10 Mar 7 Beautiful Places to Visit in Africa
Travelling is a really rewarding and valuable experience. You get to meet new people with different backgrounds and outlooks on life, surround yourself with different cultures and physically explore!
Africa is the second-largest continent in the world; it is surrounded by 5 different water bodies and has a total of 54 countries. This continent hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures, and languages.
If you haven’t been to Africa (but you’re planning to), sit back, relax, and check out our list of 7 beautiful places to visit!
1. Victoria Falls – Zambia & Zimbabwe
This waterfall is located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world! It was given the name “Victoria” by a Scottish missionary called David Livingstone in honor of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
Did you know that Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world?
In Zambia and Zimbabwe, the official language is English – both countries have been colonized by Britain.
2. Rhumsiki Rock – Cameroon
You will find the Rhumsiki in the Mandara Mountains in the northern region of Cameroon in Central Africa. It is a popular touristic site in that part of the country and in Africa as a whole. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth coupled with numerous valleys which grants it a pleasurable view.
The official languages of Cameroon are English and French since it has been colonized by both Britain and France after the First World War.
3. The Temple of Abu Simbel – Egypt
There’s an unbelievable history behind these enormous rock twin temples that are over 3000 years old. They were constructed under the leadership of the well renowned Egyptian king Ramses II during his reign to commemorate the victory of Egypt at the Kadish Battle in 1274 BC. You will find many statues of Ramses II and his wife in this Grand Temple that stands 30 meters high.
The temples are located in a village in Egypt called Abu Simbel (near the border of Egypt with Sudan). It is a must-visit UNESCO World Heritage Site!
The official language of Egypt is Arabic.
4. Tundavala Gap – Angola
The breathtaking landscape and viewpoint of Tundavala Gap are documented as one of Angola’s wonders! It is over 2000 meters high – offers a magnificent view for pictures, and personal satisfaction. If you love adventure, this is definitely a place for you.
The official language of Angola is Portuguese; in addition, they have 6 other Bantu minor languages.
5. Basilica Notre-Dame De La Paix – Ivory Coast
This splendid architecture is located in the capital city of Ivory Coast, Yamoussoukro. It is a legacy of the country’s founding father and first president, Félix Houphouët-Boigny. It is not only the biggest Catholic Church in Africa but also the world’s largest cathedrals.
Basilica Notre-Dame De La Paix means Basilica of our Lady of Peace in French.
The official language of the Ivory Coast is French.
6. Praslin Island – Seychelles
Sun, Sand & Paradise! Praslin is the second largest island in Seychelles, East Africa. This beautiful island is surrounded by the blue Indian Ocean; with gorgeous sunny beaches – the ideal place to rest and enjoy the beauty of nature. Cote d’Or beach is where the beauty lies!
People of Seychelles speak Creole, French, and English.
7. Dougga – Tunisia
Dougga is commonly known as “the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa”. It is located on a hill within an archaeological site that covers an area of approximately 75 hectares (beautiful view!). Dougga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 and was a Roman settlement thousands of years ago in Tunisia, North Africa.
The local languages in Tunisia are Arabic and French.
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