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10 of the Most Beautiful Places in Africa

Africa naturally evokes images of wide open savannah dotted with acacia trees, the sun gently settling on the horizon.  While this landscape is typical of Africa, the continent is also incredibly diverse.  Africa reveals hidden gems in nearly every corner.  With this in mind, we reveal ten of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Africa.

1. Sossusvlei Dunes & Deadvlei, Namibia 

Hiking Sossusvlei Dunes

There is a stillness in Sossuvlei that cannot be captured in words.  Owing to the sunrise, the east facing side of the dunes are illuminated while the west remains in shadow.  Iconic and photogenic, the dunes are consequently a wonderful place to be in the silence of first light.  For this reason, photographers will love our Sossusvlei blog post for tips on capturing the perfect sunrise at the dunes.  In essence, Sossusvlei Dunes are one of the most magical places in the world at sunrise.

2. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania 

Ngorongoro Crater floor


Ngorongoro is an inactive caldera which has attracted a huge diversity of wildlife species.  The views from the crater rim are magnificent, thus a photographic stop is a must.  A game drive within the crater ultimately awards travellers with a surprising and delightful diversity of ecosystems.  

3. Table Mountain, South Africa  

Table Mountain travel

Flat-topped Table Mountain has become an iconic symbol of Cape Town, South Africa.  In addition, an unusual diversity of flora lives within the Table Mountain National Park.  Furthermore, the views from the top are out of this world.  All things considered, Table Mountain is a must see for any visitor to Cape Town.

4. Virunga National Park, Uganda

Virunga Volcanoes

One of the most biologically diverse parks in the world, Virunga is also a UNESCO world heritage site.  Several families of habituated gorillas live amongst the lush mountains, therefore it is an ideal destination for primate encounters.

5. Giza Pyramids, Egypt 

Giza Pyramids Egypt

The oldest of the 7 world wonders, the Giza Pyramids have the unique allure of being one of the last remnants of ancient civilization.  Given that, an enriching journey to the pyramids would include learning about ancient Egyptian history.  To this end, a modern museum will launch nearby in 2020, enriching visitors’ experience of the pyramids.

6. Okavango Delta, Botswana 

Okavango mokoro canoe

The Okavango Delta is a massive wildlife-rich oasis in the middle of an otherwise arid country.  Home to an impressive diversity of wildlife, the delta is also brilliant for birding safaris.  It’s important to realize that the drought has finally come to an end, so the Delta once again belongs on the bucket list!

7. Blyde River Canyon, South Africa 

Blyde River Canyon Travel

The second largest canyon in South Africa, Blyde River Canyon is a magnificent work of art by Mother Nature.  The best views of Blyde River Canyon are enjoyed from “Three Rondavels” viewpoint.   Consequently, visitors can spend quality time truly absorbing the stunning landscape.

8. Franschhoek, South Africa 

Franschhoek Travel

Franschhoek Valley is a verdant farming region best known for its New World wines and pseudo-French culture, which is attributed to the Huguenots.  In the quaint little village, world-class restaurants and boutiques create a vibrant atmosphere. Further afield on the farms, jaw-dropping views are the ideal backdrop for wine tasting on a balmy summer’s day.

9. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania 

Great Migration Tanzania
Wildebeest crossing the Mara River during the annual great migration. Every year millions will make the dangerous crossing when migrating between Tansania and the Masai Mara in Kenya.

An ideal wildlife habitat, Serengeti National Park provides the iconic African backdrop to one of the most magnificent animal encounters on the planet – the wildebeest migration.  The Serengeti and Masai Mara together are the typical African landscape of wide open savannah dotted with Acacia Trees.

10. Zanzibar, Tanzania

The hub of the ancient Spice Route, Zanzibar displays post-card perfect turquoise seas dotted with dhows.  Ultimately a tropical paradise, the island has a sultry warmth and an enduring history that calls visitors to its balmy shores year after year.

In sum, visitors to Africa will enjoy an amazing diversity of beautiful landscapes.  Contact us to explore the many ways to enjoy the beauty of Africa.