The Best African Destinations in 2023

Africa is the second largest continent in size and population hence making it one of the most diverse continents of the world. Africa is made up of 54 countries and every country has its own unique landscapes and natural features such as beaches, national parks, mountains, islands and amazing hiking trails. If you’re planning a trip to Africa, you may find it difficult to choose among the many  options available. That being said, we have outlined the best African countries you can visit in 2023.


Kenya is every wildlife enthusiast’s dream destination. Home to national parks and the world renowned Masai Mara national reserve, Kenya offers visitors a spectacular natural diversity of wildlife. This is definitely the country you should visit if you want a close encounter with the big five.

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Kenya is also renowned for its white sandy beaches and clear waters. The south coast is famous for its palm- fringed white sandy beaches and luxurious beach resorts. There are many fun activities for the whole family such as scuba diving, kids entertainment clubs, and golfing. Alternatively, you can visit the coastal villages and get to experience the culture of the local Swahili people. Here are some of the top tourist attractions in Kenya.

  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Tsavo National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Mount Kenya National Park
  • Lamu Island
  • Fort Jesus
  • Jumba La Mtwana
  • Gede Ruins 
  • Old Town Mombasa
  • Wasini Island
  • Diani Beach
  • Watamu Marine National Park


When it comes to planning for a trip in Rwanda, gorilla trekking is always one of the top activities for every tourist. Rwanda gives you the opportunity to get close to these amazing animals who share 99% of our DNA.  There are other activities you do in Rwanda and to make the most out of your trip, here are top tourist attractions.

  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Akagera National Park
  • Kings Palace Museum
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • Gorilla Guardians Village
  • Lake Kivu
  • Gishwati Mukura National Park
  • Nyamata Genocide Memorial


Tanzania is an East African country well known for its vast wilderness areas. It is home to the famous national parks and the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Most tourist visit the country for its wildlife and safari related adventure. You will likely pass through Dar es Salaam before heading out to other destinations in the country. 

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Tanzania is a country with a rich culture and diverse natural attractions, with plenty of interesting places to visit. Here are some top suggestions:

  • Serengeti National Park
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Zanzibar
  • Mafia Island
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Pemba Island
  • Stone Town
  • Kilwa Kisiwani
  • Mnemba Atoll 
  • Tumbatu Island
  • Mikumi National Park


Egypt is famous for its rich history that dates back thousands of years ago and there are many interesting facts to discover about this country. Renowned for its pyramids and the ancient Egyptians, Egypt is every historian’s dream destination. The Grand Egyptian Museum currently under construction will be the largest archaeological museum in the world and is set to open in 2023. If you’re planning to go sightseeing in Egypt, here are our top attractions and places.

  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Luxor’s Temple and Tombs
  • Cruising the Nile
  • Aswan
  • Abu Simbel
  • Explore Cairo
  • Red Sea Diving
  • Saqqara
  • White Desert
  • Siwa Oasis
  • Red Sea Beaches
  • Alexandria
  • South Sinai Beach Life
  • St. Catherine Monastery
  • Wadi Al-Hitan
  • Monastery of St.Anthony


Named by Winston Churchill as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ in 1908 due to its beauty and diversity, Uganda is home to breathtaking landscapes, fascinating culture and exotic culture. If you’re planning a visit to Uganda, here is a list of interesting places you can visit.

  • Bwindi National Park
  • Murchison Falls
  • Lake Victoria
  • Jinja, start of the Nile River
  • Kasubi Tombs
  • Ndere Centre
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kibale Forest National Park
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Mburo National Park
  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park


Botswana is a landlocked country but is home to beautiful landscapes and sprawling savannas rich in wildlife. Whether you are a a frequent visitor or first timer, Botswana always has something thrilling to offer. To help you decide what to see on your travels, here are some of the best places to visit in Botswana.

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  • Okavango delta
  • Chobe National Park
  • Kalahari Desert
  • Tsodilo Hills
  • Nxai Pan National Park
  • Savuti National Park
  • Linyati Wetlands
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Kubu Island
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • Nata Bird Sanctuary
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Khutse Game Reserve


Owing to its diverse wildlife and scenic landscape features, Zimbabwe has emerged as one of Africa’s best safari destinations. It is still relatively undiscovered by tourists which means you have more exclusive safari experiences. Whilst it’s not popular, Zimbabwe is renowned for having the most experienced and knowledgeable safari guides in Africa. Overall, Zimbabwe’s combination of scenic landscapes, luxurious lodges and abundant wildlife makes it a must-see safari destination. Here is a list of popular places you must visit in Zimbabwe.

  • Matobo National Park
  • Zambezi National Park
  • Victoria Falls
  • Hwange National Park
  • Chimanimani National Park
  • Great Zimbabwe National Monument
  • Chinhoyi Caves
  • Gonarezhou National Park
  • Mana Pools National Park
  • Harare
  • Lake Kariba

South Africa

South Africa is one of the best countries to visit as a first timer when going on a safari. One of the main attractions is the beautiful African landscape which are a major tourists attraction. Regarded as the most diverse of all African holiday destinations, South Africa has a lot to offer beyond game watching and safari. 

While it’s impossible to list of all the country’s popular places, here are the main attractions in South Africa.

  • Kruger National Park
  • Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • Lisbon Falls, Mpumalanga
  • Capetown
  • The Garden Route
  • The Drankenberg
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontiers
  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Cape Winelands
  • The Wild Coast
  • Mapungubwe National Park
  • Namaqua Land
  • Isimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Hluhluwe-imfolozi Game Reserve
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Cape Agulhas, Western Cape


Morocco exudes old world charm coupled with a mix of Arabian and European cultural influences. Renowned for its rich culture and welcoming people, Morocco is definitely one of the places you should visit. From beautiful mosques to traditional riads, Morocco is a popular destination attracting culture lovers and adventure travellers alike.

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Here are the top attractions in Morocco;

  • Tanger
  • Sahara Desert
  • Fez
  • Marrakesh Medina
  • Chefchaouen
  • Erg Chebbi’s Dunes
  • Fes el Bali
  • Volubilis
  • Dades Valley
  • Erg Chigiga
  • Rif Mountains
  • Draa Valley
  • Casablanca Hassan II Mosque
  • Rabat’s Oudaias Kasbah
  • Ouarzazate
  • Rose Valley


Victoria Falls is undoubtedly the most visited place in Zambia. It’s a leading African destination filled with vast beautiful landscapes, friendly people and amazing wildlife. Zambia is home to great national parks and the iconic Victoria Falls. If you’re a first time visitor to Zambia, here are the top destinations you need to visit.

  • Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Kafue National Park
  • Kasanka National Park
  • Kitwe
  • Nsumbu National Parl
  • Lusaka
  • Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Blue Lagoon National Park
  • Shiwa Ngandu Manor House
  • Chingola
  • Solwezi
  • Chimfunshi Animal Orphanage
  • Mwela Rocks National Monument
  • Lake Kariba 

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