A trip to Africa is one that you would hardly ever forget. This is considering that the continent has a lot of places to see and several things to do during your trip. Chances are that you might have enough time and/or resources to visit just a particular country on the continent or a few. You might thus, be wondering the top countries to visit in the continent. This article will discuss the top 5 countries you should visit in Africa.
There is hardly any other country in the world where you would enjoy nature at its best than in Tanzania. Thus, if you are looking to visit a country with natural beauty and reserves, then Tanzania should be at the top of your list with its closest competition probably being the Amazon rain forest. The people of the country are very friendly and easily rank as one of the friendliest in the world. The people will gladly go out of their way to welcome you into their country. You can visit their National Park in Serengeti where you would get to see Buffalos, Rhinos, Elephants, leopards, and Lion. The country also features the mountain with the highest peak in Africa, which is the popular Mount Kilimanjaro. It makes a great hiking site, but if you are not a fan of hiking, you can enjoy the breath-taking view from below.
Morocco is a North African country that is reputed for several positive things that have made it one of the topmost tourist destinations in Africa. You would get to enjoy sights such as the snowy mountains, quiet villages by the seaside and bustling cities when you visit the country. Even more interesting than the sights is the culture of Morocco. Several cultures are represented in Morocco including Berber, Arabic and European cultures. You will surely enjoy their delicious cuisine, especially their Tagine dishes. If you are also hoping to see every UNESCO World Heritage Site during your sojourn in the world, then your goal will not be complete without seeing the Ait Benhaddou in Morocco. Morocco has a rich history and culture. They are also a production hub for many items that are used widely across the world including leather, rugs and interior decorations that come with Moroccan designs. One of the places you must visit when in Morocco is the Djemma al Fna, which is Marrakech’s main square. Once its 10 am, the place becomes busy with activities including incredible street food, snake charmers, and street theatres.
A visit to Africa or claims to have been to Africa would not be complete without a visit to the Giant of Africa. Nigeria is called the Giant of Africa because of its huge population of over 200 million people and its economy, which is the largest in Africa. They have the highest number of populations in Africa and rank seventh in terms of the population worldwide. The country has a rich culture as a result of its 250 ethnic groups, with many of the ethnic group having a distinct culture. You could visit during some of the top carnivals in the country including the popular yearly Calabar Carnival or the Abuja Carnival. These carnivals feature roadshows, music, cultural dances, and durbar among others. The country also has a lot of tourist attractions including the Obudu Cattle Ranch, Yankari National Park, Ikogosi Warm Springs, and the Idanre Hill among many others. Several travel companies can make your trips to these African countries more fun and stress-free. However, you should read reviews about travel companies in Africa before you patronize them.
You cannot talk about the best countries to see in Africa without mentioning Kenya. Wildlife activity is a major reason why tourists visit Kenya as the country features the Great Migration’s major site. More than 2 million Gazelle, Wildebeest, and Zebras move to the Serengeti from Maasai. Many people look forward to this time and travel to Kenya to witness the migration. If you take a safari drive, you are very likely to sight pride of lions and huge elephant herds in the country. The Kenyans are also incredible as you can learn about their culture and way of life by interacting with the Maasai people. You can also visit the Jade Sea shores where you would be warmly welcomed by the Turkana people.
Namibia is an African country where you can also get the opportunity to see the wild animals known as the Big 5 (Buffalos, Rhinos, Elephants, leopards, and Lion). You can visit the National Park in Etosha to see them. Staying in guesthouses will allow you to deeply interact with the locals of the country. You should also see the craft market in Okahandja to experience and buy lovely handmade items. Items purchased from this market could serve as nice souvenirs. You should also see the dunes in the Namib desert.