Africa Holidays – 55 Best Things to Do in Africa

Holidays in Africa

Holidays in Africa – Top Things to Do in Africa

From the amazing natural atmosphere to the rich cultural history, the friendly locals to the dynamic cities, holidays in Africa has everything, sometimes all at once.

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There is just something about this amazing continent that pulls you in and keeps you wanting to return over and over again. But there is no rejection that it can also be a hard place for holidays in Africa travel to explore the full Africa.

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Here are some of Africa’s most amazing places to visit and attractions of holidays in Africa:

1) Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The national park in Tanzania is a world-renowned natural landscape and listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, where every year the largest mammal migration on earth takes place, with millions of Zebra, antelope and wildebeest heading for green field lands in Maasai Mara in Kenya. You will find also giraffes, elephants, leopards, lions, rhinos, buffalos and gazelle across woodlands, plains and savanna. It is one of the most stunning sites in the natural planet. There are lots of firms accessible to help you find the top time and place to witness the migration.

The Serengeti ecosystem was voted as the best national park in Africa several times at World Travel Awards. In 2021 the Serengeti National Park has been named the best national park in the world by the world’s largest travel platform.

For more information and Serengeti National Park tour packages ideas, read the Tanzania travel guide.

2) Giza Pyramid, Egypt

If you have forever wanted to view the pyramids in Egypt, then make Giza your next holidays in Africa destination. Giza is the gateway to Egypt’s most wonderful structure; it is extremely near to the city of Cairo. While in Giza, you can step within the Great Pyramids of Khufu, now the last remaining structure of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the planet. You can also trip the Sphinx, several little pyramids and a number of amazing museums helping to describe the role of these pyramids and their importance in Egyptian history.

For more information and holidays to Egypt ideas, read our Egypt travel guide.

Holidays in Africa, Giza Necropolis, Egypt

3) Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is considered one of the 7 natural wonders of the planet and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The waterfall is considered to be the largest in the world and is part of the Zambezi River. It is placed on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. British explorer David Livingstone was the first Western to view waterfall and the named it is tribute of Queen Victoria. Victoria Falls is 1,708 feet wide. The falls were already encouraging 400,000 visitors each year by the end of the 1990s for holidays to Zimbabwe.

For more information and Victoria Falls tour packages ideas, read our Zambia and Zimbabwe travel guide.

4) Table Mountain, South Africa

Table Mountain hang over Cape Town at the southern side of the continent at the Cape of Good Hope. Along with the peaks of Devils Peak, Signal Hill and Lions Head, it forms a big natural amphitheater in which the Dutch settlers for the seventeen centuries first established what would become Cape Town. With its flat top well over 1000 meters above sea level at its highest point at Maclear Beacon, Table Mountain is generally obscured by clouds from ground level. But you can take the popular cable car up to the top.

For more information and Cape Town tour packages ideas, read othe Cape Town travel guide.

Table Mountain, South Africa - Holidays in Africa

5) Atlas Mountains, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia

The Atlas Mountain is a 1,600-stretch mile of mountains that is a Maghreb part. This mountain range passes via Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Measuring 13,670 feet, Toubkal is the highest mountain in the range and this is placed in southwestern Morocco. The mountain is house to many species of flora and wildlife that are special to Africa. The mountains are divided into various ranges which contain Saharan Atlas, Tell Altas and Anti-Atlas and Aures mountain ranges. Two of the most famous activities for holidays in Africa that visitors enjoy when they are visiting the Atlas Mountains for cycling and hiking.

For more information and Morocco tour packages ideas, read the Atlas Mountain guide.

Atlas Mountains - Holidays in Africa

6) Djenne, Mali

Djenne, is one of Sub-Saharan African very old cities, founded in 800 AD. There are popular mosque that made from mud as one of the UNESCO place, namely Djenne Mosque. Placed on an Island in the Niger River delta, Djenne was a natural center for traders who shuttled their goods between the forests of Guinea and Sahara Desert. Djenne is placed a few 100 miles downstream from Timbuktu.

