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Why Go to Africa? 11 Best African Countries to Visit

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Are you ready to discover the wonders of Africa? With its diverse cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and fascinating history, the continent offers an unforgettable travel experience. As a black traveler, you can connect with your roots and explore the rich traditions and beauty of Africa.

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From the charming coastal towns of Morocco to the majestic gorillas of Rwanda, Africa has something for everyone.

Here are top 11 African countries to visit:

1. Morocco

Immerse yourself in the mix of European, Berber, and Arabian influences while exploring the seaside towns, snow-capped mountains, and vibrant cities of this North African gem. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the amazing city of Marrakesh to get an authentic taste of the famous Moroccan cuisine! 

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2. Ethiopia

Delve into the ancient culture and history of Ethiopia, from the 12th-century churches in Lalibela to the ruins of the ancient city of Aksum. Marvel at the natural landscapes of Simien Mountains National Park and Nechisar National Park.

3. Seychelles

Indulge in the idyllic beauty of Seychelles, with its stunning beaches and protected national parks. Explore Curieuse Island and snorkel the Sainte Anne Marine National Park. If you are looking to do more than just lie back and relax on the beach getting a tan, there is plenty to explore in this majestic country.

4. Botswana 

Botswana is a real jewel of Africa in terms of wildlife and its natural land. Discover the wildlife and natural land of Botswana, with its commitment to conservation and welcoming locals. Go on safari at the Okavango Delta, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and The Chobe National Park.

5. Kenya

Home to such wonders as The Great Rift Valley and the phenomenal annual Wildebeest Migration, it’s impossible to talk about tourism in Africa without talking about Kenya. It’s one of the most famous African nations and a top tourist destination.

There’s nothing quite like going on Safari in Kenya. The country is home to The Big Five, amazing views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and a rich, diverse culture.

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And of course, Kenya is home to marathon legends like Eliud Kipchoge, who proved that no man is limited by running the marathon in under two hours.

Here’s a collection of the experiences that make up the signature Magical Kenya tourist experience:

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6. Namibia

Embark on an adventure through the incredible landscapes of Namibia, home to Etosha National Park and the ghost town of Kolmanskop. Take a quad bike tour across the Namib Desert and visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Etosha National Park is a must-see as it’s home to 114 families of mammals and 300 species of birds.

7. Malawi

This landlocked country in southern Africa is often forgotten about by us travellers in light of its more popular sisters, Kenya and Tanzania. Experience the geographical diversity and rich cultures of Malawi, with its impressive peaks, sprawling grasslands, and Lake Malawi. Don’t forget to try the local favorite Nsima.

8. Rwanda

Get up close with the majestic mountain gorillas at Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda’s number one tourist attraction. Reflect on the country’s tragic history at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and try some delicious Matoke. 

9. Madagascar

The largest island in Africa, Madagascar, boasts breathtaking landscapes, including the avenue of the Baobabs and Ranomafana National Park. For a little history, make a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ambohimanga, a fortified Royal settlement that’s pretty close to the capital.

10. Tanzania

Hike up the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, to see the breathtaking views Tanzania has to offer. You can also go on a safari to see the “Big Five” at Serengeti National Park or relax on the tropical island of Zanzibar.

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11. The Gambia

This small country is known for its abundant wildlife, including monkeys, hippos, hyenas, leopards, and rare bird species at Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve. The capital city of Banjul has a fascinating National Museum of Gambian history and beautiful beaches.

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