Whether you’re looking for last-minute ideas for an Easter vacation or still considering your summer holiday home, we want you to think Africa! With 54 countries that spread from north to south and east to west, figuring out which African destination holds the most promise for a wonderful vacation could be tricky, so we curated this list to help you select your next African vacation.
This list is by no means exhaustive but these 5 African countries are sure to satisfy your motherland yearnings.
1. South Africa
South Africa is a country that seems to have it all. It is an adventure lover’s paradise. With cosmopolitan cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, delicious vineyards, the incredible Kruger National Park and even it’s own penguin beach, there are a thousand and one things to do and places to see in South Africa.
Bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco has everything to offer. From quaint seaside towns to snowy mountains with enigmatic cities in between, Morocco is a melting pot of cultures. With elements of European, Arabic and Berber influences to find on every corner, its mixed heritage makes it a particularly fascinating country to explore.
Nigeria is a beautiful country with hidden gems and sites that the international media has failed at showcasing. From the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos to Obudu Cattle Ranch in Cross River State, the sights and sounds of nature in all of its manifestations will enchant you.
Get immersed in the culture as you meet the locals: the slangs, music and cuisine will thrill you throughout your stay. And if you don’t believe all of this, just believe that there is no party like a Lagos party.
There is nothing better than visiting a country where ancient kings walked and the layers of history that have shaped the modern world surround you. From the magnificent Pyramids of Giza to the wonder at the Sphynx or even taking a float in the saltiness of the Red Sea and cruising the Nile River in a Felucca, the beauty of Egypt is best felt and not imagined. It is one of the best African countries for a vacation.
Tanzania is a country rich in natural beauty. If you’re a mountaineer or hiker, it’s time to head to Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape, and even if you’re not up to climbing it, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime view even from the ground.
Of course, Tanzania also has a whole lot more to offer; you can see the ‘Big Five’ on a safari at Serengeti National Park or head out to the tropical island of Zanzibar for complete relaxation.
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