Djenne, Mali
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7) Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The national reserve is Kenya premier wildlife park for safari in Africa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was established in 1961 to save wildlife from hunters. The Masai Mara is the reason many visitors come to holidays in Africa safari and Kenya for its beauty and dynamic wildlife. The Masai Mara is placed in southern Kenya on the Tanzania border. The reserve is placed in the Rift Valley with Tanzania Serengeti Plains with its southern end. Most of the Masai Mara is made up of mountainous grassland which is fed by lots of rain, mainly during the wet months between December and June.

Both Serengeti Park and Masai Mara are home to the Great Migration. The Great Wildebeest Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles move through the Serengeti National Park (Tanzania) and Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya) ecosystems in search of green pasture.

For more information and Kenya tour packages ideas, read the Kenya travel guide.

8) Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

This is UNESCO World Heritage place and a protected region in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania and is the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. The conversation place is named after a volcanic crater which is now house to some of the most charming unchanged wildlife sanctuaries in the planet. African holidays safari visitors flock to Ngorongoro Conservation area to enjoy the wildlife. Some of the animals that can be seen their contain East African lions, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, gazelles, cheetahs, and leopards.

For more information and Tanzania tour packages ideas, read the Tanzania travel guide.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Holidays in Africa

9) Omo River Region, Ethiopia

More than fifty special tribes living in the Omo River area of Southwestern Ethiopia, it is enhancing holidays in Africa attraction for those interest in Africa culture. The remote place, which is barely accessible by four wheel-drive, has meant that traditional beliefs and custom are extremely much intact for most of these tribes. The Kalashnikovs slung across some fighters backs can be a pretty disconnecting but the tribes are friendly that is generally the only European accessory you will view them wear.

For more information and Ethiopia travel ideas, read the Ethiopia travel guide.

Omo River Region, Ethiopia
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10) uShaka Marine World, South Africa

While many of the holidays in Africa attractions are historical structures or natural specs of the diverse African landscapes, there are lots of fun thing to do and view. One of the top examples of this is uShaka Marine World. This theme park covers forty acres and attracts more than 790,000 guests each year. It is house to over 10,000 animals. The holidays in Africa attractions is placed in Durban. The park is divided into 5 sections; uShaka Village Walk, uShaka Kids World, u Shaka wet Wild, uShaka Beach and uShaka Sea World. Additional to these sections, there is also Animal Encounter Islands where guests can get up close and personal with some of the animals.

For more information and holidays to South Africa ideas, read our South Africa travel guide.

uShaka Marine World, South Africa

11) Kruger National Park, South Africa

The top famous of the many parks placed in South Africa is the Kruger National Park. The park has 3 primary goals: education, conservation and tourism. While it is easy to buy a permit to enter the park and then drive on your own, most visitors favor to join a guided African holidays safari or tour. Kruger National Park best attraction contain the Crocodile River view point, the Iron Age Village called as Masorini and the lots of the big 5 animals: rhinoceros, cape buffalo, lion, leopard and elephant.

For more information and holidays to South Africa ideas, read the Kruger National Park travel guide.

12) Fish River Canyon, Namibia

The amazing Fish River Canyon in Southern Namibia is one of the world’s biggest canyons, and it is amazing, wonderful scene to behold. As one of the National Wonders of Africa, Fish River Canyon is one of the nation’s most famous holidays in Africa safari attractions. So, book your cheap flights to Africa now. You can trek along the Fish River Canyon Trail if you are up for thrill, or you can take a wonderful overhead flight to admire the multicolored rock canyon contrasted with the vivid blue waters of the river.

For more information and Namibia tour packages ideas, read the Namibia travel guide.

Fish River Canyon, Namibia

13) Robben Island, South Africa

Robben Island is one of the most charming places in South Africa. The Island is placed in Table Bay, just off the coast of Bloubergstrand in Cape Town. It is a little island that measures just 2 square miles. It was on this island where former president Nelson Mandela was arrested for eighteen years of the twenty-seven years he spent in prison.

For more information and holidays to South Africa ideas, read our South Africa travel guide.

Robben Island, South Africa

14) Ruwenzori Mountains, Congo / Uganda

The Ruwenzori Mountains are placed in western Uganda and part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Generally overlooked, they boast a climate that gathers the Alpine with the tropical. You will find heather along with rare plants like lobelias and amazing mountain peaks topped with glaciers, snow, lakes and waterfalls. Holidays to Africa’s third highest mountain, Mount Stanley, is in the Rwenzori range, as is the highest and most perfect source of the Nile. The first Western to set eyes on the mountain was Henry Morton Stanley in 1889.

