Africa is vast and home to incredibly diverse landscapes, wildlife and culture, from penguin colonies at its southern tip to the world’s largest desert in the north. Here are just a few of the highlights from this amazing continent.
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The Serengeti, Tanzania
Every year, the Serengeti plays host to the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, as millions of wildebeest and zebra flood through the national park.
On the border between Zamibia and Zimbabwe is one of the world’s most awesome natural sights: the Zambezi River plunging down a 100-metre drop at a rate of over 1,000 metres-cubed per second.
Table Mountain, South Africa
This flat-topped, 1,000-metre-high mountain outside Cape Town dominates the city’s skyline, and provides amazing views of the Cape of Good Hope.
The blue and white buildings of this tucked-away town in northern Morocco look stunning in the sunlight.
The Great Pyramids, Egypt
The 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, and the only one still standing.
This holy town in Ethiopia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its remarkable churches, which were hewn directly out of the rock.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
This river delta is unusual in that it doesn’t flow into the sea – instead, the waters of the Okavango River spread out over an area of up to 15,000 square kilometres and mostly evaporate. And the abundance of water provides a haven for wildlife.
Mountain gorillas, Uganda
Uganda is home to some of the last remaining populations of mountain gorillas; with the correct permit, travellers can hike into the forest with park rangers to see them in their natural habitat.
Djemaa El Fna, Morocco
This huge square in Marrakech is a dazzling place to visit at any time of day, but especially at night when the food vendors assemble and the square is lit with thousands of lights.
Sal island, Cape Verde
Sal is one of the ten islands that make up Cape Verde off the west coast of the African mainland, and is famed for its pristine white beaches.
Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia
These dunes in the Namib Desert are some of the highest in the world, topping out at more than 200 metres high in some cases.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Africa’s tallest mountain rises some 6,000 metres above sea level, and is one of the few places where you’ll find snow on the Equator.
Masai Mara, Kenya
This enormous national reserve is home to diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes and rare black rhinos.
The huge island of Madagascar in east Africa is the only place in the world where you’ll find lemurs in the wild, and the island’s isolation means that it’s home to many unique animal species.
This city in southern Egypt has been called the ‘world’s greatest open-air museum’ thanks to its abundance of ancient monuments, like the impressive temple complex of Karnak.
Lake Malawi, Malawi
The 560-kilometre-long Lake Malawi has some of the highest numbers of fish species in the world, and it provides abundant opportunities for snorkelling, kayaking and sailing.
Chouara Tannery, Morocco
This working tannery in the city of Fez dates back to the eleventh century, and the place has little changed since then. The dye-filled stone vessels provide some astonishing colours.
Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
Lake Tanganyika is the world’s longest freshwater lake at 673 kilometres, and is renowned for its white sandy beaches and brightly coloured fish.
The largest desert in the world stretches for around 4,800 kilometres across the top of North Africa. One of the best ways to experience desert life for yourself is to join an organised camel trek in eastern Morocco.
Penguins, South Africa
Penguins and Africa don’t necessarily go together in people’s minds, but you can find thousands of African ‘blackfoot’ penguins along the coast of South Africa – and you can even swim alongside them at Boulders Beach.
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