Africa is full of stunning natural wonders, plants and rare species of animals and birds. It can take an entire lifetime to explore the diversity of this continent. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful natural attractions that you must discover when you visit Africa.
Natural Attractions To Discover When You Visit Africa
Namaqualand, Namibia and South Africa
This dry, arid and plain land transforms into one of the most surreal sights during spring. You can find thousands of colorful flowers and a pleasant aroma around. Tourists often come to visit Namaqualand during spring to glimpse this majestic sight. This place is a national park and a world heritage site.
Mount Nyiragongo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo
This is an active volcano site with the largest lava lake in the world. The slopes of the volcano are very steep and the lava is very flowy, and hence flows at a high velocity. This lava lake is not continuously flowing and sometimes even takes years to form and erupt. It last erupted and flowed in 2002.
Underwater Waterfalls, Mauritius
Mauritius is a remote island belonging to Africa. It is present in the Indian ocean and is located at a distance of 2000 km from the continent. This tourist destination has an underwater waterfall that is in reality, an optical illusion. It is created because of the sand silt sedimentation. You can visit this island to relax on the sandy beaches and enjoy the warm weather.
The Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga, South Africa
This is one of the most beautiful canyons in the world. It stretches for around 25 km towards the north of Drakensberg. It is the biggest green canyon in the world with lush foliage and red sandstone cliffs. You can find rare species of antelopes, hippos, and primates here. There are many waterfalls and sightseeing points here. Tourists often throng the place for hiking adventures or horse riding. You can also try hot-air balloons, rafting, biking, and boat trips here.
Namib Desert, Namibia
The Namib desert offers a fascinating view as it meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can only view this site from a plane as the sprawling desert covers thousands of kilometers before it meets the ocean. Tourists travel to visit Kolmanskop – a ghost town that is today ruined by the desert. Tourists also travel to visit the Naukluft National Park to see the red dunes and pretty landscapes.
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. This place was 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 truly discover this huge continent.