Here are five extraordinary events that happen in Africa every year and that you can plan to visit in 2020.
Wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania
The great wildebeest migration that takes place every six months, from August to September, is a spectacular event.
Over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles cross the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of green pasture.
Whale broom in South Africa
Watch the gentle giants of the sea on the South African coast as they migrate from the cold northern hemisphere to the warm south to give birth to their young.
Gerewol festival, Chad
In Chad, a tribe of nomadic shepherds, the woodabe meet at the end of the rainy season for a spectacular male beauty contest, known as Gerewol.
A glorious ancient festival where men dress up, make up and perform to attract a new bride or at least mark a night of passion.
Voodoo festival in Ouidah, Benin
Benin is known as the cradle of voodoo and its Ouidah Voodoo Festival is fascinating.
Every January 10, priests, dignitaries, believers and visitors meet at the annual Benin Voodoo Festival in the former port city of the slave trade of Ouidah.
The reed dance in Swaziland
A moonlit festival parades beautiful young girls with bare breasts wearing reeds and dancing as they arrive at the palace.
The reed dance is an essentially private affair in which 40,000 young women find themselves in the royal residence.