Are you looking to exploring Africa? Wondering about the top safari destinations to visit in Africa? Here are the top 30 touristic places that you should visit once in a lifetime! Some of these places are national parks, UNESCO world heritage sites, great landmarks etc.
1. The Victoria Falls
Located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Victoria Falls is one of the world’s nature wonders. It is formed on the Zambezi River! It was named the Victoria Falls by a British Explorer David Livingstone who named it after Queen Victoria. The local name for the falls is Mosi-Oa-Tunya, a word meaning the “Smoke that Thunders”! The falls have a width of 1,700 metres and a depth of 108 meters and are the greatest spectacle of Africa.
2. Pyramids of Giza
Have you ever heard about the Egyptian Pyramids? The pyramids of Giza is a UNESCO world heritage site. This is one of the ancient wonders of the world and were built to house the dead “Pharaohs”, the past rulers of Egypt. Visiting the pyramids is a trip of a lifetime and Egypt should be one of the foremost countries to visit during your holiday in Africa.
3. Sossusvlei, Nambia
This iconic landscape is often seen in movies. It lies in the Namib desert of Namibia. The region is covered by a dry lake. clay pan and sand dunes! The spectacle of the this orange and red sand dunes with a background of clear blue skies will make your trip not only exotic but also lovely.
4. Djenné, Mali
This old mosque is a UNESCO world heritage site in Mali, West Africa.
5. Table Mountain, Cape Town South Africa
6. Lake Malawi
7. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
The rooftop of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro lies to heights of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). This is Africa’s highest peak and it should not miss on your bucketlist. A hike to the top of the mountain is a lifetime achievement and the Kilimanjaro Mountains are the star attraction in Tanzania.
8. Zanzibar Beaches
Are you interested in 3s? If you are a fun of sea, sun and sand? The Zanzibar Archipelago is the place to visit.
10. The Rwenzori Mountains
11. Serengeti National Park
12. Djemaa el Fna, Morocco
The world’s most exciting town square, Djemaa el Fna reminds you you’re in Africa. In the heart of the old city of Marrakech, snake-charmers, henna-painters, storytellers, date-sellers and orange juice vendors set up their stalls in the sleepy heat of the afternoon.
As night falls, the vendors are joined by tribal drummers, ladyboy dancers and mobile restaurateurs selling delicious grilled meats, bread and salad as the smoke rises above their stalls ’til past midnight.
13. Masai Mara National Park
14. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
The 10-minute helicopter ride across the Bazaruto Archipelago to the Azura Retreats lodge on Benguerra Island is worth it in its own right. The destination is the icing on the cake.
This award-winning boutique hotel set on a remote desert island is set within a Marine National Park, giving the chance to see whales, dolphins and dugong.
15. Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo
A whopping 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) wide and usually containing a lava lake, Nyiragongo Volcano is one of Africa’s most active volcanoes, with an eruption in 2002 displacing half a million people.
16. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Located in the Virunga Mountains of Eastern Africa, this less known park is one of the most magnificent places in Africa. This area is characterized with three scenic volcanoes that tower the rural side of Africa. The bonus of visiting Mgahinga is taking a gorilla trek within the bamboo forests and this will make your trip, a journey of a lifetime.