14. Yadis Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia
There are very few things quite as beautiful as a star-spangled desert night sky. Yadis Ksar Ghilane is a luxurious camp that offers you world class canvas tents which are nestled in a beautiful oasis in the great Saharan desert.
You will be surrounded by palm trees, enmeshed in desert sand dunes and bathed in whispering waters from a spring that can only be viewed as a mirage. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to Sahara’, Yadis Ksar Ghilane is nothing short of a little slice of paradise in this otherwise harsh environment.
15. Praslin Island, Seychelles
The Seychelles, as a whole, is an archipelago of exceptional exotic islands. Although every destination in the Seychelles is nothing short of a Caribbean vacation, when it comes to unspoiled natural beauty, nowhere else comes close to Praslin Island.
From white, soft sand beaches, to lush vegetation and exotic animals like those that can be found at Vallée de Mai Nature Preserve; this island offers nothing but absolutely stunning beauty and more sun than you can ever imagine. It is so beautiful that it was once thought of as the original location of the Biblical ‘Garden of Eden’.
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16. Cape Coast Castle, Ghana
Ghana’s Atlantic Coast is lined with castles built by various European powers during the 17th Century. The Cape Coast Castle was built for the slave-trade and is one of the most impressive of Ghana’s old forts.
It was originally built by the Dutch in 1637, later expanded by the Swedes; finally the British took control of it in 1664 and turned it into their colonial headquarters. It stayed that way for the next 200 years until they moved the capital to Accra in 1877
17. Lalibela, Ethiopia
Imagine visiting a location that has ancient monolithic churches curved out of nothing but rock! In this medieval settlement in Wallo, you will find such marvels. These rock-hewn churches are believed to have been commissioned by King Lalibela way back in the late 12th or early 13th century.
To say that these rock edifices are magnificent would be to understate the matter. This complex of churches curved from a solid rock stand as a testament to genius craftsmanship and vision. Touring all of them will take the better part of a day, but it is really worth it.
18. Garden Route, South Africa
The Garden Route is a renowned scenic stretch that runs from Mossel Bay and ends at Storms River in the South-Eastern coast. On this beautiful stretch, you will get to see a host of excellent attractions that include ten nature reserves.
These reserves are home to seals, dolphins and mostly notably, the Southern Right Whale, which is and endangered species. Additionally, you can do some excellent bird watching as there are well over 300 species of the most wonderfully colored birds here.