Best Places to Visit in Africa

Best Places to Visit in Africa

Africa is home to 54 countries. The continent boasts of some of the world’s most beautiful tourist destinations. Whether you are looking to explore notable cities such as Cairo, Marrakesh, Nairobi, Accra, Johannesburg, or hoping to see the wildlife on a safari in South Africa, Kenya, or Tanzania, there is an adventure waiting for travelers of all types and season. There are also natural attractions and mountain peaks in Africa that sweep you off your feet. Below is a list of the best places to visit in Africa:

1. Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous island in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Tanzania. The island boasts picture-perfect opaque seas, lively marketplaces, and courtyards with intricate designs. A visit to Zanzibar feels like one to a fantasy world. The historic city, Stone Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The island is also filled with breathtaking beaches where you can spend days relaxing, swimming, and diving around the unspoiled coral reefs surrounding the island. These beaches are bubbling with life and house up to 500 water species.

Nungwi is a renowned beach destination for tourists. Several hotels and beach houses are located there, including The Z Hotel Zanzibar. You get a perfect view of the Sea through their sea-facing balconies, and it all together comes with a romantic vibe, an ideal place for you and your partner.

2. Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the three capital cities of South Africa. Ranking as one of the most visited countries in Africa, Cape Town is located at the southern tip of South Africa, close to the Cape of Good Hope, where strong currents from the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean collide.

The city boasts a rich culture and beautiful architecture that you will fall in love with on your first visit. Relax at attractive white-sand beaches such as Camps Bay, Bluiber, Muizenberg, and Clifton. Camps Bay is lined up with different shops and eateries to catch your fancy.

There is so much to do if you visit Cape Town; hike to the top of Lion’s Head and watch the sunrise, visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. You can also explore the museums, art galleries, and world-class restaurants and shop at local boutiques.

3. Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is a perfect place to visit if you are looking to explore the north of Africa. The city is the fourth largest in Morocco. You can come to the beautiful city on a night ferry from southern Spain.

While there, take a day to visit the lively souks where you can find great souvenirs from jewelry to beautifully designed traditional clothing and slippers.

You can also book an early morning ride in the hot air balloons to catch a great view of this vibrant and endearing city. Watch as the sun hits the rooftops of each building while you float above Marrakesh.

4. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia

The mighty Zambezi River forms the Victoria Falls on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

It is best to visit Victoria Falls during the rainy season to glimpse the impressive waterfall and understand why locals nicknamed it “Mosi-oa-Tunya,” meaning ‘The Smoke That Thunders.” The thunderous roar of the river as it floods over the cliffs and the mist that rises after is an impressive sight.

You can catch the various viewpoints from the Zimbabwe side, while if you are brave enough, you can get a much closer view of the falls from the Zambia side. There are several guesthouses on both sides for you to lodge.

Wherever you visit in Africa, you are sure to appreciate the diverse culture, tourist attractions, and welcoming nature of the people making sure your stay is as memorable as possible.

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