If you are planning on going for a vacation in Africa, then it is important that you have an idea on some of the best places to visit before you start packing.
This is simply to save you some time as it might be quite a challenge to pick the best places in a short notice given how big the continent is and also the diversity when it comes to tourist destinations.
Well, even though you might have plans to visit some other places, below are some of Africa’s most iconic and evocative destinations that you might consider visiting.
- Maasai Mara National Reserve
One of the best places to go to when touring Africa, is Kenya. The country is known of its great diversity and colorful culture. On top of this, it offers spectacular scenes and also a better opportunity for interacting with wildlife.
In Kenya, the Maasai Mara is one of the amazing wonderlands when it comes to wildlife. This park is also connected to another park in Tanzania, the Serengeti and the two makes up a great safari destination, right?
Visiting the Maasai Mara also means witnessing the famous wildebeest migration. You can also choose to tour the place on air inside a hot-air balloon to give you a lifetime experience.
- Victoria Falls
If your destination is Zambia, make sure you find some time to visit this great site. The falls, indigenously known as “The Smoke That Thunders” is usually defined by the roaring water plunging against the rocks as it falls down a veil of spray that is quite mystical.
If you still don’t know, this is the world’s largest sheet of falling water. It is estimated that the rate at which the water falls is 165 million gallons of water per minute during the flooding season. The place is located just at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Pyramids of Giza
When you hear about pyramids, the place that definitely comes in to your mind is Egypt, right? Well, you guessed just right. This is always seen as one of the greatest man made features and also has an amazing architectural design.
It is also the oldest tourist attractions in the world having being built more than 50 centuries ago. This is the only thing among the seven wonders of the world to have stood the test of time.
They are always three of them namely; the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure and the Great Pyramid of Khufu. In front of the pyramids you will also find the Sphinx that has an Arabic name meaning “Father of Terror”.
If you like visiting old cities, then here is one situated in central Mali. Estimated to have been found in 800 AD, Djenne lies on an island in the inland Niger Delta and was built as home to the early traders around the 17th and 18th Century.
This place was also used as a center of teaching the religion of Islam which can clearly be seen as the amazingly Great Mosque still dominates the market square.
Djenne is also known for its famous adobe architecture. It is one of the best places to visit while in Mali and you will definitely have an amazing experience.