Five African Summer Destinations

Summer is finally here with us!! We can all agree that 2020 was a first of its kind in the 21st Century. A year filled with uncertainties, frustrations, and fear of the future. However, a sense of normalcy is slowly creeping back and we are entering into what many have called, a new normal.

In many countries around the world, the tourism industry was severely hit by the Pandemic. Flights to these immaculate destinations were halted, and usually, bustling tourist destinations were rendered desolate. Nonetheless, countries are slowly and cautiously letting tourists into their countries to experience their culture and beautiful sites.

Here is a list of African countries you can visit and enjoy this summer!

South Africa

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The Coast of Ghana is an important area in the history of the slave trade on the continent. Tourists can visit the Cape Coast and learn more about this dark part of our history through the guided tours provided. Hikers can visit the Volta region and experience the beautiful lush forests. Hailed for its local cuisine, tourists can take a walk through the streets of Accra and stop by a local eatery to try some mouth-watering jollof rice. Ghana is also known for its Kenta fabric. Tourists can stop by a local market and buy fabric 


As the source of the River Nile, Uganda is commonly referred to as the ‘Pearl of Africa’. True to its name, the country is filled with expansive green landscapes and numerous lakes making the country a sight to behold. Tourists can experience the sunset at the source of the River Nile, the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, or pass by the hilly capital, Kampala, for sundowners. Want an adventure of a lifetime? Visit Bwindi National Park and spend time with the 340 endangered gorillas.


Known for the Big 5, tourists can experience a star-filled night on safari in the Maasai Mara or Amboseli National Park. While there, they can interact and learn more about the nomadic Maasai community and buy some of the best beadwork jewelry pieces to support the local community. Tourists can also visit the Coast of Kenya and experience the local cuisine, Swahili dishes, and warm beaches. Pass by the capital, Nairobi, for its vibrant art scene and nightlife by visiting the Alchemist.


The country has beautiful landscapes and is rich in Arab culture. Visit Casablanca, known for its architectural heritage. Visit the heart of Marrakech, the Djemaa el Fna to learn about the culture of the people and visit the famous spice markets. Experience a camel trek on the Sahara Desert and sleep under the stars.

As you enjoy the continent of Africa and all it has to offer, take your financial institution with you. NO worries about how you’ll get your money? Or how to receive the best rates when you get there? Deposit, withdrawal, transfer and save all with your free AFRIEX account. Download AFRIEX App today for Android or iOS and enjoy the best rates and zero fees when sending money to our from Africa. 

🌍 Happy trails and safe travels Afriex-er’s!

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