Top Tourist Destinations in Africa

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Memorable tourist destinations in Africa

Mathematics also started in Egypt, where the Nptolep, Papirus and other mathematicians developed their first ever mathematical principles and formulars, which today serve as the basics to every other modern invention, including the computer, which first started as an ordinary counting machine using the counting bone and so on. For these reasons and more, Africa houses most memorable tourists sites today, including the famous Egyptian Pyramid (a first class architecture). There is no scarcity of African Tourist Sites; the continent of Africa boasts of a number of countries that feature spellbinding natural beauty, including the great Obudu Ranch in Nigeria.

Africa is where the world’s hope for the rescue of the Earth’s climate lies, since it houses a lot of thick and dense rain forest and vegetations, that are capable of absorbing the abnormal emission of carbon dioxide by most developed and developed nations of the world. And this is why the UN reached a resolution known as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), whereby forest-rich countries like those in Africa are urged to plant and reserve more forests to help reduce the effects of carbon dioxide emission, this was reached at the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism.

In Africa, you will find a lot of forests that are home to a wide array of flora and fauna, deserts that witness some of the most dangerous sand storms and a wide array of historical and cultural landmarks that bear testimony to the changing fortunes of the continent. A single trip is not adequate to explore the continent; it requires many tours to see the major Africa Tourist Sites. Some of the top tourist sites of Africa are Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe/ Zambia, Obudu Ranch in Nigeria, Anse Lazio in Seychelles, Ingall in Niger, Cape Town in South Africa, Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and Masai Mara in Kenya.

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Africa is a great tourist place to visit

The Anse Lazio in Seychelles is one of the finest beaches of Africa and even of the world in general. From finest sand and lush surroundings to clear turquoise-blue water and lovely granite borders, this beach destination has it all to make your vacation memorable. It is the most popular beach in Seychelles, add this to your basket of tourist site selections, you will forever remember your visit to this natural antique.

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe/ Zambia is one of the most popular natural wonders of the world and countless number of tourists from all over the world visits the site every year. The spray of the waterfall is amazing and makes you feel that you are in the middle of a torrential rainstorm. The experience of visiting the Victoria Falls cannot be expressed in words; you have to come to the site and experience the magic of Victoria Falls.

Now, If your interest is in the indigenous culture of the African continent, then do not forget to visit the Ingall in Niger. Located on one corner of the Sahara Desert, it is the site, where the Touareg and the Fulani nomads come together every year for once a week. This is the ideal time to witness their dance, costumes, culture and music. This particular event is called the' Cure Salee'.

Again, it will be incomplete for you to end up your vacation in Africa without paying a warm visit to the Nigerian great Obudu Ranch. Obudu Ranch is a decent home to many African wildlife, birds etc. If you are probably coming with your children, you must have in mind that they will always ask for a revisit of this wonderful and memorable tourist site, located away in a very peaceful and serene environment in the heart of Nigeria, in West Africa.

We now proceed to the eastern side of Africa to the country called Gabon, which is sometimes referred to as “a haven for wildlife”. Gabon houses a lot of unimaginable tropical beaches and scenes, where elephants, whales, dolphins, hippos graze and swim around in total freedom. Some of the great tourist sites in Gabon includes, Loango, Lope (the home of Gorillas) and many others.

The Loango Park is possibly one of the most outstanding wildlife destinations in African and the world as a whole. It conserves miles of unspoiled beaches fringed by freshwater lagoons and dense equatorial forest. At the Loango Park, you will see hippos, buffalo, leopards, elephants and gorillas walk along the sand, just as natural as you may think of.

If you love nature and the primates, don’t miss to pay a visit to the Lope park in Gabon. You will be amazed at the sight of different species of primates, gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills and other species of monkey. Also expect to see beautiful singing and colorful birds.

We now take a journey to the Southern part of Africa, where South Africa is situated. Cape Town in South Africa is a good representative of the modern and progressive Africa. Anyone who visits the city falls in love with it for many reasons, which cannot just be expressed by mere written words. The city boast of a table-shaped mountain smack in its middle, and it is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches and world class vineyards.

Northern part of Africa, is another wonderful tourist destination, it is the part where modern technology and mathematics seem to evolve, it serves as the world’s first center for learning, research and development. Any tour of Africa is incomplete without Egypt; it is the home to the Pyramids of Giza, the only extant Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. The whole site comprises of over 2 million blocks of stone weighing in at over 2 tonnes each, a very perfect architectural display. It was built to honor the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu in 2650BC.

Returning back to East Africa, we now take a look at the world home for Antelopes and mountains, Kenya. Masai Mara, Kenya is the place for you, if you are obsessed with wildlife. The ideal time to visit the place is during the period between July and October. It is the only place in the world, where you can witness the spectacle of migration of more than a million wild beasts from a hot-air balloon. The place offers unparalleled glimpses of wildlife, especially gigantic and terrifying Antelopes, so do not forget to visit the place when you visit Africa.

But then, that is not all, travel sites in Africa are inexhaustible and there are numerous other breathtaking tourist sites scattered throughout the continent.

