Africa, the most populous continent, is no doubt beautiful and filled with diverse cultures. It is vast, big and every country offers a different thrilling experience. Whatever you’re willing to explore: architecture, wildlife, cuisine, there’s a country that offers you just that. Here’s a list of some of the most beautiful African countries to visit.
Kenya, East Africa’s gem can easily be said to be the safari capital of the world. With tons of activities to make your holiday memorable, a visit to Kenya is one for the books. From the Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Center, Masai Mara to the National Museum, you’re definitely going to create lots of memories in Kenya. Also, its capital city, Nairobi is a rapidly growing city with a vibrant nightlife that is perfect for tourists. The lovely terrain makes it perfect for taking beautiful pictures. Furthermore, for the best experience, go visiting different towns like Lamu, Mombasa, Kisumu and many more.
Best time to visit: Dry season which is July through October and January/February.
Home to the mount Kilimanjaro and the very famous Serengeti, where you can enjoy a safari ride to see the big five. If you’re in luck, you can also get to experience the great migration. A very culturally diverse country blessed with wonderful landscapes: mountains, lakes, valleys, beaches and lots more. Whatever you’re into, Tanzania has something for you. Its largest city Dar Es Salaam, is very vibrant and is also the country’s capital.
Best time to visit: The dry season from July – September is best for safari viewings.
This rainbow nation is popular for its diverse culture and tradition. Additionally, it has a beautiful weather all year round. Its major cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg offer tourists different things to explore. South Africa‘s wildlife and vineyards are great things to enjoy when on a vacation there. To experience actual summertime in Cape Town, visit between November and February.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit is between May and September.
Nestled in southern Africa, Namibia is a hidden gem. Its a country of endless horizons that is great for road trips. Whether you choose to visit sand dunes in Sossusvlei or explore the wildlife in Etosha, one thing is sure, Namibia is an unforgettable holiday destination. In this beautiful country, the Namib desert – the oldest in the world, meets the Atlantic ocean.
Best time to visit: The months between July and October are best for visiting. This period is the best for wildlife viewing and enjoying the sceneries.
Egypt is a truly special country in northern Africa with a rich history. The iconic pyramids are a fascinating part of the Egyptian culture that draws tourists from far and wide, to the country. Although, its capital city Cairo has a budding food and entertainment scene, a lot more awaits tourists in cities like Luxor and Sharm El Sheikh. The culture, food and scenery makes it one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Africa.
Best time to visit: October – April when the temperatures are way cooler.
This country appeals to tourists with varied interests. The architecture, beaches, mountains, souks and spices are some of the things that drive tourists to visit the country. Be careful not to get lost in the streets when walking around. Marrakesh and Casablanca are two of Morocco’s most popular cities and they are filled with lots of important buildings and history.
Best time to visit: March to May and September to October. During these periods, the weather is a lot warmer and you can avoid snowy days as its not during winter.
This archipelago on the Indian ocean is a popular destination for honeymooners. With blue waters and sandy beaches, it is definitely a paradise. Seychelles has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and even more interesting islands. Explore the incredible underwater life and go island hopping for the best experience.
Best time to visit: April, May, October and November are the best months to visit Seychelles especially if you want to indulge in deep sea diving.