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Destinations - Africa

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Africa
Within the 54 countries Africa has to offer, Egypt, Kenya and South Africa are some of the most well known. Egypt’s capital is Cairo, and a significant landmark would be the Pyramids of Giza. They’re 4000 year old pyramids that can be explored, and home to mummified pharaohs. When the Nile flooded, and the Egyptian farmers could not farm their land, the pyramids could almost be seen as a job-providing scheme. Kenya’s capital is Nairobi, and Nairobi National Park, set on the outskirts, is the only national park on earth that borders a capital city, yet the animals remain unperturbed. It’s a successful rhinoceros sanctuary, home to the largest concentration of black rhinoceros. Gazelles, warthogs, zebra, giraffes, ostriches and buffalos, lions, leopards hyenas and cheetahs can be seen there too. The capital of South Africa is Cape Town, and Table Mountain provides a place for the adventure seeker. Hike for three days, covering the summit and across the mountain top, and on the final day, explore the Back Table and descend to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Aerial Cableway is another option, going to the 1086m peak of the mountain, with breath taking views and frequent departures. Wildlife is an important part of Africa, and two examples of beautiful and rare animals are the Topi, and Bush Baby. The Topi is an herbivore, deer-like animal that mainly live on floodplains, with the largest populations being in Southern Sudan and Serengeti National Park. There an estimated 300,000 left, but Topis are extinct in six African countries. Bush Babies are native to more than twenty five African countries, and inhabit tree hollows in woodlands and bushlands. They have up to eighteen vocalisations, and are omnivorous animals.