Africa, the second largest continent, comprises 54 countries. Its topography and activities, varying by regions, makes the continent an exciting place to visit. Filled with rich forests, beaches, varying cultures and many more, you’ll get an experience of a lifetime. This article details top 10 africa vacation spots according to the countries.
Zimbabwe/Zambia: Victoria Falls
Victoria falls, a gigantic waterfall measuring up to 108 metres in height, is a jointly owned tourist center. You may decide to sightsee and explore the gigantic falls via Zambia or Zimbabwe. If you decide to view the falls from both countries, you get amazing views from each side. Also termed “the cloud that thunders”, Victoria falls is a spot you’ll definitely enjoy visiting for vacation.
South Africa: Cape Town
South Africa is especially for Cape town, where you can get to experience the taste of Africa as a whole. There are many things to do in Cape town. You get to experience an array of cultures, traditions, histories and of course, people. Tourist attractions include Table Mountain National park, Robben Islands, Cape Winelands and many more.
Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the prevalent tourist attractions in Africa. You can imagine the excitement hiking to the peak of the mountain measuring 5,895 metres in height, making it the tallest mountain in Africa.
Hikers spend 5 to 10 days reaching the mountain’s summit and returning back to the base. However, do not embark on the trek to the peak if you’re not up to it.
Uganda: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
The Nyakagezi gorilla family have their home in the park. Although only a few mountain gorillas are left in the world, the family takes its pride in having a high percentage of adult males, the silverbacks. Only two other countries are home to the remaining mountain gorillas. You can therefore imagine the excitement trekking to see these mountain gorillas.
Botswana: Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta is one of the main tourist attractions in Africa. The landscape is utterly stunning and breathtaking. This is the go-to place if you’re looking to get high quality game spotting experience.You get to go on gane drive in traditional canoes giving you a close-up view of wildlifes.
DR Congo: Virunga National Park
Virunga National Park is home to the rare mountain gorillas, just like Uganda. The park, established in 1925, boasts being the first in Africa. Not only do you get to see the mountain gorillas, you also get to see apes and chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Also worth mentioning is the Nyiragongo Volcano which is the largest pool of lava in the world.
Zambia: Zambezi River
Zambia also offers the chance to experience water rafting down the famous zambezi river, home to hippos and crocs. There’s also the walking safaris in parks, game drives, walks, canoeing and fishing. You’ll definitely enjoy your stay in the country.
Kenya/Tanzania: The Great Migration
Every year, two million zebra, gazelle and wildebeest migrate from Kenya’s Masa Mara to Tanzania’s Serengeti. Afterwards, they migrate back the same way. You can witness this migration if you combine visiting these two countries into a trip.
Namibia: Sand Dunes
Namibia is a country known for its breathtaking and dynamic landscapes. Sand dunes in Namibia are especially tall, making the climb an amazing experience. You can also decide to go on different tours in the country.
Egypt: Nile River, Pyramids
Egypt offers varieties of tourist attractions from taking a cruise through the famous Nile River to sightseeing the especially historical pyramids and sphinx. In the same way, you can also go visiting the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, as well as the Aswan Islands.
Being the second largest continent, Africa offers many amazing tourist attractions. Almost each country has something interesting to offer. From the people, the languages, the lifestyles, you’ll enjoy vacation in Africa. The good news is you get to pick from the top 10 Africa vacation spots we compiled.