Akagera National Park Rwanda:  
 Dominated by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagere River, this park is devoted game preservation and is home to big game and varied birdlife.
Sedate town and the intellectual and cultural center of Rwanda, renowned for superb National Museum and Nyabisindu, the traditional seat of Rwanda's feudal monarchy.
Safe and friendly garden city, which is the geographical and political center, located on a collection of hills, the city is close to the two genocide memorials and offers colorful markets and an assortment of surprisingly fine restaurants.
Lake Kivu:  
An Inland Sea enclosed by steep, green terraced hills. Three resort towns, Gisenyi, Kibuye and Changugu, offer sandy beaches lined with swaying palms and colonial era hotels, and are linked by a spectacular roller-coaster road.
Nyungwe National Park:  
The largest montane forest in East and central Africa, has a uniquely rich center of floral diversity, but is famous for 13 species of primates including chimpanzee and colobus monkey.
Parc National de Volcans:  
Gorillas protected within the Parc Nacional des Volcans, in the lushly -forested slopes of the Virungas form an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is arguably the most poignant and memorable wildlife safari experience in the vast African Wilderness. There are four groups of habituated gorillas here namely; SUSA, AMAHORO, GROUP 13 and SABINYO.
KwaZulu Natal / Durban
KwaZulu Natal:
This is a world in one province. It is located to the North of Durban, you will find the best of African game reserves and pristine beaches, to the West lie the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and temperate Midlands while to the South there await superb golf courses, fishing spots and miles of subtropical ... kwazulu natal attractions.
Limpopo is the northern most province in South Africa, bordering onto Moçambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Limpopo offers a mosaic of superb scenic landscape, a fascinating cultural heritage, an abundance of wildlife species and many nature based tourism opportunities. Limpopo is a land of legends and ... limpopo attractions.
The North West Province;
From untamed bushveld to the sophistication of 5 star luxury resorts, the North West Province provides the complete tourism package. Nature has blessed the Northwest with breathtaking scenic beauty, rolling fields of maize, golden sunflowers and vast plains of African bushveld.

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George Boakye 7 years ago

Indeed Africa has got beautiful scenes,wide species animals and rich culture that we the blacks need to be proud of.

Most of all, i was very glad to have read that Africa won the idea by the UN on the CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM (CDM). All int the name of protecting the world against GLOBAL WARMING. I will say Africans are blessed just as the Whites are also blessed to manufacture sophisticated gadgets for daily management. God bless Africa and the whole world. (+233(0)243488064

MCRober 6 years ago

I visited seven African countries last months.

You people are blessed! I enjoyed more while in Tanzania,Tanzanians are so simple are so friendly.

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accofranco 6 years ago from L Island Author

Hi McRober, i'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation in Africa.Why didn't you visit Nigeria? I hope you do when next you visit Africa. Thanx for reading.

John Albert Strathmore 6 years ago

I was so amazed by the list you mentioned on top Africa's tourist destinations.

I was also truly amazed by not seeing the legendary Serengeti National park and Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania on your list.

Is that you forgot them or you've never been in those places?

If you've never been there I'm advising you to do not hesitate visit those places.

I think you are goin to re-write your list.

I also agree, Tanzanians are the most generous people I ever met in entire Africa.

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accofranco 6 years ago from L Island Author

Hello John, you are very right, i haven't been to that tourist site before, but i hope at my spare time i will do that. and concerning the hub you said i should try and rewrite, may be i will do that before the end of July. thanks anyway for reading.

obitayo olayinka 6 years ago

hi i am actually working the biggest resort in africa. do u think nigeria will be suitable for such? if yes, give reason why.thank you

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accofranco 6 years ago from L Island Author

@obitayo, thanks for reading. concerning the question you asked, yes, i believe strongly that Nigeria will be very suitable, if you need further direction or information or assistance, just get in touch with me directly, by clicking on the 'contact accofranco' button on my profile. thanks once again.

Jean 6 years ago

Yes when I visited Tanzania they were friendly but they treated me like I was 'God' as if they have never seen a white person before compared to other developed countries like South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia....

I will visit Ghana and Nigeria soon, very eager to visit Ghana

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accofranco 6 years ago from L Island Author

@jean, yeah u really need to tour around Africa...especially Nigeria and Ghana. whenever you are ready to visit Nigeria, just contact me, i will take off and make sure i take you around Nigeria...just inform me okay? thanks for reading and commenting...keep reading...

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123chri123 6 years ago

Good work my compatriot.We need to showcase the huge cultural heritage of our great continent.

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accofranco 6 years ago from L Island Author

@123chri, thanks...truly Africa is a place to be, if not for the ignorant tribal wars that dragged the continent backwards, Africa would have been the next home for foreigner

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@molly, have you made a trip to any of those tourist sites? anyway, thanks for reading.

Justin 5 years ago

What about Ethiopia. It is very fascinating country to visit. It is also cheep

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@Justin, i know Ethiopia is also a good tourist destination in Africa, as at the time of publishing this hub, i had no good information about Ethiopian tourist destinations...may be i shall add them during the edit....thanks for reading and commenting.

Bire biru 5 years ago

To get wholistic &pure african history, culture&tradition the right country i've seen is ETHIOPIA

Bire m biru 5 years ago

What's unique in african is ethiopian:its monolitic churches,own manuscript&calender....are facinating

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@Bire biru, you are somewhat correct, but Nigeria has some great tourist sites i had love to add too.....thanks though for contributing.

tessy 5 years ago

you should try Kenya

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@tessy....i will very soon...trying to make friends first to welcome me when i shall arrive...thanks....

Iryn Uganda 5 years ago

Thank you very much for the great work but please Uganda has variety of wonderful tourism treasures.

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@Iryn Uganda, i have heard of Uganda too, but unfortunately, i have not been there or heard from a close colleague or family....anyway, i shall make out time and try, cos i do research and include places i can ascertain...meanwhile, Uganda needs to work more on peace development to attract more tourist..thanks for stopping by and for the contribution....

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