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36 Best Places to Visit in Africa

As a continent with 54 different countries, Africa has a lot of interesting things to explore together, from mysterious Egyptian wonders, sprawling deserts or a vibrant South African country, a large continent. This is the second place in the world with many scenic spots as diverse as the wildlife world itself. If you have watched these movies about Africa, you must have been captivated by the wild beauty of this continent and want to visit once, find 41 attractive tourist destinations in Africa right away. That’s the reason why a lot of people want to pack up and travel to Africa right now.

1. Victoria Falls

Also known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, Victoria waterfall is considered a symbol of the natural beauty of Africa and the desired destination on the African travel itinerary of many people. Victoria Falls is 1,706 m (5,604 ft) wide and about 130 m high, originating from the flow of the Zambezi River and straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, Zambia
Victoria Falls/ @istockphoto

Looking from a distance, the waterfall falls down and stretches, splashing white foam, like a giant crack in the earth. The flow of water from this waterfall pours down hundreds of meters of water every second, along with rushing sounds to make each visitor feel the majesty of the waterfall.

Particularly, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the magical “moon rainbow” created by the sun shining on the fast-flowing waterfalls with white foam.

2. Maasai Mara Nature Reserve, Kenya

It would be a pity if you missed the Maasai Mara on your Kenya trip. This is the most famous wildlife sanctuary in this African country. With an area of ​​over 1,500 square kilometers, Maasai Mara is home of 95 species of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and more than 400 species of birds. In which the most concentrated are 5 species of large beasts often called “Big Five”; of the Maasai Mara which are buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. In addition, the species of hyenas, giraffes, wildebeest, baboons, zebras, hippos, and crocodiles in the Mara River… also contribute to increasing the number of species of the reserve.

Maasai Mara Nature Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara Nature Reserve, Kenya/ @istockphoto

Sitting in a special vehicle with a special design, going through the middle of an almost endless four-sided grassland, you will find yourself in the context of a large film studio, surrounded by the majestic natural world. And the wild life right before your eyes carries the vibrant breath of life. You can visit the Maasai Mara nature reserve all year round, but the best time to visit Maasai Mara is from late June to October.

3. Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Lake Naivasha is a popular tourist destination on Kenya tours. The main gate of Lake Naivasha National Park is one of the most attractive and it is the only park in Kenya where one can walk among species such as zebra and antelope. If you’re lucky, you might even spot falcons or vultures among the park’s balsamic cliffs.

Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Lake Naivasha, Kenya/ @istockphoto

4. Nabiyotum Crater, Kenya

Dubbed as one of the 10 most special craters in the world with beautiful and interesting landscapes, Nabiyotum is considered a symbol of the lake and attracts a lot of tourists.

Nabiyotum Crater, Kenya
Nabiyotum Crater, Kenya/ @Nigel Pavitt

5. Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli is one of the 5 most beautiful national parks on the planet, so it is not surprising that Amboseli is a popular tourist destination on African tours. This wildlife park is located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and is home to countless species of wildlife, especially African elephants. Here we can also see the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, making this park come alive. If you come here, remember to bring a camera or shooting device with a bit of capacity otherwise you will probably miss the passionate moments.

Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Amboseli National Park, Kenya/ @istockphoto

6. Lake Nakuru, Kenya

This is definitely a paradise for those who love birds, especially flamingos. Scientists estimate the flamingo population at Nakuru is usually more than 1 million or even 2 million individuals. Try to imagine the pink flamingo covering the vast lake. What could be more wonderful? In particular, when you visit this place from the beginning of August to the end of April, you can also admire the “flamingo dance” that captivates people. If you have the opportunity to travel to Kenya, do not miss this place.

Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Lake Nakuru, Kenya/ @istockphoto

7. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Samburu is a semi-desert reserve in Samburu district in the Rift Valley province of Kenya. This reserve is located right next to the houses of the Samburu tribe, a tribe with a very famous nomadic culture and lifestyle.

Due to being far away from busy areas and because it has not been open to tourists for many years, this reserve seems to still maintain its peaceful and quiet appearance. With an area of 104 km2, this reserve not only has wildlife but also unique birds. Particularly, coming here, you will have the opportunity to admire five very special species found only in this place, which are straight-horned African antelope, reticulated giraffe, Grevy zebra, Gerenuk, and Somali ostrich.

