Be different and visit the motherland of the world; Africa. With some of the most unique and rare creatures to stunning expansive landscapes; there’s no other place to discover the wonders of the world than in the world’s second biggest continent. Here at StudentUniverse we have devised a list of the most enchanting places to visit in Africa. So get your passport ready.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Begin your journey through Africa by visiting the Ancient Pyramids. This is definitely one wonder of the world. The famous Giza Pyramids which is near Cairo was built around 2650 BBC from 2.5 million blocks of limestone. Made to depict the north, south, east and west, the Giza Pyramid is where the King Cheops was buried. Tours start at as little as £30 for students and you’ll be taken to see the great Sphinx, a half lion, half human statue which is considered to be the world’s largest and oldest statue.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Mount Kilimnajaro is known as Africa’s highest mountain; rising at 19,340 ft above the plains of Africa. The highest point is called the Uhuru and is accessible to anyone fit and adventurous; so if you’re looking for a challenge why not join the pilgrimage and climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The scenery is beautiful and the huge white glaciers will get to wondering whether or not you’re in Africa. This is defiantly a must do !
Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls which is also known as the Mosi-oa-Tunya (smoke that thunders) was reportedly found by Scotsman David Livingstone in 1855. It has become a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Africa’s most impressive landmarks which borders both Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is the largest moving body of water on the Earth making it a must see on your journey through Africa. If you fancy yourself as a dare devil fly to Zambia and experience swimming in the Victoria Falls!
The Virunga Mountains, Rwanda and Uganda
The Virunga Mountains borders Uganda, DRC and Rwanda. These mountains are home to the world’s most endangered Gorilla’s so seeing them would be a one in a lifetime experience. Visit the Virunga National Park for an up close and personal view alongside other spectacular species such as Chimpanzees, the Okapi and the Forest Elephants.
Fish River Canyon, Namiba
The Fish River Canyon is the second largest river canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. The Fish River Canyon is a stunning natural wonder which is situated in the Namibian Desert. The Fish River Canyon is over 160 kms long, 27kms wide and 550mt deep and has a flowing river which stops during the dry season making it the perfect place for hikers. However, if you’re a lover of animals and all thing weird and wonderful you’ll be bound to see Zebra’s, Kudu’s and Klipspringers on your journey through this canyon.
Nyika Plateau National Park, Malawi
The Nyika is Malawi’s largest park and is one of Africa’s most exotic and unique parks. The Nyika is perfect for adventure seekers like trekkers and hikers as the eastern border of the plateau forms the wall of the Great Rift Valley with great domes and gentle slopes. You can expect to see a range of Antelopes, Elephants and Zebra’s surrounding the area; so get your camera ready !
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
If you’re a seafood lover why not visit the Bazaruto Archipelago and feast on some of the world’s best prawns. The Bazaruto Archipelgo is situated in the Indian Ocean so you can expect to see whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, parrots and clown fish. The Bazaruto Archipelago is an amazing island that whispers nothing but luxury and relaxatation. So what are you waiting for ?
There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.
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