Are you planning to finally cross off traveling to and vacationing in Africa off your list this year but can’t seem to decide which travel and holiday destination in Africa to visit? Or is it that you just want to know some top travel destinations in Africa ahead of your future tourism plans? We got you covered. Being overwhelmed or confused about which part of Africa to visit is understandable because this continent has up to 54 countries with their own unique tourist attractions.
Of course, you shouldn’t expect anything less than epic road trips, millennia-old cultures and tribes, mind-blowing waterfalls, abundant wildlife and beautiful beaches from a continent that is referred to as the Mother Continent. It is believed that humanity began in Africa.
So get your travel documents ready and your bags packed because this list of the top travel destinations in Africa (based on popularity) will give you itchy feet. Here we go:
To enjoy a robust wildlife experience and witness rich cultures and heritage, Botswana is the country to visit in Africa. The Okavango Delta in Botswana is home to an array of natural beauties which have contributed in making this place one of the most visited wilderness destinations in the world.
At the Tsodilo Hills, that’s home to the San and Hambukshu people, you will find rock paintings that’s existed for thousands of years. Botswana is the place to have a safari experience like no other because while tourist attractions are high-end ones, they have a low impact—usually less crowded compared to some other tourist spots. The country is dedicated to wildlife protection and environmental conservation.
Go with a camera to capture Botswana’s incredible sunsets and landscapes and ensure you take a ride in one of their traditional mokoros canoes.
Tell you what? Grammy-award winning musician, Ciara got engaged and honeymooned in Seychelles at an exclusive resort in the Northern part of the country. And she is not the only celebrity to have honeymooned in that resort, the royal couple Prince William and Kate also honeymooned here. What does that tell you about Seychelles? It is a picturesque island bubbling with the gift of nature.
Beautiful beaches, untainted coral reefs, crystal blue waters, rich culture, unique traditions, and delicious, tropical fruit are some of what will greet your eyes in Seychelles. And the best part is that their visa policy is not stringent, many people from different parts of the world can enter Seychelles with only a passport.
Did you know that Morocco was among the physical locations largely used in the hit HBO show, Game of Thrones? The country has an imperial and charismatic appeal. It is a melting pot of diverse cultures: Arabic, European and Berber. Being in Morocco gives you this feeling of being one with ancient cultures as you will come across unique and original structures that date back to pre-Saharan life. Don’t leave this top travel destination in Africa without indulging your taste buds in delicious Moroccan cuisines.
Head to Marrakech and experience a sensual stimulation like no other in the theatres that line the street of Djemma al Fna. You can’t leave Morocco with any regrets lurking in your heart!
Zambia is another top travel and holiday destination in Africa that’s home to gorgeous landscapes and incredible wildlife. The country is home to the world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls, that’s defined by roaring water plunging beneath a magical veil of spray. The indigenes of this country refer to the waterfall as “The Smoke That Thunders.” Witnessing the power of this waterfall will be a memorable experience for you.
If you are a lover of wildlife, you shouldn’t fail to visit Zambia’s park to see beautiful birds of diverse species, giraffe and hippos.
The last but not the least on the list of top travel and holiday destinations in Africa is Kenya. Kenya is an ideal destination for beach holidays, family holidays and safaris. Head straight to the Gede Ruins in Watamu if you are a history and culture enthusiast or go to Amboseli National Park to experience wildlife at its best.
You can easily take in the breathtaking panorama of Kenya by climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Yoga retreats, wellness retreats, and stunning beaches are some relaxations you can indulge yourself in Kenya.
Note, there are many more exciting spots to visit in Africa but these 5 guarantees ultimate vacation satisfaction. Which of these top travel and holiday destinations listed here will you like to visit first?