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya / @gettyimages

8. Baobab Avenue, Madagascar





Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar
Baobab Avenue, Madagascar/ @istockphoto

Coming to Madagascar without setting foot on Baobab Avenue will feel extremely regretful. It is located along a dusty road in western Madagascar, with baobab trees that are up to 800 years old and up to 30 meters tall, it is a place of stunning scenery that attracts many visitors in and out of the country.

Especially when coming here at sunset or dawn, visitors will be overwhelmed by a beautiful reflection when the reflection of the sun makes the color and silhouette of the tree trunk change completely.

Read more:  Top Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in the Madagascar

9. Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve, Madagascar

Located in western Madagascar, the Tsingy de Bemaraha nature reserve is one of the most popular and attractive tourist destinations on the African travel itinerary to Madagascar.

Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve, Madagascar
Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve, Madagascar/ @shutterstock

When you come here, you will see limestone slabs mixed with primeval forests and small waterfalls combined to create a beautifully natural picture. In addition, this place also has rich and diverse flora and fauna, which makes it an ideal and unique habitat for wild animals such as rare chameleons, fish-hunting eagles, and many species of lemurs.

10. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Located in northern Tanzania bordering Kenya and Lake Victoria, Serengeti National Park is one of the top 10 national parks you can’t miss if you come to explore wild Africa.

The park is a vast steppe with vast grasslands, dense forests, and marshes. This is also home to countless rare plant species in the world such as Kigelia Africana, or palm tree. This is also home to most of the African mammal species such as lions, giraffes, leopards, zebras, jaguars, elephants, rhinos and hyenas… Coming to Serengeti National Park, you will be able to see with your own eyes 5 species of large animals (Lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo) and 5 species of small animals (buffalo worm, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, lion ant and rhinoceros beetle) of Africa.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania/ @shutterstock

Around February every year, in the Serengeti, there is a huge migration of thousands of wildebeest. This is also the time when many people wish to visit this place once.

Read more: Top Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in the Tanzania

11. Ngorongoro Crater Reserve, Tanzania

Ngorongoro is a nature reserve and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. This reserve is a favorite destination for those who want to discover the wild beauty of nature and wildlife. Tanzanian wilderness. Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area has about 25,000 species of animals, including black rhinoceros, buffalo, hippopotamus, wildebeest, etc. Coming here, you will witness the struggle for survival taking place. Vivid with spectacular chases between hunters and prey.

Ngorongoro Crater Reserve, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater Reserve, Tanzania/ @freepik

12. Zanzibar, Tanzania

Coming to Tanzania, it would be remiss to ignore Zanzibar, the most charming island in East Africa with a peaceful landscape with the unique architecture and culture of the indigenous people from the past.

Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar, Tanzania/ @istockphoto

13. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Why do 40,000 people come to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro every year? Kilimanjaro is the tallest standing mountain in the world at 4,600m (15,100 ft) from the base and is the roof of Africa. This used to be a majestic, harsh and extremely romantic symbol. It is also home to many rare and precious wildlife.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania/ @gettyimages

14. Okavango Plain, Botswana

It is said to be one of the most beautiful landmarks in Africa, the Okavango Delta is truly a marvel among human beings. The plains feature the Kalahari Desert – hard, arid sand but home to many wildlife species after each rainy season. It is estimated that more than 200,000 large mammals inhabit the delta seasonally. There are also peaceful blue lagoons, and meandering rivers with abundant plant species. In 2014, Botswana’s Okavango Plain was recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site.

Okavango Plain, Botswana
Okavango Plain, Botswana/ @thetravel

15. Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

The second largest canyon in Africa, Blyde River Canyon is a lush green canyon, covered with tropical foliage. Walking in the Blyde River Canyon, you can explore the rich diversity of flora and fauna, see waterfalls and learn about ancient geological phenomena. To visit this place during your South Africa tour, you also have the opportunity to see South African primates, as well as hippos and crocodiles near the Swadini Dam wetlands.

Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
Blyde River Canyon, South Africa/ @istockphoto

16. Table Mountain, South Africa



Table Mountain, South Africa
Table Mountain, South Africa/ @istockphoto

Conquering the top of Table Mountain is an extremely exciting experience for those who love climbing and conquering sports. From the top of the mountain, you have the opportunity to admire spectacular views overlooking Cape Town, Robben Island to the north, the Atlantic coast to the west and enjoy the wonderful sea breeze.

17. Franschhoek, South Africa

The village of Franschhoek (also known as the French Corner), hidden deep in the Cape Winelands of South Africa, is famous for the food and wine capital of this African country. Attracting visitors, it has the galleries and antique shops lining the tree-lined streets and the more than 300-year-old vineyards nestled in the hills just outside of town. There are countless recreational activities here, from wine-tasting tours to trout fishing and hiking.

