Perth – The gem of Australia’s west coast and the capital of Western Australia. This friendly metropolis boasts pristine beaches, clear water, and plenty of coastline – not to mention an abundance of nature and mineral resources. Start your Perth vacation with a walk through Kings Park, which is larger than New York’s Central Park and home to the Western Australia Botanic Garden. More than 3,000 species of Western Australia’s plant life, including vibrant flowers, are on display here.
Head to the Swan Bell Tower to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Enjoy Perth’s architecture, from the modern glass structures and London-inspired Tudor buildings. Take a ferry ride to Rottnest Island, called “Rotto” by the locals. Snorkel in the Indian Ocean, see wildlife such as seals and birds, and travel across more than 31 miles of cycleways on a rented bicycle.
Don’t miss Swan Valley. This region is peppered with vineyards. Growing grapes has been a long-standing tradition in here. Visit Hillarys Boat Harbour for a sunset dinner.
We explored the Makgadikgadi salt pans in the center of the country, the Gcwihaba Caverns in the West and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the south. We also shortly ventured into Zimbabwe to marvel upon the majestic Victoria Falls. We were lucky enough to spot most of the big, and many small, animals which call Botswana home. These include elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos, kudus, oryx, ostriches, honey badgers, bat-eared foxes, serval cats, warthogs, springboks, impalas and many more.