and other former Portuguese colonies are relatively gay friendly, at least when it comes to the law. Dakar in Senegal is said to be one of the most interesting cities on the continent.

by Anonymousreply 2205/03/2021

R22 law and on-the-ground situation are two different things. Angola, for instance, is a place to avoid for so many reasons.

by Anonymousreply 2305/03/2021

What about that place where Madonna bought her kids?

by Anonymousreply 2405/03/2021

I love the North Afican countries: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Never been further south yet.

by Anonymousreply 2505/03/2021

Madagascar

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by Anonymousreply 2605/03/2021

[quote] Madagascar

I’m mad at gas cars too. I like electric!

by Anonymousreply 2705/03/2021

OP, I stay with Jane but I know she wouldn't like you.

by Anonymousreply 2805/03/2021

The people of Madagascar are a beautiful mix of Bantu and Austronesian.

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by Anonymousreply 2905/03/2021

^^ oops.

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by Anonymousreply 3005/03/2021

Excellent post R17. I agree with Namibia - jaw-dropping scenery, safe, and easily toured in a self-drive SUV. Botswana is similarly a great place to visit, especially if you like elephants!

by Anonymousreply 3105/03/2021

The Cape Verde Islands are a good place to base yourself if you want to visit but not stay too long in Senegal (direct flights). It's sort of Africa lite.

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by Anonymousreply 3205/03/2021

Victoria Falls--amazing in and of itself, and you could add on side trips like a safari in Zambia and the Namib desert pretty easily. Fly on to Cape Town and you've got a great tour of African highlights.

by Anonymousreply 3305/03/2021

[quote] if you like elephants!

I do! I do!

by Anonymousreply 3405/03/2021

Try camping in Botswana, and get closer to nature.

Like, REALLY close.

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by Anonymousreply 3505/03/2021

[quote] The people of Madagascar are a beautiful mix of Bantu and Austronesian.

The girl at R29 is indeed beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 3605/03/2021

Kenya for Nairobi maybe? And Uganda for it's annual gay pride parade?

by Anonymousreply 3705/03/2021

[quote] In Ethiopia all seems to breathe freedom and peace and to make one forget the world and its sad turmoils.

Go fuck yourself.

by Anonymousreply 3805/03/2021

I had a friend who was sent to Congo for work. Do not recommend either of them. Although he got a lot of huge big black cock while he was there. He’s racist as fuck toward American blacks but he couldn’t get enough of African dick

by Anonymousreply 3905/03/2021

I have heard Ghana is actually much more manageable than Nigeria...not that that's hard.

by Anonymousreply 4005/03/2021

Now that it’s a bit more sparsely populated Rwanda is quite beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 4105/03/2021

Zanzibar.

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by Anonymousreply 4205/03/2021

R42, OP said outside of safari

by Anonymousreply 4305/03/2021

I want to go to the Okovango Delta in Botswana for some wildlife photography and birding, but holy shit getting there would be a trial! Opposite side of the planet and no hope of direct flights.

by Anonymousreply 4405/04/2021

R44 if you're in the US you can fly direct to Johannesburg from Atlanta, DC, and NYC but look forward to a 15+ hour flight. From there it's about a 1 hour flight to Maun, Botswana (on a regional jet or A319), then another 2 hour drive, on a mostly paved road (in so-so shape) to where you'll be staying. The cool thing about the drive, which is basically a two lane highway, is sighting the odd elephant by the side of the road, much like you would spot an elk or bison in Yellowknife. Surreal.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Wednesday at 6:53 AM

*Yellowstone, I mean

by Anonymousreply 46Last Wednesday at 6:54 AM

This is what I mean

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by Anonymousreply 47Last Wednesday at 6:55 AM

I could visit the Congo and visit the birthplace of my virus!

by Anonymousreply 48Last Wednesday at 7:13 AM

R48, you can also get in a Congo line!

by Anonymousreply 49Last Wednesday at 7:25 AM

You can travel by cargo ship, R44.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Wednesday at 9:27 AM
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