Africa is famous for its beautiful sights and cities, unsurpassed natural wonders, dramatic coastline, amazing wildlife, luscious forests and unforgettable architecture. The continent has a unique culture and heritage and it is full of unbelievably wide-ranging and beautiful places to visit.
If you are planning to visit Africa, here are 20 beautiful places you won’t believe are in Africa. So, why not travel to these places and see their mesmerizing beauty with your own eyes.
- 1 1. Rock Restaurant, Zanzibar
- 2 2. Diani Beach
- 3 3. Bom Bom Resort in Island of Príncipe
- 4 4. Knysna, South Africa
- 5 5. Ihla, The Island of Mozambique
- 6 6. Zomba Plateau, Malawi
- 7 7. Memphis, Egypt
- 8 8. Lake Victoria, Uganda
- 9 9. Mountain Oasis of Chebika, Tunisia
- 10 10. Virunga Mountains in Uganda
- 11 11. Cape Town, South Africa
- 12 12. Lake Assal, Djibouti
- 13 13. Seychelles
- 14 14. Valley of the Moon, Angola
- 15 15. Namib Desert, Namibia
- 16 16. Aït Ben Haddou, Morrocco
- 17 17. Chamarel Waterfall, Mauritius
- 18 18. Lac Sale, Comoros
- 19 19. Aswan City and Nile River, Egypt
- 20 20. Umm al-Maa, Libya
1. Rock Restaurant, Zanzibar
Photo Source: Rod Waddington on Flickr
Set on a rock, along the shores of Michanwi Pingwe beach in Zanzibar, Rock Restaurant offers the finest cuisine and laid-back beauty that will take your breath away. Visit: The Rock Restaurant
2. Diani Beach
Photo Source: Ken Wewerka on Flickr
Diani Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And guess what? It is located in Africa. The tropical paradise features picture perfect white sandy beaches and turquoise blue Indian Ocean, stunning beach resorts and hotels, exciting water activities, which enchant visitors and make their holiday unforgettable.
3. Bom Bom Resort in Island of Príncipe
Photo Source: André Pipa on Flickr
The Bom Bom Island Resort is located on the northern shore of Príncipe, on a secluded beach and it offers scenic waterfront and well-appointed accommodation in a stunning natural setting. Visit: The Bom Bom Island Resort
4. Knysna, South Africa
Knysna is beautiful town located in the Garden Route of South Africa. It is a beautiful place to visit and it features scenic attractions such as beautiful beaches and lush forest vegetation. If you love a quiet but exciting vacation, Knysna is a place to go.
5. Ihla, The Island of Mozambique
Photo Source: _michael _ Jack on Flickr
The Island of Mozambique is an undiscovered jewel in Africa. The Island lies off the Northern coast of Mozambique. It is known for its white coral sand, crystal-clear water and coral reefs stretching along the Indian Ocean. The island is breathtaking!
6. Zomba Plateau, Malawi
Photo Source: Ismail Mia on Flickr
Malawi is one of the most stunning countries in Africa and it offers varied landscapes such as Zomba Plateau. The Zomba Plateau is located in the southern Malawi and it is known as an exciting destination with spectacular views and numerous outdoor activities.
7. Memphis, Egypt
Memphis is an ancient and legendary city in Egypt, located south of the Nile River. Steeped in history and culture, the city is filled with stunning ruins of the ancient times. You should experience it!
8. Lake Victoria, Uganda
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world. The lake offers stretches of white sandy beaches, plush green forests, beautiful wildlife and water activities. If you want to relax and unwind during your vacation, there are numerous accommodation facilities at the shores of the lake.
9. Mountain Oasis of Chebika, Tunisia
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Chebika is a small mountain oasis town, located at the mountains of the Djebel el Negueb. This town offers exciting adventures, beautiful views of the mountain oasis and a chance to enjoy an authentic and magical African holiday.
10. Virunga Mountains in Uganda
Photo Source: Global Water Partnership on Flickr
Uganda is gifted by nature and it is a beautiful destination characterized by amazing wildlife, stunning mountains and landscapes. The Virunga Mountains in Uganda are located in Kisoro and consist of Sabinyo Mountains, Mhaginga and Muhabura. Get a chance to track some mountain gorillas located here and enjoy the the picturesque sceneries the mountains offer.
11. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is unquestionably one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa. The city features the Table Mountain, the stunning beaches, magnificent landscapes, historical attractions and plenty of lush vegetation. It’s a destination that will give you an experience of a lifetime.
12. Lake Assal, Djibouti
Lake Assal is a beautiful crater lake, located in central-western Djibouti. The Lake is an perfect location for those who love the sun and want to experience unpretentious summer temperateness because it is very hot here. The Lake is a natural landscape created by salt stone – pure white gypsum which surrounds the lake.
Seychelles has long been an exclusive dream destination fro many people. The destination features paradisiacal beaches, the turquoise sea and the outstanding cliffs of the Indian Ocean, you should visit Seychelles for an experience that will remain in your hearts forever.
14. Valley of the Moon, Angola
The Valley of the Moon is one of the most unique landscapes in Africa. Also known as Miradouro da Lua or Watchpoint, the landscape is slightly comparable to the moon surface, featuring amazing rock formation with its flaming red hue. The Valley of the Moon is located 40km south of Luanda in Angola.
15. Namib Desert, Namibia
Namib Desert is the oldest and largest desert in the world and it has with stunning scenery. Its age is estimated to be about 55 million of years. The desert is considered to be the most beautiful desert in the world with its red and yellow sand forming the massive sand dunes. This is where you will find the highest dunes in the world, which is measured to be at 325m.
16. Aït Ben Haddou, Morrocco
Photo Source: bmeabroad on Flickr
Ait Ben Haddou is one of the most beautiful sights in Africa. Situated at the edge of the Atlas Mountains, along the valley of the Kasbahs; the city is filled with traditional mud brick buildings, which are spectacular Moroccan architecture. The city has been featured in so many movies such as Gladiator, the Lawrence of Arabia and many others.
17. Chamarel Waterfall, Mauritius
Photo Source: Lukas Litz Obb on Flickr
The Charamel Waterfalls is the highest waterfall in Mauritius, measuring up to 100metres. If you want to see the impressive views of the waterfalls from the top, you should visit the Black River Gorge National Park. The Waterfall presents beautiful sceneries and it is definitely worth a visit.
18. Lac Sale, Comoros
Photo Source: David Stanley on Flickr
Lac Sale, located in Comoros, at the northern viewpoint of the island, is a breathtaking caldera filled with salt water and it has an incredible backdrop of azure blue Indian Ocean. You can walk round the stunning caldera brim. You can’t find anything like this anywhere in the world!
19. Aswan City and Nile River, Egypt
Photo Source: Christian Junker – AHKGAP on Flickr
The best way to discover the beauty of Nile River is through Aswan City. Similarly, there is no better way to see Aswan city than by boat on Nile River. Nile River is the longest river in the world. The magic and mystic of the Nile is very captivating and the river is one of the most beautiful places in Africa.
20. Umm al-Maa, Libya
Umm-al-Maa is the most beautiful lake Oasis of the world. The oasis is concealed amid the towering dunes of Libya. Located in the Idehan Ubari Sand Sea in Libra Sahara desert, Umm-al-Maa has a staggering beauty you can only find in Africa.
If you are planning to go some place beautiful any time this year, you should visit any of these beautiful places in Africa. To save costs, you can book cheap flights to these destinations with Travelstart Kenya. If you have visited any of these destinations, share your experiences with us in the comment below: