Adding Some History on Safari

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

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.