Whether you dream of white sand beaches, cosmopolitan cities like Cape Town, visiting Morocco's Atlas Mountains, or getting up close to the Big Five on safari, Africa is sure to have a place on your travel bucket list. Home to more than 3000 tribes, each with incredibly different languages, cultures and traditions, Africa is a continent of immense diversity. While many people often make the mistake of thinking of Egypt as an Asian nation, it's actually located at the northern tip of Africa.You've probably heard of the ancient culture of the pharaohs, and this is the key attraction factor in the region. The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and are definitely worth a visit for intrepid 21st century explorers.
We all know a little bit about Egypt's archaic culture, so why don't you find out more by checking it out for yourself?Ghana is one of the best countries to visit in Africa. It's tropical, warm, sunny, safe and politically stable. They never had a civil war. It has beautiful landscapes, rich history and culture, excellent food and very welcoming and friendly people.
Accra is the most developed city in Ghana and is also the national capital. However, the most interesting places to visit are actually outside of Accra. The Bunso Arboretum and Canopy Walkway, the Aburi Botanical Gardens and the Okyehene Palace in Kyebi are some of them. Kenya is another great destination for those looking to explore Africa. Nature lovers will have a great time here.
The country has a number of quirky and beautiful national parks that provide explorers with a sense of adventure. In most of these places, you can come face to face with a wide variety of wild animals, all under the attentive guidance of trained specialists who have built a career learning how to deal with potentially dangerous animals. Kenya also offers some of the best safaris in East Africa. Rounding out our list is another North African country that is famous for its culture - Morocco. Morocco may not have the same impressive sites as Egypt.
However, bustling and bustling markets like Jemaa el-Fnaa or historic khasbas like Ait Ben Haddou are no less interesting. Cities such as Casablanca, Fez or Chefchaouen offer any traveler to Morocco excellent itinerary options. Morocco is popular mainly because of its proximity to Western European countries. It also has a lot of interesting history. Morocco is probably the most “backpacker friendly” country in terms of the abundance of cheap hostels and good bus and train networks to go from city to city. It's very likely that, if you're not a fan of rugby, you haven't even heard of this African nation - Namibia.
But despite that, this relatively underpopulated country is well worth a visit. The best way to explore Namibia is by car, so if you have time, you should definitely prepare a driverless Namibia itinerary. The Etosha National Park is a particular point of interest, making it essentially a giant safari that covers an enormous area of land. Swakopmund, one of the largest cities in Namibia, is also the main center of adventure tourism in Africa in general. Rwanda may have a turbulent history, but what African nation doesn't? However, Rwanda has now managed to overcome that dark period and stand out as one of the best countries to visit in Africa.
It's worth trying it at some point in your life. Some of the most aesthetically pleasing places in Rwanda are its national parks, such as Akagera and the Nyungwe Forest. The country's tourism sector, which was once deteriorated, has now been completely transformed. Check out this post if you want to know what to expect in Rwanda. Tanzania is a lot of things to a lot of people. For safari lovers, it means watching elephants, lions, leopards and rhinoceroses in the Serengeti National Park.
For lovers of outdoor activities, it means the immense majesty of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. For other people, Tanzania is a tropical paradise where you can see whales, sharks and colorful coral reefs around islands such as Zanzibar or Mafia. Tanzania is very culturally diverse, as it is home to some 126 tribes. Each tribe speaks its own language but the national language is Swahili which everyone knows. I have been to all 8 countries and my favorite is Rwanda. Such a beautiful country that is really moving forward.
And it's so clean after banning plastic bags. I've only been to Egypt on this list but lately I've caught myself dreaming a lot about Africa. The red landscapes of the Namib Desert in Namibia and hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania are high on my wish list. We have visited Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa but I see that we have more reasons to return to Africa. Political stability is something we seek so Morocco is definitely on our travel bucket list.
So Ghana could be on our list too while Rwanda's national parks would be a big draw. But I could look for an organized tour to visit these places thanks for some progress in adding other places in Africa to our “list”.