The 30.2 million km2 African continent has some of the world’s grandest tourism destinations drawing millions of tourists. Of these tour destinations, there are 10 worth payi ng a visit in one’s lifetime to experience their excursion magic.
1. Great Pyramids of Egypt
Egypt’s identity is in its ancient pyramids. These imposing structures were built as tombs to secure souls of the Egypt’s countless Pharaohs. They are on Cairo outskirts like Giza and Abu Rawash. Due to sheer architectural acumen applied in their construction some have been named the 7th wonders of the world.
2. Masai Mara
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya hosts the Great Migration named 7th World Wonder. From July to October millions of riotous wildebeests and other browsers cross the crocodile infested Mara River from Serengeti in search of green pastures.
3. Mt Kilimanjaro
Tanzania has Africa’s highest peak the 5895 meters Mount Kilimanjaro the fourth highest of the world’s Seven Summits. Kilimanjaro offers spectacular views of the scrub land jungles of vast lush Serengeti Reserve.
4. Table Mountain – South Africa
Table Mountain in South Africa is a flat topped panoramic 1086 meters mountain that overlooks Cape Town and Robben Island. Tourists reach it by hiking to the top or using a cable car. The mountain is part of flora and fauna rich Table Mountain National Park. Other recreational activities there are caving and rock climbing.
5. Kruger National Park – South Africa
Also in South Africa is the 18,989km2 Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the largest parks in Africa. It’s divided into six ecosystems and has the highest number of mammalian species of any reserve in Africa.
6. Robben Island – South Africa
Robben Island is where South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years. Today it’s a museum and a UNESCO heritage Site worth visiting.
7. Seychelles Islands
Seychelles Republic is an archipelago of 115 islands in Indian Ocean and one of the safest tourist destination in Africa. Seychelles has rich biodiversity and home to 1000 fish species, 75 rare plant species, and vast coral and orchid islands. Also it has some of the world largest seabird colonies.
8. Victoria Falls
Shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe Zambezi River’s Victoria Falls are some of the largest in the world. Their height is almost thrice of Niagara Falls and twice width of Horseshoe Falls. The 1708m wide and 108m high falls form the largest sheet of falling water in the world and their momentum has formed numerous huge gorges.
9. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda is another UNESCO world heritage site accessible by foot. It’s a sanctuary for rare species like Colobus monkeys, chimpanzees’ hornbills and turacos. Its trademark specie is the Bwindi Gorillas it harbors half of the world’s population Mountain Gorillas. The rare Afromontane vegetation and brown mahogany are found here.
10. Zanzibar Stone Town
Zanzibar’s Stone Town is an old part of the city with stone buildings constructed in the 1830s. The oldest part of town has mazy narrow alleys cars can’t drive through. The alleys have shops, bazaars and mosques. The town’s architecture is of Arab, Persian, European, Indian and African styles. It’s the birth place of Queen’s Front Man Freddie Mercury.