Best places to visit in Africa

Africa is a vast spanning continent and with so many incredible places to see and amazing experiences to be had, it can be difficult to know where to start. To help you make this tricky decision, we've listed nine of our favourite destinations below - click on each picture to find out the best places to visit in each country and start planning your own African adventure. 

Best places to visit in Africa: Our pick #1 - Botswana

The red savannahs of the Kalahari, winding glistening waterways of the Okavango Delta, age-old culture of the Bushmen, and national park’s brimming with wildlife await travellers in Botswana. This landlocked country sits bordering Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, and has made a name for itself because of its natural beauty and wonderful wildlife. With plenty to do and see in Botswana it can be hard to know where to start. Click on the image above to find out our pick of the best places to visit in Botswana.

Best places to visit in Africa: Our pick #2 - Kenya

With colourful tribes, spectacular scenery, beautiful beaches and teeming coral reefs, Kenya is an incredible country that will fascinate and delight even the most seasoned traveller. See the iconic red-robed Masai Warriors, enjoy world-class game viewing in the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu and Tsavo, witness the astounding spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration and relax on pristine sun-drenched, white-sand beaches in Mombasa and Malindi. Click on the image above to find out our pick of the best places to visit in Kenya.

Best places to visit in Africa: Our pick #3 – Madagascar

Paradise for nature lovers, Madagascar is home to dense rainforest, beautiful beaches, arid desert, and spectacular diving sites – not to mention the charming lemurs hanging around in its tree tops. Whether it be whale watching or bird watching, world class diving or snorkelling, island hopping on a dhow, trekking through wildlife rich rainforest or simply lazing on a deserted beach, Madagascar cannot fail to impress and delight. Click on the image above to find out our pick of the best places to visit on your trip to Madagascar.

Best places to visit in Africa: Our pick #4 – Mozambique

Stretching 1000 km along Africa’s south eastern coast, from South Africa up to Tanzania, Mozambique is home to palm-fringed beaches, remote lagoons, national parks teeming with wildlife, bustling cities and unique cuisine fusing both Portuguese and African flavours. Boasting a tropical climate, crystal clear waters and beautiful archipelagos, Mozambique draws both sun seekers and avid divers alike, keen to explore its vibrant underwater world. Click on the image above to find out our pick of the best places to visit in Mozambique.

Best places to visit in Africa: Our pick #5 - Namibia

A land of remarkable natural beauty, Namibia’s picturesque landscape sees rugged mountain peaks collide with wild coastlines and striking red desert dunes. Home to some of the world’s most impressive national parks, Namibia boasts an incredible array of wildlife making it an ideal destination for an authentic safari experience. In its cities and towns beautiful colonial buildings juxtapose with modern developments, as age-old traditions of Namibia’s many ethnic tribes and cultures intertwine with everyday life creating a truly colourful and unique travel experience. Click on the image above to find out our pick of the best places to visit on your trip to Namibia.

Best places to visit in Africa: Our pick #6 – South Africa

With a colourful mix of cultures, languages and people, it is no wonder why South Africa has earned itself the nickname The Rainbow Nation. This multi-cultural vibe combined with world renowned game reserves, rugged mountain ranges and beautiful beaches, make South Africa a truly tempting destination. Stand atop Table Mountain in Cape Town, soak up the views from God’s Window and go in search of the Big Five in Kruger. Drive the Garden Route and trek in the Drakensberg Mountains. Sample wines in Stellenbosch and discover pristine coral reefs in Maputaland. Click on the image above to find out our pick of the best places to visit on your trip to South Africa.

Best places to visit in Africa: Our pick #7 - Tanzania & Zanzibar

Home to some of Africa’s most recognisable names: the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, the Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro and idyllic Zanzibar, Tanzania should be at the top of every traveller’s wish list. Whether you explore Tanzania on an overland safari or create your own tailor-made itinerary combining the very best of this fascinating country, the choice is yours. But with so much to see and do it can be difficult to know where to start. Click on the image above to find out our pick of the best places to visit on your trip to Tanzania.

Best places to visit in Africa: Our pick #8 - Uganda

For such a small country, this east African nation has much to offer the intrepid traveller. With spectacular national parks and game reserves, striking natural scenery, some of the best white-water rafting in the world and as home to the majestic mountain gorilla there is plenty to keep you busy. Explore Kampala, go bird watching at Lake Bunyonyi, track mountain gorillas, or go quad biking in Jinja. Click on the image above for our pick of the best places to visit in Uganda.

Best places to visit in Africa: Our pick #9 - Zambia & Zimbabwe

Located between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the mighty Victoria Falls is certainly a sight to behold and reason enough to visit these two fascinating countries. Crashing 108 metres from the Zambezi River above, the tumbling water of the falls sends clouds of spray up to 500 metres into the air, giving life to the lush rainforest surrounding it. A wide number of adventure activities are focused on the falls and there are endless ways to experience the mighty Zambezi from helicopter flights over the falls, white-water rafting, canoeing, jet boating or even bungee jumping. Click on the image above to find out our pick of the best places to visit on your trip to Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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