If you have never been to Africa before, always wanted to go, but are still a bit hesitant, you may be persuaded to visit one of them after reading this.
I have been visiting African countries for many years now and even though I have Asian blood – Africa is by far my favourite continent. Just don’t tell my family!
This year we offer five very different African destinations. Not all are Archipelagos in the correct sense of the word, but more Archipelago Choice’s destinations in Africa.
Cape Verde is a great introduction to the continent of Africa as it’s a nice mix of Portuguese European and African influences. When you’re in Mindelo on the northern island of Sao Vicente you could be fooled for thinking that you’ve landed in Havana, Cuba with its impromptu music sessions and Brazilian-like Carnival with African roots. The biggest island in the south, Santiago is the most African influenced of them all.
Further south, on the equator, lies the small African tropical archipelago of Sao Tome and Principe. It’s the Bounty and Bacardi commercials put together with a bit of Jurassic Park. Like Cape Verde, the official language is Portuguese, and the food is a fusion of Portuguese, Brazilian and African flavours.
Travel further south and then to the east and you’ll find Namibia – the country with never-ending horizons, where rainforests and tropical beaches have been swapped for high sand dunes and big wild animals. Ideal for the independent and adventurous amongst us as the best way to get to know this country is on a self-drive holiday in a 4WD. The sand dunes of Sossusvlei, wildlife in Etosha and cheetahs at Okonjima are not to miss out on.
On the same west coast but journeying north again, we arrive in Gabon – pure, undiscovered and a bit more hardcore. Here you can see gorilla up close, hold small crocodiles, watch surfing hippos and be surrounded by humpback whales.
Our final and latest destination is right at the bottom of the African continent – South Africa. Blessed with a magnificent coastline and five times the size of the UK, this country is so vast, it’s overwhelming. We have picked our favourite spots for you and created some holidays varying from vibrant Cape Town, to exquisite wine tasting, the garden route with fun and exciting activities, not to mention the incredible wildlife. Of course, we can also tailor-make your trip.
Holidays are very personal to each of us and planning a trip to somewhere less travelled requires good advice and careful planning. For over 20 years the team at Archipelago Choice has travelled extensively to all the special destinations we offer and have unrivalled knowledge based on our own personal travel experiences.
Sao Tome and Principe are incredibly special islands to visit and if you think these islands are for you, then love to hear from you. For a friendly chat, please call 00 44 (0) 17687 721050 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like a free brochure then please click on the link – São Tomé holiday brochure
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