Tourist Attractions in African | Top 12 in Africa

Tourist attractions in Africa
Tourist attractions in Africa

African continent is a large and diverse place filled with many awe inspiring cultural and monumental sites which must interest anyone watching them. Africa itself is full of wonders of creation that choosing the best tourist attractions will be sometimes difficult but this post will help you in your adventure to beautiful scenery in Africa.

Every country in Africa has its best places to visit because of its rich cultural and traditional heritage and this has come to grow African tourism toady. It will be quite a huge task to select just few beautiful places to visit in Africa but with thus list you can choose your best, safest and most beautiful places to visit in Africa

Apart from the tourist attractions in Africa, Africans have other things that make them unique which is their mode of dressing. The African wax popularly known as Ankara is very colourful and fascinating. While not see Ankara Dresses and Accessories

Below are some of the best places to visit in Africa


Location: Capital of Egypt

In Cairo, Egypt beautiful capital city near the Nile river has many interesting places and antiquities to amaze its visitors. Some of this places at the heart of the city is the Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a collection of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts.

In close by Gaza you see dating back to 26th century the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx. There are three main pyramids at Giza; the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure. Many more awaits you as yo visit.

Cairo(Egypt) is also one of the best african countries to visit because of its beautiful nature and friendly people and also its safe for tourist.

Cape Town

Location: South Africa

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Lions Head, Cape Town, South Africa

When we talk of best tourist attractions and places to visit in Africa, Cape Town in South Africa must come to our mind. This city and its environs are safe and easily accessible to tourist.

With its colorful mix of people, cultures, tradition, history, nature, and food, Cape Town is one of the Top tourist attractions worldwide which befits the Ancient city.

Places to visit ranges from Robben Island to the iconic Table Mountain National Park, Cape Point, Cape Winelands, and Camps Bay. Also in this list is the best music festival in South Africa if you visit during the event and with cool and fresh air coming from its evergreen vegetations will make you wamt to stay longer.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve

Location: Kenya

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People coming to Africa will always of its wild animals and safaris.The Massai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is one of the top 10 tourist attractions in Africa. Also you will experience the big five (5) and the wildebeest migration. Moving from the Maasai Mara National Reserve you will land the Serengeti National Park and Game Reserves in Tanzania.

Kenya’s Maasai Mara can be described as land of spectacular scenery, colorful culture, and unparalleled wildlife-spotting opportunities will keep you marvelled at the wonders of creation.

Ikogosi Cold and Warm spring

Location: Ikogosi, Ekiti State

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Ikogosi Cold and Warm spring is not just only a tourist attraction site but also where nature perform wonders. At Ikogosi, you will find two streams of water one cold and the otjer warm. Complementing this is a beautiful green scenery and a wonderful topography surrounding it. It has been modified to have spaces for accommodation and conference centers to help tourist relax in comfort.

Nigeria too is one of the best, safest and most beautiful countries to visit in Africa. Nigeria too has many tourist attractions to visit.

Djemaa el Fna

Location: Morocco

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In Morocco lies the world’s most exciting town square, Djemaa el Fna and the moment you step in this place reminds you that you are in Africa. Also in the heart of the old city of Marrakech, the snake-charmers, henna-painters, storytellers, date-sellers and orange juice vendors set up their stalls in the sleepy heat of the afternoon. Making your night at Djemaa el Fna joyful is the tribal drummers, ladyboy dancers and mobile restaurateurs selling delicious grilled meats, bread and salad.

Morocco too is one of the beautiful places to visit in Africa.

Victoria Falls

Location: Zimbia/Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls which is located at the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe is also called “The Smoke That Thunders” is not only one of the best places to visit in Africa but also in the world. With a 108 meters high cascade of water with over 165 million gallons flowing over the edge per minute during peak flood season makes it world’s largest sheet of falling water.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Location: Tanzania

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Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain and stands at 19,340 feet/ 5,895 meters and takes between five and nine days to reach the top. The travel adventure to mount Kilimanjaro will always be one of the best thing many people will want to happen in their life.

Lekki Conservation Centre

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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The Lekki Conservation Centre, a 21-year-old conservation centre and nature hub, situated in an area with 78 hectares of arable land, managed and maintained by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). It is one of the best nature reserves in Nigeria. This conservation serves as a relaxation centre with breath of fresh air and an escape from the forever buzzing city of Lagos attracts tourist worldwide in all season to it.

Nigeria (Lekki) is one of the best african countries to receive tourist with open hands.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Location: Uganda

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park forms Part of the larger Virunga Conservation Area, and often rated as one of the best places in the world to see the mostly endangered mountain gorilla. In Mgahinga we have dense and mystical landscape of extinct volcanoes and also rainforests. Researchers have it that there are about 800 mountain gorillas left in the world and Mgahinga forms part of their habitats which spans through Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.


Location: Namibia

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The Spitzkoppe in Nambia desert with its groups of granite peaks of about 1,800 meters and about 5,900 feet is very fascinating to sight no wonder many troop to it. Its a place in Africa for climbers, geologists, stargazers and watchers of weaver birds.

Okavango Delta

Location: Botswana

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Okavango Delta, is a UNESCO world heritage site, and one of the top, best and beautiful tourist destinations in Africa. At the foot of Kalahari lies the Okavango delta which attracts thousands of tourist to Africa and Botswana in particular every year to experience the beauty of creation which here is the wild animals.

To get the full Africa scenery in this wild game hotspot many tourist use hot air balloons or aircraft and this helps them too to get the best experience in their tour and also safest means.

Omo River Region

Location: Ethiopia

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In Ethiopia is the Omo River region which is seen as secluded and remote places in the word. Ethiopia as a country is seen as not welcoming to visitors but today, its views of tourist has changed and many people can now few the vast expanses of this part of african plains. A visit to Omo River region will make you understand while Ethiopia is the best tourist attraction in Eat Africa.

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