Places to visit in Africa

With the rise of the “hustle culture”, most of us have fallen into the trap of putting work above other areas of our lives, we no longer give priority to rest, self-care and family time.

This obsession with productivity has ironically reduced our quality of life and work, we burn out and end up being less productive.

When was the last time you truly relaxed without having micro-panic attacks about your work deadlines or reached for your phone to check in on work? If this is you, then it’s time for a break, you need to travel.

Travelling allows you to break away from your daily routines. When you go on vacations, you have the luxury of experiencing new scenery and cultures, and creating fresh memories and living in the moment.

As you hustle for your dreams, remember to schedule regular vacations and take a break from work and life’s stress. You will come back with a refreshed mind filled with new ideas, perspectives, and solutions that will increase your competence at work.

Thinking about places to visit with your family? Here are the 6 best places to visit in Africa.

6 places to visit in Africa

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of Tanzania. Its only city, Stone Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; a place on earth that is considered to have outstanding universal value to humanity and included in the World Heritage List of places to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Pictures don’t do justice to the beauty of Zanzibar, it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. Thanks to its gorgeous beaches, beautiful white sands, vintage fishing boats on the breath-taking turquoise sea, the old mosques, vibrant bazaars, and riads with intricately carved doorways in Stone Town.

Places to visit in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa. It is one of South Africa’s most historic cities and home to the world leader, Nelson Mandela. Cape Town is known for its numerous hiking trails, beautiful scenery, and stunning beaches. It’s one of the best places to visit for both reserved and adventurous travellers. Cape Town has rich food and culture, a stunning city view from the top of Table Mountain, Nelson Mandela’s jail cell on Robben Island, the world-renowned Constantia Valley wine region, and a tour of Bo Kaap amongst others. A visit to Cape Town will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

6 places to visit in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. Known as the safari capital of Africa, it’s an energetic and modern city with fascinating wildlife and nightlife. It boasts of amazing game reserves, elephant orphanages, and safari tours. Nairobi will leave you wanting to go back every year, from the safari tour of the Nairobi National Park, the Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe centre, and the private bike tour of Hell’s Gate National Park, to quick trips to Maasai Mara and other neighbouring attractions.

places in Africa
Cairo, Egypt

Set on the Nile River, Cairo, Egypt’s capital city is home to some of the world’s greatest landmarks like the pyramids, the Sphinx, and the ancient tombs. Cairo holds a vast mix of many different cultures and there is a profusion of Coptic art and Islamic-style culture to discover throughout the city. The ancient city will take you on a journey of the discovery of ancient civilisation with beautiful and culture-rich attractions like the Pyramids of Giza and Cairo Museum, it also has some of the most beautiful skyscrapers including several famous hotels where you can enjoy the scenery of the Nile. Your visit will not be complete without touring the Egyptian Museum, Khufu Pyramid, the Great Sphinx of Giza, River Nile, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the popular Khan El-Khalili market.

places in africa to visit

Accra, Ghana

Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana. It is the administrative, economic, and educational centre of Ghana; containing the head offices of all the large banks, insurance agencies, and open markets among others. Accra, Ghana as a whole, is known for its hospitality, culture, and food. With its rich vegetation and network of roads, Accra is the choice destination for most tourists visiting Africa. A trip to Accra is not complete without a visit to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, experiencing a day at Makola Market – the city’s vast and colourful bazaar, and a fun time at Labadi and Kokrobite beaches’ golden sands and high-energy nightlife.

places in Africa to visit

Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja, geographically in the middle of the country, is the capital and eighth-most populous city in Nigeria. Abuja has an excellent road network, beautiful terrain, and modern Nigerian architecture that makes it a sight to behold. It is surrounded by hills and gigantic rocks, with a view of the large monolith called Zuma rock being a major landmark in the city of Abuja, although Zuma rock is located in Niger State. There is no shortage of attractions in Abuja, once you have the time to spare, the possibilities for a good time are endless. Abuja is a place to relax and enjoy yourself, from a fun family time picnicking, paintballing, go-cart racing at Millennium Park, hanging out with friends at Jabi Boat Club, seeing the famous Abuja National Mosque and City Gate, to witnessing the traditional potters do their magic at Ushafa Pottery Centre.

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