Franschhoek, South Africa
Franschhoek, South Africa/ @gettyimages

18. Johannesburg, South Africa

Not only is it a “golden city”, but coming to Johannesburg, you will discover a multi-racial culture along with hundreds of cultural and historical monuments with many contrasting colors that are very clear and bold in Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Bridge, Johannesburg/ @gettyimages

19. Giza, Egypt

It would be remiss to plan a tour of Egypt and forget about the Giza plateau where some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world are, including a complex of royal morgues. Ancient Egypt and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and several other great pyramids and temples.

Giza, Egypt
Giza, Egypt/ @alibrahimtravel

20. Nile River, Aswan, Egypt

Once in Egypt, do not miss the legendary Nile river. It would be wonderful to see the Nile and sail down the water to visit the famous ancient ruins. When the sunset begins to fall behind the sand mountains of the desert, the Nile becomes even more magical, with palm bushes and the silhouettes of people riding donkeys slowly walking along the riverbanks.

Nile River, Aswan, Egypt
Nile River, Aswan, Egypt /@istockphoto

Although there is a very attractive feature of the Nile, Egyptian tourists to be especially careful when visiting this place where many man-eating crocodiles that often live very close to the river bank.

21. Abu Simbel, Egypt

Having traveled to Egypt, you are unable not to enjoy the monuments of Abu Simbel temple, which is considered one of the most majestic rock-carved structures in the world. This is a unique system of stone temple architecture built extremely meticulously and meticulously by Egyptian artisans and slaves from about 1264 – 1244 BC, in the Nubia area, west of Lake Nasser, southern Egypt. Egypt.

Abu Simbel, Egypt
Abu Simbel, Egypt/ @gettyimages

22. Chefchaouen, Morocco

There is a place you definitely have to check in when trip to Morocco, it is the city of Chefchaouen, a city with a unique beauty, with houses all over the street wearing plaid. the color of the sky shines brightly in the sun. Coming to Chefchaouen you will admire 50 shades of green. Blue walls, blue sky, blue stairs, blue flower pots, .. with different green steps, create a picturesque scene.

Chefchaouen, Morocco
Chefchaouen, Morocco/ @istockphoto

23. Fez, Morocco

Did you know that Fez is the heart and soul of the Moroccan people? This is one of the 4 most unique old quarters of Morocco. To understand a culture, the best way is to go to the markets because those places most clearly reflect everything such as lifestyle, culture, customs, people, costumes, and food… Be careful, as you can get lost while traveling to Morocco.

Fez, Morocco
The mosque at Bab Guissa Gate, Fez/ @istockphoto

24. Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Referring to the Namibian Sea, it is impossible not to mention the Skeleton Coast. This place is not only the most beautiful beach in Namibia but also the most beautiful beach in Africa, attracting many tourists to visit and relax. In addition to the unique and unspoiled landscape with high sand dunes surrounding the clear blue sea, Skeleton is also famous for being the site of most shipwrecks in the world.

Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Skeleton Coast, Namibia/ @gettyimages

25. Namib Park, Namibia

With its illusory and mysterious beauty, Namib Park has become an extremely impressive destination for tourists when coming to Namibia, attracting many people to take pictures. Coming to Namib, you will admire the beautiful red sand dunes shining in the sun and the granite blocks with strange shapes that are rare anywhere in the world.

Namib Park, Namibia
Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia/ @gettyimages

Particularly located in Namib National Park, the Sossusvlei Sand Dunes are considered one of Namibia’s most popular tourist attractions. With beautiful natural scenery and extremely rich vegetation, with colorful, fancy sand dunes with very unique shapes, Sossusvlei is the most photographed place in the world.

26. Tundavala Gap, Angola

When traveling to Angola and stopping by the Tundavala Rift, it really won’t be surprising if you feel stunned by the out-of-control beauty of this place. Standing anywhere on the top of TundaVala, you can also take in the view of sparse shrub grasslands or lush tropical forests in the bright African sun and all the wildlife living below.

Tundavala Gap, Angola
Tundavala Gap, Angola/ @shutterstock

27. Mahe Island, Seychelles

If you come to Seychelles, remember to check in the beautiful Mahe island otherwise you may feel regret after returning. Not only famous for many beautiful beaches such as: Anse Grande, Anse à la Mouche, Anse aux Pins, Port Launay, … but also when coming to Mahe Island, you also have the opportunity to explore many attractive places such as:: Visit the large clock tower in the capital Victoria, visit handicraft villages, have fun at the Botanic Garden, along with many other interesting experiences.

