Africa is a continent that I’ve left untouched thus far. Being the second-largest continent, you can imagine that there’s a wide variety of experience to be had.
I was invited to search through the luxurious-looking African Tours by Bench Africa to create my own ultimate list of destinations to explore in Africa. Let me tell you, it was hard to narrow down my top 10 destinations in Africa because there are loads I’d love to explore, but I managed to put together a pretty incredible list of experiences.
✈︎ SEE SOME OF THE GREATEST ANCIENT STRUCTURES ALONG THE NILE IN EGYPT ✈︎
I’ve long loved the idea of exploring some of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. The Nile is sprinkled with great temples, pyramids and other structures that I’d absolutely love to explore and marvel at.
✈︎ GET LOST IN THE COLORFUL SOUKS OF MOROCCO ✈︎
Photos I’ve seen of Morocco make me want to get lost in a sea of carpets, spices and geometric designs. Souks seem like mazes of treasures and I can’t wait to find myself picking up colorful trinkets and tasty spices left and right.
✈︎ CLIMB AFRICA’S HIGHEST PEAK – KILIMANJARO – IN TANZANIA ✈︎
Who doesn’t want to stand on the tallest point of an entire continent?! I know I do! Being an avid hiker, this seems like one of those ultimate must-hikes for an outdoor enthusiast like myself.
✈︎ SAY ‘CHEERS’ TO SOUTH AFRICA’S WINE COUNTRY ✈︎
While I’m typically more of a beer girl, I do believe that the best place to drink wine is right from the source itself. South Africa’s wine country just looks amazingly beautiful and like the perfect place to sip a glass of wine, while also learning all about it.
✈︎ STAY IN THE INSANELY UNIQUE GIRAFFE MANOR IN KENYA ✈︎
Every single time I see a photo from Giraffe Manor my whole heart just swoons. They have such beautiful animals and the manor itself is gorgeous. Plus, who doesn’t want to have breakfast with giraffes sticking their head in the window for a treat themselves?!
✈︎ GLAMP IN THE SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP IN UGANDA ✈︎
This is something I’d love to do. Of course, I want to trek in to see the gorillas as well, but this forest camp sits right in the middle of a forest sanctuary for gorillas. It’s the best of both worlds.
While I love doing the work to get the experience, it would be just full package to get to roll out of bed early and potentially see gorillas, wouldn’t it? Plus, how gorgeous is this place?!
✈︎ STARGAZE IN THE KALAHARI DESERT IN BOTSWANA ✈︎
There’s something about being in a desert that always makes me want to stargaze. You can’t see stars like that anywhere else.
Bench Africa takes you to some pretty amazing-looking lodging in Botswana that looks like it would allow for some seriously epic star-gazing. Then you get to wake up and explore the whole next day.
✈︎ MARVEL IN THE VARIETY OF WILDLIFE ON THE ISLAND OF MADAGASCAR ✈︎
I’m a nature lover first and foremost and an animal lover as well. I’m always up for new experiences, especially ones that combine these two things.
I feel like Madagascar is the ultimate destination for the lover of the natural world, like me. From crazy-looking trees to amazing rock formations and beaches, this African island country has it all! Plus, about 90% of their flora and fauna is endemic to Madagascar. You don’t find that most places!
✈︎ BASK IN THE GLORY OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST WATERFALL – VICTORIA FALLS – ZIMBABWE/ZAMBIA ✈︎
I’ve always wanted to see this natural wonder. I’m not using wonder lightly, it’s one of the seven natural wonders of the world!
My ultimate Victoria Falls dream would be to swim in the Devil’s Pool on the Zambian side. It looks terrifying but also incredible.
✈︎ CATCH A SUNRISE OVER SAND DUNES IN MOROCCO ✈︎
I’ve been told by several people that this is one of the most incredible travel experiences that they’ve had. So, of course I want to take a journey out into the Moroccan desert, camp under the stars and then wake up to see the sunrise over the massive sand dunes. Talking about feeling like a nomad…
As you can see there are endless opportunities for adventure, luxury, history, nature and culture in Africa. What stopping you from planning your journey to one of these gorgeous countries?
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