If you are fascinated by The Dark Continent you will doubtless have thought of visiting at least one of the places listed.
You may also have considered Morocco, Botswana, Namibia, Egypt or Tunisia to mention a few. All are also exciting spots for a memorable holiday. Africa is HUGE, and it would impossible to see all of it in a single trip.
The following list was put together for us by Olamide Olaleye an African, blogging about Africa. His top spots then include: –
Zambia, which used to be Northern Rhodesia includes impressive natural wonders such as Victoria Falls; the largest waterfall in the world. Adventure seekers may enjoy white-water rafting down the Zambezi or visit the other famous river, The Congo. The incredible wildlife makes Safari a must. Rainy season is from November to April.
Tanzania houses the famous Mount Kilimanjaro along with 3 of Africa’s great lakes and Kalambo Falls. Kalambo is the 2nd highest uninterrupted falls in Africa. Parks like the Serengeti National park are home to Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos and Buffalo. 100+ languages spoken across Tanzania add to The full Edgar Rice Burroughs experience.
Madagascar is listed as the second largest Island nation (Wikipedia) and contains about 5% of all plant and animal species -90% of which are unique to Madagascar. Dreamworks were impressed enough to make a Movie about it. French is spoken alongside Malagasy The famous Avenue of the Baobabs contains trees, which are over 800 years old.
Kenya’s 2nd largest income derives from Tourism, driven by the 60 National Parks and game reserves. The Annual Wildebeest migration featuring more than 1 Million Wildebeest and 200,000 Zebras crossing the Masai Mara is feted as the 7th wonder of the world. The tea plantations are the biggest earner for Kenya, and the beaches of the Swahili Coast and Indian Ocean are a must for tourists.
The southernmost tip of Africa houses around 58 Million people, 80% of whom are of Bantu origins. The sobriquet “Rainbow Nation” has been used widely to denote the multiculturalism of the Country which houses a diverse mix of racial groups alongside this majority. Some of the oldest human fossils come from Gauteng Province now labelled as the Cradle of Humankind.
South Africa is home to great biodiversity with impressive land, and ocean creatures. It is popular for Safaris as well as a Sporting destination with a strong history of success across multiple disciplines. South Africa has played host to both the Rugby and Soccer World cups and hosts the worlds largest bicycle race – The Cape Argus
We hope you enjoyed our summary of our top African destinations – you may also be interested to read about the Safest places in Africa