Top Tourist Attractions in Africa

Top Tourist Attractions in Africa

The Pyramids and the Sphinx

Pyramids and the Sphinx are found in Egypt, they include; the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre and the smaller Pyramid of Menkaura and each Pyramid is a tomb to a different King of Egypt. In front of the pyramids lies the Sphinx are carved out of a single block of stone

Coordinates:29°58′31″N 31°08′16″E / 29.97528°N 31.13778°E

The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls lie in between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. The falls are part of two national parks, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. The Victoria Falls are just over1.7 km wide and 108 m high.

Coordinates: 17°55′28″S 25°51′24″E / 17.92444°S 25.85667°E

Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya

The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s premier wildlife park located in south western Kenya on the border of Tanzania. Most of the Masai Mara is made up of hilly grassland which is fed by plentiful rain, especially during the wet months between November and June. The Reserve has Big Five animals that is; lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo and Black Rhinoceros

Djenne Mali

Djenne is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest cities founded in 800 AD located on an island in the Niger River delta. There are famous mosque that made from mud and as one of the UNESCO site that is; Djenne Mosque and it was a natural hub for traders who shuttled their goods between the Sahara desert and the forests of Guinea.

Coordinates: 13.9056° N, 4.5550° W

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town in South Africa is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The city has a huge slab of sandstone, 1086m high and 3km long, smack in the middle of town that is Table Mountain. Table Mountain’s top is often shrouded in clouds commonly known as the mountain’s “tablecloth” and it is a home to more than 1400 unique species of plants as well several mammals and over 100 invertebrates.

Coordinates: 33°55′31″S 18°25′26″E

Marrakech, Morocco

Located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, it is also enchanting, full of history, the cultural center of Morocco and beautiful. The popular sights include numerous references to tranquility and peace like the Majorelle gardens around the Saadian Tombs

Coordinates: 31.6300° N, 8.0089° W

Omo River Region, Ethiopia

The River is located in the south western Ethiopia. Omo River in south west Ethiopia is home to eight different tribes whose population is about 200,000.

Coordinates:4°48′1.27″N 35°58′1.45″E

Virunga Mountains

Virunga Mountains is located in the East Africa with a chain of volcanoes that are within the borders of the countries Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. The mountain range is said to be a part of the Albertine Rift located in the Great Rift Valley with about 450 mountain gorillas inhabit

Coordinates: 1.4292° S, 29.5483° E

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak which stands at 5896 m and the world’s tallest free standing mountain. The mountain is encircled by mountain forest, numerous mammals; many of them endangered species live in the park.

Coordinates: 3.0758° S, 37.3533° E

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean and is one of Africa’s top tourist attractions because of its fascinating history and its incredible beaches. Zanzibar’s location in the Indian Ocean has made it a natural trading center throughout its history. Famous for its spices

Coordinates: 6.1333° S, 39.3167° E


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