Africa is dubbed as the Mother Continent due to it being the oldest inhabited continent on earth. With its vast landscapes and formidable animal life, Africa is arguably the best for photographers and tourists. It is the second biggest continent full of beautiful places to visit and expansive landscapes. There are ancient cities, beautiful beaches, wildlife centers and unique surfing spots. The northern part of the continent is defined by amazing landmarks brimming with history and unforgettable architecture.
Many people have dreamt of a wild and rough adventure in Africa due to what the continent promises. Making a choice on the best places to visit in Africa is always a tall order. Let us look at some of the most beautiful places the continent has to offer.
1. Victoria Falls
Sitting on the Zambezi river and at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls was named after the great explorer David Livingstone for Queen Victoria. Victoria Falls has a width of 1700 meters and a depth of 108 meters. These falls are two times the height of Niagara Falls and are surrounded by the Savannah, full of hippos, rhinos, and lions.
2. The great migration Kenya-Tanzania
The chances are that you might have seen dust rising caused by more than one million wildebeest and several hundred thousand zebras that make their annual migration across Africa. This migration is a year-round event as these animals move from Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Reserve in January. They cross up through Serengeti around June and hit Kenya’s Masai Mara around September. They then go south again.
3. Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro places Tanzania among the countries with exceptional travel attractions in Africa. It is the largest mountain in Africa and among the best tourist attraction for adventurous activities. Kilimanjaro offers a dream mountain hiking due to its dormant volcanic cones. Tourists with a zeal to ascend mountains can climb to reach the highest point which stands at 19,340 feet above sea level. The fascinating experience to climb to this level would take you six days to climb.
4. The Great Pyramids of Giza – Egypt
The great Pyramids of Giza need no much introduction. They are the most recognizable and iconic landscape that define the face of tourism in Egypt. There are more than 100 pyramids that were built as tombs to preserve the mummified bodies of the pharaohs to keep them safe afterlife. A visit to Egypt is a chance to see the Great Pyramid built from 2.3 million stone blocks. The greatest of these tombs is the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu that is found at Giza.
5. Okavango Delta – Botswana
The great Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta that covers an area over 17,000km, earning a spot as one of the best places to visit in Africa. It is a unique natural wonder that was formed as a result of Lake Makgadikgadi drying up thousands of years ago. The delta is fed by highland waters from Uganda which flows for more than 1,000km to reach the planes of Kalahari Desert in Botswana. The delta is full of life supporting a range of wildlife making it a must visit spot in Africa.