The Best Countries to Visit in Africa
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Africa is one of the most amazing continents you should visit. From 54 countries to choose from, you will have plenty to do and see where ever you go. We have selected a few of the countries that will leave an everlasting impression and help with creating unforgettable memories for you and your family.
The Best Countries to visit in Africa in 2019 will offer breathtaking scenery of nature in the wild, beautiful beaches on the coast, and journeys in the desert. If you are ready to trek through miles of a reservation to see elephants, zebras, or lions, then get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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The order of how the countries were selected does not refer to which is first or second to visit. This article provides information on each, and it is up to you to choose which country to visit first.
Morocco is located in the northern part of Africa. This country is a melting pot of European, Arabic, and Berber with bustling cities, seaside villages, and snowy mountains.
Morocco is one of many African countries that has plenty to offer a visitor. In the Red City of Marrakesh, you can walk through a lively medina and become amazed by bright stalls and enjoy what is there to offer. You will surely enjoy exploring the city and walking around the old city walls.
Away from the city, you can hike in the Atlas Mountains or the highest mountain in Northern Africa, Mount Toubkal. Or, if you love watersports, there are many wind-related sports to enjoy.
When you visit Djemma al Fna, the main square in Marrakech, you will enjoy street theaters, snake charmers, and delicious street food. For history buffs, you can visit the pre-Saharan life with original houses and their unique structures.
Tanzania has many nature reserves to visit. This country is known for its vast wilderness. The Serengeti National Park is one of the best places to go and get to see the “big five”: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo.
If you have it in you, you can try and climb the famous Mount Kilimanjaro or walk the sandy beaches of the Zanzibar archipelago. Another fantastic place to visit is the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area to see Lake Victoria.
Lastly, you must go to Arusha and Stone Town Zanzibar to see Tanzania culture and enjoy its delicious foods.
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. The island has desserts, beaches, a vast rainforest. Inside the rainforest of the Baobabs, you will see trees that are over 800 years old.
Isalo National Park will provide wild forms, impressive gorges and canyons, and tiny stalagmite pinnacles. Along the streams, you will see ring-tailed lemurs, brown lemurs, sifakas, and nocturnal lemurs hide in the dense vegetation.
Once in Madagascar, you visit the Canyon of Monkeys. It is a popular hike trail through the dense foliage of the forest. Don’t be surprised to see a ring-tail lemur jumping from branch to branch in the canopy.
The must-see location is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ambohimanga. This place is the most important spiritual and historic site for Malagasy people. It was a fortified political capital and the royal palace in the country’s history.
South Africa is one of the most modernized countries in Africa. Even so, there are still plenty to see. You can always visit one of the largest national reservation parks, hike on Table Mountain, or hang out with penguins at Boulders Beach.
In Kruger National Park you will see the “big five” as well. Also, there are a diverse species of bird you will encounter. Birds like vultures, eagles, and storks roam the sky and surrounding waterholes.
If you want some of the best Indian foods away from India, take a trip to Durban and enjoy some fantastic cuisines. For a quiet getaway, then go to Vermaaklikheid for a relaxing boathouse retreat.
Kenya is the best to see the great migration. You will see the great migration of over 2 million zebras, wildebeest, and gazelle traveling from Maasai Mara to the Serengeti. You will also see large herds of lions and elephants.
Wildlife is not the only thing Kenya has to offer its visitors. You can meet the Maasai people and get to know their way of life. On your way to Loyangalani, meet the Turkana people along the shores of the Jade Sea.
The most northern part of Kenya also offer some tourist attractions. You can visit the Island of Lamu. You will encounter the busy streets of Lamu Town, one of the oldest towns in the world. The most southern tip of the island has deserted beaches going miles and miles.