African Adventures

African travel is changing. Some old favorites—Egypt and Tunisia—aren’t considered safe right now. You’ve been priced out of places like Mauritius and the Seychelles. While Morocco and South Africa are overrun with tourists. Here are five new African adventures to check out.

Photo: Dahlak Islands & Massawa - Eritrea
Photo: Dahlak Islands & Massawa – Eritrea

Eritrea: Explore the coral buildings, the narrow alleyways, and the dhow-filled docks in Massawa, the pearl of the Red Sea, before heading to the uninhabited islands in the Dahlak Archipelago.

Photo: diasUndKompott [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: diasUndKompott [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Niger: Float down the Niger River in a pirogue to see baobab trees and mudbrick houses, Northwest African Cheetahs and hippos near Manatee Island in W National Park.

Photo: Tsumo9 at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Tsumo9 at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Nigeria: Change your impression of Nigeria by visiting Yankari National Park, where more than 500 African bush elephants roam and the views over the savanna are breathtaking.

Photo: BrianSmithson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: BrianSmithson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Cameroon: Watch the Lobé Waterfalls drop straight into the Atlantic Ocean, see endangered sea turtles lay their eggs on a deserted beach, and fall in love with a little fishing village in Bwambe.

Photo: Felipe Miguel from Curitiba, Brazil (Cabo Ledo - Angola) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Felipe Miguel from Curitiba, Brazil (Cabo Ledo – Angola) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Angola: See the rapidly expanding capital city of Luanda, the recently revitalized Kissama National Park, and the beautiful beaches along the Atlantic coast before Angola becomes Africa’s next it destination.

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