For more information and safari to Uganda ideas, read our Uganda travel guide.

Ruwenzori Mountains, Congo / Uganda - Holidays in Africa

15) Sahara Desert, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, and Tunisia

The Sahara is the biggest hot desert in the world, and the 3rd biggest desert behind Arctic and the Antarctica which are both cold desserts. The Sahara is one of the harshest atmospheres on planet, covering 3.6 million square miles, nearly a third of the African continent, about the size of the USA (including Hawaii and Alaska). The name of the desert comes from the Arabic word sahra which means desert. The Sahara African holidays desert has a range of land specs, but is most famous for sand dunes fields that are usually depicted in movies.

For more information and holidays in Morocco ideas, read our Egypt and Sahara travel guide.

Sahara Desert, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, and Tunisia - Holidays in Africa

16) Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Makgadikabdi pans is placed directly between Francistown and Maun. When it rain, the pans come to life with water birds and remarkable herds of game. The Makgadikgadi pans are the remains of a once very old lake and now form part of the route of Southern Africa biggest remaining migration. Visitors can expect something slightly unusual from this part of Botswana. Kubu island, with its big baobas, is one of the most mysterious location of Makgadigadi pans.

For more information and Botswana safari holidays and holidays ideas, read the Botswana travel guide.

Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana - Holidays in Africa
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17) Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro, formerly Kaiser wilhelm-spitze, is a mountain northeastern Tanzania and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain rise in the planet, rising 4600 meters from the base, and contains the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters, offering the amazing view from the surrounding plains.
Mount Kilimanjaro has 5 big ecological zones and the activity within each of these is controlled by the 5 factors of rainfall, altitude, temperature and flora and fauna. Each area occupies an area about 1000m in altitude and is subject to a corresponding reduce in rainfall, temperature and life from the forward upwards.

For more information and Kilimanjaro tour packages ideas, read our hiking and trekking in Tanzania guide.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - Holidays in Africa

18) Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe national park sits in near proximity to the borders with Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Namibia, making it a famous and simple day trip place for visitors from Victoria Falls as well as for those on tours all through the wider area of Southern Africa.

Chobe African holidays is definitely the top place in Africa to view elephants, particularly in the water. Individuals herds sometimes numbers in the 100s and there are an estimated 120,000 elephants in total in the park. There are equally big herds of buffalo to be found. Actually, both can generally be seen outside the park boundaries wandering around the outskirts of Kasane itself, unperturbed by people or traffic.

For more information and Botswana safari holidays and holidays ideas, read the Botswana travel guide.

Chobe National Park, Botswana - Holidays in Africa

19) Namib Desert / Sossusvlei Sand Dunes

Sossusvlei epitomises the wonderful desert experience of Namibia, with its endless sea of dunes. The shining ochre Sossusvlei dunes rise up to over 320m tall, making them some of the planet highest sand forms. These forever-shifting dunes are continually reshaped by the wind into the slopes, sandy valleys, and peaks that form the very old Namibia desert. The oranges, reds, caramel and yellows browns of the soft dunes, and the bleached whites and washed-out pastel shades of the pans, are continuously changed as the season turn and light plays on the desert landscapes, making them glow at a dusk and dawn.

For more information and Namibia tour packages ideas, read the Namibia travel guide.

Namib Desert / Sossusvlei Sand Dunes - Holidays in Africa

20) Etosha National Park, Namibia

Since Etosha National Park is the gateway to North Ovamboland and Namibia, it is extremely famous stop on any Africa holiday tour. Above all, it is famous as Namibia foremost wildlife sanctuary.

The landscape is special and varied and subsequently home to a big range of animals. For example, leopard, elephant, lion, hyena, cheetah, springbok, two types of zebra, eland and many more species of wildlife are found here. What makes this park special is the floodlit waterholes at all the key camps.

For more information and Namibia tour packages ideas, read the Namibia travel guide.

21) Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo

Set within Virguna national park, Nyiragongo consists of twelve basic summit shelters set near to a charming Stratovolcano and the world’s biggest lava lake and famous place for African holidays.

