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Top 5 Emerging Africa Destinations for 2017

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As hopefully, you will have seen from the Tailormade Africa website not only do we offer well-known destinations such as South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, but we actively promote and are passionate about supporting countries where tourism is not as advanced, but have all the attributes of rewarding an intrepid traveller. We say visit these countries before everyone else does!

We actively encourage people to consider a trip to one of the emerging countries we offer and are experts in. If people are prepared to travel with an open mind, relaxed attitude and have a sense of explorer in them then we are confident they will find their trip highly rewarding. Not only will you enjoy this sense of exploration, you will be making a positive and long-lasting impact on the development of local tourism, conservation and job creation and we are positive you will leave with memories to last a lifetime!

Here are our top 5 emerging destinations in Africa for 2017 and just a few highlights:

Rwanda

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  • Track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
  • Hike to the source of the Nile
  • See the reintroduced lions of Akagera National Park
  • Pay your respects at the Kigali Genocide Museum
  • Experience a traditional Intore dance performance
  • Visit the ancient palace of King Mwami at Nyanza

Ethiopia

Volcano In Ethiopia

  • Marvel at Lalibela’s UNESCO-listed rock-hewn churches
  • Find the endangered Ethiopian wolf in Bale Mountains National Park
  • Spend time with the animist tribes of the Omo Valley
  • Wander the winding streets of Harar’s 1,000-year-old Old Town
  • Explore the palaces of Gondar
  • Visit the ancient stelae of Axum

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Beach

  • Track the endangered pygmy hippo on Tiwai Island
  • Laze on white-sand beaches that rival the Caribbean 
  • Visit a world-respected chimpanzee rehabilitation centre 
  • Pay your respects at Bunce Island slave fort
  • Climb Mount Bintumanu – West Africa’s highest mountain
  • Spot rare rainforest birds at Gola

Madagascar

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  • Explore Rova – the fortress-palace built from 16 million eggs 
  • Walk among giants at Avenue des Baobabs
  • Discover Bara burial sites inside Isalo National Park  
  • Laze on the beaches of ‘Perfumed Isle’ Nosy Be
  • Go whale-watching at Ile Sainte Marie  
  • Tour a cocoa and clove plantation 

Ghana

Ghana Fishing Boats

  • Track elephant on foot in Mole National Park
  • Laze on palm-fringed beaches at Busua and Kokrobite 
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed fifteenth-century St George’s Castle 
  • Get a monkey’s perspective of Kakum National Park on a treetop trail
  • Shop for batik, bracelets and more at Kumasi’s bustling Kejetia Market
  • Explore the vibrant-yet-poor Jamestown neighbourhood of Accra

These destinations will leave the soul refreshed and a burning desire to return to Africa for more.


Location

  • locals sitting in the long grass

    Botswana

    Welcome to Botswana

    A Botswana Safari is considered by many to be Africa's fine...

  • view of monkeys eating

    Rwanda

    Welcome to Rwanda

    • Track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
    • Hike to the source o...
  • close up of a lemurs face 2

    Madagascar

    Welcome to Madagascar

    • Madagascar is one the most unique, diverse, mysterious and fascinating c...
  • African Marathon

    Congo

    Welcome to Congo 

    • Very little development and very low visitor numbers 
    • Home to...
  • view of lava 3

    Ethiopia

    Welcome to Ethiopia

    Still under the impression Ethiopia is plagued by drought and famine? Think again. T...

  • view of a local dancing

    Ghana

    Welcome to Ghana

    Safe, friendly, and English speaking: it’s no surprise Ghana is billed as the ideal des...

  • view of canoes on the beach

    Sierra Leone

    Welcome to Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone is an undiscovered paradise that has been a dealt a poor hand. Tour...

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