There’s no denying that Africa’s main attractions such as the Serengeti, Victoria Falls, Masai Mara and Cape Town are all well-worth experiencing. However, if you’re anything like us then you enjoy getting off the beaten track every now and then and seeing what there is to be discovered.
Luckily for us, with a continent as large as Africa, there are countless lesser-known safari gems just waiting to be explored by travelers. Here are just three secret spots worth seeing while on safari in Africa:
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Stretching for 400km along Mozambique’s northern coast, the Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 32 coral islands rising from the depths of the Indian Ocean. Due to the remoteness of the islands, they were previously inaccessible however regular flights that have opened this magical world to travelers. Each island has just one lodge, ensuring the ultimate ‘private island’ experience. With its pristine beaches, rich marine-life and unsurpassed exclusivity, we consider this to be one of Africa’s finest beach destinations.
From beach sand to desert sand, the Sossusvlei in Namibia is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. Forming part of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossuvlei is a large salt and clay pan surrounded by towering sand dunes. The dunes are some of the largest in the world and form a dramatic backdrop to the stark white pan. During sunrise and sunset, the dunes transform into brilliant shades of orange and red, making the area a photographer’s dream destination.
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar
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One cannot visit Madagascar, without going to explore the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ‘Tsingy’ translates to ‘where one cannot walk barefoot’, which is an apt name seeing as the reserve consists of razor-sharp limestone pinnacles. Travellers wishing to explore this area can do so using the steps, boardwalks, ladders, cables and suspension bridges have been installed with phenomenal expertise allowing adventurers to explore the Tsingy close up and in safety.
Are your feet tingling for an adventure yet? Get in touch with us for help planning your safari to one of these off-the-radar destinations.