The beauty of Africa is beyond description in words. The vast continent is blessed with varied topography, making it a wonderful place to visit and explore. If you always wanted to take a trip to exotic destinations, then you must plan a visit to Africa. Here are some stunning locations in this beautiful land.
Beautiful Destinations In Africa
Namaqualand, Namibia and South Africa
Namaqualand is a dry land that turns into a beautiful sight during the spring season. It gets covered with stunning flowers of varied hues giving this arid land a beautiful and colourful look. The air is wafted with pleasant aromas from the flowers. Spring season is thronged by tourists to catch a glimpse of this magical land. It is a world natural heritage site too.
Mount Nyiragongo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Active volcanos are found in very few places across the globe and Mount Nyiragongo is one of them. It also happens to be a volcano site with one of the largest lava lakes in the entire world. The lake takes years to form and is not continuous. It last erupted in the year 2002.
Underwater Waterfalls, Mauritius
Mauritius is a famous island belonging to the African continent with close proximity from Andaman Nicobar Islands in India. It is a tourist destination that is thronged by tourists the year-round. This island has a lovely underwater waterfall that is, in reality just an optical illusion. It is in reality formed by silt and sand sedimentation. A trip to Mauritius will surely get you a visit to this rare phenomenon.
The Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga, South Africa
It is a stunning canyon in the world that is 25 km long. It also happens to be the biggest green canyon in the world. One can see red sandstone cliffs and a lush foliage. One can also see hippos, primates, antelopes and other rare animals here. There are many waterfalls here. Tourists can enjoy hot-air balloon rides, biking and boat trips too.
Namib Desert, Namibia
One can get a fascinating view of this desert in Africa that meets the Atlantic Ocean. The place of confluence of both, the desert and the beach is not possible to travel by land as it is thousands of kilometres away. One can take an aerial view of this though. Kolmanskop is a famous ghost town in the desert that is now in ruins, but tourists travel to view this intriguing place. The ren dunes and stunning landscapes at the Naukluft National Park are also worth a visit here.
The Victorian Falls
These falls are located on the border between two African countries – Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is a very fascinating waterfall named after Queen Victoria. These falls were founded by a Scottish explorer named David Livingstone. It is also fondly called as the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ or ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ by the locals. These falls have an unusual pool on the Zambia side known as the Devil’s pool.
Africa has these and many more surreal and interesting natural wonders. When you visit Africa next, do not forget to include these places in your itinerary if you want to discover this huge continent truly.