June 9th, 2020

Cultural Experiences in Africa

Written by:

James Handley

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Almost without fail, the number one highlight for all of our guests is how much they fell in love with the continent's people, and their diverse cultures. 

Learning about the traditions and customs of local communities is of paramount importance when travelling anywhere. 

Throughout Africa, this can be done in many ways:


Community Visits

Visiting a community as a tourist, whether in a city or a rural environment, should always be done in a respectful and non-voyeuristic manner. 

We’re incredibly lucky to work alongside a number of community projects throughout Africa. Your visit will add positive value to the project you are learning about, as well as to you.

Khoisan Bushmen - Botswana


Historical

Africa is where humanity originated, so, understandably, there is a huge amount of history to discover in all corners of the continent!

Africa has also played host to a rich diversity of modern history. Some of the lodges and camps that we work alongside specialise in running historical tours of specific areas, and are truly fascinating. Well worth including in any itinerary to the area!

Anglo-Zulu Battlefield Tour from Fugitives' Drift Lodge - South Africa


Art & Music

From some of the earliest known human rock engravings and paintings in Namibia, all the way to modern contemporary pieces in Cape Town's art déco Zeitz Museum, Africa is home to a superb array of artistic collections! 

If you are interested in discovering more of this continent's wonderful  artistic scene, we are able to help organise bespoke tours at galleries and private collections.

Rock engravings at Twyfelfontein UNESCO World Heritage Site - Namibia


Wine & Culinary

Well, it's a culture of sorts... If you are planning on spending some time in or around Cape Town, a visit out to the Cape Winelands is an absolute must.

The stunning Cape Dutch architecture around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch do indeed have a rich history of their own. It was the arrival of the French Huguenot refugees in the late 17th century along with with their vines that literally sowed the seeds for the country's superb wines that we enjoy today.

Delaire Graff - Franschhoek, South Africa


Continue exploring the wonders of Africa by discovering the other experiences that are possible on the continent: Click on the bold links here to find out more about the SafariAdventure and Beach experiences.

Thanks for reading,

The Bonamy Travel Team

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