09/19/2013 01:10 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2013

Adding Some History on Safari

Let's face it, the vast majority of holiday travelers to Africa are there for the wildlife. While the animals are sure to be a highlight, there are also some really interesting historical sites that can be a nice break from back-to-back game drives and offer insight into the continent's history and varied cultures.

Here are a few of my favorites in East and Southern Africa that are easy additions to a larger safari.