Africa is blessed with unique monuments and historic sites that continue to attract visitors from all corners of the world.
While these sites are part of the country’s national and cultural heritage, they continue to face the risk of destruction posed by various factors such as natural disaster, severe weather, unplanned urban developments, poaching, a growing population and pollution.
Many of these historic sites have been listed as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), meaning they have official status and protection. Yet, the UN has also not been able to do enough to prevent them from being threatened.
Below is a list of the top 7 World Heritage sites to visit in Africa before they are gone forever.