Best Tourist Places In Africa

published on 14 May 2021
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Africa is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. So, if you are thinking of going there, you are certainly in for a treat. However, it is important that you know about the best places to visit in Africa before actually making the trip because it should be worthwhile, shouldn’t it? There are 54 countries in Africa that are renowned for various things. This list will make it easier for you to pinpoint some of the places to explore. We have put together just a few of the best tourist places in Africa you must certainly visit if you are headed to the motherland.  

1. Uganda 

Uganda is among the only three countries that offer many trekking opportunities, including the trek to see mountain gorillas. There are many tourist attractions in Uganda that will fill up your itinerary. Some of the best places to visit and activities in Uganda are -  

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park 
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  •  Kampala Walking Tours
  • Fort Portal

2. Kenya & Tanzania 

Although these are two separate countries, they are often listed under a single trip as they are pretty close to each other.. These 2 countries are counted among the best places to visit in Africa because it is home to an extensive population of wildlife. In Kenya, you will come across lions, rhinos, buffalo, leopards, and elephants while on Safari and Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the great hiking destinations in the world.  These are a few of the exciting activities you can engage in while in any of these countries

  • Amboseli National Reserve- Kenya 
  • Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba National Reserve - Kenya
  • Serengeti National Park- Tanzania  
  • Zanzibar Beaches - Tanzania  
  • Lake Manyara National Park - Tanzania
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve - Kenya

3. Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe is such a fun place to visit in Africa with so many exciting sites to see and things to do. Some of them include:  

  • Hwange National Park 
  • Victoria Falls 
  • Lake Kariba 
  • Mana Pools National Park 
  • Bulawayo  
  • Great Zimbabwe National Monument
  • Chimanimani National Park

4. Namibia  

Namibia is one of the most visited countries in Africa. This is a paradise for people looking for adventure as it is known for having some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Not just that, Namibia is extraordinarily beautiful and there are many tourist attractions to visit in Namibia. Some of them are -  

  • Semi-Nomadic Himba 
  • Kolmanskop Ghost Town 
  • Kulala Desert Lodge
  • Spitzkoppe Rocks  
  • Fish River, Africa’s Largest Canyon

5. South Africa  

There are many exciting reasons why South Africa is always on the list of best places to visit in Africa. Some of these reasons are shark cage diving,  safaris, and beautiful tourist cities like. Below are some of the place you must definitely visit if you ever go to South Africa.  

  • Cape Town 
  • Cape Peninsula  
  • Kruger National Park
  •  The Garden Route
  • Blyde River Canyon & Panorama Route
  •  Drakensberg

6. Ghana  

Ghana is counted among the best places to visit in Africa for many reasons. Along with the beautiful hinterland, rich local culture, sunny beaches, Ghana is also famous for its wildlife and thriving nightlife. Here, we have the list of some of the tourist attractions in Ghana:  

  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum  
  • Artists Alliance Gallery 
  • Labadi Beach
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Mole National Park
  • Manhyia Place Museum
  • Kakum National Park
  • Mole National Park

7. Nigeria  

Nigeria is literally a vibe. Besides being the petroleum giant, the country has many popular tourist attractions. Here, we are going to list the places you must explore in Nigeria:

  • Old Residency Museum -Calabar 
  • Lekki Conservation Center - Lagos 
  • Olumo Rock -Abeokuta 
  • Yankari National Park 
  • Jabi Lake - Abuja 
  • Agodi Gardens - Ibadan

So, here you go. These are just a few of the best tourist places to visit in Africa. If you travel to any of these African countries any time soon,  visit any of these destinations and thank us later. You might also like to check out the travelling tips to Africa.  

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