While it’s highly unlikely that you’ll see a few countries in Africa included on popular ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’ lists, don’t underestimate the Motherland as a hot spot for spectacular beaches, awe-inspiring history, heart pumping adventure, delicious food, and all-out fun. And for about the same amount of money, if not less, you would pay to experience bucket list destinations like the Maldives, you can experience luxury, peace, and tranquility at an affordable price. So beyond the typically recommended safari, we’ve rounded up a few vacation hot spots in Africa to consider:
Beach, history, and adventure await in Cape Town, South Africa. From exploring black- owned wineries and museums to shark diving and surfing the best waves. According to Go2Africa.com, the best time to visit for a beach holiday is from late January to late April, the tail end of the city’s dry summer months. Cape Town enjoys a temperate climate with warm, dry conditions from October to April. Temperatures peak between December and February, which is the most popular time for a Cape Town beach holiday.
Victoria Falls is recognized as the adventure capital of Africa. Simply touted as “breathtaking” by many visitors, during dry season Victoria Falls also attracts tourists who are ready to live dangerously by hanging out by the “Devil swimming pool,” a space where people can swim near the edge of the waterfalls. Beyond the falls, visitors can enjoy bungee jumping, white water rafting, helicopter flights, jet boats, the famed safari tour and more.
If you’re looking for magic and mystery, Egypt is a majestic city that takes you back in time. From discovering ancient Egyptian history at the pyramids to sailing along the Nile River, the longest river in the world, there is much to be discovered in Egypt. And believe it or not, archaeologists are still unearthing things like a 4,500-year-old Egyptian funeral boat. Read more.
Morocco is another magical destination with loads of inspiration for history lovers and creatives. Beyond the endless sea of desert, tourists can get lost in vibrant colors and patterns on display at palaces, markets, and mosques. Additionally, top-rated tourist attractions include Marrakesh Medina, the Hassan II Mosque, Tangier, and Fes.
Which one of these countries would you visit? Have you visited one of these countries? Share your experience in the comments section below.