There’s just something about Africa; the splendour, the beauty of Africa’s wildlife, its diverse mix of cultures. The end of the first quarter of 2020 is approaching and there is no better time than now to begin planning your vacation. So if you want to head to Africa but don’t know where to go, here’s a list of some of our favourite countries to add to your travel bucket list.
Africa is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. Millions of travellers flock the continent to explore its 54 countries every single year. Each country offering different landscape and activities because of the continent’s diversity.
Planning a trip to Africa can be exceedingly difficult especially with so many options.
We’ve put together a list on 4 African Countries and cities we think you should consider.
1. Marrakech, Morocco
Number one on our list, this ancient walled city is home to mosques, palaces and lush gardens.
Known as The Red City thanks to the colour of the brick walls surrounding the city, Marrakesh is a magical place. Visiting the Medina which is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, can easily take up a whole day. Marrakech is a peaceful city with a positively calm temperature and that is why it is a top choice.
- Cairo, Egypt
Cairo is Egypt’s most popular city and for good reason. There is such a huge wealth of history here that leaves visitors with so many things to do in Cairo. Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. From the famous pyramids of Giza to Islamic art museums and beautiful mosques, you won’t be bored here. It’s one of the best places to visit in Africa time and time again.
- Kenya and Tanzania
Often times travellers combine these two locations into one trip, as they are considered two of Africa’s most iconic countries.
The wildlife populations in these two countries are incredible and the safari experiences are second to none. If you’re looking for a classical African safari, then these two countries are your best bet!
One of just three places in the world where mountain gorillas can be seen in the wild, roaming free, Uganda is a truly unique destination. More than half of all mountain gorillas on Earth are in Uganda and tracking them is one of the most popular tourist activities.
With just under 1000 wild mountain gorillas left in the wild, this country offers one of those ‘once in a lifetime experiences’ that it’s impossible to have anywhere else.
From safari parks with roaming wild animals to cosmopolitan cities and sunny streets, this beautiful continent has so much to offer.
Consider adding these countries to your 2020 Africa travel bucket list.