Experience the cultural side of AFRICA

When one hears the word "AFRICA" the first things that would come to mind are the larger than life wildlife adventures in the great savannas where statuesque Giraffes play and majestic Elephants roam the terrain.

Another side to modern day Africa, is the rich and luxurious lifestyle provided for travelers whether through the arts, nightlife or exquisite accommodations. With an abundance of adventure tours and excursions to experience, Africa has made it to the top of the list for travelers looking for an unforgettable cultural experience.

Modern Africa has evolved into a cultural phenomenon infusing the old world practices and new world beliefs into an interesting melting pot of cultural expression. As a traveler, you might be taken aback by some of the practices and may feel overwhelmed by the sights and sounds, but to understand and experience true Africa, one must take the first step outside of the world that you were once familiar.


As you prepare your passport and suitcase for your next trip to the continent, we have provided 5 of the most amazing cultural attractions that are a must see;


1. Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana

Experience the sites where the battle of Islandlwana began and ended with a glorious victory for the Zulu nation in the late 1800's. Discover the natural artifacts that are on display at the local museum and stay at any of the welcoming guest houses or lodges within the area of Islandlwana.


2. The Vukani Collection

A long standing tradition of the Zulu nation is the Vukani artefacts where many Zulu parents take their children to see and learn. The Vukani collection gives a detail insight to many of the Zulu Nation's tribal customs and practices plus fashion has used the collection as it's inspiration for the runway.


3. The Apartheid Museum

The museum captures the raw and vivid impact of one of South Africa's memorable past. See audio visual and intimate tales of human suffering along with the triumph of that period. Travelers will get a realistic account inside South Africa's ugly past.


4. Cycling Excursions

If you want to experience the real nature and appeal of Africa, cycling through the rural villages and towns at your own pace may be the activity for you. See tribal women and children with unique cultural practices and style of dress or sit and talk with locals.


5. Pyramids of Egypt

Now we couldn't have possible had a list of best things to do in Africa, and left this out. One of Africa's greatest historical sites, the Egyptian pyramids are one of the world's natural wonders. Visit tombs of past Pharaohs and Queens and take home exquisitely carved souvenirs done by local artisans. Take the local transportation of camels through the dry desert of the country and see the magnificent sites of worlds once alive over 5000 years ago.


So many wonderful sounds and sights to experience in this glorious and culturally rich continent. Visit Africa TODAY.


by Susan Barone on 10/16/2013 in Hotels