Have you ever dreamed of holidays that can surprise you; holidays during which you wouldn't know every planned step ahead?

If your answer is yes, then you are likely to enjoy a trip to Africa, the continent of music, dance, diversity and adventure. Here life works differently and you will never want to go anywhere else. Visits at the Zanzibar Northern Beaches create a magical experience known only from fairy tales and the Pyramids of Giza call to mind an ancient Egypt.

A different kind of experience awaits you during a rafting tour near the Victoria Falls in Zambia. The locals would call them ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ and a trip during the rainy season will explain the name easily. The Lion's head in South Africa is yet another attraction we can highly recommend as an adventure for those loving heights. It is not the highest mountain but it promises a view into the sea of lights when climbed during a night of a full moon.

The best travel period is the european winter from November to February. Traveling in Africa can be highly luxury on the the Blue Train in the south of the continent and on Rovos Rail from Zanzibar to Cape Town. But if you prefer it the local way you should get a real taste of Africa on one of the buses.

You don't know when it will leave and you don't know when it will arrive as the huts to stop by on the way are many. There is a prejudice that every white man owns a car, hence if you want to stir some excitement among the locals get on a bike. You can even spice it up by getting on a bike at noon, a time when locals would usually not leave the house. Be sure to get some laughter and make new friends.

List of countries of Africa

Flag Country Capital
Algeria Algiers
Angola Luanda
Benin Porto-Novo
Botswana Gaborone
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou
Burundi Bujumbura
Cameroon Yaounde
Cape Verde Praia
Central African Republic Bangui
Chad N'Djamena
Comoros Moroni
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa
Djibouti Djibouti
Egypt Cairo
Equatorial Guinea Malabo
Eritrea Asmara
Ethiopia Addis Ababa
Gabon Libreville
Gambia Banjul
Ghana Accra
Guinea Conakry
Guinea-Bissau Bissau
Ivory Coast Yamoussoukro
Kenya Nairobi
Lesotho Maseru
Liberia Monrovia
Libya Tripoli
Madagascar Antananarivo
Malawi Lilongwe
Mali Bamako
Mauritius Port Louis
Mayotte Mamoudzou
Morocco Rabat
Mozambique Maputo
Namibia Windhoek
Niger Niamey
Nigeria Abuja
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville
Reunion Saint-Denis
Rwanda Kigali
Saint Helena Jamestown
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome
Senegal Dakar
Seychelles Victoria
Sierra Leone Freetown
Somalia Mogadishu
South Africa Pretoria
Sudan Khartoum
Swaziland Mbabane
Tanzania Dodoma
Togo Lome
Tunisia Tunis
Uganda Kampala
Zambia Lusaka
Zimbabwe Harare
Compiled by Tripmondo 2018

Last modified: 26.03.2018, edited by: Nils