Africa is popular for its natural beauty and wide variety of tourist attractions such as deserts, safari tours, forests, animals and adventures. Being the second largest country of the world, Africa offers a huge variety of fauna and flora. You cannot explore the whole continent with only one trip. You should come to Africa for more than one time to explore the major tourist destinations of Africa. You can find African primates of about 60 species of which 50% are susceptible to extinction. There are more than 2,310 species of birds and among them 1,400 species are endemic. African continent consist of 54 countries and the continent is surrounded by Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula, Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.
Some of the popular tourist destinations of Africa are:
Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls is a breathtaking natural beauty with it powerful waterfalls that is situated between Zimbabwe and Zambia of South Africa. You can see the water sprays for about 1000 feet and 50 kilometers away from the waterfalls and because of this it got the name Smoke that thunders (Mosi-oa-Tunya).
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro is a snow capped mountain also known as the Everest of Africa. It is the highest peak in Tanzania that consists of three cones of volcano, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. The most well known feature of the mountain is that anybody can climb up to the mountain without the help of any equipment.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt: Pyramids of Giza are the tombs of ancient Kings of Egypt situated outside Cairo. It is one of the seven wonders in the world known for its architectural beauty with over 5000 years old.
Masai Mara of Kenya: Masai Mara is the National park situated in Kenya where you can find wide variety of animals like rhinos, Cape buffalo, leopards, elephants, lions, giraffes, baboons, hyenas and cheetahs. The park is the home of hippos and crocodiles and famous for zebras and wildebeest migrations from July to October.
Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Town is the most popular travel destination of South African with its beautiful beaches. Because of the unique geographical feature of the city, you can finish visiting several beaches of the city within a day.
Madagascar: Madagascar is the fourth largest island of the world with beautiful beaches, dense forests, grassy plateaus, natural reserves and palm trees.
Mauritius: Mauritius is also popular for its natural scenic beauty with sapphire sea and great beaches. You can enjoy the beautiful landscapes with its forests, waterfalls, parks and underwater world.
Virunga National Park, Uganda/Rwanda: This national park is included in the list of World Heritage Site of UNESCO. You can find half of remaining gorilla species left all around world here in this park.
Zanzibar, Tanzania: Another popular destination of Africa with its sandy beaches and historical importance. Zanzibar was famous for the slave trading under Arabian rulers. Stone Town is an ancient Arabian town listed among the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO.
Djenne, Mali: Djenne is an oldest city located on the island in Niger River also listed as the World Heritage Site of UNESCO. The city was the center of trade and market held on every Monday here is the most popular lively markets of Africa.