Africa has long been referred to as the 'cradle of mankind' and there is ample to support this in the ancient rock art, lost civilisations and remains of prehistoric settlements found throughout the continent. Discover the ruins of Great Zimbabwe or visit Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania and see the first footsteps of mankind.
Archaeological and historical tours can be arranged with the company of an enthusiastic expert. Combine a tour of the Battlefields of South Africa, a walk in the Kalahari in Botswana with a !San Bushman, taste the Arabic influence on the Swahili coast or visit a local village with your safari guide, giving you a broader view of Africa, its history and people.
It must not be forgotten that Africa boasts some of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. Include an excursion to the Victoria Falls while in Zambia or Zimbabwe to experience first hand the 'smoke that thunders', make a dawn visit to the dunes at Sossusvlei in Namibia to catch them at their most beautiful, or go to the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, often known as the 'largest natural zoo'.
Other possibilities include Murchison Falls in Uganda where the mighty Victoria Nile is forced through a gap in the rock just seven metres wide and cascades down forty metres into the river below, the stark beauty of the Skeleton Coast in Namibia and the diverse ecosystems of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
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