As the World’s second-largest continent, Africa has 54 countries surrounded by oceans and seas and it is one place in the world that will leave your soul touched and uplifted.
Some of these remarkable places are obvious while others are off the beaten path but regardless, these are places that you have to visit. Are you ready to visit in Africa?
- Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe: The locals call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, which literally translates to the “smoke that thunders” and the sheer size and power of Victoria Falls are what makes these waterfalls a “must-see”.
- Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania: It was created when a volcano at the same location exploded 3 million years ago and caused the land to collapse 600 meters. Now, the 260 square kilometres of plains is conservation and sanctuary for over 25,000 wild safari animals.
- Okavango Delta in Botswana: This is one of the world’s largest inland deltas and is called Africa’s last Eden by many. The delta is the natural life force of all the wildlife in the region, thus creating a massive oasis to explore.
- Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania: This mount rises 5,895 meters high and is Africa’s highest peak. The area is more attractive because of the fact that it is home to some of Africa’s best wildlife parks and reserves.
- Sahara Dunes in Morocco: The Sahara is mostly callous due to its unfriendly climate and frequent sand storms but you can try to take a camel safari into the dunes, camp out for the night, and let the local Saharawi men entertain you with drums and singing around the campfire while gazing at the stars.
- Kruger National Park in South Africa: This is easily one of the world’s most famous game parks and for good reason. It’s a park where spotting the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino) is almost a certainty and one of the main reasons why so many travelers choose South Africa for their safari year after year.
- Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Virunga Mountains is a chain of volcanic mountains that share its border with Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). A visit here will give you a chance to have a close encounter with the highly endangered Mountain Gorilla. The dense rain-forest at the slopes of the Virunga Mountains is the last home to this species.
- Lake Malawi in Malawi: Lake Malawi is one of the largest lakes in the world and was recently recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Centre. Its has an incredible bio-diversity and If you are a diver, you should look no further than this tropical paradise.
- The Great Pyramids at Giza in Egypt: These 4500 years old tombs really need no introduction. As one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, these pyramids in combination with the Sphinx are perhaps the most iconic landmark in Egypt.
- Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya: Are you looking for that iconic shot of swaths of flamingos filling your frame? Lake Nakuru National Park is the perfect place. Aside from flamingos, the park is also home to rhinos, buffalos, jackals, lions, and many more species of birds.
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