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Top 10 Things You Should Not Miss In Africa

With more than 1000 languages, the largest dessert, source of the longest river, huge waterfalls, countless species of animals, and blissful beaches, Africa has all of it. Diverse water sports and incredible serene waters captivate travelers and give an indelible experience. Apart from its rich wildlife, Africa boasts of many other points of distinction. Let us unfold the Top 10 things you should not miss in Africa.

  1. The Masai Mara and the Serengeti 
    Recognized as the best Safari destination, Masai Mara (Kenya) is spread across 1,510 sq km, with lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, and zebras can be spotted easily. Serengeti ecosystem (Tanzania), a land of breathtaking vistas and endless plains, is 30,000 sq km in area, and the national park is 14,750 km. It is the location of the Great Migration; you are bound to spot huge herds of wildebeest, gazelles, zebras and giraffes, and mighty elephants, hippos, and, of course, lions with almost 70 other species of animals and more than 500 species of birds, including ostriches and flamingos. Do not miss the luxurious and safe lodges inside the Mara and Serengeti; they give you a chance to witness life beside the wild. The hot air Balloon safaris in both places give tourists an enthralling aerial view of these most beloved stretches of protected wilderness on Earth.

  2. Tanzania, the less explored heaven
    This country is one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world. Be wowed with stunning savannahs, heavenly beaches, bustling cities, sun-soaked islands, and colorful sunsets. The Ngorongoro Crater is a must-see, the world’s largest inactive, unbroken and unfilled volcanic caldera, which is inhibited by a dense population of animals. It looks spectacular with descending clouds on foliage green highlands and rows of flamingos. Besides the wildlife, Tanzania amazes with azure waters and affordable, luxurious resorts. It is also famous for the purity of its gold and the rare gemstone Tanzanite and spices. Travelers love yachting in the Indian Ocean, exploring virgin beaches on nearby islands, and buzzing nightlife.

  3. Zanzibar Islands
    This Indian Ocean archipelago is a semi-autonomous territory in political union with Tanzania. Zanzibar has turquoise blue waters, enchanting, alluring beaches, colorful communities, and vibrant energy. Enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, and spot fancy corals, deep sea turtles, whale sharks, etc. Soak in the sun and enjoy the balmy weather and clear sparkling waters. The famous spice tour and butterfly center are some other interesting attractions.

  4. South Africa
    South Africa has stupendous options for Glamorous camping (Glamping), where rugged and beautiful nature meets luxury amenities. The lovely landscape, waterfalls, and rocks with green moss make Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve a sight to behold. Gansbaai is famous for shark cage diving; the adrenaline enthusiasts can experience the most majestic and feared predators closely, and if lucky enough, one might spot whales too.

  5. Seychelles
    An enchanting cluster of marvelous islands in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a famous destination. It has a spectacular variety of coral, turtles, and colorful fish; with dazzling white sand and aquamarine hues, the ethereal beauty of beaches is bewitching. Though the islands are costlier than the rest of Africa, they have the most photographed beaches. Travelers here love hiking, beach tour, water adventures, and bird watching. You should not miss buying the rare black pearls and authentic vanilla essence. Along with collectibles, you take away a myriad of memories.

  6. Victoria Falls
    One thousand seven hundred eight meters (5,604 ft) wide and 108 meters (354 ft) long, Victoria Falls are the largest in the world. A lunar rainbow is visible around the full moon at the fall. It is surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park and Zambezi National Park; visitors can see the big five and other animals, but most important are the Nile crocodiles and hippos. For Adrenaline junkies, a swim in the Devil’s pool is a must; trying a dip just a few feet away from the falls is a risky but a lifetime thing and is done under professional supervision.

  7. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
    Adventure lovers, get up close and personal with mountain Gorillas in the thick Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, guided by trained and professional rangers. The best time is June to September and December. Take trails and get involved with the land and inhabitants. The sight of these intimidating silverbacks in their own home can be petrifying for the faint-hearted. The huge Lake Victoria is a must-visit. Jinja, where the Nile flows out of Lake Victoria, is an invigorating and beautiful spot and offers kayaking, bungee jumping, white-water rafting, etc.

  8. Mount Kilimanjaro
    Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters) in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. It gives a great trekking experience which feels like walking from the Equator to the North Pole. The nearest city Arusha is a small cosmopolitan town and has easy access to the world. There is a chance to spot leopards, lions, and black rhinos while trekking. Roads and trails are well marked; gears are rentable and good; guides are efficient and well equipped. Year-round snow-covered mountain surrounded by dry savannah and incredible life forms, Mount Kilimanjaro, is known as ‘Every man’s Everest.’

  9. Egypt 
    The Great Pyramids are a monumental marvel, beautiful complex structures that were built thousands of years ago. At first, we have the Sphinx, which is a statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion. Do not skip a Nile cruise; it’s the best way to see the wealth and architectural beauty across Egypt. The gold mask of King Tutankhamen, along with his tomb and many mummies discovered in the 19th century, along with other great artifacts, can be seen in the famous museum of Cairo.

  10. Mauritius
    Situated on the Tropic of Capricorn, it is known as ‘The pearl of the Indian Ocean and is famous for its beauty, thick forests, rocks and mountains, and delightful beaches. It is the place for high-end holidays. Mauritius has both natural and man-made attractions and activities. Apart from water sports, it offers special night safaris, which are guided tours done only with strict supervision. Enjoy the local delicacies and the rich culture.

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Mahima Sengar
Mahima Sengar is an Educationist and a Linguist, she is an expert in Translation and Localization and has been in this field for twelve years now, and she has been working as a Legal Translation specialist for the most prominent Social Media Giant. Writing is her passion, she is a blogger and is currently Co-authoring two books, which will be published soon. Mahima can speak and write Hindi, English, French, and Kiswahili.


Mahima Sengar is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine.