Places To Visit In 2016
There are so many amazing places to explore, the world is big and each continent has its unique tourist attractions. Start your year with adventure, wildlife experiences, in a relaxed and conducive environment. Here are some amazing place you should consider visiting in 2016.
1. Mexico City
2. Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. It is the most frequented attractions in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is home to Africa’s highest mountain peak. Unlike other parks in northern Tanzania, this one is not visited for the wildlife but for the chance to stand in awe of this majestic snow-capped mountain and, for many, to climb to the summit. Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time, although the best period is from late June to October, during the dry season.
Kilimanjaro, a World Heritage Sites, was formed over 1 million years ago by volcanic movement along the Rift Valley. Three points – Shira, Kibo, and Mawenzi came to be about 750,000 years ago. The highest point is Uhuru Peak on Kibo, which is one of the Seven Summits of the world.
The mountain rises from farmland on the lower level to rainforest and alpine meadow and then barren lunar landscape at the peaks. The slopes of the rainforest are home to buffaloes, leopards, monkeys, elephants and eland. The alpine zone is where bird watchers will find an abundance of birds of prey.
4. Sharm el-Sheikh Sinai (Eygpt)
Sharm el-Sheikh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Arab world. But there are also some very good reasons to visit Sharm el-Sheikh especially if you are looking for a perfect romantic place to spend the Val. If you are not the common tourist who likes to lie on the beach all day, It is one of the finest diving spots in the world and a trip into the desert is an unforgettable adventure.
The Sinai Peninsula is a remote desert mountain range. The rocky mountains are parted from the deep-blue sea by a flat desert strip. The Red Sea’s warm water is great for swimming with miles and miles of beaches. There are also a whole host of beach activities to do such as parasailing and wind-surfing. The weather is predictable and warm all year round, making it an excellent spot for outdoor activities for the whole family. This combination of desert and sea is an incredible sight and makes you believe you are on a different planet.
6. Tsavo East National Park (Kenya)
If you want to experience some wildlife adventure, Tsavo east national park is the right place to be. The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Tsavo. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.Tsavo East National Park is by far the biggest and oldest parks in Kenya, located South East of Kenya near the Town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province, inland from the Coast, it is 13,747 sq.km. While the Tsavo West National Park is also located in the Coast Province of Kenya covering an area of 9,065 sq.km.
7. Yankari Game Reserve (Nigeria)
Yankari, 2,244 km² in east of Jos is covered mainly by Sudan savanna vegetation. it is Nigeria’s best-known national park for observing wildlife. The park still holds reasonable numbers of buffaloes, waterbucks, bushbucks, hippos and plenty of baboons. Yankari Game Reserve has been described by the Lonely Planet Guide as holding “about the only remnant of wildlife left in Nigeria. The biggest draw is the 300-strong population of elephants – a few lions also survive there. The birdwatching is excellent.
The best time to see animals is from late December to late April, before the rains, when the thirsty animals congregate at the Gaji River.