Mahe Island, Seychelles
Mahe Island, Seychelles/ @shutterstock

28. Ganvie Lake Village, Benin

The floating houses on stilts in the city of Ganvié are a UNESCO world heritage site and an extremely attractive tourist attraction of Benin. With romantic and peaceful beauty, this place is also known as the Venice of Africa. So, if you are planning a Benin tour, remember not to miss this destination.

Ganvie Lake Village, Benin
Ganvie Lake Village, Benin/ @istockphoto

29. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

As a very unique national park in Rwanda, coming to Volcanoes, visitors will be able to see the full view of impressive volcanoes and rainforests, climb and conquer interesting trails where visitors can see rare mountain chimpanzees in the world.

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

30. Lake Retba, Senegal

If someone has never had a trip to Lake Retba, Senegal, but only looks at this lake through photos, then perhaps they will think that the photos are just a product of photoshop. Located 35km northeast of the Senegalese capital Dakar, the lake looks like a giant pool filled with strawberry-colored freshwater and has been dubbed one of the most beautiful pink lakes in the world.

Lake Retba, Senegal
Lake Retba, Senegal/ @shutterstock

31. Fontainhas, Cape Verde

Your trip to Africa will not be complete without visiting Cape Verde whose experience wouldn’t be complete without checking in Fontainhas with a small village and charming mountain beauty located in the north of Santo Antao island.

This place has been voted by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful villages in the world. There are colorful houses located on the edge of a cliff hundreds of meters deep. The village is surrounded by green mountains and from here you can see the view of the immense blue sea.

Fontainhas, Cape Verde
Fontainhas, Cape Verde/ @shutterstock

32. Omo River, Ethiopia

Are you planning a trip to Africa? Want to experience real culture shock? Let’s go right to the Omo River region, located in the southwestern part of Ethiopia. It has more than 50 indigenous tribes living in the river basin; this is an unexpected destination for those interested in African culture. Many tribes still retain their original way of life, customs and beliefs. The Omo River valley area also offers you unbelievably beautiful landscapes in order to immerse yourself in nature to the fullest.

Omo River, Ethiopia
Omo River, Ethiopia/ @gettyimages

33. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

Simien Mountains National Park is a favorite destination for many visitors to Africa because it will give you the most amazing experience of your life.

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In particular, the Simien mountains are considered as a World Cultural Heritage site recognized by UNESCO. If you want to be adventurous, climbing is also an experience you do not forget to miss. Standing at the top, you will be mesmerized by a vast landscape where you will have the feeling that the earth is leaning down from the giant clouds to hit a match or two in their sport. On this exciting journey, you will most likely meet cute little friends like Gelada baboons. Although the road is difficult, it will definitely give you unforgettable memories.

34. Tai National Park, Ivory Coast

Tai National Park, Ivory Coast
Tai National Park, Ivory Coast/ @Wiki

One of West Africa’s most unspoiled rainforests, Tai National Park is home to large trees, sparkling streams, and an abundance of wildlife especially is also a place with a very large number of chimpanzees. The trip to Tai National Park, you can also explore the 396m high Nie Nokoue mountain which is a very beautiful mountain and also very easy to conquer.

For a long time, Tai National Park has become a favorite destination in the Ivory Coast travel itinerary of many tourists.

35. Man, Ivory Coast

Man, a small town in the west of Ivory Coast, is nestled between mountains and highlands with long hiking trails through mountains such as Tonkoui. It’s a place not to be missed if you want to take some time to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Man, Ivory Coast
Man, Ivory Coast/ @wiki

36. Sudd, South Sudan

Ever heard of an impenetrable swamp? That is Sudd, located in South Sudan which is considered one of the largest wetland areas in the world and also the largest freshwater marsh area in the Nile basin. There are canals that meander in a pattern that changes each year, so no matter how many times you go, the scenery is never the same.

Although it seemed that there was no life in the middle of that swamp, there is a Nilotic Nuer ethnic group. Seen from above, the houses of these people are like simple dots in the vast space, creating a very beautiful picture.

Wetlands of Sudd in Southern Sudan
Wetlands of Sudd in Southern Sudan /@gessato

Hopefully, with the above suggestions about these 36 most famous tourist destinations, you will choose for yourself the right places for a trip to Africa. I hope you have the most fun and perfect experience. Please visit the website to update interesting information.


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