Africa is huge, and to see all of her 54 countries, and each of their notable attractions, would take a lifetime. For those with the time and budget, though, there are certainly dozens of noteworthy sites to visit, and countries across Africa have seen a dramatic increase in tourism in recent years owing to better infrastructure and understanding of the continent.
The sheer size of the Africa means there’s are an estimated 2000 languages and a huge variety of unique cultures, all of which are worthy of appreciation and understanding. It also means that the landscapes vary drastically, and climates and eco-zones serve diverse plant and animal life unlike that found anywhere else in the world.
Understandably, most venture to Africa to explore its wildlife, and this is always a recommended place to start. But there’s more to the continent than searing sunsets and fertile plains. Indeed, some of the most memorable experiences are significantly less clichéd, and located some distance from the continent’s famous reserves.
Getting to all of the continent’s top attractions will be difficult, but if you’re compiling an ultimate Africa bucket list, then these 15 are a good place to start.