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Top 5 Mesmerizing Places to Visit in Africa

Though it is difficult to bring the entire continent of Africa together in one post there are a few mesmerizing places to visit in Africa that must not be ignored.


Visiting the world’s second-largest as well as one of the most popular continents, Africa, is truly an enchanting and mesmerizing experience on its own. With so many fabulous destinations it is really tough to decide what to see and what not to when you travel to Africa.


No other place on earth holds such a great variety of landscapes, people, culture, and abundant wildlife.


If you are one of those people who think that Africa is just for viewing its exotic wildlife in their natural habitat then you need to think twice. There is so much more Africa has to offer you besides the wonderful wildlife.


Check out the following places to visit in Africa.


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These are the Best Places to Visit in Africa 


The Savannah for an Exotic Safari


The prominent and striking wildlife roaming freely in Africa leaves you awestruck, so go on an expedition in the savannah. Having the largest percentage of the entire world’s precious wildlife, there is no other place like Africa to see and admire the wild animals in their natural habitat especially lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos. 


The only thing to decide is what type of safari do you want to go on? There are a variety of options including horseback, driving, helicopter, boat, canoe, balloon, mountain bike, or walking, and even if you want to explore in the day or at night.


Whatever you choose to do, remember to stay hydrated, dress appropriately, and take plenty of photos.


The Tropical Beaches of Cape Town


Fall in love with the beautiful beaches that are present in Africa with crystal clear waters, pure white sand, and a host of water sports and other activities. These gorgeous beaches are the perfect way to relax when you come back from your exciting Safari trip.


You can either choose to lay down in the sun or you can opt for scuba diving and explore underwater marine life. Some popular beaches include Camps Bay in Cape Town, Zanzibar, which has been featured in multiple tv shows for its pristine beauty, and even the skeleton coast in Namibia which is an eerie but beautiful graveyard for ships and their crews with old shipwrecks still in sight.


Its Beautiful Cities


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Cape Town


This is what makes Africa diverse in all aspects. On one side you will see the vast patches of wilderness all around and on the other side, you can visit some of the best cities in Africa like Cape Town, Cairo, Durban, and Marrakech.


Just decide whether you’d like a guided tour or if you prefer to sightsee, explore, shop, and travel on your own while exploring these places to visit in Africa.


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Diverse Geological Landscapes that Will Blow Your Mind


The diverse topography of deserts, mountains, forests, and tropical islands will surprise you and force you to think about how just one beautiful continent can provide so much variety to behold. It is easy to immerse yourself in the scenery of Africa.


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Victoria Falls 


If you travel to Africa, you can choose to pay a visit to the world’s highest sand dunes in the Namib Desert. The world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls, in Zambia, Zimbabwe is also the most powerful waterfall in the world, is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and is home to several unique species of animals and plants.


Besides these places to visit in Africa, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, also known as the “Jewel of the Kalahari,” and Fish River Canyon, which is the second largest river canyon in the world, must be on your itinerary too.


The Okavango Delta is perfect for African safaris and activities so be sure to take a helicopter safari, boat safari, balloon safari, riding safari, walking safari, or a mokoro (a traditional wooden dug-out canoe) safari.


Declared a national monument in 1962, the Fish River Canyon is Nambia’s greatest geological wonder and is second only to the Grand Canyon in size. Venture here for the scenery, hiking, and enjoy delicious fresh seafood while gazing at the beautiful river.


Tribes and Culture


There exist about 3000 different ethnic groups in Africa. Each one has its own language, culture, rich traditions, and customs. The people are friendly and Africa gives you an awesome chance to interact with the local people and learn about their lifestyle. You can even try their tasty freshly cooked African cuisines.


So in a few simple words, a trip to Africa will certainly change you. These are the best places to visit in Africa. The feeling of going steps closer to nature leaves you in awe leaving a permanent impression on your heart.


However, mere reading won’t solve the purpose. Plan ahead, pack your bags, don’t forget your hiking boots, and get ready for adventure. With these places to visit in Africa, you’ll have the travel experience of a lifetime! 

Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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