The Top Ten places to visit in Africa
As an ex-South African I can tell you that Africa has a lot to offer both in terms of holiday destinations, and, mainly, in terms of wild unforgettable adventuring.
There's something for everyone in the dark continent - from amazing outdoor experiences, breathtaking scenery, to exotic cultures and people.
So start saving up for the trip of a lifetime, rack up those vacation days at work, and prepare yourself by reading this list of must-see places in Africa.
Virunga Mountains, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC
These mountain ranges derive their name from Kinyarwanda, the official language of Rwanda, and mean "volcanoes" in English.
In fact, the Virunga Mountains encompass eight volcanoes, mostly dormant, except for Mount Nyiragongo whose last eruption was in early 2010.
The mountains are the natural habitat of about 300 endangered mountain gorillas, and are truly a sight to behold.
The Maasai Mara, Kenya
This national game reserve is located in south-western Kenya and is named after the Maasai people who inhabit the region.
If you've ever wanted to watch the annual migration of Wildebeest, or see all of the big five, then Masai Mara is where you need to be during the dry season. To watch the wildlife from the comfort of a hot-air balloon is most definitely an amazing experience.