Africa is a land of Surprises and Experiences. If you thought African Travel was only about Wildlife and Safaris and Cashews, read on, and experience the flavors of what Africa has on the plate for you.
Shekhaar | LUXXURY MICE TRAVEL | 12 December 2018
From Lions to Tigers to Elephants and the Rhinos, Africa has indeed come a long way. The wildlife continues to be an intergral part African showcase, but over all these years Africa has taken a quantum leap over its tourism and travel offerings.
Today Africa is a destination for Experiences. And African Travel curated around surprises. Experiences that are truly amazing and incredible. From lush green Wineyards to Luxury living, from Wellness and Photography, from Cultural heritage to Musical offerings, from Helicopter rides to Balloning experiences, from Victoria Falls to Nile Cruises, from Egyptian Pyramids to Ecotourism and from Adventure activities to Game Reserves. Relax in Masai Mara luxury resorts, sitting facing the natural resources of Africa and sipping wine as you enjoy the waterfalls outside your window. Last but not the least of all, if a luxury honeymoon or a romantic escape is on your mind, Africa fits the bill the best. Superb locations, spectacular views, exciting activities, adventure and amazing dining options await in Africa.
Infact, not just for Corporate Incentive Travel, Africa is now a preferred destination for Meetings & Conventions and MICE Business Travel as well. Large Conferences and Conventions are choosing Africa, cities like Durban, Johannesburg are garnering share of MICE. The Kigali Convention Centre is picking up business so well that all the room inventory at the city hotels is sold out. And so is the Sandton Convention Centre, Durban. Thanks to Meetings Africa – the global trade show for MICE, bringing the best of hosted buyers from all around the world to showcase what Africa has on showcase. Simply Incredible!!!
The Coastline of Cape Town is scenic and so unique, that as the Table Mountain is behind you, the Robben Island is in front of you. The Cape Peninsula is spectacular and the coastal drive simply marvelous. The V&A waterfront is one of Cape Town’s biggest tourism attractions.
While at Knysna, a cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon is must experience. Enjoy the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ which guard the sea entrance, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches around it. Discovering art galleries, craft shops and coffee bars as you talk a leisurely walk at the destination. The Oudtshoorn – another African spectacle, known as the ‘Feather Capital of the World’ thanks to its huge ostrich industry. Also enjoy the icy formations in the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders.
The Kruger National Park is a dream come true for Nature lovers and wildlife photographers. The open jeep Safaris get you up close and personal with the wild. Herds of Elephants, Deers, Giraffes greet you as you enter deep into the jungle. If you are lucky, one can sight a tiger and deer chase.
In terms of Infrastructure development, Africa is fast developing (infact the fastest developing nation), and now with the new Administration taking over the reins of development the tourism and travel domains of the nation indicate a significant upward trend.
No doubt, the Culture lineage of the destination is extremely strong. One can still locate local tribes. Music and Art is a passion for the youth of African. New industries and Start-ups are taking the nation to newere heights and all round positive developments can be experienced. Business Travel within the entire Africa is booming and Infrastructure is keeping pace. The world is looking at Africa to make inroads. And Africa is loving the attention.
With over 50 countries within the booming Africa, the need for one single visa like Europe is high on the agenda if tourism has to grow by leaps and bounds.
Summers in Africa is October to March and Winters May – June. The Autumn and Spring are good times for African Travel. Indian food is available in major cities. Sometimes, for the pure vegetarians, it can be a little challenging. But with an experienced African Travel Partner (like Luxxury MICE Travel) organizing your travel, the Jains and Hindus, the Gujaratis and the vegetarians need not worry about food and other challenges. A yellow fever vaccination for travel to Africa is mandatory.