The time needed to reach the summit of Nyiragongo depends on the average fitness of the group, but generally takes 4-6 hours. Trekkers should bring raincoats and chill weather gear as rain showers are generally on the climb up during the rainy season and temperatures at the summit can dip below 0 C/32 F.

The lower of the volcano are house to a big range of animals, including monkeys, chimpanzees, and bushbuck.

For more information and safari in Rwanda ideas, read our Rwanda travel guide.

Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo
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22) Lake Retba (Lac Rose), Senegal

Lake Rebta or Lac Rose is separated only by some narrow dunes from the Atlantic sea, and is guessed its salt content is extremely high. Its salinity content compares to that of the Dead sea and during the dry period it exceeds it.
Its special pink color is caused by the Dunaliella salina bacteria, which is encouraged by the lakes salt content. The bacteria generates a red pigment in order to absorb the sunlight, thus providing the lake its special colour.

Its colour is mainly visible during the dry season and less during the rainy season.

For more information and holidays to the Senegal ideas, read the Senegal travel guide.

Lake Retba (Lac Rose), Senegal
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23) Djemaa el Fna, Morocco

The Jemma el-Fna square is one of the key cultural areas in Marrakesh and has become one of the symbols of the city since its base in the 11th century. It represents a special focus of famous Moroccan cultural traditions performed via religious, musical and artistic expressions.

Placed at the entry of the Medina, this triangular square, which is surrounded by stands, restaurants and public buildings offer everyday business activities and various forms of fun. It is a meeting both for both domestic population and people from elsewhere. This is the best holidays in Africa place to visit.

For more information and Marrakech tour packages ideas, read the best Marrakech travel guide.

Djemaa el Fna, Morocco - Holidays in Africa

24) Lower Zambezi, Zambia

This park is pretty undeveloped, it is beauty lying in its wilderness state. The range of animals is not as wide as other huge parks, but the chances to get near to game wandering it and out of the Zambezi channels are amazing. The park lies opposite the popular Mana pools reserve in Zimbabwe, so the full area on both sides of the Zambezi River is a big Wildlife sanctuary.

The river’s edge is overhung with a thick riverine fringe, including fig trees and ebony. Further, island is a floodplain edged with mopane forest and interspersed with big acacias and winterthorn trees.

For more information, read the Zambia travel guide.

25) Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is a special pulsing wetland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More correctly an alluvial fan, the delta covers between six and 15000 square kilometers of Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana and owes its way of life to the Okavango River which flows from the Angolan highlands, across Namibia Caprivi strip and into the cruel kalahari desert.

The Okavango Delta offers some of the top safari experiences in Africa with first-rate wildlife, guiding and accommodation. It also some of the most varied safaris in Africa with remarkable range of safari activities on offer including riding safaris, walking safaris, boating safaris, mokoro safaris, helicopter safaris, balloon safaris and more.

For more information and Botswana safari holidays and holidays ideas, read our Botswana travel guide.

Okavango Delta, Botswana - Holidays in Africa

26) Drakensberg, South Africa

The highest mountain range in Southern Africa and best things to do in Africa, with peaks that increase to 3,481 meters in height, the Drakensberg mountain range is a place of amazing natural beauty. The mountains themselves span about 1,000 kilometers from southwest to northwest and meets Lesotho at its northeastern border. The San Bushmen rock paintings at Giant Castle are another highlight of the place and great for those looking to learn about the precious culture of the province. The same place also has some amazing hiking trails to completely value the wildlife and scenery, which contains eland and royal bearded vultures.

Drakensberg, South Africa - Holidays in Africa

27) UNESCO churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

The eleven medieval monolithic cave churches of this thirteen century New Jerusalem are placed in a mountainous area in the heart of Ethiopia close to a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. Lalibela is a high location of Ethiopian Christianity and best things to do in Africa, still today a location of devotion and pilmigrage. The churches were not constructed in a very old way but rather were hewn from the living rock of monolithic blocks. These blocks were additional chiselled out, forming columns, windows, doors, various roofs, floors etc. This amazing work was further done with a big system of trenches, drainage ditches, and ceremonial passengers, some with opening to catacombs and hermit caves.

