There is nowhere else on the earth like it for animals, untamed terrain, and enduring customs. Get ready to fall in love. Africa will steal your heart whether you're a wide-eyed first-time tourist or a frequent visitor. The canvas on which the continent's epic story is written is breathtaking and reasonable enough to visit.
Customs, traditions, and ancient ceremonies bind Africans to generations and ancestors' past and the collective memory of many people on this continent where humans originally appeared. Many rural regions might feel as if the modern world never existed, and they are all the better for it. Traditional ways of doing things endure with grace and decency, hospitality, and a sense of community. There are time-honored traditions, music from the days of Africa's golden empires, and masks that tell stories of forgotten spirit realms.
A wildlife Noah's ark brings Africa's landscapes to life, with a genuine and often deeply enigmatic presence that lends so much personality to the African wild. Africa is home to many of the world's giant creatures, including elephants, hippos, and lions. Going on safari may be a travel cliché. Still, we have yet to meet a traveler who has not been reduced to an ecstatic state of childlike wonder after witnessing the wildlife world in motion in the Masai Mara, epic battles between predator and prey in the Okavango Delta, or communing with gorillas and surfing hippos in Gabon.
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