Your travel bucket list is incomplete if at least one African country is not on it. Africa is home to one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world. You will find lots of fascinating wildlife reserves, beautiful beaches, and rich cultures on this continent. Relax, take a comfortable position as we walk you through the 10 most popular destinations in Africa.
Here we go!
Situated in East Africa, Kenya is a haven for those in search of some adventure. It is famous for its massive wildlife reserves. Notable amongst others is the Masai Mara National Reserve. At this game reserve, you get a chance to see the migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras. There’s more! You can explore diverse aquatic life and beautiful coral reefs at the beach resorts found in Malindi and Watamu. Kenya is ideal for a family vacation or that safari getaway you desire which is while it’s one of our most popular destinations in Africa.
Home to the ancient Pharaohs and breath-taking Pyramids of Giza. In Egypt, you will find a lot of amazing historical sites which played notable roles in man’s civilization. If you are in for some adventure, you can take camel rides across the Sahara desert. To cool off from the desert heat, you can visit the beautiful beaches with mesmerising crystal clear waters.
What are you looking for in a travel destination? Whatever it is, South Africa has something for you. More than 7 million people visit this amazing African state experience its tourist attractions. The Kruger national park is adored by it’s visitors for its fascinating scenery. Also popular, is the Wetlands park of iSimangaliso. South Africa is great choice for memorable getaways. Several resorts in the country make provisions for singles, couples or families to have the time of their lives when they visit.
Famous for it’s fascinating Kilimanjaro mountain and the ever loved Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is an exciting place to be. You’re bound to fall in love with mesmerising views of the Kilimanjaro National Park. The lovely safari landscapes creates a seamless connection between man and nature. Just a few kilometers off the mainland coast, we have the captivating Zanzibar island. Here, you will find beautiful spellbinding beaches, diverse culture and lush vegetation. The choice is yours, you can either stay on the Tanzanian mainland or you can escape to it’s wonderful Zanzibar island. Doesn’t matter which option you choose, you’re bound to have a memorable experience.
Bordering the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean is the enchanting North African state, the next most popular destinations in Africa is Marocco. Several visitors consider it to be a fine blend of African and European cultures. Famous in Morocco is the historic downtowns of the city called Medinas. Here, you will find varieties of traditionally made handcrafted pieces of jewelry, teapots, rugs, and others. From the captivating city of Chefchaoue, you can take a walk or ride a bike to explore the fascinating scenery and lush landscape of the Rif Mountains. Morocco is a great place to be for your vacations.
Also found in East Africa is one of the smallest countries on the continent, Rwanda. Visitors from all over the world are mesmerized by its beautiful scenery, so much so that it was nicknamed “land of a thousand hills” or “le pays des mille collines” as the French call it. Explore the mystical bamboo forests of the Volcanoes National Park. The park is home to some volcanoes and is home to numerous mountain gorillas which has made it one of the most popular destinations in Africa.
That’s not all, asides from several other national parks with exotic birds, zebras and chimpanzees. You can decide to relax time at the palm-lined fronts of lake Kivu as you soak in the ambiance of the beautiful view.
In the Southern regions of Africa we have another famous destination, Botswana. If You’re a lover of elephants you’ll definitely love this place. It is known to have the highest number of elephants on the entire continent. Covering an area of 900,000 square kilometres is ever enthralling Kalahari desert. It is home to brown hyenas, bat-eared foxes, meerkat and cape foxes.
If you haven’t seen any of these animals before, well here’s your chance. Also, in Botswana we can find the Okavango Delta. It is a massive inland water delta with a lush animal habit which is absolutely fascinating to experience.
Despite taking just a small portion of North Africa’s landmass, Tunisia has a lot to offer to all its visitors. Being one of the most popular destinations in Africa, You can visit the golden coloured beaches as you bask in the mild northern sun. Visitors are excited to explore the mysterious ancient ruins of Carthage.
Art lovers are not left behind as Muslims and non-Muslims alike marvel at the beautiful mosaic works on display at the National Bardo Museum. If you’re not in the mood explore ruins or view art, you can enjoy a lazy day it Sidi Bou Said. It is a small beautiful village in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.
Often referred to as “the giant of Africa”, Nigeria is a country in the western region of Africa bustling life. It is also one of the most popular destinations in Africa. It boasts of the biggest entertainment industry on the continent with array of young creatives. However, it may be lacking in vast wildlife reverse found in most African states but it does have its own attractions. The Obudu mountain resort found in Calabar, the Awhum waterfall and the Ngwo Pine Forests are some of its tourist attractions.
Also situated in West Africa is a small country called Gambia. It is home to several wildlife reserves such as the Bao Bolong wetlands and the Kiang West National Park, which is home to variety of animals including hippos, leopards and rare species of birds. Its coastline, although small, gives a great view of the Atlantic ocean as your feet dig into the fine beach sands.
Africa is a great place to be. There are lots of tourist attractions that draw millions of visitors around the world to her shores. If you’ve not been to any African country before, you can start making plans towards visiting one now. You’ll love it!