Unlike most places in the world, Africa is full of vast adventure and beauty. This great continent offers an array of history, architecture, culture, nature and beaches that’s bond to suit your needs. With so many countries and places to visit in Africa we have selected the top 5 that need to be on your bucket list.
The Pyramids, Egypt
A popular tourist favourite and rightly so are the Egyptian Pyramids! Situated on the west bank of the Nile River and on the outskirts of Cairo, the Great Pyramids are homes to the remains of Egyptian pharaohs and queens. The most iconic tombs are that of Pharaoh Khufu which is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids at Giza alongside the great Sphinx, the half human, half-lion pyramid which can be most recognised in films. Tours in Africa start at as little as £20 for students so make sure you don’t miss some of the world’s most iconic sights.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
With a height of 19,340, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free standing mountain in the world and is definitely one place you have to visit in Africa. The highest point is called the Uhuru and is accessible to anyone fit and adventurous; so if you’re looking for a real challenge why not join the pilgrimage and dare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Here you’ll find amazing views, wildlife reserves alongside magnificent weather, so make sure you have your phone at the ready as you’ll take some picturesque photos and snapchats! Tanzania is one place you don’t want to miss out on.
Djemaa el Fna, Morocco
If you’re looking for excitement then one place you have to visit in Africa is Marrakech. With so many places to visit, the Djmaa el Fna encompasses snake-charmers, henna-painters, story-tellers and many many many orange juice vendors. As the day slowly turns into night you can expect music, dancing and a variety of foods. If you’re on a budget you’ll be happy to know that you can always haggle prices with the locals.
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
If you’re looking for a one of a kind adventure then you must visit the Bazaruto Archipelago. Situated on the Southern coast of Mozambique this picturesque island consists of four islands: Bazaruro , Bengneva, Santa Isobel and Santa Carolina. Here you’ll find the Marine National Park which hosts a range of rave Whales, Dolphins and Dugong. Accessible via Vilankulo port and town, this beautiful island offers the perfect blend of sun, sea and sand which is perfect if you love swimming, fishing or snorkelling.
Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana
If you’re up for trying the weird and the wonderful then one place you have to visit is the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana. It is said that at the Makgadikgadi you are able to hear your own blood flow due to the dried up salt pans in the Kalahari Desert. If you’re daring and a lover of nature then you’ll be happy to know that the Makgadikgadi is home to Zebra, Wildebeest, Meerkat, and beautiful Flamingos.
There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.
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