The most attractive places to visit in Africa

Looking for an amazing place to visit and spend this Christmas holiday? Here are the answers, Africa has got one of the most amazing destinations in the world whose purpose is nothing else but to make all your travel dreams come true.

An expansive landscape, vegetation, formidable animal life, and a diverse rich culture all together are Africa’s greatest travel assets that make the planet’s second-largest on continent perhaps the most attractive to visit.

Here are some of Africa’s most attractive places that you should visit before you die.

The great migration – Tanzania & Kenya

The great migration is a year-round event where more than a million wildebeest including over a hundred thousand zebras move from the South in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro national park in January heading north through the Serengeti in in around June to Masai Mara national park in Kenya in September before returning South again. Watching the great migration is one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences in the world and one that lasts in the memory of travelers for a lifetime.

Table Mountain – South Africa

The Table Mountain is the major highlight of Cape Town making it one of the best beach cities in the and one of the most photogenic places on planet. The cable car rides on top of the summit gives great views of fantastic sunrises and sunsets as well as great photos.

Djemaa el Fna – Morocco

Located in the heart of the historical city of Marrakech, Djemaa el Fna is the world’s most exciting town square that gives its visitors a true African feeling. Days in the square are spent with snake-charmers, henna-painters, story-tellers, date-tellers, and orange juice vendors to refresh you in the afternoon’s sleepy heat. The evenings are welcomed by tribal drummers, ladyboy dancers, and mobile restaurateurs selling delicious grilled meats, bread, and salad till past midnight

Sossusvlei Dunes – Namibia

Sossusvlei is Namibia’s most outstanding attraction and the name means “the gathering place of water”. The dunes that developed over millions of years are the collection of material carried back by the surf after flowing into the Atlantic from the Orange River. Excitement is derived from climbing dunes for breathtaking views of the Deadvlei, a large mass of dried, white clay interlocked by skeletons of ancient camelthorn trees.

Mountain gorillas – Rwanda

Gorilla safaris

Trekking mountain gorillas in the montane rainforests of Rwanda has been described as one of the best wildlife experiences in the world. Meeting these elusive endangered primates who share about 98 percent of the human DNA in their natural habitat leaves you with nothing else but an emotional experience of their affection that keeps you yearning to go back for more. An official hour allowed to spend with these gentle giants in Volcanoes national park in the northwest of Rwanda has been described as “magical”.

Victoria Falls – Zambia & Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls located in two South Africa’s nations of Zambia and Zimbabwe are the world’s largest waterfalls and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Locally known as (Mosi-oa-Tunya) meaning “the cloud that thunders”, Victoria Falls are truly one of the world’s most majestic water spectacles. Come and try your water skills and the spray from the 108-meter high cascade once recorded to be flowing at 12,800 cubic meters per second doubling the highest flow of the Niagara.

Spitzkoppe – Namibia

Namibia’s Spitzkoppe is made of massive granite peaks in the Namib Desert that combine to form their highest peak at about 1,800 meters (5,900 feet). This site is a gem for geologists, climbers, watchers of weaver birds and stargazers.

Sahara Dunes – Morocco

The northern edge of Morocco offers accessibility to the most user-friendly part of the Sahara. Here you can trek with the barbers, do camping in Tazzarine, where the famous Marathon des Sables takes place every spring. Enjoy the breathtaking experience of gazing at stars at the foot of the Merzouga Dunes in an atmosphere that is totally free of light pollution.

Pyramids of Giza – Egypt

There are three major pyramids here but the most famous is the Pyramid of King Cheops which was built around 2650 BC out of 2.5 million limestone blocks. Each of the four sides of this pyramid correspond exactly to the east, west, north and south. The Chephren Pyramid is of the same size and was built by Cheops’ son Chephren. This pyramid has the entrances to the burial chamber where you find the large granite sarcophagus of King Chephren. The third is the Pyramid of Mycerinus which is smaller than the other two while all the three are surrounded by other smaller pyramids and tombs.

Nyika Plateau National Park – Malawi

Nyika, the largest national park in Malawi has got many wonders, numerous rivers cut through the plateau to reach Lake Malawi off the eastern edge of the mountains by way of waterfalls. The eastern border of the plateau also acts as the wall of the Great Rift Valley while the gentle slopes of the hills are perfect for safari activities like mountain biking, trekking, and jeep exploration. The park also hosts one of the highest densities of leopard in the region with a great deal of antelope and zebra abound.

Makgadikgadi Pans – Botswana

An amazing area of dried-up salt pans in the Kalahari Desert where it is said that you can hear your blood flow. It is an area of forbidding landscape formed after a large lake dried up hundreds of years ago.

Amazingly the area can change instantly during winter with heavy rains that allow lash grass sprout and attracting a variety of wildlife species including wildebeest, zebra and flamingos.

Draa Valley – Morocco

The Draa are a mass of date plantations with kasbahs made of rising rammed red earth found between the Atlas Mountains and the Dunes of the Sahara in Morocco. From Marrakech allow five hours to reach the Draa via a spectacular route across the Atlas Mountains. Decent hotels and restaurants at Zagora in the Southern end offers a good base during your visit.

Sphinx – Egypt

This ancient temple is found on the way down to the Valley Temple of King Chefren. This is where you find the strange body of a lion fitted with a human head measuring 70 meters long and 20 meters high. Scholars believe that the face of the Sphinx is that King Chefren though the Sphinx itself is believed to be female.

Mount Mulanje – Malawi

The Mulanje Massif stands high at about 1,000 feet over the lush land around it. The Fort Lister Gap splits the mountain into two parts of a broad pass eroded by the Phalombe and Sombani rivers. The giant basins made of rock and narrow gullies cut by fast-flowing streams are another notable distinguishing feature of the mountain. A strenuous hike along the mountain leads to magnificent viewpoints and you can expect to meet monkeys, hares, voles and large numbers of butterflies enroot.

Riding safaris – Kenya

Riding safaris on the back of the horse are perhaps the best way to experience the Kenya’s magnificent wildlife like zebra. Here is an opportunity for travelers to traverse the Masai-Mara alongside the stripey beasts for over 100 km in a week.

Wonders of the Nile – Egypt

Explore some of Egypt’s magnificent sites on a cruise down the Egyptian Nile including the Valley of Kings and its monumental statues and the spectacular Kom Ombo Temple, on the east bank north of Aswan.

Flamingos – Kenya

Over 1 million flamingos are found in Lake Nakuru national park in Kenya providing one of the most beautiful wildlife views in the world. Lake Nakuru has become famous and a great bird spectacle in the world featuring swathes of vibrant pink covering the alkaline lake and the sky above it.

Lower Zambezi – Zambia

Experience amazing sightings of hippos, elephants and other animals drinking from the Zambezi waters while on a canoeing safari in the Lower Zambezi around the camp. Fishing excursions are also available at various camps and lodges on the banks of the river.

Bazaruto Archipelago – Mozambique

Fly in a helicopter across the Bazaruto Archipelago to the Azura Retreats Lodge on Benguerra Island within a marine national park and get a chance to see water giants like whales, dolphins and dugong.

Nxia Pan National Park – Botswana

Thomas Baines, the Victorian explorer and artist is the man the Baines baobabs that sit close to the entrance of Botswana’s Nxia Pan National Park derive their name. The Nxia Pan Park is a great spot for viewing the Kalahari’s vast salt-rich pans and amazing wildlife species like lion, leopard, cheetah, and large herds of giraffe.

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