Africa is one of the world’s most incredible places, but the continent is so vast that it is impossible to see everything it has to offer.
However, these are five of the best-known natural wonders, all of which should make any traveler’s bucket list for Africa.
1. The Great Migration
The Great Migration is one of the most unbelievable wildlife sights anywhere in the world.
By far the planet’s longest and biggest overland migration, the Great Migration spans the Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara, an area covering 18,641 square miles.
Wildebeests are the most common animals sighted during migration season, with around 1.5 million wildebeests traveling through Africa to set up in a new home. They are accompanied by some 200,000 zebras.
The best time of the year to see the Great Migration is July to August in Kenya, with the Mara River arguably the prime place from which to view this stunning sight.
Visit Safari Bookings to book your safari tour to Serengeti National Park.
2. Ngorongoro Crater
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s hidden gems, home to some of the most diverse wildlife you’ll find anywhere on Earth.
This gigantic volcanic caldera is home to an estimated 25,000 animals. In fact, almost every species of wildlife that can be found in East Africa can be seen in the crater.
Rare, endangered animals such as the black rhino and the African buffalo, among others, live in the crater.
Among the many amazing sights of the Ngorongoro Crater is Lake Magadi, which is in the southwest sector of the crater.
It is particularly well-known as it is typically inhabited by thousands of mainly lesser flamingos. The crater is so beloved that it is often called Africa’s Garden of Eden.
Browse the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority website for more information.
3. River Nile
No trip to Africa would be complete without experiencing the Nile, which is, of course, the longest river in the world.
The Nile spans 10 countries, and if you want to hunt for the source of the river, there are two places to try: Uganda and Ethiopia.
The mouth of the Nile is a lot easier to find in Egypt. A river cruise down the Nile is a fantastic trip for anyone wanting to check out one of the most important rivers in Africa.
4. Sahara Desert
Along with the Nile, the Sahara Desert is probably Africa’s most famous natural landscapes The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, covering 11 different countries across North Africa.
Sand dunes in the Sahara Desert can reach as high as 600 feet and, in total, the desert covers some 3.5 million square miles; about the same geographical area as China or the United States.
Read more about at the Sahara Desert from The Encyclopedia of Earth.
5. Victoria Falls
No African adventure safari is complete without going to see Victoria Falls, one of the most incredible waterfalls in the world.
Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall on the planet due to its width of 5,604 feet, as well as its height of 354 feet. Over 1,766 cubic feet of water per minute, plunge through the waterfall at the peak of the rainy season in Africa.
Victoria Falls is ideally placed for visiting the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. Hippos and crocodile are among the many types of animals that can be spotted at the waterfall.
Visit the Victoria Falls tourist website for more information.
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