6 Amazing African Countries To Visit At Least Once

Countries in Africa offer a range of history, amazing sights, and places, as well as diverse cultures that will leave you in awe. Since there are many options to choose from, finding your next destination in Africa can be an overwhelming decision to make. If you’ve been having trouble settling on your next travel destination, then the following six countries are great options to consider. Whether you are interested in experiencing the past, visiting some of the wonders of the world, or enjoying nature, these countries will have different aspects to interest you. Visiting each of these countries at least once is worth adding to your travel list for the future.

1. Egypt

Everyone knows that Egypt is the home of the Great Pyramids of Giza, which is a place you should definitely visit while you are there, but there are many other aspects that make Egypt one of the best options when looking for a travel destination in Africa. If you are interested in learning more about Ancient Egypt, you can visit the various temples and monuments in Luxor. Egypt is also bordered by two seas; the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, so it has vast coastlines with many resorts to visit. You can also check out the Museum of Egyptian Civilization which gives you a glimpse of how this awe-inspiring civilization has developed over the course of thousands of years. In Egypt, you can find different accommodations based on your budget and what you plan to do on your trip there. Although the official language in Egypt is Arabic, many Egyptians are able to understand and communicate in other languages including English.

2. Morocco

Morocco is another great country that should be added to your travel wishlist if it isn’t already there. This country has amazing places to explore ranging from larger cosmopolitan cities to smaller towns. Camping under the desert stars, as mentioned by the tour operator from EncountersTravel, is an unforgettable experience. You can also visit various markets there for an amazing shopping experience. Don’t forget that in Morocco, haggling is a lifestyle you should adopt. The cuisine in Morocco is another aspect you will enjoy exploring when you visit this culturally rich country. 

3. Botswana 

Unlike Egypt and Morocco, Botswana is landlocked. However, this does not detract from the greatness of this country as a travel destination. In Botswana, you can explore nature and see a range of various animals up-close by visiting the vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This place is the home of many animals including giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. You will also be astounded by the fossilized river valleys in the area. You can marvel at the Makadikadi basin which has the largest salt pan in the world.

4. Tanzania

If you enjoy exploring the wilderness, then Tanzania is the place to go. You will have a blast visiting the plains of Serengeti National Park. If you like to climb, then Mount Kilimanjaro is a place you should include on your itinerary there. Tanzania also has tropical islands that you can visit if you want to go diving to check out the corals as well as get a glimpse of whale sharks in their natural habitat. 

5. Madagascar

Madagascar is an island in Africa that rivals Bali and the Maldives when it comes to amazingly clear waters to swim in. This country has many water activities you can participate in including diving since it boasts world-class diving facilities that people from all over come specifically for. You can also go snorkeling, kitesurfing, or on a boat tour. Relax at one of the many resorts that have direct access to private beaches, and visit the quaint fishing towns to get an authentic experience. 

6. Zambia

Like Botswana, Zambia is a landlocked African country that boasts amazing natural areas for exploration. You can check out one of the seven natural wonders of the world in Zambia. Victoria Falls sits between Zambia and Zimbabwe. There are many tours that take you on explorations along the river to check out different wildlife including lions, elephants, and buffaloes. In lower Zambia, you are also likely to find more leopards. There are many endangered species that live in Zambia so visiting will ensure you get a look at these amazing creatures before some of them are no longer here.

Africa is an incredibly amazing continent, filled with history and unique cultures that everyone should explore. The list of countries mentioned here is just 6 of them, but there are many more. This is a great way to start off your journey of exploration of beautiful Africa.