Africa is wide and filled with different ethnicities of humans. thousand of languages are spoken and many ancient cultures are present. Africa is the major resort of wildlife. African countries are both naturally beautiful and have many modern cities with skyscrapers and lots of amazing architects’ buildings.
One side there are a lot of ancient places and cultures to explores and the other side is the hospitality of the people of African countries then the next side is natural beauty or parks where hundreds of wildlife species are present or beaches and lagoons. Therefore it is difficult to choose which countries should be on the list of the top 10 most beautiful countries in Africa. However, the following is the list of the top 10 most beautiful countries in Africa.
1. South Africa
South Africa also is known as the nation of the rainbow with a population of 56.8 million is one to top the list of top 10 most beautiful countries in Africa. South Africa is beautiful and visited by millions annually and the tourism industry is next to Morocco. South Africa from its south to north is full of beauty and adventures with ancient history and beautiful peoples.
In Gauteng province, Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng museum are located in Cradle of Humankind a UNESCO World Heritage present 50 km in the northwest of Johannesburg city. The ancient traditions of South Africa can be found in the village of Lesedi where traditional stories and folk music is also peculiar. The next big destination in South Africa is a Table Mountain in the city of Cape Town and for the modern side of South Africa the beautiful city Johannesburg where Deep City and Apartheid Museum are present. In 2014 it was chosen best to visit by Telegraph and New York Times.
Morocco is Africa’s best tour spot country with varieties of natural, cultural and modern beauties. It is located in Northern Africa with a population of 35.6 million and is also among the richest countries in Africa. Morocco has lots of beautiful places to visit and a diversity of cultures i.e. Arabs, European and Berbers. Morocco offers all sorts of sceneries like snowy mountains, calm seaside, and bustling cities.
Ait Benhaddou is the pre-Saharan town of compact houses with defensive walls and also is World Heritage site. Agadir is the capital of Morocco and home to the beaches and seaside resorts. Djemma al Fna is a square in Marrakech city where snacks, delicious foods, theatres can be visited.
The Arabic Republic of Egypt is the official name of Egypt. Egypt is famous for the Pyramids of Giza and Nile River which has an ancient history. Egypt is also called the land of Pharos. It has a population of more than 95 million with Islam as a major religion and Arabic as an official language. Cairo is the capital city of Egypt and it has beautiful places and a good economy.
Egypt’s pyramids were made by the Pharos for their afterlife and every human usable thing was put in those even alive servants. Islamic Cairo is the best place to see beautiful mosques and Islamic schools and highly valuable and rich auctions are done at the Egypt Museum. In Egypt following are beautiful and historical places to visit Luxor’s Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Nile river, Abu Simbel, and amazing white desert.
Kenya is the 48th largest country in the world and 27th with 52.2 million population. Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya but the oldest city and first capital were Mombasa. Kenya is the hub of Safaris and also has landscapes beaches to visit. Nairobi is the largest city in Kenya and has lots of beautiful historical places to visit. Nairobi National Museum where archaeological collections can be seen and Nairobi National Park where cheetahs, elephants, lions, buffaloes, rhinos, and zebras can be seen.
Kenya also has the second tallest mount in Africa Mount Kenya with 5199 meters. 12th century-old Lamu Town is present in Mombasa and also 16th century Fort Jesus and Old Town. The Great Migration of over 2 million wildlife happens at Masai Mara National Reserves from July to October. wildlife like zebras, elephants, and gazelles travel between Kenya and Serengeti, Tanzania. Keya is just another name for Safaris and Natural parks.
The following are some parks where herds of wildlife can be seen closely Amboseli National Reserve, Tsavo National Park, and Samburu National Reserve.
Tanzania is located in East Africa officially called the United Republic of Tanzania with a population of 55.5 million and more than 100 languages are spoken. Tanzania is also a beautiful and must-see country with many natural and man-made architects.
Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania and Da-es Salam is the largest and most populated city. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and attracts many hikers and beauty seekers. Serengeti National Park where big fives are found i.e. elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo, and lions. Tanzania has also white sand and crystal blue water on the Island of Zanzibar.
Mauritius is located on the southeast coast of mainland Africa and is among the richest and most democratic countries in Africa. Mauritius has a population of 1.2 million people of different ethnicities, culture, and speak multi-languages. Tourism and agriculture are the two main sources of income.
Mauritius is famous for its tortuous beeches, corals, reefs, and lagoons. Rainforests along with Black River for hiking and picnic are beautiful and worth seeing. Mauritius has also rare wild creatures like flying foxes. Capital city Port Louis has famous sites as horse track Champs de Eureka Plantation House.
Tunisia is a country located in the Maghreb region in North Africa with a population of 11.53 and an area of 163,610 km square. Cape Angela located about 15 km from Bizrate is considered the northernmost point in the African continent since 2014. Also, the name of the country is taken from its capital Tunis.
Tunisia is between the Mediterranean sea and the Sahara desert. The capital city has the Bardo Museum which has a collection of archaeological exhibits. The following are some of the beautiful and historical places in Tunisia Carthage a ruined city destroyed in Punic wars, the Djerba island where clean sand and blue crystal water make the beautiful beach, El Djem Amphitheater is a Romic relic remains and Ribat fort.
8. Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast is officially referred to as the Republic of Kosovo with a population of 24.3 million. It relies on agriculture i.e. coffee and cocoa. French is the official language and in total 78 languages are spoken in Ivory Coast. Grand-Bassam was once the capital city of the French Ivory Coast and had some of the ancient beautiful buildings present. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is present in the capital of Ivory Coast and is World’s largest Basilica.
It is made by Pierre Fakhoury and 18000 believers can accommodate it. Kosova also has beautiful city Abidjan where sunny beaches, art, and restaurants famous and the National Art museum is worth seeing. For beautiful natural scenery head down to La Cascade Waterfall among the forest and mountains. Tai National Park is also an important and largest forest in Africa but visiting takes preventive measures as it is home to the Ebola virus.
Uganda, also known as the land of pearls and land of the martyr, is a landlocked country of Africa and it does not mean that it has limitations to its beautiful landscapes, forests or snowy mountains. Uganda has a population of 42.86 million and Kampala is its capital. Swahili and English are official languages. Uganda is full of art, history, and nature. Uganda Museum is present in the capital city and there best art exhibitions and cultural representation is worth seeing.
Kidepo National Park is among South Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda has different and rare species of mammals and birds. Queen Elizabeth NP is another park where more than 500 species of birds are present and also chimpanzees are there to watch. Other beautiful places to visit in Uganda are Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, and Rwenzori Mountain also known as Mountain of the moon.
Nigeria is a West African country located on the Gulf of Guinea with a population of 190.9 million. English is the official language and Nigeria is federation of 36th states and the federal capital is Abuja. Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and 7th in the world. From Abuja to Lagos there are many beautiful sceneries to visit and waterfalls to see and historical places to explore.
The following are the beautiful and historical places worth seeing in Nigeria Zuma Rock a rock that has human face present in the north of Abuja in Madalla, Osun Sacred Grove a UNESCO heritage present in the Oshogbo forest and it is believed that it is the place of Osun the goddess of fertility, Erin Ijesha Waterfall also known as Olumirin which means another deity and people believe its water has healing power, and Olumo Rock the rock that has served as a fortress for Abeokuta.
The above-mentioned countries are picked on the list of the top 10 beautiful countries in Africa because these countries have beautiful forests, thrilling wildlife, natural wonders, historical villages, and modern cities that are worth visiting.