Top 5 Countries to visit in Africa 2022

By Abdelhakim El Moene | 10, Feb, 2022
Top 5 countries to visit in Africa 2022

From the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, through the Strait of Gibraltar, down across the Atlantic Ocean coastline to the Cape of Good Hope, and along the Indian Ocean past Madagascar and the Mozambique Channel to the Horn and the Gulf of Eden, lies another world we know by the name Africa.

Africa, the Cradle of Humankind, spans more than 30 million square kilometers and is home to 1.2 billion people and more than 1000 languages.

Africa is where your wildest dreams may be fulfilled. In the wilderness of the Serengeti, in the silence of the Sahara, and in the depth of history and cultures of Africa, shall your thirst for adventure be quenched.

Today we are running down our pick of the top 5 countries to visit in Africa. Sit tight and enjoy an internal trip to some of the most exciting places on our planet!

Welcome to Africa!

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Blue houses in Chefchaoen Morocco

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Morocco needs no introductions! This kingdom has long held a romantic allure for people from all over the globe. Rich in history, saturated with color, and blessed with beauty, Morocco is the cherry-on-top of Africa.

The best thing about Morocco is that it gives you a taste of everything! Breathe in the wild scenery of the Rif Mountains and the snowcapped High Atlas Mountains, marvel at Morocco’s imperial cities, Fez, Meknes, Marrakesh, and Rabat, and get lost in the labyrinthine alleyways of these ancient medinas.

Discover the kasbahs and the castles in the southern valleys of Morocco, and explore the endless sand and stone wastes in the vast expanse of the Sahara desert.

Wander through the beaches of laid-back Essaouira, see its ramparts and canons, and absorb the spirituality of its artistic community.

Do not miss the chance of visiting the amazing Chefchaouen, or the great Casablanca. Have a memorable experience at Legzira beach of Taghazout in Agadir.

Savor the famed mouth-watering Moroccan food: refreshing mint tea, delicious tajine, and couscous are only a few delicacies that Moroccan cuisine has to offer!

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People riding camels near the pyramid of Giza in Egypt

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Egypt, the cradle of civilization, home of Thebes, Memphis, and the Valley of Kings, is simply a must-visit!

Gaze at the pyramids of Giza, the wondrous memorials of pharaohs that have fascinated and continue to fascinate travelers from all over the world.

Feel the pharaonic vibe of Africa at Karnak Temple in Luxor, explore the Valley of the Kings, cruise down the Nile and watch its waters flow as they take you to the charming Aswan.

Visit the foundation of Ramses II, the magnificent temple of Abu Simbel. Of all the temples in Egypt, Abu Simbel holds a unique status.

Feel the scorching heat of Sinai and admire its wild beauty. Discover the surreal chalk pinnacles and boulders in the White Desert National Park.

Enjoy a most intense relaxation experience at the resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Dive in the Red Sea and see its amazing coral reefs and sea life.


South Africa
At world's end South Africa

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South Africa is all about Safari!

South Africa is home to the famous Kruger National Park. It is the largest of its kind in the country. Wildlife spotting and game drives are the best things to do here! The unique feature of this park is that you can drive yourself!

Discover vast and exciting reserves of wildlife, such as Hluhluwe and Imfolozi National Park, which has the largest rhino population in all of Africa!

Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you go kayaking in iSimangaliso Wetlands! Below the surface, crocodiles and hippos lurk, so make sure you spot one!

If you get a chance, do not miss out on Blyde River Canyon, this is the world’s 3rd largest canyon!

Visit Cape Town and explore the local culture, and make sure you visit Robben Island and perhaps get a chance to see the place where Nelson Mandela was kept prisoner.


TanzaniaSerengeti Plains of Tanzania

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘Africa’?

Let me guess… Lions and giraffes…! We will take you there!

Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, a true wonder of nature, one of few unspoiled spots on our planet where life is wild, beautiful, and cruel. The Serengeti National Park is a stretch of vast plains that harbor millions of beasts and birds. It is a World Heritage Site with an outstanding universal value.

The Savannah of the Serengeti is every year a witness to one of the most fascinating natural events in the world: the annual migration of over two million of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles.

The sight of the Great Migration will instill awe in your veins. Follow the trail of the masses to greener pastures, live their adventure as they escape the jaws and claws of hungry predators.

Plan your safari to the Serengeti and indulge in the most unique African experience!

Besides game drives, hot air balloon safari, wildlife spotting, culture trips are just some other great things to enjoy in Tanzania. Meet the Maasai, the famous fearless warriors, conquerors of lions, and keepers of the Serengeti.


Rows of Baobab trees in Madagascar

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Just like in the movie (Madagascar), if you decide to escape your life and find yourself in Madagascar, you would live a unique experience.

Discover the rare baobabs! People here call them ‘trees of life'. These unearthly-looking trees have been part of African folklore for a long time. Head out to the Avenue of Baobabs and marvel at these fascinating 30-meter high trees!

Look for lemurs! These creatures are insanely cute and you would not want to miss the chance of seeing them! The best place to spot lemurs is Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Explore vast beaches, white sands, palms, and azure waters. Surely nothing rivals the charm of the beaches in Madagascar!


There's more to Africa

Indeed, this is not all! Africa has more! Here’s a small list of other amazing destinations that offer an exquisite African experience:


This is home to some of the most amazing beaches in the world!

Victoria Falls:

Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, these waterfalls are truly breathtaking!


Located east of Madagascar, this island is no less charming than its neighbor.


This is a less crowded alternative safari destination. Visit Khama Rhino Sanctuary or Chobe National Park to watch the amazing African wildlife.


Check out other amazing places in North Africa like Tunis in Tunisia, or Constantine in Algeria!

For more travel ideas and itineraries, check out our extensive travel blog!

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