Africa is a vast and unique continent, second in size only to Asia. It covers 11,724,000 square miles and includes many small island nations in addition to its mainland. Africa is incredibly diverse, with a wide variety of people, cultures, languages, and religions. It has a rich history, having been the birthplace of humanity and the cradle of civilization.
Africa is situated southwest of the Middle East and south of Europe. Water bodies encircle the continent on all sides. the Red Sea and Suez Canal to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. The African continent is unique in that it is located in all four hemispheres. With this spot on the continent, it never runs short of visitors and tourists.
Here are nine beautiful places to visit in Africa;
Lekki Conservation Centre
This conservation centre, nestled in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria, serves an important purpose in protecting and maintaining the diversity of plants and wildlife native to this area. It is a hub for biodiversity, ensuring that the ecosystem remains intact and vibrant.
The Table Mountain National Park located in South Africa is one of the world’s most remarkable attractions, boasting a scenic blend of rugged mountains, moonlit beaches, ancient forests, and much more. The park is surrounded by the city and boasts acclaimed landmarks like Table Mountain and the historic Cape of Good Hope, which draw millions of visitors every year.
Aburi Botanical Gardens
Feeding through the lush Akwapim hills, these gardens comprise great lawns planted with native and imported trees and plants.
The Aburi Botanic Garden is one of Ghana’s most stunning, tranquil, and interesting locations. Established in March 1890, the garden, which spreads across 64.8 hectares at an elevation of 370–460 metres above sea level with views of the Accra coastal plain, is a must-see attraction for both Ghanaians and tourists.
Masai Mara Reserve
The deep-lying Masai Mara National Reserve, one of the most magnificent reserves in the world, is located in the centre of Narok County. It reaches into the Serengeti on the north and connects Tanzania and Kenya in terms of wildlife. Despite having many recognisable features, this reserve is best known for the dramatic Great Migration, during which tens of thousands of zebras, gazelles, and wildebeest swarm the Serengeti every year, often from July through October.
The sheer variety of species in this reserve is mind-boggling, including elephants, crocodiles, hippopotamuses, hyenas, cheetahs, and lions that it accommodates.
Victoria Falls is an amazing natural wonder, and one of Zambia’s top tourist attractions. Locals know it as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke That Thunders), and it is truly a sight to behold. The Falls are a mile wide, and the curtain of falling water is breathtaking. David Livingstone, the first European to set eyes on the Falls, gushed that they were “scenes so lovely that they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. Indeed, Victoria Falls is truly a wonder of the natural world.
Murchison Falls National Park
The Murchison Falls National Park, also known as Kabalega National Park, is well-known for housing the world’s most powerful waterfall, which discharges large volumes of water at a very high pressure that causes the surrounding area to tremble at a rate of about 300 cubic metres per second (11,000 ft3/s). The park, which now occupies the largest park in Uganda with a surface area of 3840 square kilometres (1483 square miles), was first gazetted in 1927. Due to the wide variety of safari activities and the abundant wildlife, Uganda is frequently visited for safari tours.
Nyika National Park
With a size of at least 1250 square miles (3200 square kilometres) spanning the vast Nyika plateau, a granitic dome of rolling “whaleback” hills pierced by streams and scattered with pockets of protected evergreen forest, Nyika is Malawi’s largest park. Its setting, which is unlike any other in all of Africa and rises to heights of over 8000 feet (2500 metres), is so breathtakingly gorgeous that most of its visitors are at a loss for words. Nyika is often compared to the wild areas of Europe. It is also home to many African safari animals and is sometimes above the clouds, which adds to its appeal.
Nyika, which translates to “where the water comes from,” is one of Malawi’s most significant catchment regions.
One of Ethiopia’s most spectacular wilderness areas is the Bale Mountains. a lush, tropical setting with amazing views, native animals, high-end lodging, and great hiking trails.
The Bale Mountains’ Afro-Alpine plateau, which rises to a height of nearly 4,000 metres, is the highest mountainous region in southern Ethiopia.
The Sanetti Plateau, a high-altitude region with glacial lakes and tall volcanic ridges surrounding it, is located on the park’s northern edge.
It is exquisitely known as a place of beauty, in both nature and community.
Waza National Park
One of Cameroon’s largest parks, Waza National Park is located in the northern part of the country and spans 17,000 square kilometres of Sahel and savannah flora.
It is also one of the ten parks and reserves where the big five—lions, elephants, rhinoceroses, leopards, and buffaloes, can be found.
The lush savannah that covers the entire park has made Waza a haven for the big five carnivores to thrive.
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