Egypt, Malawi and Mauritius among Lonely Planet’s best destinations to visit in 2022

Africa destinations, Egypt, Malawi and Mauritius have been included in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022 magazine. The famous annual magazine listed the 3 African countries as one of the top 10 destinations recommended to travellers to visit in 2022.

Other countries on the on the list include Cook Islands, Norway, Belize, Slovenia, Anguilla, Oman and Nepal.

Nigeria’s largest and coastal city Lagos was also named among the top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2022 by the magazine. Other cities that made the list include; Auckland – New Zealand, Taipei – Taiwan, Freiburg – Germany, Atlanta – US, Nicosia/Lefkosia – Cyprus, Dublin – Ireland, Merida – Mexico, Florence – Italy and Gyeongju – South Korea.

The magazine also listed the top 10 regions in the world travellers should consider visiting in 2022. These include; Westfjords – Iceland, West Virginia – US, Xishuangbanna – China, Kent’s Heritage Coast – UK, Puerto Rico – US, Shikoku – Japan, Atacama Desert – Chile, The Scenic Rim – Australia, Vancouver Island – Canada and Burgundy – France.

African destinations on the list


The north African country is the home to the famous Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world. Although they are over 4,500 years old, travellers are still learning more about these architectural marvels every time they visit Egypt.

For instance, the pyramid of Dozer, which is 207 feet tall and the oldest of the group was just reopened for public last year. Other important historical and cultural sites to visit in Egypt include the Great Sphinx,  Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The Capital Cairo host a trove of antiquities which include Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum.


Although tiny with just 45,474 square miles, Malawi cannot even be overshadowed by her larger neighbours like Tanzania and Mozambique when it comes to tourism.

The “Warm Heart of Africa,” as she is famously known, Malawi has special treasures to offer her visitors especially along the stunning Rift Valley Lake Malawi, the ninth largest lake in the world. The country also offers breathtaking safaris where travellers can watch amazing species like elephants, baboons, hippos and more at a friendly price.


The beautiful Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius is located about 700 miles east of Madagascar. The Island has a lot of interesting things which keep drawing travellers back among which include its multi-racial peaceful people and great golf courses. Others include myriad water sports, mountain trekking, hunting, birdwatching and luxurious resorts.

The Island’s old colonial capital is also an attraction itself as well as great food and three- and four-star hotels. You can also find some of the world’s best botanical gardens here in Mauritius as well as beautiful beach bars, good nightlife, great sightseeing and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mauritius also has one of the oldest horse racing tracks in the world.

Lagos – Nigeria

Nigeria’s Lagos, the largest city in Africa is mostly known for its beautiful beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. The city is also home to the Lagos National Museum which displays cultural artefacts and craft-works. Lagos’s Freedom Park which was once a colonial-era prison is now a major venue for public events and concerts.

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