Top 23 beautiful places to visit in Africa (with pictures)

Africa has great destinations for vacation and choosing a destination could be difficult so here is a list of our top 23 beautiful places to visit in Africa


Africa brings a lot of true sense of adventure, and for those with an interest in exotic places, extraordinary wildlife, lush landscapes, magnificent waterfalls, and untamed wilderness, there is no better place to go for a terrific vacation than Africa.

Choosing among the African vacation destinations can be difficult, as there are numerous vacation packages available from luxury accommodations in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and other places in Africa.

There is much to see and do on Africa vacations in addition, the wildlife; however, as the continent’s natural wonders are simply stunning. Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world, is on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and this sight alone draws visitors to Africa, whether they’re planning unique luxury vacations or simply looking to see one of the world’s wonders.

In this article, we have outlined some exotic destinations in Africa you might not have heard of

1. Lake Malawi, Malawi
Lake Malawi is one of the most beautiful Lakes in the world. But people don’t come here just to gaze at the water. The lake is a home to about 1,300 different species of tropical fish, which makes it a ‘must-visit’ location for those interested in freshwater diving.
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Lake Malawi has such an impressive bio-diversity that it has been dubbed by UNESCO as the world’s very first freshwater park (Lake Malawi National Park). The beautiful waters, the exotic fish and the surrounding lush vegetation makes Lake Malawi a place worth visiting.
2. Sof Omar Caves, Ethiopia
There is a tiny Muslim village called Sof Omar in Bale, Ethiopia. This little place has the most amazing network of natural caves. These caves, that go deep into the Earth, were formed by the Wab River as it made its way down from the adjoining mountains.

If you have heart, you can travel to this part of Ethiopia, pick up a torchlight and more courage than you can master, then start your journey towards the centre of the Earth.

You will get to see arched portals, echoing chambers that cut deep into the belly of Mother Earth and high eroded ceilings. It is an adventure, to say the least.
3. Belo Sur Mer, Madagascar
If there is one thing that stands out about Madagascar, it is its unique wildlife. This beautiful island has some of the strangest, and most interesting animals on the planet. But don’t get it wrong, Madagascar is not one big zoo.

It is a wonderful destination with beautiful beaches, lush greenery and wonderful scenerythat will whisk your sore eyes away. Belo Sur Mer is a tiny fishing village that is not only isolated, but is vastly ‘unspoiled’. Here, you will find peace, quite, beauty, barely populated beaches and fresh sea food by the ocean front.

4. Essaouira, Morocco

When you hear ‘Morocco’ the very first destination that comes to mind is ‘Marrakech’; and with good reason, it is a beautiful city. The lesser-known Essaouira, however, is just as beautiful and enticing as any other destination in this great African nation.

This is a destination that is simply custom-made for the tourist who prefers the path less travelled, literally. Instead of night clubs and endless parties, here you will find art, some culture and lots of sports. Once you’ve had your fill, you can take an ‘uncongested’ walk down the beach or go kite-surfing.

5. Atlantic Evasion Lodge, Bissagos Archipelago in Guinea-Bissau

The first thing you need to know is that Bissagos Archipelago is a set of 88 islands in Guinea-Bissau; but that is not the most interesting part. Only about 20 of those islands are populated, which means you have a great many islands simply waiting for you to come and stroll their untouched white sandy beaches.

The Atlantic Evasion Lodge is a beautiful base camp found in Acunda. It has established itself as an ‘Angler’s Paradise’. Being right on the beach, you have whole ocean to practice your fishing skills. Bissagos Archipelago is also home to a ‘ UNESCO Biosphere Reserve’, mostly because of the impossibly diverse flora and fauna found in this region.

6. Tofo Beach, Mozambique

yourself on an 8km of absolutely breathtaking sandy beach with a chance to swim with Mantra Rays and Whale Sharks, plus fresh atmosphere and delicious seafood; this is what Tofo Beach offers her visitors.

This little fishing village is nestled on a secluded bay and looks over the Indian Ocean. With rolling surf and beautiful grassy dunes, Tofo Beach (and it’s little sister, Tofinho) are the perfect destination for a merry seeking traveller who does not wish to rub shoulders with every other tourist in the world.

7. Center Equestre de Riambel, Mauritius

For starters, Mauritius itself is as stunning an island as it gets. But besides the usual sandy beaches, beautiful weather and an easy going way of life; Center Equestre de Riambel located in the South part of the Mauritius offers a bit more to people who venture into this ‘wild’ side.

Have you ever dreamt of riding a horse on an almost deserted beach at sunset? That’s romantic! How about swimming with a horse in the ocean? This are the main activities in Center Equestre de Riambel, Mauritius. It is truly one of life’s little hidden pleasure spots!

8. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu Island – Lamu, Kenya

There is no way you can mention exotic destinations in Africa without at least mentioning a location in Kenya. Mike’s Camp in Kiwayu Island is the embodiment of Kenyan beach holidays.

Imagine having an island to yourself with the beach and the ocean surrounding you – this is what awaits you at Kiwayu Island. Mike’s Camp offers all kinds of attractions and activities to the visitors. From fishing trips to scuba diving and scenic flights over crystal clear seas on your way to the Dadori and Boni reserves.

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