6 Countries in Africa You Should Visit

    6 Countries in Africa You Should Visit

    Guest post authored by Dan Greene

    Africa is a widely diverse continent, with desert terrain and sites of archaic and historical relevance dotted throughout roaming landscapes. Today, we’re going to take a look at six countries you need to visit at some point in your lives.

     

    1. South Africa

     What better spot to kick off our list than with one of the most easily recognisable independent states in the continent. The hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup have come a long way economically in recent years, and now stand out as a primary destination for tourists.

    Table Mountain – South Africa (photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/south-african-tourism/)

    From the one-of-a-kind Table Mountain on the outskirts of Cape Town, to the world renowned Kruger National Park, there’s no end of fantastic adventures to sink your teeth into when it comes to an excursion to this diverse and multi-cultural nation.

     

    1. Egypt

    While many people often make the mistake of thinking of Egypt as an Asian nation, it is in reality situated at the northern point of Africa. You’ve probably heard of the ancient culture of the Pharaohs – and this is the key drawing factor of the region.

    The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza (photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sam_and_ian/)

    The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and are definitely still worth a visit for intrepid explorers in the 21st century. We all know a little about the archaic culture of Egypt, so why not find out more by checking it out for yourself?

     

    1. Kenya

     Nature lovers would be wise to take a trip to the East African nation of Kenya – where a series of extravagant and beautiful national parks provide explorers with a sense of adventure.

    Kenyan Safari (photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/blieusong/)

    In most of these spots you can come face-to-face with a bevy of exciting wildlife, all under the watchful guidance of trained specialists who have forged a career out of learning about how to deal with potentially dangerous animals.

     

    1. Namibia

    There’s a good chance if you’re not a rugby fan you haven’t even heard of this African nation; but, despite that, this relatively under-populated country is nevertheless well worth checking out.

    Etosha National Park (photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44898314@N06/)

    The Etosha National Park is a particular point of interest, with what is in essence a giant safari encompassing a huge expanse of land. Swakopmund, one of the larger cities in Namibia, is also the primary hub of adventure tourism in Africa as a whole.

     

    1. Rwanda

    Rwanda might have a turbulent history (what African nation doesn’t?), but have now managed to move past that dark period and stand out as a holiday locale well worth trying out at some point in your life.

    Rwanda Gorilla (photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/43555660@N00/)

    National parks like Akagera and the Nyungwe Forest provide visitors with lots of aesthetically pleasing sights, while a thriving tourism sector has transformed a once rundown country into a must-see location.

      

    1. Morocco

    Rounding off our list is another North African country which is famous for its culture. Morocco might not have the same iconic imagery as Egypt, but hustling and bustling market places like Jemaa el-Fnaa offer their own highlights.

    Jemaa el Fna (photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yimix/)

    That’s not to say there isn’t some form of architectural majesty however, with places like Majorelle Garden and Bahia Palace also serving to provide any holidaymaker with a fantastic day out.

    Fancy a trip to any of these spots? If you visit any of these African nations in the future you’ll be amazed by the versatile range of things you can do there. Make sure you give a few of them a try at some point in your life.

     

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