10 Africa’s Most Famous Destinations

Africa is undeniably rich in culture and history.  The continent has many diverse attractions that appeal to people from all over the world. Every day, thousands of people visit these destinations, they come to discover and experience nature and African adventure, historical places and wildlife, and a variety of exciting things to do.

If you are planning to visit a perfect place for a relaxed vacation, here are 10 Africa’s most famous destinations to visit that will turn your vacation into an expedition for the whole lifetime. Travelstarters crafted this list and we think these destinations should be in your bucket list.

1. South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Africa. The country is pulsating with stunning attractions, wildlife and cultural mix of aboriginal charm and unconventional architecture. Steeped in history, South Africa dazzles visitors with an experience of its olden times and way of life. The country is amazingly beautiful and it rejuvenates and inspires every traveller. There is always something about this destination to indulge all your senses.

2. Kenya

Panoramic view on Nairobi , Kenya.  Africa.

Kenya offers the best of Africa on show, from the African wildlife in its National Parks to the beautiful Diani beach. Kenya offers the best of everything – places with spectacular views, pristine beaches, amazing cultural mix and delicious cuisine. The magical country is a playground for everyone who is interested in discovering the best of Africa adventures. Kenya slackens off inhibitions and put every visitor in a vacation spirit, it surely makes for a heavenly holiday any day.

3. Tanzania


Tanzania is a sanctuary of refinement with rich architectural and cultural heritage. It has repositories of magnificent history, African savannah, scenic beaches and wildlife parks and reserves, as well as a wide range of archaeological and primeval sites. Exotic seafood, exciting coastal activities and luxury places to stay makes Tanzania one of Africa’s most famous destinations.

4. Egypt 

Luxor, Egypt

The historic tales and diversity of Egypt make it a famous destination in Africa. The country is overflowing with history and culture, packed with ancient landmarks, monuments and sites. If you like to explore the architecture and existence of the ancient world, a visit to the paranormal land of Egypt will indulge your dreams. From exciting activities to vibrant dining scene, Egypt has something for everyone.

5.  Ethiopia


There is never better time not to visit Ethiopia. The country offers travellers an abundance of outdoor adventures, scenic landscapes, flourishing wildlife, historic landmarks and unique culture. If you want to discover the amazing world of the endangered wildlife, you should probably visit Ethiopia.

6. Tunisia


Tunisia offers the best of North African culture and warmth. Famous for its Mediterranean beach resorts, delicious cuisine, amazing culture, outstanding sites and desert adventures, Tunisia offers has something to offer everyone.

7. Morocco


Morocco is a destination of ageless history and culture, magnificent architecture and desert adventure. The country is filled with spectacular natural landscapes, African wilderness, magnificent palaces and mouth-watering cuisine. Morocco offers a sense of adventure and a pulsating atmosphere that appeal to every visitor.

8. Gambia


The Gambia is the smallest country and one of the most beautiful destinations in Africa. The country, popularly called the ‘smiling coast’ is famous for its coastal lifestyles and the melodramatic appeal it offers. The country has unique cultural and numinous features, filled with beautiful beach attractions and amazing water sport activities.

9. Zimbabwe


Over the years, Zimbabwe has developed to be one of Africa’s famous destinations. The country is famous for exciting adventure and outstanding scenes of nature including the World’s largest drape of waterfalls, Victoria Falls.

10. Nigeria

Lagos Nigeria

Nigeria may not be your usual tourist destination, but the country is famous for many exciting things such as entertainment, business opportunities, arts and culture. Nigeria is known to be the economic capital of Africa. The country offers unique cultural architecture, vibrant entertainment scene and cultural festivals, and stunning attractions. Nigeria is a world in Africa! Despite its multi-ethnic mix of culture and people, Nigeria is definitely a place to visit, any time.

What do you think? It is hard not to fall in love with African destinations. What’s your favourite destination in Africa. Share your experience with us in the comment below:


17 thoughts on “10 Africa’s Most Famous Destinations

  1. Dear Sir/Ma, I wish to make an enquiry about Seychelle country! About d Visa and Ticket .how will it cost from nigeria?thanks

  2. It was very nice. And you have a beautiful place here

  3. Great info. I have only heard of few destinations in Africa. Thanks for sharing wonderful Information 🙂

  4. I like your update

  5. diverse cultures and languages in Nigeria makes it more interesting, it’s like seeing many countries in one country, no wonder it’s too populated.

  6. South aAfrica is the best country that one could ever visit,it justs create that out of Africa EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE THIS COUNTRY IT’S THE BEST EVER!!!!!Its just like the USA………

  7. Yeah hell man!!!!!!One country in this continent takes the cake,SOUTH AFRICA…..there is just something about this place man.INCREDIBLE…..i mean Mandela was from here so what could the rest of Africa do?Nothing.The 12 cities,11 toungues,5 races,9 provinces,picturesque towns,valleys,falls and so many more oh don’t forget the fine dining……..

  8. Im an American citizen but when I saw South Africa I started to know more about Africa,damn SA is very beautiful and incredible!!!!!!!ZERO to other states but MZANSI is the best!!!!!SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA

  9. Am a Nigerian,but should Ghana not be in the list?? its quite beautiful,rich in culture and has wide tourist attractions.

  10. Please leave your comment… i think nigeria have a tourist places to visit like manbila plateu and badergry deport of 500 years ago slave trade and so many things

  11. Please leave your comment… But dont worry visit nigeria and you would expereince murch unexpectable because nigeria is reach in many things waooo that is whay it is calle the giante of africar

  12. Oh… I couldn’t believe Ghana was excluded. This is a country worth visiting. Ghana is one of the peaceful countries in Africa. Inside the nation are rich cultures and hospitable people who are worth living with. Ghana is a great country.

  13. I am a nigeria guy, but i think ghana should be included, it has many great places to visit.
    But i really like south africa alot, it is Jus like USA in africa, although it’s still has rough places, nigeria could be like south africa even better if not for there leaders who are all thieves, all they know how to do is to still money from de country, they really need someone to teach them the way of polities….
    Anyways thanks for ur update, but i really think Ghana should be included

  14. Kenya is sooo beautiful

  15. Ghana must be in this list……even non Ghanaians r calling

  16. I am South African and I think all of Africa is beautiful and unique, no need to compare. Every country in Africa is amazing , from Mozambique to Nigeria. It is a blessing to live on this beautiful continent, the cradle of mankind.

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