UNESCO churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia - Holidays in Africa

28) Cruise the Nile River, Egypt

Enjoy a trip to the heart of Egypt, and take the Nile River cruise between Aswan and Luxor or a Lake Nasser Cruise. It is the top way to view the amazing ruins of very old Egypt and new life along the banks of the Nile, which has brought life to Egypt for millennia. By sailing onboard Egypt Nile cruises between Aswan and Luxor, you will have the chance to visit amazing attractions in Upper Egypt such as Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatsshepsuit and Philae Temple.

29) Roman Empire in El Djem, Tunisia

The amphitheater is one of the most stunning contributions of very old Rome. The most popular example of such a structure is the Colosseum in Rome, where brutal gladiatorial wars took place. Anyway, amphitheatres were built all through the Roman Empire, with around 230 known amphitheatres that are still surviving today. One of the most important examples can be found in the Tunisian El Djem city, considered to be house to the most amazing Roman remains in the whole of Africa, and popular for its starting role in the Hollywood epic Gladiator.

Roman Empire in El Djem, Tunisia - Holidays in Africa

30) The Cape Cross Seal Colony in Namibia

Cape Cross is a Cape Fur Seal Beach with an amazing history of stone cross on the bleak headland – put up, in 1485, by a Portuguese navigator and capital, Dieg Cao Cross seal colony, in Namibia, is the breeding location of the Cape Fur Seals, which are actually a species of Sea lion. Along with South African and Namibian coast there are twenty-four colonies with a seal population of approximately 650,000 animals. About 80,000 to 100,000 seals inhabit Cape Cross and best things to do in Africa.

The Cape Cross Seal Colony in Namibia - Holidays in Africa

31) Ancient Tanneries in Fez, Morocco

Fez’s tanneries are made of different stone vessels packed with a big range of dyes and different liquids spread out like a tray of watercolors. Dozens of men, many standing waist deep in dyes, work under the warm sun tending to the hides that remain soaked in the vessels. The tanneries processes the hides of sheep, cows, camels, and goats, turning them into high standard leather products such as shoes, coats, bags and slippers. This is all got manually, without the need for new machinery, and the process has barely replaced since medieval times, which makes these tanneries actually best things to do in Africa.

Ancient Tanneries in Fez, Morocco - Holidays in Africa

32) Cape Winelands, South Africa

The Cape Winelands area contains 5 local municipalities, namely Stellenbosch, Drakenstein, Breede Valley, Witzenberg and Langeberg (formerly called as Winelands/Breede River). The place is one of the “Pearls” of South Africa rural and little town sub-regions, but disparate with a pretty high and diverse level of equipment. The CapeWinelands areas is the source of many legendary Cape wines, they produce of row upon row of grapevines, many of which were first planted 1000s of years ago. Its classsic Cape-Dutch homesteads, big heritage, mountainous surrounds, sumptuous restaurants have earned the Cape Winelands the right to call itself South Africa culinary capital.

Cape Winelands, South Africa - Holidays in Africa

33) Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe is now ruined city close to the Masvingo, central Zimbabwe which was continuously populated between c. 1100 to c. 1550 CE, flourishing between c. 1300 and c. 1450 CE in the end of Iron age of southern Africa. Capital of the Zimbabwe Kingdom, a state of the Bantu-speaking Shona people, the area is placed on a natural citadel and contains many amazing monuments built using granite blocks without mortar. Clusters of stone buildings known as Zimbabwe in Bantu, hence the place and the Kingdoms name.

Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Zimbabwe - Holidays in Africa
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34) Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

The famous national park in Northern Ethiopia is an amazing setting with special wildlife and remarkable views on landscape shaped by nature and traditional agriculture. The natural beauties of this area have forever packed visitors from Ethiopia and abroad with awe. Gentle highland ridges at altitudes above 3,600 meters above sea level, covered with isolated trees, grasses, and the bizarre giant lobelia are found on the top plateau. Simien mountain national park is also famous for its endemic walia ibex, a very big mountain goat which just about sixty survive today.

Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia - Holidays in Africa
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35) Nile in Jinja, Uganda

On the shores of the River Nile and big Lake Victoria, Jinja is Uganda 4th biggest town and best things to do in Africa, having once been the capital city. Its tropical atmosphere and green vegetation are huge attractions, but the key highlight is undisputedly the River Nile. Thought to be home of the source of the Nile, the world’s biggest river spanning Egypt Sudan and Uganda, it holds big spiritual importance for the local people and provide some amazing trade five rapids for us visitors. Jinja is a compact, low rise town with pretty historical interest, apart from some remarkable Asian architecture from the colonial period.

Nile in Jinja, Uganda - Holidays in Africa

36) Algier’s Kasbah, Algier

The Kasbah of Algiers was discovered on the ruins of old icosium and best place for holidays in Africa, a Phoenician business outpost known as which later developed into a little Roman town. It is a little city which, built on a hill, goes down towards the sea, divided into 2: the low city and the high city. One finds there mosques and masonries of the seventeen century; Ketchaoua mosque flanked by 2 minarets, mosque el Djedid with its big finished ovoid cupola points some and its 4 coupolettes, mosque Ali Betchnin, mosque El Kebir, Palate of Jenina and Dar Aziza.

Algier’s Kasbah, Algier - Holidays in Africa
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37) Stone Town, Zanzibar

Placed in the old quarter of the key town, Zanzibar, “Stone Town” is definitely an amazing location to spend a few hours. Made up of pyramids of winding alleyways and streets, the area was declared a UNESCO world heritage place in 2000 for its remaining colonial and Arab architecture holidays in Africa. The stone town of Zanzibar keeps its urban fabric and townscape virtually intact and contains lots of fine buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought combine and homogenized disparate elements of the African cultures, the Arab region, Europe, and India over more than a millennium.

Stone Town, Zanzibar - Holidays in Africa

38) Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Straddling a portion of the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Lake Kariba is the world’s biggest man-made lake holidays in Africa. Its creation provided best situations for wildlife in Matusadona National park, placed on the section of its shore on the Zimbabwean side, to thrive. Game viewing along Lake Kariba shoreline can be performed by houseboat, boat or canoe, and from inside Matusadona on foot. The roads gruelling and rough and 4×4 vehicle are needed. The construction of Lake Kariba put this Matusadona national park, which is not famous as a Mana pools or Hwange.

39) Gambia’s National Sanctuaries

Generally known as Baboon islands, the River Gambia National Park is placed just 300 km up the Gambia River in one of the least distributed parts of the nation. These islands provide the rare chance of viewing the last of the Gambia wildlife and green gallery forests, while staying in both comfort and privacy. The RGNP is also house to the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation project which was established on the islands in 1979 and for the reintroduction and care orphaned and unwanted chimpanzees. Wild Chimpanzees vanished from the Gambia in the early 1900s, but there are now more than hundred chimpanzees living in 4 separate social groups on 3 islands.

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40) Pyramids of Sudan

Less popular than their Egyptian neighbours and best place for holidays in Africa, Sudan pyramids have been amazingly preserved for 1,000 of years. Travel two-hundred kilometers out of Khartoum into the Sudanese desert and, emerging like a mirage, you will happen upon the very old pyramids of Meroe. Far-off the well-trodden visitor path of the Egyptian pyramids, this place of North Sudan was once part of the realm of pharaohs, which helps to describe why such an important collection of temples and pyramids can be found here. 1,000 of years ago, Meroe served as the capital city of the Kush Kingdom, the realm presided over the by the Nubian dynasty.

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41) Blu City, Chefchouen, Morocco

The province is famous for its special and charming spec: blue houses. The shades of blue color are supposed to ward off mosquitoes. Chefchaouen is one of the best place for holidays in Africa in the country due to its authenticity. The domestic people are known for their hospitality and friendliness. Found in 1471, the city is placed in and surrounded by the Rif Mountains. Chefchaouen is also popular for the domestic handcrafts, that are being sold at the market there. Visitors also enjoy the domestic cuisine, which offers a traditional Moroccan dishes.

