African countries are on that list of the places that can leave you speechless. Africa is the vast continent filled with wildlife, natural wonders, rich cultures, and history. There are 54 countries, and each of them has a lot to offer. You’d need to spend years to see everything. If you don’t have that many vacation days left, check out the list of the best countries to visit in Africa.
The Republic of Congo is a land of steamy jungles; it is best known as a habitat of mountain gorillas. You can observe at least 700 gorillas in the Virunga Mountains and Nouabale-Ndoki National Park. The best thing is that you can come in close contact with these incredible primates and even take selfies with them. If you like wildlife, you should definitely go on safari in Angama and plan a trip to D’Ozala National Park. Odzala is not far away from Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo.
Brazzaville, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, is another interesting place to visit. You can take a boat ride across the Congo river, visit Les Dépêche de Brazzaville Gallery to see the intriguing African art and see reminiscent of the old French colonial era.
If you an adrenaline junkie, you can plan a trip to Loufoulakari Falls.
Not a lot of people know that Ethiopia is famous for its coffee. Most probably, the morning coffee you had today was delivered from there! If you are a huge coffee lover, Ethiopia will be a perfect destination for you. Locals love sharing their coffee traditions, so you will never be alone while exploring the country.
There are a lot of beautiful places - Blue Nile Falls, Lake Tana, valleys of the Semien mountains and the Danakil Depression.
In Ethiopia, you can also find many lesser-known animal species such as the mountain nyala, the Walia ibex, the Gelada baboon, and the Ethiopian wolf.
Another interesting fact is that it is still 2011 in Ethiopia because the locals follow the ancient Coptic calendar, which is eight years behind the Gregorian calendar. A lot of people in Ethiopia are still using horse and buggy or donkey cart to get around the city. So, the whole traveling to this African country might feel like a trip back in time.
Botswana has phenomenal wildlife; it is the best place to see the herds of elephants. There are around 100.000 of them in the Chobe National Park.
If you go to Botswana at the beginning of November, you will be able to see zebra immigration. 25.000 zebra migrate through the Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi National Parks.
The tourism industry is pretty developed in Botswana; you can always find luxury accommodation at affordable prices. Also, there are different kinds of safaris - boat safari, camping safari, and even guided bush walks.
Namibia is Botswana’s neighboring country; it is a relatively unknown country compared to other African countries with developed tourism base. On the other hand, a lot of locals can speak English and German, which can help during your trip a lot.
It has one of the oldest deserts in the world. As you can understand, Namibia is a year-round destination - it has 300 days of sunshine for the whole year.
Tanzania is one of the most popular destinations for travelers from all around the world. It has everything for the perfect trip - affordable prices, hospitable locals and tons of attractions including Zanzibar beaches, Kilimanjaro trek, Pambe island, and a lot of national parks.
Also, Tanzania has the most significant diversity of animals in the whole continent.
The Gambia is a relatively small country; it is also known as ‘The Smiling Coast of Africa.’
It has 80 km of golden beaches. You can go there at any time of the year and catch some sun. This destination is not as popular as the Caribbean or the south of Spain, so you will always find the place on the beach (there are a lot of off-radar beaches).
Also, you can rent a boat and go birdwatching at dawn. Find a knowledgeable guide who will show you the best spots to see 550 species.
It is impossible not to fall in love with the Gambia and its welcoming people!
Morocco is located in northern Africa. Four imperials cities like Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Marrakesh are worth visiting. You will find there everything you need for your perfect vacation: stunning Sahara dessert, diverse mountain ranges, historical places, delicious cuisine, and tolerant society.
A lot of Hollywood movies were shot in Morocco: The Mummy (1999), Alexadner (2004), Babel (2006), Sex and The City 2 (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Inception (2010), Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation (2015).
Who knows, maybe Hollywood filmmakers will be in Morocco during your vacation as well!
You will find plenty of natural landscapes in Morocco: Paradise Valley, Jbel Toubkal National Park, Ouzoud Cascades, Erg Chebbi (dunes), Todra Gorge (impressive canyons).
You will have a lot of fun in Africa! It is a whole different world with its own inspiring attractions, unspoiled treasures, the contrasting wilderness, and unique experience. Keep your heart open and pack your bag. Africa is waiting!
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