When people tour places, they usually make time to visit places they’ve seen in movies or read about in books. People want to be able to say “I’ve been there” and gloat about pictures they’ve taken holding Christ The Redeemer in their hands or pretending to push the Leaning Tower of Pisa to its correct position. They will usually spend hours listening to audio tapes about the gift of the Statue of Liberty from the French to the Americans, or how great battles were won and lost in the Coliseum in front of thousands. These tourist destinations are usually thousands of miles away from home and cost huge amounts of money to be able to experience.
In 1977 retired biologist Jennifer Owen catalogued the wildlife in her suburban Leicester (Great Britain) garden. After 15 years she published her interim results, which included 533 species of parasitical wasp alone. Fifteen of these had never been recorded in Britain, and four of them were completely new to science. If these new species are discovered in a persons’ country side garden then why are biologists spending months in remote locations trying to achieve the same goal? It’s the same for travelling. People who live in Africa need to explore their own back yard a bit more. Visit all the tourist destinations your town has to offer and move further away from there. This will help you identify the hidden beauties of your own continent first, and really appreciate what this country has to offer. Below are a list of the seven wonders of Africa. In my opinion these are areas someone should see at least once in their life time.
The Pyramids of Egypt, Egypt.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Cape Town, South Africa
Make these your next tourist destinations; see what Africa has to offer you and the beauty around every corner. If you are working in these areas as an Expat then you need to take the time to see them. Make it possible before returning to your home country. These are experiences of a life time.