Let’s take a look at Africa’s top 10 travel destinations based on the The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015 (World Economic Forum). Whether your primary interest is wildlife, culture, archaeology, architecture, adventure, arts, fun, photography or just plain sightseeing, Africa has a lot to offer and more.
Peaceful, serene and harmonious, Botswana makes for a perfect holiday destination. The country is rich with wildlife and is home to many safari camps. It also boasts of rich traditions and culture, tourists can revel in San rock art while also enjoying the country’s beautiful landscapes. Check here to plan your trip to Bostwana.
Attractions: Okavango Delta, Tswapong Hills, Mokolodi Nature Reserve
9. Cape Verde
With a plethora of beaches, Cape Verde is the perfect place to unwind while bathing in the sun and enjoying the island nation’s gorgeous scenery. The nation is blessed with sunshine almost all year round, practically making it a paradise. Tourists can enjoy kite surfing, hiking and scuba diving among many other activities, enough to keep even the most avid thrill seekers busy. Check here to plan your trip to Cape Verde
Attractions: Cabo Verde Safari, Mindelo, Museu Municipal
The land of the Pharaohs needs little introduction. Egypt is famous for its many monuments, some dating as far back as 2560 BC. Its rich history and culture always make for a compelling and transformative visit. The country has an abundance of beautiful hotels and resorts to compliment the many ancient sites-all definitely worth experiencing. Check here to plan your trip to Egypt.
Attractions: Great Pyramid of Giza, Egyptian Museum, Valley of the Kings
Tunisia is steeped with enough ancient architecture and structures to make a history lover out of just about anyone. Its museums are world renowned and make it an appealing destination to a much broader tourist demographic. For those seeking a much more leisurely time, Tunisia has more than enough beach fronts to cater for your needs. Check here to plan your trip to Tunisia.
Attractions: El Djem Amphitheatre, Sidi Bou Said, Bulla Regia
With stunning lakes, beautiful beaches, tropical islands, and a wealth of national parks, Kenya pretty much runs the gamut in terms of tourist attractions. The country generally has a pleasant tropical climate that is compatible with all sorts of thrills and adventures. If you’re looking for an all-round experience, then Kenya should definitely top your destination list. Check here to plan your trip to Kenya.
Attractions: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Malindi, Lake Naivasha
Namibia is renowned for its spectacular national parks. Three of the continent’s largest game parks are located on its lands. With safari tours, horseback riding and beautiful sand dunes, tourists have an abundance of choice. To top it all off, the country’s magnificent landscapes also make for remarkable viewing just about anywhere you can visit. Check here to plan your trip to Namibia.
Attractions: Etosha National Park, Fish River Canyon, Skeleton Coast
Revered for its beautiful coasts, amazing architecture and bustling markets, the Kingdom of Morocco has plenty to offer tourists. With Berber, Arab and European cultural influences, Morocco has created its own distinct elegance. Now home to a wealth of restaurants and high end hotels, tourists can visit ancient cities and temples while enjoying lavish facilities and lush beaches. Check here to plan your trip to Morocco.
Attractions: Djemaa el Fna, Essaouira, Chefchaouen
For those that dream of tropical island adventures, Mauritius is a must see. Revelers can bathe in the sun, pursue hiking trails, and explore the island’s diverse landmarks. Whether you’re looking for a pulsating experience or a more relaxed vacation, Mauritius has just the right attractions. What’s more, the island is famous for its rich culture and traditions, visitors can enjoy and partake in famous local dances like the Sega. Check here to plan your trip to Mauritius.
Attractions: Black River Gorges National Park, Gabriel Island, Casela Nature Park
Located off East Africa, the Seychelles are perhaps the quintessential example of paradise on earth. The country is famous for its tropical islands, nature reserves, and its breathtaking beauty. Blessed with sunshine and warm weather all year round, the Seychelles are the perfect destination for a spontaneous adventure. And between its mountain trails, beaches, museums and botanical gardens, there’s always something to keep busy with in this little slice of nirvana. Check here to plan your trip to Seychelles
Attractions: Anse Intendance, Morne Seychelles National Park, Marine National Park
1. South Africa
It is no surprise that South Africa made it to the top of the list of Africa’s top 10 travel destinations. Rich with culture and heritage, the Rainbow nation boasts of beach fronts that stretch for thousands of miles, an abundance of wild life parks, and a nice warm temperate climate to boot. Check here to plan your trip to South Africa.
Attractions: Kruger National Park, Table Mountain, Cape Winelands