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10 Must-See Attractions and Landmarks in Africa


Africa is unlike any part of the world you’ve ever experienced. And that’s why more and more adventurous travelers are itching to explore this untapped part of the world. Africa offers something for every type of traveler— archaeologist, history buff, safari enthusiast, mountain climber, and beach bum– Africa promises wild adventures for all.

Here are ten must-see attractions and landmarks that await you in Africa…

1. The Pyramids, Egypt

The Great Pyramids, near Cairo, are world renowned Egyptian icons, pictured in various Hollywood movies. However, these massive tombs are literally the resting places of the mummified remains of Egypt’s dead pharaohs, the sacred resting places leaders of history can continue to receive prayers, food, and other offerings in the afterlife.  The most recognized tombs at this location are that of Pharaoh Khufu (or Pharaoh Cheops) and the great Sphinx, the half-human half-lion monument.


2. Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Rallying the magnificence of the Grand Canyons in the USA, Fish River Canyon is made up of a 160-kilometer ravine that stretches 27-kilometers wide, with the racing Fish River ravine flows through the heart. The canyon is idyllic for hiking as well as for spotting zebra, wild horses, Kudu antelope, and over 60 different species of birds.

Fish River Canyon, Namibia
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