Africa is home to over fifty percent of the world’s human population, with over two-thirds of the continent living in sub-Saharan Africa. It is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populated continent after Asia.
Africa is richly blessed with numerous natural resources, such as oil, natural gas, coal, copper, gold, uranium, and other minerals. The continent is also home to a variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, and gorillas.
Decorated with beautiful and incredibly diverse cultures, traditions and natural treasures nearly every corner. Africa is believed to be one of the tourist attractions of the world.
10 Most Amazing Places to Visit In Africa
Do you love to travel and enjoy the beauty of nature? Come with us on this virtual tour as we present to you the top 10 most amazing places in Africa.
1. Victoria Falls, Zambia Zimbabwe:
Victoria Falls (Shungu Namutitima, “Boiling Water”) is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides habitat for several unique species of plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is the fourth largest African river and one of the world’s largest waterfalls. It is the largest/widest curtain of water in the world, stretching 5,604 feet across, more than a mile long. This waterfall is the crowning glory of the great Zambezi River.
2. Obudu Mountain Resort – Nigeria
Obudu Cattle Ranch also known as Obudu Mountain Resort is one of Africa’s finest and most interesting and spectacular tourist destinations. Obudu Mountain Resort is located in the highlands and deep tropical forests of Cross River State with a temperate climate at about 45 miles from the border with Cameroon.
This resort center has grown to become a major destination choice for tourists. It has an attractive landscape and calming ambience, with clouds smiling down on its peaks and valleys. It offers visitors a good blend of warm and cold temperature, as it has very temperate weather.
Now owned by Cross River State government, it was first discovered by M. McCaughley, a Scottish Rancher in 1949 and developed in 1951.
3. Tundavala Gap, Angola
Among all the nations in Africa, Angola features some of the most enthralling panoramic views. Angola’s natural beauty is best shown by the Tundavala Gap or Tundavala Fissure, which is located between Namibe and Lubango.
At a height of 2600 meters, Tundavala is perched on the edge of the Serra da Leba cliff. The valley underneath it drops 1200 meters, producing a massive chasm that flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It is the most famous geological feature in Angola’s Hula Province and one of the most beautiful sites in Africa.
4. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Known as the the tallest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is located in northeastern Tanzania, near the Kenya border. It lies about 100 miles (160 km) east of the East African Rift System and about 140 miles (225 km) south of Nairobi, Kenya. Kilimanjaro is at about 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) and is the largest free-standing mountain rise in the world.
It is a “Sky island” creating a varied and dramatic natural habitat. Definitely an item on thousands of bucket lists.
5. Lake Retba (Lac Rose), Senegal
Lake Retba, also known as Lac Rose by locals, is a pink lake in West Africa located on the edge of Cap Vert Peninsula in Senegal. It is separated only by a narrow dune from the Atlantic Ocean. With a saline level of almost 40%, it is one of the saltiest lakes in the world. The body of water serves as both a salt producing facility and a popular tourist destination.
6. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Declared a National Park in 1971, The Bazaruto Archipelago is made up of five dune islands: Santa Carolina, Bangué, Benguerra Island, Magaruque, and Bazaruto.
The idyllic islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique are renowned for their pristine beauty and diversified ecologies. Diverse reef fish, sea turtles, and game fish may be found in the seas. include critically endangered marine species including dugongs, whale sharks, manta rays, leatherback turtles, and humpback whales.
It goes without saying that the diving and snorkeling in the Bazaruto Marine National Park are excellent and popular among tourists. Visitors to Mozambique who simply want to unwind and enjoy some wonderful seafood will find Bazaruto to be the ideal destination.
7. Mountain Gorillas, Rwanda
The unique opportunity to see gorillas in their natural habitat is unforgettable, some even say life changing. At an elevation of more than 6,000 feet, the Volcanoes National Park is an isolated region, covering more than 386 square miles across southwest Rwanda.
If only we could get a picture of Burna Boy in this location
8. Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho
Maletsunyane Falls is one of the highest single dropping waterfalls located near the town of Semonkong, in Southern African country of Lesotho. Its water falls to a depth of 192 meters. Maletsunyane Falls creates such an epic scene which offers you the chance to explore the magnificent scenery and culture of Lesotho.
This breathtaking scene features unbroken, spotless water falling over a Triassic-Jurassic basalt cliff. The waterfall, which originated on one of Orange River’s tributaries, has stunning rock walls around it and opens out to a wide, lovely vista. The waterfall foot gets very little sunshine in the winter, which results in large icicles that remain until the beginning of summer.
A common activity at the falls is abseiling. You may also go swimming, fishing for trout, bird watching, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and other sports.
9. The Great Migration – Kenya
Termed as one of the most incredible natural events on the planet. The Great Wildebeest Migration is the world’s largest migration of wildlife, with over two million different species of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles traveling from southern Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, which is why it is one of the Seven National Wonders of Africa.
Tourists often travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve between July and October to witness the majestic, natural phenomenon of the wildebeest migration and notoriously blood-thirsty, river crossing.
The word “great” in “Great Migration” may be a bit of an understatement.
10. Lekki Conservation Centre, Nigeria
For those who loves nature and the outdoor experience, then this is a place you need to be. Lekki conservation center is a beautiful and relaxing spot located in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria. It offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of life.
The main attraction here is the phenomenal canopy/tree-top walkways which are apparently the longest in Africa and the second-longest in the world.
There is a lot more to see in Africa.
Although it is not all-inclusive, this list serves as a good introduction to the most stunning and must-visit locations in Africa. Have you already visited one of our suggested places or do you have any plans to do so? Which top African locations come to mind? Post your comments below!
Written by Empirelords