Many of Europe's biggest stars including Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos, and Kai Havertz, among more flocked to Africa for their holidays. Here's a look at all the big names who were on the continent recently.
Pre-season for most big clubs is set to start at the beginning of next month and many of the big-name players capitalised on the break to enjoy their holidays in the motherland.
Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the big-name stars who were in Africa recently
PSG had the most number of players who visited various parts of Africa. Ramos, Keylor Navas, Thilo Kehrer, and Julian Draxler were on a trip together in May to visit the beautiful country of Rwanda.
Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera embarked on a separate trip to a game reserve called
Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, where he had a memorable experience feeding giraffes. Meanwhile, his Les Parisiens teammate Mauro Icardi landed in Kenya for a similar giraffe experience before heading to Rwanda as well.
Blues forward Havertz was in Mzansi for an unforgettable safari adventure. He arrived with his partner Sophia Emilia for a lush vacation at the acclaimed Kruger National Park. The couple got the full wildlife experience as they saw the big five and slept in tents to fully encapsulate South Africa's nature.
Other notable visitors include Dutch pair Memphis Depay and Quincy Promes, who represent FC Barcelona and Russian outfit Spartak Moscow, respectively. They were in Ghana, playing some football with the locals, and visited the president as well.
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