Some Of The Best Places In Africa To Vacation


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Africa, the second largest continent, has 54 countries to her name. It’s topography and activities, varying by region, makes the continent an exciting place to visit. 

Filled with rich forests, beaches, varying cultures and many more exciting sceneries, you’ll get an experience of a lifetime vacationing in Africa. We discuss some of the best places in Africa to vacation according to countries in it.

Victoria Falls In Zimbabwe/Zambia

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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 going through Zambia or Zimbabwe. 

However, if you decide to view the falls from both countries, you get amazing views from each country. Also termed “the cloud that thunders”, Victoria falls is a spot you’ll definitely enjoy visiting on your vacation.

Cape Town In South Africa

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South Africa is known especially for the incredible Cape town. In Cape town, you get to experience the taste of Africa as a whole. You get to experience an array of cultures, traditions, histories and of course, amazing people. Tourist attractions in Cape town include Table Mountain National park, Robben Islands, Cape Winelands and many more.

Mount Kilimanjaro In Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the prevalent tourist attractions in Africa. The mountain measures 5,895 metres in height, making it the tallest in Africa. You can therefore imagine the excitement you’ll get hiking to the mountain top.

Hikers spend 5 to 10 days reaching the mountain’s summit and also returning back to the base. However, do not embark on the hike if you’re not up to it. 

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park In Uganda

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.

Virunga National Park In DR Congo

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.

Conclusion

Being the second largest continent, Africa offers many more amazing vacation spots than most other parts of the world. You get to see arrays of amazing sights and cultures that will certainly be to your delight. We discuss some of the best places in Africa to vacation.

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