There are several countries that offer amazing things to see, places to visit and things to do in Africa. From the big five to less known attractions there are several things to see in Africa.
Africa has more than 54 independent countries with each offering amazing encounters to the tourists. It is very challenging to choose the top ten destinations in Africa given the size, richness and diversity of the continent. Here are the top favorite places to visit in Africa. Planning your trip around any of these destinations will be worthwhile.
South Africa is the most popular destination to visit on the African continent. With lots of amazing places like Kruger National Park, Table Mountain, Cape Town and more, there are lots of things to see and do in South Africa.
Tanzania is the best place for wildlife safaris in Africa. With amazing national parks such as Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro National Park and Lake Manyara National Park with lot of flora and fauna, Tanzania is now the best national park to enjoy a true wildlife safari. Together with the relaxing Zanzibar islands, Tanzania is a great destination to visit on the African continent.
A landlocked country in southern Africa, Botswana is of intense beauty coupled with being rich in flora and fauna. Its landscape is defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. The country has some of the best luxury safari camps on the African continent. The park is rich with wildlife which include hippos, crocodiles, lions, leopard and black and white rhinos.
Kenya is the best country for wildlife safaris and beach holidays. Located in East Africa along the coastline on the Indian Ocean, a holiday in Kenya is a rewarding experience. The country has several attractions that include savannah national parks including the famous Masai Mara National Park and Amboseli national park, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands including Mount Kenya. There is a lot of abundant wildlife in the park which include lions, elephants and rhinos. For wildlife experiences don’t forget to book the annual wildebeest migrations.
Rwanda is one of the top upcomers in Africa tourism. Located in Central Africa, Rwanda is a landlocked country characterized with mountainous landscape thus its nickname “Land of a Thousand Hills.” The country is the most ideal place for short gorilla treks, trips to the mountain gorillas in its Volcanoes National Park located in northern Rwanda. This park also encompasses 4,507m-tall Mt. Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke and 3 other forested volcanoes part of the string of volcanoes within the Virunga Region.
Ethiopia is another amazing destination to visit on the African continent. Located in the Horn of Africa the country is a rugged country split by the Great Rift Valley. If you are interested in heritage tourism, Ethiopia is the best place to visit with archaeological findings dating back more than 3 million years. Some of the most important sites in the country are Lalibela and its 12th-13th century rock-cut Christian churches, and Aksum, the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.
Also refered to as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is one of the most beautiful country on the African country. If you love primates, Uganda is the best destination to visit for primates watching and ecotourism in Africa. Uganda is home to nearly half of the remaining population of the mountain gorillas that are found with Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. The country is the best place for gorilla safaris that are combined with many other adventures such as game viewing, mountain climbing, white water rafting, chimpanzee tracking and more. The top places to visit in the country are Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Kidepo National Park, Mount Rwenzori and more.