42) The Coast of Ghana

Cape coast, town in the heart of the seaboard of Ghana and best place for holidays in Africa. It lies on the low promontory jutting into the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean approximately seventy-five miles southwest of the Ghanaian capital of Accra. The town, which is one of the country’s oldest, grew up around Cape Coast Castle, constructed by the Swedish in 1655 and take over by the British in 1663. A vital seat of Asante traders, Cape Coast became a roadstead port and was the British administrative and commercial capital of the Gold Coast until 1877, when Accra became the capital.

43) Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

One of Africa best national parks, Hwange national park in Zimbabwe’s northwest should be on any safari lovers bucket list. Roaming Hwange savanna woodlands and grasslands are the big five and hundred other species of mammals – the park has the largest diversity of mammals out of the planet national parks. The Belgium-sized park is also house to some 50,000 elephant and is famous for regular sightings of leopard, cheetah, and lion, as well as one of Africa biggest populations of the endangered wild dog and rare species such as sable and roan. Birdwatchers will be thrilled with the five-hundred species recorded here.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

44) The Garden Route, South Africa

There is three-hundred kilometers stretch of coast road on the south west tip of South Africa regarded as the most charming area in the country. Called as the Garden Route, the road trips gets its name from the Garden Route national park that it covers, and the big wildlife and vegetation, and abundance of lakes, lagoons, forests, mountains, and beaches along its winding roads. Home to almost a dozen nature and marine reserves, a road tour on the Garden Route provides lots of chances for activities along the way, from eco to hiking and white watching tours, to exploring caves and deserted sandy beaches.

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45) Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

The Bazaruto Archipelago is made up of 5 glorious key islands: Benguerra, Bazaruto, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue. Bazaruto island is the biggest, sporting a thirty kilometers spine of dazzling dunes that roll down its eastern flank above an amazingly turquoise see. Across a narrow channel to the south, Benguerra island is less than half the size, and Santa Carolina and Magaruque island are even little still. Bangue island, in the far south, is pretty more than a sandbar, while a sixth little satellite known as Pansy gets fully submerged at high tide.

For more information and holidays to Mozambique ideas, read our Mozambique travel guide.

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique - Holidays in Africa
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46) Red Sea, Egypt

Revel under the sun in the Red Sea Rivera and enjoy some of the top seaside and family activities in eastern Egypt. Placed close to the Eastern Desert and south of the Sinai, the Red Sea Rivera is a long costal place area full of charming beaches that lead to the Red sea. The year-round sunshine on the Egyptian Red Sea makes it a best diving place at any time of the year. Even in the first three months of the year, when water temperatures range from twenty-one to twenty-two degrees, you can still snorkel, swim or dive in the crystal blue waters.

Red Sea, Egypt - Top Things to Do in Africa

47) Likoma Island, Lake Malawi

For a really special beach African beach holidays, consider a trip to Lake Malawi. It is the 3rd biggest lake in Africa, and it is golden beaches and clear waters are reminiscent of the coast, except with hot water. Likoma Island is placed within the Mozambican border but technically belongs to Malawi. It has different sweet beaches and a luxurious eco-friendly resort, Kaya Mawa. Likoma is an extremely peaceful with just a few vehicles on the Island. You can walk inland to view the villages and the Islands cathedral, or you can snorkel, kayak, or swim in the lakes refreshing waters.

For more information and holidays to Malawi ideas, read our Malawi travel guide.

Likoma Island, Lake Malawi
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48) Mnemba Island, Tanzania

Placed off the north coast of Tanzania, Mnemba is a private Indian Ocean Island and part of the Zanzibar historical Archipelago. The island provides the top scuba diving and snorkeling in Zanzibar, and there are sufficient chances for whale watching, swimming with dolphins in the African holidays in hot waters. It is also the best place for an anniversary celebration or honeymoon.

For more information and Pemba holidays ideas, read the top things to do in Pemba guide.

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49) The Seychelles Archipelago

An isolated island paradise, Seychelles is house to idyllic beaches, pleasant hot weather, and the crystal clear water of the sea.

Seychelles attraction contains some amazing options in the form of natural reserves and national parks, the significant being the Aride Island Reserve, Morne Seychellois National Park, and Cousin Island Nature Reserve, all of which permit you to enjoy the beauty of the place. Perhaps the biggest of Seychelles attractions would be its UNESCO World Heritage places such as Valle de Mai – an untouched, lush sanctuary placed in the Praslin Island and whose highlight is Coco de Mer palms, Aldabra atoll and black parrots, which has the biggest population of big tortoises in the planet.

