In addition to Egypt and Tunisia, which are popular with Ukrainian tourists, there are many stunningly beautiful places in Africa. We have selected for our readers the 10 most attractive places that can be reached with the help of Mandriv’s advice.
Boulders Beach (South Africa)
The beach, located in Cape Town, the capital of South Africa, is a perfect example of natural beauty. It is famous not only for its blue waves and white sand: a colony of African penguins has chosen the shore at the junction of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Here you can spend hours watching these elegant birds walk importantly under the hot sun.
Jamaa el-Fna (Morocco)
Upon entering this lively market in Marrakech, visitors are immersed in the aromas of local spices and fruits, the sounds and colors of the oriental souk. Here you can hear street storytellers, see snake charmers and taste local cuisine.
The 45,000-acre national park located north of Nairobi is particularly noteworthy for tourists. Here, African rhinos are bred in natural conditions, and whole herds can be found here. Giraffes and other representatives of the wild fauna also roam the savannah.
Lake Retba (Senegal)
Lake Retba is a striking pink color (known to the locals as Lac Rosé) located about an hour’s drive from the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Like the famous Dead Sea, the reservoir contains a lot of salt. It is surrounded by a dense ridge of green forest, and a golden ocean beach is nearby. This is an ideal place for relaxing and taking pictures, where the colors are especially bright in the dry season – from November to May.
Yellow sand, rust-colored dunes, clear blue skies and dried tree trunks – this is a picture of one of the most beautiful places in Namibia. This combination of colors is probably not found anywhere else on the planet.
Baobab alley (Madagascar)
This wide and long road in the eastern part of Madagascar is known for its unique 800-year-old baobab trees. The bottle-shaped trees seem to grow upward with their roots. Tip for photographers: the rays of the dawn and sunset sun create a soft orange glow that emphasizes the beauty of the ancient trees.
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (Madagascar)
Hiking in a mineral forest leaves you with the feeling of walking on another planet. The limestone needles were formed almost 200 million years ago, and tourists from all over the world come here to wander between the stone “trees”. Many people take pictures on the suspension bridge thrown over the abyss, but this is not an attraction for the faint of heart.
The Rock (Tanzania)
An island restaurant off the coast of Zanzibar looks like a mirage – it seems to be floating, but is actually built on a rock jutting out of the sea. You can reach it on foot at low tide, and when the water rises, you have to swim a few meters by boat. The place is unpretentiously decorated, but the menu is full of fresh seafood and drinks, and all the wooden tables overlook the Indian Ocean.
Mount Bintumani (Sierra Leone)
The mountain, also known as Loma Mansa, is the highest peak in Sierra Leone. A long climb up the steep slope is rewarded with a panorama of a lush green valley. In this area, you can find wild pygmy hippos and tropical forest primates.
Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is considered one of the largest in the world: it is almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. In addition, you can enter both countries with one visa, so it is worth going around this stunning natural wonder to admire it from different angles.