Africa has always been a popular destination for travellers. Whether it’s the vast, open Savannah plains packed to the brim with wild animals, or the dark jungles of middle Africa, it’s one of the few
Africa has always been a popular destination for travellers. Whether it’s the vast, open Savannah plains packed to the brim with wild animals, or the dark jungles of middle Africa, it’s one of the few continents in the world that is still considered truly wild.
Africa is also home to a number of truly magnificent landmarks that can’t be found or emulated anywhere else in the world. These are landmarks that define the country that they’re located in, with some being so popular that they’ve become a part of modern pop culture.
Mount Kilimanjaro consists of three volcanic cones known locally as Mawenzi, Shira, and Kibo. Located in Tanzania, it’s one of the most widely recognised mountains in the world, with its highest peak reaching almost six thousand metres above sea level. The lands surrounding Kilimanjaro are made up of diverse and beautiful ecosystems with some of the world’s most unique species. The area is also well known for producing precious gems. It’s also a country that is starting to see a larger tourist influx, especially for those wanting the African experience, and a break from the busy world of traffic, the excitement of sports betting NZ, and the city life.
The Ruins of Carthage
The city of Carthage was once part of the massive Phoenician trading empire that spanned the entire length of the Mediterranean. It was also a hub of trade that saw thousands of merchants visiting both on land and by sea, and at one point had the world’s most powerful military. The empire was eventually destroyed after a series of catastrophic wars with the Roman Empire.
Situated in the stunning and wild country of Zimbabwe, and just on the border of Zambia Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world, and a must-see for anyone travelling through the continent. The waterfall is a result of the Zambezi River tumbling off of the Victoria Falls Gorge, creating a breath-taking African landmark that thousands flock to every year. The recent political situation in Zimbabwe has seen tourism diminish in the country, unfortunately.
Serengeti National Park
For those that fell in love with the Lion King movie, there are few other places in Africa that quite capture the same feel as the Serengeti National Park. Located in the Simiyu and Mara regions of Tanzania, the park is most famous for its incredible migration of animals. Some 1.5 million wildebeest, and 250000 zebra migrate every year through Tanzania and Kenya, with much of the herd being followed and predated by some of Africa’s most powerful predators. The migration is considered one of the greatest events in the world.
The Pyramids of Giza
Ancient remnants from an ancient empire, the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza, located not far from the capital city of Cairo, are a testament to the build quality of the Ancient Egyptian civilisations. Built as both massive monuments and tombs to house the Pharaohs that once ruled the lands, the pyramids still stand today, and are a favourite for tourists from around the globe.