Over the last decade, I have traveled extensively throughout Africa with Africa Inscribed. During my travels I have witnessed many of Africa’s natural treasures. These treasures, such as the “Big 5”, the Okavango Delta, the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara, the dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia and many more have enriched my life. With these galleries, I am excited to share my travels with anyone who is curious about this spectacular continent.
The Maasai Mara, Kenya (click here for gallery)
The famed Maasai Mara in Kenya -sometimes simply referred to as the Mara- is the northern continuation of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. The Mara is home to an abundance of wildlife, which help make it one of the most visited national parks in all of Africa. Visitors to the Mara have an array of lodging options both in the Mara and just outside the national park. Some of the most sought after lodges are &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and &Beyond Bateleur Camp which embody the true nature on the plains.
The Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania (click here for gallery)
Created by a volcanic eruption, the Ngorongoro Crater is a must see for travelers while visiting Tanzania. Along with lions, wildebeests and hippos there are opportunities within this UNESCO World Heritage site to see rare and unique wildlife such as black rhino, lesser flamingo and serval. The crater’s edge is home to &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, which offers some absolutely breathtaking views of the crater.
The Kruger National Park, South Africa (click here for gallery)
The world famous Kruger National Park in north east South Africa is one of Africa’s greatest treasures. The park is teeming with wildlife and is the ideal place to see the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, cape buffalo, elephant and black and white rhino). The luxurious camps in and around the park set the highest of standards for the rest of the continent. The Kruger National Park is a must for any safari goer.
Sossusvlei, Swakopmund and Cape Cross, Namibia (click here for gallery)
The southwestern African country of Namibia is a desert land. The cold coastal current from the Antarctic dictate Namibia’s arid climate which in return, produces the country’s dramatic, desert landscapes. Namibia is home to the world’s oldest desert, the Namib. There, red sand dunes are found in abundance. Just north of the coastal city of Swakopmund is Cape Cross which is home to a colony of thousands of cape fur seals. The landscapes and unique wildlife make Namibia a wonderful African destination
Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana (click here for gallery)
The Mashatu Game Reserve is an unique area of Botswana as it is not apart of the vast desert biome that makes up the majority of the country. Instead it the area is apart of the savanna biome, similar to much of its neighbors Zimbabwe and South Africa. This land is known for its large elephant herds and its significant historical sites of great importance to southern Africa, including Little Mapungubwe and Mamagwe.