TAfrica is a continent that is made up of beautifully diverse and culturally rich countries. The natural resources and unique local ethnics, cultures and traditions are the top reasons why it is one of the most toured continents.
Tourism is a very important economic sector booster for many African countries. The culture shock available in individual societies is an attractive factor for most tourists. A trip to Africa can be likened to a bowl of flavorful food, it just erupts something new and beautiful from every corner you look.
If you have some vacation time coming up this year and want to start making plans, here are the seven top places you should visit in Africa!
- Victoria Falls
Victoria falls sits along the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe along the Zambesi river in Southern Africa. It is reportedly the world’s largest waterfall and recognized as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, known locally as Mosi-oa-tunya which means smoke that thunders.
- Lake Malawi
Lake Malawi located at Malawi is one of the largest lakes in the world. It was dubbed “Lake of Stars” by Dr. David Livingstone. The lake has more tropical fish than any lake in the world with 1,300 species and the freshwater diving is a great experience. Lake Malawi National Park, is the world’s first freshwater park, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
- Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is located at Uhuru Peak, Tanzania. It is 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) and Africa’s highest peak with breathtaking views and altitude. It is also one of the world’s largest volcanoes and world’s free standing mountain.
- Table Mountain
Table Mountain is located at Capetown, South Africa. This flat-topped mountain is a landmark that overlooks the city of Capetown. The level plateau of the Table mountain is flanked by Devil Peak to the east and by Lion’s Head to the west, forming a dramatic backdrop.
- Pyramid Of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is located in Egypt. One of the seven wonders of the world, it is also the oldest and only one that remains intact to a large extent.
- Nyika Plateau National Park
Nyika Plateau National Park is the located at Malawi and it is one of the most unusual in Africa, with a plateau cut by numerous rivers that reach Lake Malawi. The east of the plateau’s borders are the Great Rift Valley. Leopards, Antelopes and Zebras are the most populated animals in the Nyika Park.
The Sphinx, located in Egypt is on the way down to the Valley Temple of King Chefren. A human head with a lion’s body, this tourist spot is 20meters high and 70meters long. Generally thought to be female, several scholars argue that the face of the Sphinx is the face of King Chefren.