For more information and holidays to the Seychelles ideas, read our Seychelles travel guide.

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50) The Lamu Archipelago, Kenya

Lamu is a set of Islands placed off the coast of Kenya north of Mombasa. The beaches of Shela Village on the key island provide the quintessential Indian Ocean items: amazing snorkeling, powdery white sands, and clear blue waters. Founded by the Swahili people nearly seven hundred years ago, Lamu town is a UNESCO World Heritage place and one of Kenya oldest settlements. It is narrow, silent streets are amazing to explore and the fact that there are no vehicles on the Island just improves the sense of stepping back in time.

The Lamu Archipelago, Kenya

51) The Cape Verde Archipelago

Cape Verde is a country in the Africa continent, placed out in the North Atlantic over 360 miles from the Africa western coast. Consisting of a chain of ten islands, the archipelago provides an amazing rocky landscape due to their volcanic origin.

There are a big range of great activities to do on the islands. With its rugged dynamic landscape there are many mountains to explore and trek, to take in the amazing scenery. With the Atlantic washing the shores, there is a big choice of water sports such as windsurfing, diving, and sailing.

Of the ten islands that make up the archipeligo, just nine are inhabited. The biggest island of Santiago contains the biggest number of the local population and the Praia capital city is also placed there.

For more information and Cape Verde tour packages ideas, read the Cape Verde travel guide.

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52) Sao Tome and Principe

The twin islands of Principe and Sao Time make up Africa’s smallest state and best African holidays place. These lush tropical islands sits in the Atlantic atop what was once an active ridge of volcanoes. There are none of Africa more popular wildlife here. The attractions are the friendly locals, beaches and an almost full lack of tourism.

Currently there are only twenty or so tourists a week on the islands. If you truly want to get off the beaten track this is the location. The beaches are value seeing, the people usually friendly, there is great diving and rumour of some perfect surf at the right time of year.

Ask a travel agent if they can get you there. If they can, stick with them. Most persons, including agents, will not have heard of Sao Tome.

Sao Tome and Principe
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53) Djerba Island, Tunisia

For such a little island, Djerba is bursting with cultural richness. Swimming in the sea off Tunisia southeastern coast, it have all the Mediterranean usual trimmings but mixes in exciting North African roots. Its amazingly interwoven tapestry is most evident in its people, with the Berber, Muslim and Jewish communities peacefully coexisting on the island as they have done for centuries. The island is house to Africa oldest synagogue, whose floors are lined with mats Handwoven by domestic Muslim craftsmen. Djerba is a famous Tunisian beach resort. Here you will find crystal clear sea, white beaches everywhere meet date olive trees, palms and fruit groves.

Djerba Island, Tunisia - Holidays in Africa

For more information, read the Djerba travel guide.

54) Mauritius

Mauritius, placed in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, is a dynamic origin island and almost fully surrounded by coral reefs. With its charming beaches, people and nature, Mauritius is among the best holidays in Africa resorts and generally considered as a paradise place.

Port-Louis is the Mauritius capital and a silent city except when the Champs-de Mars hosts horse races. Trou-aux Chefs of Curep pe, among big cities, is one of the most amazing points of view of the island and owns tea plantations. The Naval Museum in Mahebourg proves how amazing the historical village pasts is. Grand Bale is another famous city because of its liveliness. It offers facilities for boast excursion to other islands. There are lots of fashion and craft shops, restaurants, hotels and night-clubs in Grand Bale.

For more information, read the Mauritius travel guide.

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55) The Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania

The Zanzibar Archipelago is a tropical heaven of the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. Cerulean waters, Golden beaches, and swaying plan tree make for a remarkable and sweet place. There are 4 main islands, Pemba, Unguja, Mafia and the deserted Latham Islands, along with many little islands that surround them. You will find Zanzibar city (Stone Town) a UNESCO World Heritage, popular for its historic Stone Town place and its link to the spice and slaves trades in the nineteen centuries, on Unguja Island.

For more information and Zanzibar tour packages ideas, read the Zanzibar travel guide.

Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania - Holidays in Africa

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