10.) The Great Pyramids
Where to go: Gaza, Egypt
No trip to Africa would be complete without a visit to one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, the Great Pyramids. Build over 5000 years ago as tombs for the Pharos, the amazing monuments are Egypt’s most renowned heritage site. The largest of the three covers 13 acres and is made of over two million stones, each stone weighing in at around 2.5 tons.
The mechanics of construction and massive size of the pyramids make them one of the biggest historical mysteries on the planet making it one of the top 10 places to visit in Africa.
9.) The Sahara – Erg Chebbi Dunes
Where to go: Morocco
A trip to the amazing Saharan Dessert should be part of every African tourist’s itinerary. Whether on foot of on a camel trek the amazing vista is jaw dropping. Like a scene on an alien planet the dunes seem to stretch to infinity with some reaching a height of up to 150 meters. The area can be visited on foot with a guide or on camel back making it one of the most amazing places to visit in Africa.
8.) Karnak Temple Complex
Where to go: Luxor, Egypt
The Karnak Temple Complex is not only the largest, but also one of the most impressive temples in Egypt. It is one of the few areas of the Temple of Amun that is accessible to the public. This is one of the few places to visit in Africa that was a played a major historical role in Egypt during the 1300BC. It is significant as its walls are lined with hieroglyphs showing the history of that time, making it a unique spot to visit in Africa.
7.) Victoria Falls
Where to go: Zambia & Zimbabwe
One of the world’s most amazing water features is easily Victoria Falls. This amazing water fall spans over 1700 meters and is over 100 meters high & has been a favorite tourist destination since its discovery in 1855. This landmark feature is a must if you are visiting the continent.
6.) Ngorongoro Crater
Where to go: Ngorongoro, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater is known as the largest volcanic crater in the world. The spectacle is known as ‘Africa’s Eden’ by the local people. The crater is believed to have formed nearly three million years ago with a massive volcano collapsed. Today, Ngorongoro Crater is the home to tens of thousands of wild animals, including tigers, rhinos, zebras, hyenas, elephants and lions, making it one of the best destinations for game viewing in Africa.
5) Table Mountain
Where to Go: Cape Town, South Africa
Towering over Cape Town, Table Mountain is a South African icon and is the only natural place on the planet with a constellation named after it. The beautiful flat-topped mountain hosts one of the richest floral kingdoms on earth, boasting over 1400 different species. The mountain is home to numerous endangered and endangered species and is easily the most recognizable site in Cape Town.
4)Djmaa El Fna
Where to Go: Marrakech, Morocco
At the heart of the old city of Marrakech, Djma el Fna, the amazing town square, is perfect for tourists who want to experience the African culture. Snake charmers, story-tellers, henna painters and orange juice stands line the streets in the afternoon.
Tribal drummers and ladyboy dancers join the melee as night falls, rivaled only by the mobile food stalls servicing grilled meats, breads and salads.
3 )Niyika Plateau National Park
Where to go: Malawi
This amazing national park is oen of the most unusual in Africa. The massive plateau is lined by various rivers leading to lake Malawi through water falls off the eastern side of the mountain.
The park is full of wild life and is perfect for mountain trekking, jeep exploration and mountain biking. It is also has one of the highest number of leopards in Africa.
2) Sossusvlei Dunes
Where to Go: Nambia
Although this amazing place was formed by the Orange River, this dessert region is anything but wet. The dunes are said to have developed over millions of years as a result of the Orange River flowing to the Atlantic Ocean. The dunes, often claimed to be the highest in the world, is one of the most spectacular sights in Africa.
1) The Great Wildebeest Migration
Where to go: Masaai Mara, Kenya or the Serengeti, Tanzania.
The annual wildebeest migration, dubbed by many ‘the greatest show on earth’ is the time of year when over two million wild animals, including wildebeests, zebras and buffalo, simultaneously travel from the Serengeti to Masaai Mara Conservation area. Like a scene from a movie the millions of animals travel together in search of fresh water and grass. This amazing mass migration is one of the most anticipated events in Africa with tens of thousands of tourists flocking from around the world to experience the amazing event.