top 10 African countries

Top 10 African countries you have to visit

Michè Edwards - 25.03.2021

We look into the top 10 African countries that’s a must to visit.

If you’re looking for promising get-aways with jaw-dropping destinations then the African continent won’t come up short. An abundance of wilderness, blue-reviving beaches and monumental historical buildings are some of what the Top 10 African countries have and always will leverage. 

Plan a getaway to these Top 10 African countries

Travellers from all around the world are always itching to visit Africa and get a hold of its rich culture. Here’s a list of African countries waiting for you to explore.

1. Morocco

Northern African country, Morocco “The blue city” sits on the border of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean sea. Its Arabic and Berber culture is carried from locals to the historical architecture. Top destinations Marrakesh and Casablanca are both vibrant, bustling with chaotic hustle.

2. Zambia

Zambia is a beautiful display of diverse rugged terrain, wildlife and plenty of safari parks. It is also home to Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Wonders of the World having the largest mass of free-falling water. Central point Lusaka offers plenty of safari adventures and adrenaline activities.

3. Botswana

Botswana is said to be a prime safari destination with its lush and diverse wildlife. The land is defined by its Kalahari region and Okavango Delta with various antelopes and predators that settle along the country’s large water sources such as the Okavango River.

4. Kenya

East African country, Kenya rests on the coastline of the Indian ocean where you’ll find Savannah, lakelands and the dramatic Great Rift Valley. The capital, Nairobi holds Maasai Mara Reserve, a grandeur safari park great to witness mass animals – a migration of wild beasts to be exact.

5. Tanzania 

Tanzania is where the top beach destinations in the world reside, found in the countries encapsulating islands Zanzibar and Pemba. Besides their shimmering waters Zanzibar is a melting pot of cultures and enchanting traditions while Pemba homes historic fishing villages around banana and coconut plantations.

6. Madagascar

The most touristy destination to list, Madagascar is a natural beauty with an ecological diversity. The go-to Ile Sainte Marie island is an alluring display of fishing towns, baobab trees lined up for kilometers, and national parks abundant in lemurs.

7. Namibia

Namibia holds rich untamed wilderness. Unique attractions include its large sand dunes, iconic salt pans like Sossusvlei and Etosha. It also houses the Fish River Canyon, which is the largest in Africa second to The Grand Canyon in the USA. 

8. South Africa

A place with a multitude of tourist destinations and adventure, South Africa holds a rich history that is embedded in its people, cultures and famous landmarks. Table mountain –  recognised as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, is its most prideful asset while the wildlife reserve in Kruger National Park is considered one of the richest in the continent. 

9. Egypt

With huge appeal to many around the world exists Egypt. The country has Millennia-old monuments that sit along the lush Nile River, including Egypt’s largest ancient religious site The Temple of Karnak and The Pyramids of Giza, the oldest of these Pharaonic sites. 

10. Ethiopia

Ethiopia will greet you with monolithic churches, ancient obelisks, and Lake Tana that sources the Blue Nile. It is also where Erta Ale resides, one of the oldest active volcanoes still left. 

**With travelling restrictions and regulations due to the Covid-19 pandemic Go2Africa.com provides a list of some of the above African countries open for travel.