wonders of nature
While iconic species may have the starring roles, it can be the backdrops that steal the show. Africa is home to a fair share of the world’s natural wonders and even though they may be on the beaten path, they are still spectacular. The key as with planning any safari, is knowing where and when to go; a certain time, a particular point and the right story.
Disappearing into the vast oasis that is the Okavango Delta; long shadows and electric colours at Sossusvlei, among the red dunes of the Namib; getting drenched at Victoria Falls, the headquarters for world class white water rafting; the blush of millions of flamingos swathed around the horizon of Lake Natron and the Rift Valley lakes; Table Mountain standing sentinel over the restaurants and café culture of Cape Town.
The list is long and the above are merely some of the magnificent and yes, well known parts of the continent. As a Pan-African guide I know that despite our drive to always be the first, to see things that others don’t, these popular natural wonders are, not surprisingly, always different and always impressive.