The world’s second-biggest continent is famous for it’s expansive landscapes and intimidating animal life as well as arguably the best for photographers. So, what are some of the Africa’s most amazing, incredible and beautiful places to visit.
Presenting here the list of top 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Africa.
10. The Tibesti Massif
Located in the extreme north of Chad, the Tibesti Massif is a mountain range in the central Sahara. It is the highest peak in Chad and the Sahara at 3415 meters above sea level. Its culminating point is Emi Koussi. The Massif covers 100,000 km and extends over two countries: Libya and Chad. You will find rocks such as basalt, sandstone, trachyte, dacite, and ignimbrite.
9. Mount Cameroon
Also called Mount Fako or more commonly the Char of the Gods, Mount Cameroon is the highest peak in Africa after Jebel Toubkal in Morocco. It rises to 4090 m according to estimates. Mount Cameroon is located in southwestern Cameroon, not far from the Atlantic side. It is the most active volcano in West Africa, with a total of nine eruptions during the twentieth century. Mount Cameroon forms an isolated mountain that rises above the coastal plains. Go admire this wonder.
8. Amboseli National Park
It is undoubtedly the most beautiful park in Kenya. It is located 200 km south of Nairobi and covers 400 km². Classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1980, it is north of Kilimanjaro. Even, being in the park, you can have an impressive view of Mount Kilimanjaro that serves as a backdrop. The warthog, the hippopotamus, the wildebeests, the zebras, the antelopes, gazelles or even buffalos are animal varieties available at the Amboseli National Park. Carnivores, you will find some as well; whether it’s cheetahs or hyenas. The flora of Amboseli National Park is equally rich: papyrus, dwarf palms, reeds, and gorse give the park an admirable beauty.
7. The Egyptian Museum
Going to Cairo without visiting the Egyptian museum is a mess. Frequented since 1902, it is located in Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital. It is a museum that is dedicated to Egyptian Antiquity and contains over 120,000 objects. We find all kinds of statues, of vases, of monks, of arms, of reliefs, the murals, the sarcophagi, etc. The building is on two floors and the collections are presented in a hundred rooms. Already on the ground floor, to the left after the main entrance, you will see exhibitions that will allow you to have a brief knowledge of the history of Egypt: from the ancient empire to the Greek period – Roman.
In the royal mummy’s room, located on the first floor of the building, you can see 27 pharaohs, including Ramses II and Thoutmosis III. Always on the first floor, you will see in room 12 the stele of King Ahmose, paying homage to his grandmother Tetisheri (Eighteenth Dynasty). Room 3 on the second floor is dedicated to royal jewels. You will only have your eyes to admire. Go and understand the whole history of Egypt at the Egyptian Museum.
6. The Pendjari National Park
Covering an area of 275.5 km, the Pendjari National Park is located in the extreme north of Benin in the department of Atacora. You will find in these park varieties of animals: the damalisque, the hippotrague, the cobe of Buffon, the cobe Defassa, the babala and the buffalo of Africa are among others the herbivores available in the national park of the Pendjari. We also observe the presence of hippopotamuses that can weigh up to four tons. The other herbivore that can be seen in this park is, of course, the African elephant. Fifty lions are there, also with the presence of cheetahs, of wild dogs, of hyenas, of jackals and leopards.
The flora is equally impressive with a variety of vegetation. More than 200 different plant species are present in the Pendjari National Park. A good destination, therefore, for you who are in love with the animal and vegetable world.
5. The Namib Desert
Naturally, who says Namibia says desert, of course. Covering an area of 80,900 km, the Namib Desert or desert erg is a true wonder of humanity. It is located in southeastern Namibia and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered the oldest desert in the world. Its fame is due to the magical nature of the sunsets from its summit. Of all deserts, that of Namib has the most magnetic aura. There are natural resources such as uranium, diamonds, and minerals. Buy your plane ticket to discover for yourself what we are talking about.
4. The Danakil Depression
Also known as the Afar Depression or Afar Triangle, the Danakil Depression is located in northwestern Ethiopia. It’s probably the hottest place in the world. It is bordered by mountains and cliffs that peak up to 4000 meters above sea level. The Danakil depression reaches 165 meters below sea level. It is connected to the North by the Red Sea, to the Southeast by the Great Rift Valley and to the Gulf of Aden by the Tadjourah Golf Course. It is an area of immense geological interest. Renowned for being the most extraordinary place in the world, there are volcanoes, hot springs, and salt lakes.
3. The Pyramids of Egypt
When we talk about Egypt, we naturally think of its pyramids. Yes, you will find in Egypt many pyramids bequeathed by the Egyptians of antiquity. They represent the most extraordinary and emblematic constructions of the Egyptian civilization. They remain until today mysterious monuments.
The Egyptian pyramids are classified among the Seven Wonders of the World because of their very strange shape and their imposing mass. They arouse both amazement and admiration. There are 87 pyramids in Egypt spread over more than 150 km; from Giza to Cairo. The largest are those of the Fourth Dynasty: the pyramid of Cheops, the red pyramid, the pyramid of Chephren, the rhomboid pyramid and the pyramid of Meidum. Originally intended for kings, the pyramids were the resting places of the dead Pharaohs, their queens and the great people of ancient Egypt. Take a tour to discover these magnificent monuments. It’s beautiful simply.
2. Mount Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest. It is located in northeastern Tanzania and is also known as Olt Doinyo Tibor. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawensi, and Shira. Kibo is the highest of the three; it is centrally located and reaches 5895 meters above sea level. It is a mountain that shelters vast vegetation composed of savannas. Wild animals such as elephants, leopards, porcupines, giraffes, and many others live around Kilimanjaro. Put your holidays in profit in order to discover this myth.
1. The Island of Bioko
Wrapped in eternal fog, the island of Bioko is floating like a mirage. It is a volcanic island of the Gulf of Guinea located in Equatorial Guinea. It covers an area of 2017 km and is 32 km from the coast of Cameroon. The island is 70 km long from north-northwest to south-southeast and has an estimated population of 130,000. There are vast expanses that stretch out on the coast and inland there are hills covered by equatorial forests that are wet and complex. The view is breathtaking on the “natural roof” of this island. Go admire so! If you speak English or Spanish then this is a real asset for you, since it is the language that dominate the region.
It’s up to you to choose your next destination in Africa to discover not only the wonders of the continent but also other cultures.