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Top 10 Natural Wonders in Africa Worth Exploring

Have you ever visited Africa? This continent is famous for its natural wonders, animals, and plants. That’s why Africa is one of the favorite places for nature lovers. Due to its diversity and breadth of the area, it takes time to explore it all. To help you explore Africa, here are the top ten natural wonders in Africa.

10. Namaqualand

Richtersveld is part of Namaqualand, which is located in South Africa. This place has a unique phenomenon during spring and it attracts many visitors. The location is dry, arid, and plain, but it entirely different during spring. You will see thousands of colorful flowers bloom there. The flowers are beautiful and spread a fragrant cloud over Namaqualand.

9. Mount Nyiragongo

Mount Nyiragongo is located near Lake Kivu. This mountain is known as an active volcano with the biggest lava lake in the world. Because of the lava is very fluid, it can flow at high velocity during an eruption. But when it is not erupting, the lava is flowing, slowly forming a lake. So, it takes time to form the lava lake. The last eruption happened in 2002 and the volcano’s activity is still monitored until today.

8. Mauritius

Mauritius is a remote island located in the Indian Ocean. This island is famous for its underwater waterfall and white sandy beaches. Actually, the underwater waterfall is an optical illusion of sand and silt. Visitors can spend their holiday here  enjoying the warm water, exploring the mountains, and seeing the beautiful underwater world. It’s a perfect place for your relaxing time.

7. The Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon definitely has an amazing view. It stretches for 25 km (16 mi) to the north of the Drakensberg and known as the biggest green canyon on Earth. The lush foliage which covers the red sandstone makes this canyon more beautiful. Other main attractions are waterfalls and viewpoints to see the canyon from above. Usually, tourists and visitors hike or ride a horse to explore the site. In this site, you can do many outdoor activities such as rafting, hot-air ballooning, fly-fishing, biking, and boat trips on the Blyde Dam.

6. Namib Desert

Have you ever imagined what it looks where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean? It is one of the most stunning views in Africa. Unfortunately, you can only see it from a plane. But don’t worry, you can still enjoy the desert. This vast desert is very popular among tourists, especially Kolmanskop.  It is a ghost town which was ruined by the desert. If you have a chance to visit this place, don’t forget to enjoy the red dunes and the famous ghost town.

5. The Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is on the border of two countries, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is one of the most popular waterfalls among tourists due to its beautiful view. If you are lucky enough, you can see a rainbow  between the waterfalls. Moreover, this site is an easily accessible spot. You can reach it by buses or trains. Though tourists call it Victoria Falls, but the locals call it Mosi-oa-Tunya which means the smoke that thunders.

4. Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a good place both for hikers and climbers. On the peak, tourists can see the breathtaking views of Cape Town. But if you are not a climber or hiker, don’t worry. A cable car will take you the top and offer you amazing views. The popular peak is called Lion’s Head where tourists can enjoy the views and take some stunning photos like this.

3. Avenue of the Baobabs

The baobab is a giant tree which grows in Africa. Head to the dirt road between Morondava and Belon’o Tsiribihina. It is a place where groups of the giant trees growing. That’s why this place is one of the most popular places that you should visit in Madagascar. Don’t forget to add this place to your itinerary during your trip to Africa.

2. Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is located in Tanzania. The national park consists of tropical and subtropical savanna and home for a vast selection of animals. Predators such as lions, crocodiles, leopards, and other species roam free and search for their prey in the park. Like in other national parks, tourists and visitors can explore the park but not for a hunt. They go there to observe and take photographs of animals that live in there. This park is a perfect place if you want to learn more about African wildlife.

1. Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. The high is 5,885 m, or 19,308 ft. This mountain is quite easy to climb so you don’t have to be a professional to go to the top. But be aware of the sickness you get because of the altitude. Some climbers often can’t reach the peak due to altitude sickness. After reaching the peak, you will see the beautiful glacier. There are many routes with different difficulty. You can choose one of them to climb the mountain. Another main attraction is the Kilimanjaro National Park. You can see many animals living freely in the park.

 

Source: places to see in your life time

Originally posted 2017-05-19 07:28:26.

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