7 Incredibly Beautiful Areas of Africa

Africa

Africa is the second largest continent so it only makes sense that it has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

The Seychelles

The Seychelles is an archipelago of more than one hundred islands in the Indian Ocean. It is known for ecotourism and it is also a fabulous place for a beach vacation. Victoria is the capital city and it can be found on the island of Mahé. This is a great place to start because you can easily get to other places from here. On Curieuse Island you see more than three hundred Aldabra tortoises that have been placed there for conservation. Then head to Anse Lazio Beach on Praslin Island that has been voted one of the top ten beaches in the world.

The Okavango Delta

If you spend time in Botswana’s Okavango Delta you will discover a stunning place that you can travel through on a game drive, morokono, (dugout canoe) or on foot. It is filled with pristine lagoons, long channels, wild overgrown islands, and dramatic scenery that will leave you wanting more. This is the main water source of the Kalahari Desert and all the wildlife come here to drink. You can see wild animals like lions, hyenas, hippopotamus, elephants and many other amazing creatures.

The Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains are in Morocco and they can be visited in a day trip from Marrakech. You can hire a guide and explore the three valleys of Asni, Ourika, and Oukaimeden. If you have more time you can climb the tallest peak in North Africa, Mt Toubkal. The Jebel Toubkal Ascent is a great trek and this challenging climb will lead you through Berber villages where the way of life has changed very little in the last two hundred years

Cape Town

Cape Town is a great place to visit, it is full of gorgeous scenery, history and beautiful beaches. Take a trip to Table Mountain and ride the cable car to the top to see the spectacular view. Cape Town is known for its vineyards and you can drive along the beautiful Garden Route to see more of this spectacular area.

Tanzania

The Serengeti is in Tanzania and the annual great migration travel through there during the early spring. You can watch the amazing sight of thousands of zebra and wildebeest migrating in search of water, food, and mating grounds. The animals are followed by their predators so you will also get a chance to see leopards, lions, and hyenas. Make sure you look at the sky occasionally because you can also see vultures, and smaller birds that eat the seeds found in the animals droppings.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an archipelago in Eastern Africa that is off the coast of Tanzania. There are two main islands and several small ones.  The main island of Unguja is a great place to learn more about the area’s culture and you visit the historical site of Stone Town. The northern villages Nungwi and Kendwa are filled with beaches and suitable hotels for visitors of all ages. The beaches have pristine white sand, and the turquoise water is the perfect temperature for swimming and other water sports.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia and it is the largest waterfall in the world. It has a width of 1700 meters and a depth of 108 meters. The volume of water is awe-inspiring and it is a beautiful sight that should not be missed.

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