Friday, November 18, 2011

Top 10 Places to Visit in Africa

Africa is a vast country. Trying to choose the top 10 places to visit, is not a simple task. However, to make it easier, for people planning to visit Africa, a top 10 list has been created. Whoever, visits Africa should definitely explore these places. There are many places to visit in Africa. However one can’t travel the whole of Africa. There are certain places that must be explored in Africa. These include Zanzibar, Mount Kilimanjaro and Cape Town.

1. The Masai Mara

The Masai Kara can be found in Kenya. The best time to plan a visit is during, the months of July till October. The wildlife is simply fantastic. It is the only place, where one could, view the migration of more than a million wildebeest. One can view this delightful spectacle from a hot air balloon.

2. Victoria Falls

The Falls are located between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The view of the falls is simply amazing. One feels as if they are caught in the middle of a rainstorm.

The Falls have been calculated to be more than 1 mile. Its height is about 355 feet. More than 500 million liters of water, falls onto the Zambezi River. The water is generated so quickly, that, the spray shoots up to 1000 feet, into the sky.

3. Pyramids of Giza

The pyramids are situated in Egypt, on the outskirts of Cairo. The pyramid is one out of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was built about 5000 years ago.

In total, there are three pyramids in Giza. These are the Pyramid of Menkaura, the Pyramid of Kafhre, and the Great Pyramid of Cheops. All three pyramids are the tombs of the different Kings of Egypt. A Sphinx can be found, outside the pyramids.

4. Djenne

Djenne can be found on an island, which is located, in the Niger River Delta. It is about a few hundred miles away from Timbuktu. It was found in 800 A.D. Many Muslims live here and the market square also features a Grand Mosque.

On Mondays, there is a market held in Djenne. It is one of the most fascinating markets in Africa. A good time to visit would be during the months of August and September.

5. Cape Town

Cape Town is a popular vacation spot in South Africa. It is a scenic city and has many beautiful mountains and beaches. The cuisine and the wines are simply delicious. It is a very diverse city.

6. Marrakech

It can be found in the country Morocco. A good place to stay in would be the Riad. It is in the medina.

It is a fascinating city. One must visit the Majorelle Gardens, the Djemma el Fnaa and medina. They are lovely places and thoroughly memorable.

7. Omo River Region

It is a part South-western Ethiopia. Tourists who love cultural cities should definitely visit the Omo River. More than 50 tribes reside in this area. Visitors should become part of a tour, as it would be difficult to, explore the place otherwise.

8. Virunga Mountains

These mountains are located at the border of Rwanda, Uganda and DRC, in East Africa. Mountain gorillas are fast become extinct. However, these mountains are home to about 300 gorillas. It is, therefore, a great place to explore and observe the gorillas.

9. Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest mountain. It can be found in Tanzania and is about 19,340 feet high. Those of you who are adventurous should visit this place. It shall take about 6 days to climb the mountain.

The advantage to people is, that nor special climbing equipment or expertise is required. However, many people fail at climbing the mountain. They are not prepared for how difficult it can be to climb the mountain.

10. Zanzibar

The last place is Zanzibar, which can also be found in, Tanzania. It has an interesting history and great beaches. Zanzibar is world famous for its spices.

Zanzibar is, mostly, an Arab dominated city. This is apparent in Stone Town, which is a famous tourist spot. The Town has many great places such as mosques and the Sultan's Palace.


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