For many people around the world, a trip to Africa is the consummate dream vacation. But the sheer size and scope of the continent can make it challenging to decide where exactly to go when the time finally comes for planning a trip there.

Top Vacation Destinations in Africa

For many people around the world, a trip to Africa is the consummate dream vacation. But the sheer size and scope of the continent can make it challenging to decide where exactly to go when the time finally comes for planning a trip there.

Africa is a continent with a wide range of countries, ethnicity, and cultures. There are places which, due to political and social unrest, are probably not the best places to take a vacation. But there are even more locations in Africa that are perfectly safe and that welcome international tourists with a plethora of exciting attractions and accommodations.

Zimbabwe is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the entire continent. Some of the most amazing rock formations in the world can be seen at the Matobo National Park while the Leopard Rock Recreational Area offers world-class golf courses and some of the finest accommodations at the Leopard Rock Hotel.

Sierra Leone in West Africa is home to the sobering but superbly interesting Bunce Island Slave Fort. This fort was the location at which thousands of slaves were loaded onto slave ships bound for the plantations of the southeastern United States.

South Africa, perhaps the most well-known destination on the continent, is the place to go if you have always wanted to experience a wildlife safari. The architecture and overall aesthetic in Zanzibar in Tanzania has a unique and nearly palpable Arab influence and visitors are faced with the exciting decision of whether or not to try and tackle Mount Kilimanjaro.

Under the rule of the ruthless dictator Idi Amin, Uganda was once one of the African destinations from which to stay away. But since his fall, the country has completely revamped its image and become one of the most inviting vacation destinations in the world.

Here you can visit the Virunga Mountains and see the few remaining mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

A vacation to Africa for many people is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and there are countless reasons why. Some of those reasons have been included in this article but in order to truly understand why Africa is such a popular vacation destination, you will just have to hop on a plane and see for yourself.

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