Best Places In Africa: Hiking in the Moroccan desert, a safari in Tanzania, or exploration of the island of Madagascar, discover our selection of trips to do in these regions of the world.
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Here Are The Best Places In Africa To Visit In 2020
Morocco, by the imperial cities – Morocco
A superb journey in a country both near and far. Fez, Marrakech, Rabat and Meknes, the imperial cities of Morocco, each founded by a different dynasty, are among the jewels of Morocco.
After this bath of culture and history, but also of local life (the unmissable Jemaa-El-Fna), explore Morocco outside the cities. A superb nature awaits you at the gates of the imperial cities, the Atlas Mountains beautiful escapes in the far south, through the shores of the Mediterranean. Bewitching!
In the shadow of Kilimanjaro – Tanzania
Volcanoes, national parks, reserves, beaches … Tanzania offers a compendium of the splendors of Africa. Its name is the contraction of Tanganyika, former British colonial province, and Zanzibar, former Arab trading post.
On one side, the wide open spaces and wild animals. On the other, the open sea. Tanzania is the result of a unique blend, dominated by the familiar silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro. Despite the anarchic development of its two main cities, Dar-es-Salaam and Arusha, the country has managed to preserve its breathtaking beauty.
During its journey, we will cross the Maasai, we will climb to the top of the mount Kilimandjaro, we will shiver with the fauna of Serengeti and Ngorongoro, we will pierce the horizon of the lakes Victoria and Tanganyika, before finishing the feet in the water in Zanzibar, this ocean pearl with the perfumes of spices and Orient.
Cape Town – South Africa
An exceptional city and site at the tip of southern Africa. Cape Town expresses the quintessence of South Africa: great human diversity, a fabulous natural setting and the sometimes painful traces of the country’s history. A city of contrasts, mixing genres, styles and colors, which cultivates a relaxed atmosphere.
At the gates of the city, nature takes over with superb beaches, the Table Mountain, which overlooks Cape Town from the top of its 1,000 m of altitude, the cliff of the mythical Cape of Good Hope, with its unforgettable panorama of the immensity of the ocean. And, further on, the route of the Western Cape vineyards.
Namib Desert – Namibia
Considered to be the oldest desert in the world, the Namib is 1,500 km long and 80 to 150 km wide.
Located in the southwest of Namibia, the Namib is a coastal type desert, its dunes plunge into the Atlantic Ocean with a difference in altitude of 800 m. The shores of the Namib are rich in fish, seabirds and sea lions have made it their playground.
Another particularity: the Namib has the highest dunes in the world, those of Sossusvlei can reach 300 m high. An eminently aesthetic spectacle where yellow and ochre contrast with the intense blue of the sky.
Don’t miss the Namib-Naukluft National Park with its many unusual landscapes, from stony desert to savannah, from colorful mountains to the sea of red dunes…
The National 7, from Tana to Tuléar – Madagascar
To get a good view of this island-continent, you can take the 941 km of the RN7 from Tananarive to Tuléar. It is one of the most practicable itineraries of the Red Island, which also offers a great diversity of landscapes.
Travelling the RN7 is also to meet the people along the road. The Merina and their ceremony of turning over the dead, the Zafimaniry, a people of artisan sculptors, the Bara guardians of zebus … A real dive into the heart of Malagasy life, preferably by bush cab.
Among the other wonders of Madagascar outside RN7. Let us quote the red Tsingy between Diego Suarez and Nosy Be, the ravishing islands of Sainte-Marieou island of the Mats, and the lemurs!