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Interesting places in Africa

 

Africa is one of the most diverse places in the world. It literally has everything to offer everyone.  Find out about some of the continents well known and not so well known places or tell us about your favourite spots in Africa. Visited any interesting African places lately? Tell us about them.

Tassili n’Ajjer

A mountain range in the Algerian section of the Sahara Desert, Tassili n’Ajjer is not only a rich archaeological site filled with prehistoric rock art, it’s also a vast sandstone plateau with over 300 natural rock arches and other rock features that have formed as a result of erosion. These formations give the appearance of a ‘rock forest’, a landscape so unusual it’s almost lunar.

   

Okavango Delta

Representing yet another of Africa’s world records – the largest inland delta – the Okavango Swamp in Botswana swells to three times its normal size in the dry winter months of June and August, creating one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife. An oasis in arid desert country, the delta has an unusual way of emptying: almost all of the water goes to the plants, or evaporates, rather than draining into Lake Ngami. This means that the minerals in the river can’t be flushed out, and has led to the formation of thousands of salt islands where plants can’t grow. The Okavango Delta is packed with wildlife such as the lichee antelope, African bush elephant, African buffalo, hippos, wildebeest, giraffes, crocodiles, lions, cheetah, leopards, hyena, rhinos, zebra, warthog, wild dogs and baboons.

   

Mountains of the moon

Also known as Montes Lunae or the  Rwenzori Mountains , The Mountains of the Moon are the third highest mountain in Africa (after Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya) and once thought to be the source of water for the Nile. Located on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the highest Rwenzoris are permanently snow-capped, and they, along with Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya are the only such in Equatorial Africa.

   

Mamba village

Mamba village, based in Nairobi, is East Africa's largest crocodile farm that features a comprehensive tour and presentation of the life cycle and behaviour of crocodiles. The highlights for many visitors is the scene of the crocodiles fighting for food during feeding time. Mamba village is divided into different sections which include the crocodile farm, the horse and camel riding, and the botanical garden. Orchard and aquatic plants are the speciality but various carnivorous species are also displayed. The restaurant specilizes in game meat such as crocodile,ostrich and zebra.

   

Egypt

Is there a more interesting place to visit not only by Africans but anyone worldwide? It boasts a history of over 4000 years comprising of monuments, tombs, pyramids, temples and museums. The sparkling water of the Nile, its stark desert and fantastic reefs encompass more than enough to intrigue travellers who have travelled the world. Its history is one of the most fascinating to ever be uncovered and it's still the inspiration to many big movies, books and theatre.

   

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