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Top 10 countries to visit in Africa

“If you’re passionate about traveling! You should definitely try our list of the top 10 countries to visit in Africa.”

As the pandemic begins to slowly wind down, it’s time to look for new adventures in our lives. We all want to make up for the mundanity and isolation of the last few years.

Traveling is an excellent way to do this. That’s because new places always bring new experiences. Travelling also brings memories and lessons that can enrich our lives. However, just figuring out where to go can be confusing. But don’t worry! We’ve got your back. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, look no further than Africa for your next (or first) destination.

As the second-largest continent in the world, Africa is an incredibly diverse place. It is the land of a vast array of geographies, languages, and cultures. From pristine beaches and majestic mountains to vast deserts and wilds.

 So, here are the top 10 countries to visit in Africa for an adventure worth remembering.

South Africa

South Africa is at the top of this list for good reason. As the sixth most biodiverse country in the world, It is an incredible place with so much to offer. Take a glimpse of the country’s wildlife at the Kruger National Park. Or, you might want to visit the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve amongst others.

You can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Drakensberg mountains and the Cape of Good Hope. Spend time at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront beach fronts and the Western Cape. Or, just sip wine in Stellenbosch and Paarl. No matter what you’re into, South Africa has got something for you.

Egypt

Egypt’s long history and culture are a major tourist attraction, especially for people interested in archaeology and ancient civilizations. The Giza Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, houses the majestic Pyramids, and The Sphinx.

Take a cruise and enjoy the fascinating scenery of the Nile. Or, go scuba-diving in the underwater world of the Red Sea. You can even spend time in the crystal clear salt lakes and lush greenery of the Siwa Oasis.

Morocco

Morocco is a rich melting pot of cultures. With the Atlantic Ocean to its west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. You can enjoy Morocco’s coastlines, like Cape Malabata in Tangier, and the city of Casablanca.

Experience the vibrant mix of African, Arabic, and European culture in cities like Fez, Marrakech, and Essaouira. Or, you can enjoy the hot desert climates in the country’s southeastern regions. Moreover, You might enjoy the beautiful sand dunes of Erg Chebbi while drinking the best tea in the country.

In a nutshell, Morocco is a place you should visit if you love the diversity in life. You will experience different dialects, costumes, foods, traditions, and cultures. No wonder why! it made it to this list of the top countries to visit in Africa.

Seychelles

Seychelles is an archipelagic island nation with scenic coastlines and thriving wildlife. This makes it a fantastic destination for tourists. You can enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of Mahe Seychelles’ largest island. It is a perfect place where you can enjoy birdwatching, snorkeling, hiking, and sunbathing. 

Even if you don’t visit Mahe, you still have 114 other islands. For instance, you can see & sail through Praslin, La Digue, and Fregate. Seychelles has something to offer to anyone looking for a taste of nightlife. Thanks to its several clubs, bars, and casinos, you’ll wish the night never ends.

Mauritius

An island country located off East Africa’s coast by the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is truly a sight to behold. It has a beautiful, ethnically and geographically diverse landscape. This makes it an amazing place to discover and experience new things in life.

Located close to Port-Louis, the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden features flowers, trees, and spices from all over the world. The Aapravasi Ghat and Le Morne Cultural Landscape are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. they offer insight into the nation’s past and its present. Water-lovers can enjoy Rodrigues Island. Even horse racing enthusiasts can find something for themselves at the Champs de Mars track.

Rwanda

Rwanda means “The Land of A Thousand Hills”. It is a beautiful landlocked East African country located in the Great Rift Valley. Its tropical climate and diverse wildlife bring tourists from all over the world to see its many national parks. 

Go gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes National Park. Or, you can discover hundreds of plant and animal species at Nyungwe National Park. You can even go hiking and mountain biking through the Congo Nile Trail. 

Learning a country’s past is important. Luckily Anyone looking to understand Rwanda and its people can visit its King’s Palace, Ethnographic Museum, or Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Zimbabwe

Southern African countries as a whole are excellent travel destinations, and Zimbabwe is no exception. Although it has been negatively impacted by economic and political issues, Zimbabwe is a beautiful country, with a lot to explore. 

Located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls is one of the country’s most famous spots. In fact, it is more than 5,600 ft wide. Zimbabwe’s majestic natural scene isn’t limited to its waterfalls. 

The Eastern Highlands extend about 190 miles through the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border. The Matobo Hills, formed over 2 billion years ago; and the Mana Pools, a 219,000-hectare wildlife conservation area. One thing that makes Zimbabwe unique in Africa is its city ruins built in the medieval era. the most famous one is Great Zimbabwe located in Masvingo. 

Namibia

Yet another Southern African country is added to the list. Namibia is well-known for its ecotourism which attracts over a million tourists every year. Some of Namibia’s most prominent spots are its national parks! Like Skeleton Coast, Fish River Canyon, and Etosha National Park, the oldest and most visited park.

Anyone looking to enjoy the water can spend time in Swakopmund beach resort, and see its museum, National Marine Aquarium, and magnificent sand dunes. However, if you’re excited about Namibia, check this article to learn more. It shows the best 10 places to visit in this unique country.

Kenya

Kenya is a stunning country with diverse landscapes and year-round warm weather. From vast sandy deserts to lush, green tea farms and everything in-between. Kenya is truly a place you want to visit if you love to experience life differently & enrich your perspective.

The multitudes of national parks and conservatories not only show Kenya’s diverse wildlife, but also its commitment to environmental protection. Malindi, Kenya’s port town, offers a good time with its laid-back atmosphere, sunny beaches, and beautiful resorts. Handmade jewelry and textiles from Maasai Market can give you a piece of Kenya’s culture to take back home with you.

Madagascar

Located about 250 miles off the East African coast, Madagascar is more or less isolated from the rest of the continent. This has made about 90% of its wildlife unique and charming. Visitors can see this special biodiversity in its national parks. 

So, if you’ve made up your mind to go to Madagascar!  Make sure you visit the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Or,  visit the Avenue of the Baobabs, an 850 ft stretch of 2,800-year-old Renala trees. 

There are also several historical sites. An example of that is the Royal Palace and the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga, located mostly in Antananarivo. And a visit to this stunning country wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Ifaty’s beaches.

Conclusion

Because of its rich history, diverse cultures, peoples, and geographies, Africa has something wonderful in store for you. No matter what you’re looking for, surely you will have a life-changing experience. As an African myself, I can tell you, that your tickets to Africa are worthwhile.

All in all, we hope this article has provided you with everything you’re looking for. Also, if you got the chance to visit one of these 10 countries in Africa! Share with us your experience in the comment section below.

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