Africa is often a forgotten continent in some regards; many people usually head down to the Caribbean or take that dream trip to Paris, France. Although those places are beautiful and enjoyable to spend a vacation at, many don’t know about the interesting and enjoyable things to do in Africa, as well as how truly unique the countries and regions of Africa are. Within this special travel blog, we’re going to go over the absolute best countries and places in Africa to visit and spend your time.
Tanzania is a beautiful country. Where is Tanzania even located? Tanzania is located on the eastern seaboard of Africa, with the Indian Ocean on the right. Tanzania is known for Dar-es-Salaam, its capital. Not only is the capital interesting to visit because of its culture and different perspective that it offers within the city’s day-by-day life, but it’s also where you will probably land before you head off into the Serengeti.
The Serengeti is a national park in northern Tanzania in which you will see the famous animals that live in the savanna, such as elephants, lions, zebras, hyenas, and the list goes on. Additionally, they have a variety of accommodations depending on price as well as preference. You can stay at a luxury lodge away from the actual savanna, or you can stay in the campgrounds to save some money and get a more interesting experience out of your trip. Either way, a trip to Tanzania is usually incredible, and is worth it.
South Africa is unique and a hot tourist spot within the African continent because it has a lot of interesting landscapes within the same country. One fun fact about South Africa is that they have three official capitals! These capitals are Cape Town,Pretoria, and Bloemfontein. These capitals are extremely interesting to visit, especially the first capital listed, Cape Town.
Cape Town is known for its historic and famous landmarks, as well are their beaches, specifically Boulders Beach. If you love hiking and mountainscapes, South Africa is also the place for you, as they have many scenic ranges that you can hike on and enjoy the nature as well as the breath taking views. In a general context, South Africa has a lot for everybody, and it should be heavily considered if you are planning a trip to somewhere in Africa!
This overall list would not be complete without Egypt. With one of the seven wonders of the world, the great pyramids (specifically, the Great Pyramid of Giza), this is already enough of a compelling reason to pay the country a visit. With incredible desertscapes such as The Valley of the Kings, the Great Sphinx of Giza, and the national museums of Egypt which have a rich history of how the ancient Egyptians lived, this is a must for any visitors in Africa to stop by and marvel at. Additionally, it’s also worth paying a visit to Egypt’s capital of Cairo, most famously, the incredible mosques, with amazing and incredible architecture. There are a lot of reasons to visit Egypt, and those reasons above would be enough to last a decently long time.
These were our three picks for the best African countries to visit. There are also more interesting countries and places to go, but these provide the most diverse and interesting cultures,experiences, and historic backgrounds when it comes to the African continent. Be sure to do your research on which country you would find the most interesting to visit, and most importantly,enjoy what the destination has to offer!