Top 10 Must Sees In Africa
Many people have made up their minds to visit all the continents in the world during their lifetime. A lot of people have plans to visit Africa on their next vacation but have no idea on where to visit. This article provides information on the top 10 most see landmarks in Africa.
Africa is the second largest continent in the world, it also doubles as the second most populated continent in the world. Known to be one of the poorest continents in the world hasn’t affected the continent from making some breathtaking most see landmarks. Africa has been underrated in terms of choosing a place for vacation. The world-class museums, parks, natural tourist centres have put Africa on the same level as other continents in terms of the quality of fun you get while you are in Africa. If you are a lover of adventure. You should consider going to some of these places.
Here are the top 10 most see landmarks in Africa.
1) The pyramids of Giza in Egypt
The pyramid of Giza, this is one of the seven wonders of the world. The oldest and only one remaining of the seven wonders. Located in Giza which is outskirt of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. This beautiful site has 6 pyramids to its name. This is one the most loved places for tourist that visit Egypt. You can’t go to Egypt and not go to see the pyramids.
2) Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Lake Nakuru is close to Nakuru town. “Nakuru” which means *dusty place” in Maasai, which is one of the popular languages in Kenya. The beautiful Lake Nakuru has a lot of algae gathered around it t, which is one of the things that attract the flamingos. The lake is about 6 feet deep, the lake is also about 1754m above sea level. This is one of the amazing landmarks to visit, with the amazing view of wildlife most especially the pink flamingos.
3) Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. The water that flows through this fall comes from Africa’s largest river – Zambezi river. The Zambezi borders Zimbabwe and Zambia though it is more visible from Zimbabwe. This waterfall was named after a town in Zimbabwe. Over a million people visit this place annually.
4) Mount Sinai, Egypt
This is one of the mountains found in the holy books. This mount is also called Mount of Moses, Mount Horeb or Gabal Musa. This is a must-see for religious folks. This is the mountain where the 10 commandments were given to Moses as recorded in the Holy books. A visit to this mountain will make you feel an inch closer to God.
5) Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Africa’s tallest mountain, not many can boast that they have been here. The mountain is 4,900 meters from the base level. It has 3 cones – Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. It takes about 6-7 days to get to the top of this mountain. This is a must see place for adventure lovers.
6) Obudu cattle Resort, Nigeria
Located in Obudu plateau in Cross River state, Nigeria. This place was discovered in the mid-1950s. This resort is also close to the Cameroon border. The Obudu mountain is about 1,600m high. The resort also has a beautiful ranch. A visit to Obudu is a visit to nature.
7)Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Also known as “Africa’s Garden of Eden”. This is one of the most breathtaking placed you would ever visit in Africa. It is believed that over 3 million years ago there was a volcanic eruption in this place which later created a cone in the volcanic caldera. The volcanic crater forms a beautiful backdrop to the fertile lands around it.
8) River Nile, Egypt
This is known to be one of the longest rivers in the world. It is about 6,853km long. Cruises are offered around Cairo and Luxor which are cites around this river. The river has so many creatures in it, ranging from hippocampus, baboons and many species of birds. Most historical site in Egypt is close to this river.
9) Lion Park, South Africa
Located in Johannesburg, South Africa. If you need to see a lot of wildlife, this park is the place to see. This has amazing wildlife, you get to see the likes of white lions, cheetahs, Gemsbok, giraffes, zebras and many more.
10) Serengeti National park, Tanzania
Located in Mara and Simiyu in Tanzania. About a million wildebeest move yearly from Ngorongoro reserve in the month of January and get to Serengeti around June. They move to Masai Mara in Kenya around September then, they return to their starting point. A visit to Serengeti around June would be a great idea to see the wildebeest migrate from one region to another.