From its grandiose mountains to amazing wildlife, the world’s second-biggest continent – Africa – is home to many wonderful destinations. Touring the finest holiday destinations in Africa could literally take a lifetime because there are plenty amazing places the continent has to offer holidaymakers.
Whether you are scouting for a relaxing or adventure-filled holidays, here are 5 destinations in Africa perfect for that holiday getaway.1
Renowned American writer, Mark Twain, wasn’t exaggerating after all when he said: “Mauritius was made first and then heaven was copied after Mauritius.” This is somewhat true considering the picture-perfect scenery the country offers.
Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation in East Africa, is famed for its limpid waters, stunning white-sand beaches, remarkable wildlife, lovely botanical gardens, and startling reefs. The island nation is very enthralling and an all-in-one slice of paradise where tranquility and beauty abound.
With its unspoiled beaches and plush resorts, you won’t be far from right to call Mauritius the holidaymakers’ fairyland. It’s not surprising that millions of tourists visit this amazing island nation every year.2
If you’re looking for that country in Africa that has truly been a beneficiary of nature’s magnificence, look no further than Seychelles.
The Seychelles islands are not only home to several mesmerizing beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, but to rare animal species like sheath-tailed bats, palm frogs, paradise flycatchers, Aldabra tortoises, magpie robins, and moominia snail as well.
Things to do in Seychelles include hiking, bird-watching, fishing, diving, sailing, surfing, and snorkelling; not forgetting the beautiful sight of watching turtles lay their eggs ashore. Truly truly, the Seychelles is an incredible African holiday destination to behold.3
South Africa is undoubtedly one of the most visited countries in Africa due to its striking scenery and year-round fantastic weather. Cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Soweto, and Port Elizabeth are regularly visited by holidaymakers.
The country is very diverse and is home to some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife and best holiday experiences. Be it a family holiday, solo getaway, or honeymoon escape, you’re sure to find the perfect vacation in South Africa – a real value-for-money.
South Africa boasts of spectacular natural beauty, great wine experiences, superb accommodation and fine beaches. It’s indeed an amazing holiday destination.4
São Tomé and Príncipe
Lying off the west coast of Africa and floating in the Gulf of Guinea is one of the world’s most tropical verdant islands, São Tomé and Príncipe. Even though these countries are least visited, they offer fantastic beaches and great jungle exploration.
For many tourists, one of the key draws of visiting São Tomé and Príncipe is how welcoming and safe the place is. São Tomé & Príncipe is home to colonial architecture, green landscape, and pristine beaches. Once a leading producer of cocoa in the world, you can’t visit this remote African nation and miss feasting on finger-licking chocolates.
If you are a nature lover, then São Tomé and Príncipe is a must visit destination for you to enjoy your holidays.5
Morocco, the only African country that made the list of top 10 travel destinations in 2018, as well as 2019, is a very diverse country in terms of attractions. Mountains, deserts, and ancient cities are some of the things you’ll come across in this North African country.
The country is full of gorgeous tourist attractions, and as a tourist, you’ll be enticed with the country’s amazing culture and cosmopolitan vibes. It’s one of the amazing holiday destinations in Africa that should be on your bucket list.