Must-See Destinations on your African Vacation

Africa is an amazing vacation spot; whether it’s your honeymoon, or you’re taking a holiday from work, or you want to treat the family to some fun and adventure. Although the sights to see are virtually endless, here are some incredible places to start with if you’re planning a vacation.


Victoria Falls

This natural wonder of the world truly is a sight to behold. The 300-foot falls sees the waters of the Zambezi River gushing off a cliff. You could enjoy the sights and sounds alone, or if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, go bungee jumping or white water rafting. Or you could go on a cruise, enjoy a canoeing trail, or go fishing. The activities available to you in this one spot alone are both numerous and diverse.

Indian Ocean Islands

Africa has many an island worth visiting off its coastlines, but the most popular ones are probably those off the East Coast. The Seychelles, Mauritius, and Madagascar are home to some unique wildlife and vegetation, and people travel from all over the world to see them. Go scuba diving here in the bright blue oceans, sunbathe on the tropical beaches, or visit the historic sights. The cultural, geographic, and wildlife diversity is unparalleled.

Chobe National Park

If you love wildlife, check out this park in Botswana where you could have a luxury safari experience. You can take a boat along the Chobe River and see wild elephants, the great big cats, kudus, zebras, and all the other iconic African animals. Or you could enjoy a sunset cruise. One of the best national parks in the world, Chobe is a can’t-miss opportunity to soak in the epitome of African experience.

Great Rift Valley Lakes

This valley features lakes, extinct volcanoes, and natural habitats home to countless diverse freshwater life forms. Migratory birds, herds of buffalo and elephants, and many more sights can be found in this valley lying between Lebanon and Mozambique.

Quirimbas Archipelago

Speaking of Mozambique, this string of 32 coral islands is a paradise. You can rent beach bungalow or a lodge and enjoy the seafood, coral reefs, and unique architecture. This is one spot that offers diverse activities suited to the whole family or to couples looking for a romantic tropical getaway. The beaches are largely quiet and empty, so you’re sure to have some alone time with your special someone.

Madikwe Game Reserve

If you’re looking to experience the savannahs of Africa, this reserve is the place to be. Known especially for the wild dogs and cheetahs, Madikwe has thousands of acres of grasslands. You can check out its safari camps, or rough it out in a little lodge, either way you can be sure of a great time.

Africa is too big a continent to see all the best spots in one vacation, but these are just a handful of destinations worth checking out. You may not be able to see them all, but each one of them is a unique and iconic experience.