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Zambia

If you’re out to experience the “real” Africa, Zambia is that diamond in the rough. The country has some of the best parks on the continent of wild life, and shares (Zimbabwe) some of the highlights of the region: Victoria Falls in Southwestern Zambia, Lake Kariba and Lower Zambezi National Park in southern Zambia. It is also a fisherman’s dream in the form of stone fishermen from all over the world to try their luck on the mighty Zambezi River, hoping to get a fish-toothed tiger or the rare giant vundu. The Avid birders also flock to Zambia to glimpse its fabulous diversity of birds, especially Spaniels Chaplin.

For independent travelers, Zambia, can be a challenge: the distances between cities and major attractions are large, and how to move by car or public transport takes time and patience. But for many, this challenge is part of the attraction of Zambia. Save Lusaka and Livingstone, this is the “real” Africa, so rare among the parties increasingly developed and westernized of the region.

So if you like your trip easy and desert, well grouped in a Westernized version of the homogenate and “Africa”​​, much of Zambia can not appeal. However, if you enjoy a border and a few tourists to Africa, Zambia is the place you’re looking for.

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Chipata is the main city, near the Zambian side of the border with Malawi, and a base from which to venture into the South Luangwa National Park. It is cheerful and pleasant, and has a large market (500 m north of downtown), and various bars, cafes, gas stations and banks. There is an internet cafe in Pererenyatwa Rd to Bank Finance.

Zimbabwe

Despite the improved political situation, Zimbabwe is still news for all the wrong reasons. A power-sharing government led by Robert Mugabe and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader is committed to improving the lives of Zimbabweans. Although the economy is slowly improving, millions remain dependent on food aid and disease outbreaks only complicate the situation.

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But behind the grim data lies one of the most beautiful countries in southern Africa. And despite being forced to sacrifice so much, Zimbabweans have not lost their sense of humor or resolve. With so few visitors to the country, you can expect royal treatment. They need you. While the world media focuses on the collapse of Zimbabwe, visitors can see a very different picture of the country. From the absolute desert of Mana Pools National Park, the ruins of Great Zimbabwe and the mountain looking over Mozambique to the east of Zimbabwe, for fine dining in Harare, Victoria Falls bungee, Zimbabwe offers something for everyone.

Zimbabwe is not as cheap as it once was, but still its rich culture and color. Colonialism is still recorded in all shapes, but local traditions are visible. If you are willing to join a tour group, or pay and plan your own trip, then a land of enchantment, political intrigue and looks magnificent wilderness. Oh, and Zimbabwe has one of the best climates in the world … even the worst government that can not destroy.

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Ghana

In Ghana life is public. People evacuate their homes and apartments every day to escape the sweltering heat. And just like the printed cloth worn by market women, the different parts and peoples somehow mix and weave into a coherent whole. Ghana is home to a number of different peoples and cultures, all ways of seeking coexistence in a rapidly modernizing country. You’ll see men and women in traditional clothes text messaging friends and suited businessmen taking offerings to tribal chiefs.

Ghana has an iconic natural calling card like Victoria Falls or Kilimanjaro, but a glance at a map reveals a geographic blessing: hundreds of kilometers of coast shared by beautiful beaches, such as Busua and Dixcove, ruined forts of Europe, as Cape Coast Castle, the poignant memories of the country’s importance as a way station for African slaves, and the shacks of lively fishing villages battered. Accra is the commercial and cultural motor of the country, while Kumasi is the traditional home of the Ashanti, and is famous for its handicrafts. In the Volta region to the east, where he was given a facelift of geography by the Akosombo Dam, although you can find large tracts of forests that creep through the mountains along the border with Togo. And finally, the North, which provides opportunities to observe wildlife up close and personal, stretches across the horizon like a pancake cooked on the border of Burkina Faso.

Compared with other countries in the region, Ghana is stable and prosperous, but this assessment is partly based on hope for the future. The country is often called “Africa for beginners”, and although it is most likely welcomed by people in a hot sweat, rivet, just as the sun hooks hold of you after leaving the second, move not is by no means easy.

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