25 Famous Landmarks In Africa That You Can't Miss

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One could dedicate a lifetime to exploring Africa. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have a lifetime to dedicate to exploring a continent thanks to bills, kids, pets, job, etc. Here are some of the famous landmarks in Africa described in one sentence to fit as many of the best sites in this article as possible. Let us know your favorite landmarks in Africa in the comment box below.
1. Victoria Falls. This is the largest curtain of water descending down to create a waterfall of mind blowing size in Zimbabwe.

2. Avenue of the Baobabs. A collection of some of the largest Baobabs trees in the world that are native Madagascar.

3. The Great Pyramids. Outside of Cairo the famous large yellow pyramids of Giza, Egypt, serve as tombs for the great Pharaohs of the ancient Egyptian civilization.

4. Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech. A bustling and vibrant cultural marketplace that has been around for around 900 years that is a must see if you are in Morocco.  

5. Timbuktu. The quintessential dessert oasis that was booming in the 14th century was the epicenter of caravan routes.

6. The Big Hole. The Kimberly Diamond mine created an enormous man-made hole that can actually be seen from space.

7. Table Mountain. This mountain that holds 1,500 different plant species (that is a lot) is the end of mountain range in South Africa that looks like a table.
8. Gorillas in Rwanda. Actually taking a tour to see Gorillas in their natural habitat in the mountains of Rwanda is a great option for animal lovers.

9. Serengeti. An enormous savannah and conservation area jammed packed with wildlife, but especially famous for the migrating wildebeest that top predators feast on.

10.  Sossusvlei Dunes. The world’s tallest dune made of orange-red sands can be found in Namibia.

11.  Lake Volta. This is the world’s largest man-made lake that takes up 3.6% of Ghana’s total land area.

12. Nyika Plateau National Park. A large park in Malawi where plateaus cut by rivers to create green ecosystems where wildflowers flourish through September to April is one of the most unusual parks in Africa.

13. The Nile. This river is best experienced on a river where you can view where you can see remnants of the world’s most ancient civilization.

14. Lake Nakuru National Park. This park in Kenya is home to over one million flamingos.

15. Djenne. The historical remnants of this ancient city that was founded in 800 AD can be found in Mali, but the star of the show is definitely The Great Mosque of Djenne that is made of red mudbricks.

16. Mount Kilimanjaro. The highest point in Africa soars over the surrounding valleys, and the summit is actually hikable for people in moderately healthy conditions.

17. Paga Crocodile Pond. If you ever had the urge to pet a crocodile this is destination in Ghana is for you.

18. Fish River Canyon. This canyon in Namibia stretches 27 km wide and 170 km long to create awe inspiring views.

19. Ngorongoro Crater. This enormous crater that is the result of a collapsed volcano is the perfect place to go on safari.

20. Omo River. This river is the home to over 50 different African tribes that will give you firsthand experience with traditional African culture.

21. Okavango Delta National Park. This park spans over from Namibia to Zimbabwe consists of a flood plain that attracts everything from the big five to smaller birds and critters.

22. The Dar al-Magana. A clock made in the 14th century that measured time using water and weights.

23. The Sphinx. This is the largest monumental sculpture in the world located among the great pyramids of Egypt.

24.  Makgadikgadi Pans. This enormous area of salt flats over a desert landscape in Botswana was created by lake that dried up thousands of years ago.

25. Nyiragongo Volcano. Africa’s most active volcano that is home to a two kilometer wide lava lake!

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25 Famous Landmarks In Africa That You Can't Miss

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