Anyone vacationed in Africa? I think I would like Ethiopia. I like the food, and the Great Rift Valley fascinates me.
What are the best places to visit in Africa outside of South Africa, safari, or Mediterranean-Euro adjacent places like Tangier?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Wednesday at 9:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/02/2021|
In Ethiopia all seems to breathe freedom and peace and to make one forget the world and its sad turmoils.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/02/2021|
Please visit Sudan, OP. I will show you the best restaurants in town.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||05/02/2021|
East Africa- Kenya or Tanzania
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|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/02/2021|
I spent 10 days in Morocco and loved it. Marrakech was amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/02/2021|
Zimbabwe but insist on calling it Rhodesia when you visit.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/02/2021|
[quote] Zimbabwe but insist on calling it Rhodesia when you visit.
More specifically Southern Rhodesia.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/02/2021|
Africa is a jungle overcrowded with hungry predators just waiting to victimize your ignorant Western ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||05/03/2021|
I suggest a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/03/2021|
R12 It's still there. Turned into a museum by the Kenyan government.
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|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/03/2021|
There are parts of Ethopia that are fascinating, like Asmara, the city Musssolini had built that's all Art Deco.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/03/2021|
Come to Darfur. Bring food.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||05/03/2021|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/03/2021|
R18, they will think R11 and his roommate eat da poo poo.
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|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||05/03/2021|
R22 law and on-the-ground situation are two different things. Angola, for instance, is a place to avoid for so many reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/03/2021|
What about that place where Madonna bought her kids?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/03/2021|
I love the North Afican countries: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Never been further south yet.
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|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/03/2021|
I’m mad at gas cars too. I like electric!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/03/2021|
OP, I stay with Jane but I know she wouldn't like you.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/03/2021|
The people of Madagascar are a beautiful mix of Bantu and Austronesian.
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|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||05/03/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||05/03/2021|
[quote] if you like elephants!
I do! I do!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/03/2021|
Try camping in Botswana, and get closer to nature.
Like, REALLY close.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/03/2021|
[quote] The people of Madagascar are a beautiful mix of Bantu and Austronesian.
The girl at R29 is indeed beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/03/2021|
Kenya for Nairobi maybe? And Uganda for it's annual gay pride parade?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/03/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 38||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||05/03/2021|
I have heard Ghana is actually much more manageable than Nigeria...not that that's hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/03/2021|
Now that it’s a bit more sparsely populated Rwanda is quite beautiful.
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|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/03/2021|
R42, OP said outside of safari
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||Last Wednesday at 6:53 AM|
*Yellowstone, I mean
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Wednesday at 6:54 AM|
This is what I mean
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Wednesday at 6:55 AM|
I could visit the Congo and visit the birthplace of my virus!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Wednesday at 7:13 AM|
R48, you can also get in a Congo line!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Wednesday at 7:25 AM|
You can travel by cargo ship, R44.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Wednesday at 9:27 AM|