5 remarkable landmarks in Africa to visit on your next trip 

Dora Abena Dzaka June 14, 2023
Sal Island, Cape verde. Photo credit: The Resort Group PLC

Including a trip to Africa on your bucket list promises a multitude of unparalleled and unforgettable experiences. With its vast size and diverse array of spectacular destinations, Africa offers a wealth of opportunities for exploration. For Africans in the diaspora, traveling to Africa is not just an option, but an absolute necessity. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a “bucket list” but still wish to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, consider visiting any or all of these remarkable places below:.

Cotonou’s Ganvie Township, Benin

If you’re considering a journey to West Africa this year, the Ganvie village in Cotonou is a must-see tourist destination. It has been gaining popularity among tourists and earned the well-deserved nickname “Venice of Africa.” Nestled in the middle of Lake Nokoué, this settlement boasts a distinctive history intertwined with acts of heroism during the era of slavery, which occurred 400 years ago.

The village of Ganvie has thrived as a result of people fleeing to escape the clutches of Fon warriors. Despite the challenges of life on the lake, Ganvie has developed an intricate and prosperous culture. If you find yourself in or around Cotonou, don’t hesitate to ask your guide for assistance in arranging a boat trip from the city. This is the easiest route to reach Ganvie and delve deeper into the lives and traditions of its people.

The Namib Desert, Namibia

The Namib Desert is not only one of the world’s most beautiful deserts but also a place of mystery that conceals a well-known secret. It stands as a uniquely stunning must-see destination in Namibia. Formed by majestic sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see, the desert borders a deserted stretch of coast. It offers the perfect backdrop for witnessing captivating sunrises and sunsets, immersing yourself in a special and scenic atmosphere. The colors of the dunes constantly change, providing a mesmerizing spectacle. During your next Namibia vacation, embark on a Sahara tour to explore this 12,000-year-old historical site, which encompasses a blend of lush green savannah grasslands and forests.

Sal Island, Cape Verde

If you’re planning an island vacation to Cape Verde, a visit to Sal is a must. The island serves as a gateway to Cape Verde’s past and showcases some spectacular natural phenomena that are truly awe-inspiring. Sal is often described as a beach lover’s paradise, attracting island holidaymakers with its golden sandy beaches that gently merge with azure waters. As a visitor, don’t miss the opportunity to embark on a luxurious boat known as the “Lounge Catamaran.” The cruise sets sail from the western coast of Port of Spain, providing a delightful experience.

Chamarel 7-Colored Earth, Mauritius

For nature enthusiasts planning a vacation in Mauritius, a visit to the Chamarel Seven Colored Earth is a must. This iconic attraction, one of the top three must-see places of interest in Mauritius, invites you on a captivating nature escapade. Nestled in a unique region steeped in history and blessed by geological wonders, the Chamarel Seven Colored Earth showcases Mauritius’ natural beauty and uniqueness. Explore the geopark, where you can witness the mesmerizing piles of earth in different hues and learn about their formation and composition. Your entrance ticket also grants you access to the on-site shop, restaurant, tortoise park, and the opportunity to admire the enchanting waterfalls.

Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles Islands

A day spent at the breathtaking Anse Source d’Argent in the Seychelles Islands guarantees mesmerizing views of rocky shores and pristine white-sand beaches. Don’t miss the chance to witness the long, half-moon shore at Santa Maria and the Terra Boa mirage, which appears as a lake in the desert landscape. Additionally, you can enjoy fishing with the crew onboard while savoring a delicious snack and unlimited drinks throughout your trip.

Embrace the spirit of adventure and immerse yourself in the wonders that Africa has to offer. By visiting these extraordinary destinations, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. Visit Homecoming Tours to start planning your next trip to Africa.

Last Edited by:Sandra Appiah Updated: June 14, 2023


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