Africa is home to some of the best travel destinations across the globe. The Mother Continent boasts of numerous hidden gems with enticingly blue natural lakes, exotic wildlife, majestic mountains, fine-sandy beaches and spectacular flora. If you want to have the best experiences visiting the continent, here are some of the must-visit African destinations.
The land of Pharaohs does not need much introduction. Egypt is well-known for its culture and history that allow tourists to bask in a transformative and compelling tour. The country also offers the unforgettable experience of viewing the legendary Pyramids, the Sphinx, Valley of Kings, Egyptian Museum, and various monuments. Some of these iconic and ancient architectures date back as far as 2560 BC.
One of the well-known gems in East Africa is Kenya, and it’s revered for its abundance of flora, wildlife, fauna, islands, mountains, and numerous sights that impress visitors. Kenya has some of the friendliest people on earth, and it also gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the country’s different cultures. It’s also the place you want to visit for several mini-getaways including heading down to the coastal cities of Mombasa, Malindi, or Mtwapa, going on safari at the Maasai Mara, and dining with a spectacular view of wildlife in the capital.
The rainbow nation is one of the top African travel destinations that most international travelers love. It allows visitors to enjoy a warm, temperate climate, multiple wildlife parks, beach fronts that go on for miles, and the nation’s rich culture and heritage. The main attractions here include Cape Winelands, Kruger National Park, and the Table Mountain.
The Republic of Seychelles is an island country with the least population in Africa. It is a tropical paradise ideal for romantic getaways thanks to all the natural beauty it exudes. The island offers stunning rock outcrops, mountain trails, nature reserves, pristine beaches, untouched spots for diving, fishing, and sailing as well as relatively natural habitats that house numerous wildlife species.
Mauritius is an ideal destination for the spontaneous adventure seeker. Visitors have plenty to do in the country including pursuing hiking trails, soaking in the warm sun, exploring various landmarks and absorbing in its unmatched beauty. The island is also famous for its rich traditions and culture, and visitors can participate in Sega, the famous local dance.
Anyone who is an avid wildlife lover must schedule the time to visit Rwanda, also known as the mountainous paradise of East Africa. The land of a thousand hills has extensive mountain ranges to explore, and the Volcanoes National Park is home to the famous golden monkeys and mountain gorillas. Head over to the Lake Kivu shores for boat tours, fishing, kayaking, and a broad range of beach sports.
Botswana attracts crowds of people seeking safari holidays. It harbors the most-sought-after wilderness destinations in the world, but be prepared to experience lush vegetation and big game. Explore the art of rock painting as you learn about the Southern African inhabitants.
Cape Verde also makes it on the list of Africa’s top destinations thanks to its supply of endless stretches of beaches. The nation has sunshine all year round making it suitable to visit whenever you please. Visitors can delight in activities like hiking, kite surfing, and scuba diving.