• Evelyn Nakazi

Africa Travel Guide: The Best Places to Visit in Africa for Your Next Vacation

Africa is one of the best places to visit in the world. With a variety of landscapes, cultures, and wildlife, Africa has something for everyone. While many people focus on the continent’s natural beauty and history, there are quite a few cities and landmarks that offer an unforgettable experience if you have enough time to explore them. This article will be your guide on where to go in Africa if you want to be immersed in the continent’s culture and enjoy every minute of it.

Kenya

Kenya Tour

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of big cities, head to the hippo-friendly city of Nairobi. There are several things to do in Nairobi, including visiting the Embakasi Market to see a true African slum, which is a great place to go shopping for African crafts and wares. Then, you can head to the Maasai Mara National Reserve to see one of the best remaining places on Earth where wild animals roam free. There’s a hotel located in the area that has a beautiful view of the wildlife, and it’s considered one of the best safari lodges in Kenya.

Explore Kenya Safari Packages

Another popular tourist destination is Kenya’s Naivasha National Park, which offers a variety of safaris, hikes, game-viewing, and wildlife excursions. For the best wildlife viewing, head to Kenya’s wilderness. Take a safari, and you will not regret it. Africa’s wilderness offers an experience like no other, as you will get to view animals like giraffes, elephants, antelope and wildebeest.

South Africa

Sabi Sand

If you want to be completely immersed in African culture, it doesn’t get more authentic than visiting South Africa. The country is filled with stunning deserts, sprawling cities, and tropical lands that are home to lions, rhinos, elephants, and countless other animals. You can also visit many national parks that boast colourful animals and local cultures. There’s also Cape Town, the famous city that serves as a gateway to the continent. Cape Town One of the highlights of your trip is sure to be the Cape Town city that you will visit. You can walk through the charming shopping streets, eat fresh oysters from the nearby oyster beds, and even admire the incredible natural beauty that surrounds the city.

Tanzania

Tanzania is a beautiful country in East Africa, home to sandy beaches and turquoise water, expansive savannas, mountains, and the highest peak on the African continent, Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is also known for its wildlife – it is home to thousands of species of animals including lions, leopards, cheetahs, antelopes, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and wild buffalos.

If you want to do something crazy, you can visit the world’s largest body of fresh water, Lake Tanganyika. The lake also borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the second-largest freshwater lake in the world, after Lake Baikal in Siberia. Tanganyika has a total area of 53,840 square kilometres and stretches nearly 900 km from north to south.

Uganda

Gorillas

As one of the countries in East Africa, Uganda is home to several interesting sites. It’s one of the most visited countries in Africa. Despite the number of tourists that come to the country, Kampala, the capital of Uganda, is one of the best places to go in the country. Kampala is very diverse, with a lot to offer for both an experienced and a beginner traveller.

Explore Uganda

The country is known for its diverse landscape, from wild jungles to vast lakes and beautiful coastlines, with diverse ethnic groups. You will be surprised to see how many cultures the country has, from the stark Nile River to dense forests, making Uganda a truly fascinating place. Visitors are welcomed by a rich heritage and a beautiful natural environment. Uganda is home to mountain Gorillas and hosts nearly half of the world’s gorilla population.

Rwanda

Golden Monkey Rwanda

Rwanda is a fascinating country in which to visit. This has several layers to it. It’s known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” and is full of natural wonders as well as significant historical landmarks. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these is the African Union’s headquarters. Known as AUL-City, it was once a colonial prison that was turned into a UN training facility after being rebuilt.

Explore Rwanda

The African Union now has the city as its main base, which is certainly a remarkable achievement. While in the city, be sure to visit the Genocide Memorial, which tells the story of the genocide in Rwanda from the point of view of the victims and survivors. Take in the city’s vibrant nightlife and bar scene

Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls


Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Zimbabwe has been changing. The once-wealthy nation is now on the brink of disaster. Zimbabweans are suffering a severe recession because of the economy. Nevertheless, the history of Zimbabwe remains breathtaking. The country’s original inhabitants were forced to leave and were denied the rights that they deserved. The British colonized Zimbabwe, and the country is currently very poor. Zimbabwe has a rich culture and history, which is why it should be one of your must-see countries on your trip to Africa.

Morocco

Morocca

A glimpse of Morocco


Morocco is a mix of desert and colourful cities, which gives it a truly unique atmosphere. Morocco is a country with a rich culture, including Berber people and Arabic. Considered to be the birthplace of the modern world, Morocco’s varied landscapes, culture, and history will leave you astonished. Within this amazing country, there are a few must-see places, including the dunes of Moghreb, Meknes, and the northern region of Ouarzazate.

Learn more about the history of Morocco by visiting its UNESCO heritage sites, including Berber castles of Imilchil and Ighil Nisar, and the Roman town of Brahma. If you want to take a closer look at the country’s intricate landscape, take a trip to Taghazout National Park to get an incredible view of the Sahara Desert. Morocco also offers plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, from majestic fortresses to palaces and churches, as well as unique attractions like restaurants and galleries.

Egypt

Egypt pyramids

A beautiful profile of the Great Sphinx including the pyramids of Menkaure and Khafre in the background in Giza, Cairo, Egypt


The capital city of Egypt is Cairo, which lies at the heart of one of the largest countries in the world. When visiting Egypt, try to visit at least one of the two or three major cities in the country. The pyramids of Giza is the highest structure in Egypt and it’s very popular among tourists. Ancient Cairo is also a must-see city. For a different kind of experience, visit the South Sinai, where you can experience a large number of Islamic temples.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar Coast

Zanzibar


Zanzibar, one of the archipelago’s islands, is not a part of mainland Tanzania. Most tourists tend to visit mainland Tanzania, which is the richest place on earth due to its natural resources. However, there is much more to the African country than safari parks, mountain slopes, and giant dunes.

Zanzibar is a haven for history buffs and curious travellers, who will be happy to discover that the Sultanate of Zanzibar was once a region with flourishing civilizations, from the Stone Age to modern times. According to UNESCO, more than 85% of Zanzibar’s original 12 000-year-old Stone Age settlements have been discovered. The island of Zanzibar is located off the coast of Tanzania and is a popular destination for divers.

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