Africa tour and travel is gaining fast acceptance as a “must-do” for those who love to see new places. African tourism is a growing industry and with good reason. Africa can boast of exquisite natural beauty and rare species of wildlife both in the plant and animal kingdoms. African tours and travel involves more than just traveling by flight from one place to another and shifting accommodation from one hotel to another. Safaris and overland tours are exciting ways of seeing the continent that distinguish it from tour and travel in other parts of the world.
An African safari means a journey across the grasslands or in the jungle to see the beautiful scenery and rich variety of animal species. What was once treated with contempt as the Dark Continent is now a favorite tourist destination. Some of the worlds best wildlife parks can be found here. One can choose the safari destination according to which animals one wants to see. Lions, elephants, leopards, rhinoceros and buffaloes can be easily spotted in Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya, Kruger National Park in South Africa and Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro conservation area in Tanzania, Chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, elephants in the Okowango delta in Botswana. Hippos and crocodiles can be seen in a canoeing safari in the Zambezi River.
An overland tour is also another way of exploring this beautiful continent. In an overland tour of Africa, trucks cross the entire continent of Africa, from the cape to Kenya. Each truck has 15 to 30 passengers. In overland tours the travelers carry their camping and cooking equipment with them in the truck. One overland tour of Africa can take between one to eight weeks to complete.
The main difference between an overland tour of Africa and a private African safari is the price. Overland tours are more affordable than African safaris because safaris include traveling in luxury vehicles and staying at hotels.
An overland safari offers the best value for money along with adventure and excitement. The nature of an overland safari is such that it gives a deep understanding of the various culture and ways of the local people along with providing breath taking sights. An overland safari gives the traveler the full feel of Africa as it really is. However one has to have a desire for adventure and thrill to really be able to enjoy an overland safari as there are fewer comforts of everyday life when compared to a private safari.
Africa tour and travel must be well planned in order to get the best results. Many tour and travel companies offer guided tours and safaris to help the traveler get a thrilling but organized view of the African continent. Enjoyment will easily come if the traveler does not have to constantly keep making decisions and worrying about where and how to go next. Information about the packages and services that reputed African tour and travel companies provide is easily available on their respective websites.