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CAPE TOWN

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Leisure ActivityBeaches & WaterfrontBuildings & ArchitechtureFood & Entertainment

Bestowed with significant natural assets, Cape Town has long remained at the top of many tourists' travel bucket lists. The breathtaking views combined with cultural diversity, stunning weather, and cheerful locals make it one of the best places to visit. 

Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, which is one of the seven wonders of the world, the city of Cape Town has more scenic spots than you can visit. The unusual Table Mountain with its plateau forms the impressive backdrop of the town, offering hiking trails and panoramic views of the surrounding area. The Cape of Good Hope is...

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Cape Town, South Africa Photo #1 by claire from googleCape Town, South Africa Photo #2 by JB ZOU from googleCape Town, South Africa Photo #3 by Raquel Dall Igna from googleCape Town, South Africa Photo #4 by Guanchul Guanchunao from googleCape Town, South Africa Photo #5 by Mirik Mirik from googleCape Town, South Africa Photo #6 by Maria Tallie from googleCape Town, South Africa Photo #7 by Sinenhlanhla from googleCape Town, South Africa Photo #8 by Даниела Ангелова from googleCape Town, South Africa Photo #9 by Dieter Quitt from google
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South African National Gallery, Cape Town

South African National Gallery

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Table Mountain, Cape Town

Table Mountain

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

 32   76
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Boulders Beach, Cape Town

Boulders Beach

 116   341
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Robben Island, Cape Town

Robben Island

 213   540
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NAIROBI

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Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper had a population of 4,397,073 in the 2019 census, while the metropolitan area has a population of 9,354,580. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.Nairobi was founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities in British East Africa, as a rail depot on the Uganda Railway.

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Nairobi National Park, Nairobi

Nairobi National Park

 578   198
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Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi

Nairobi National Museum

 95   17
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Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi

Karen Blixen Museum

 16   31
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Nairobi Safari Walk, Nairobi

Nairobi Safari Walk

 76   145
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Giraffe Centre, Nairobi

Giraffe Centre

 56   77
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UGANDA

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Natural Beauty

Uganda , officially the Republic of Uganda , is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region.

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 252   182
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Kibale National Park, Uganda

Kibale National Park

 148   161
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Kabale, Uganda

Kabale

 238   18
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Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

Lake Mburo National Park

 220   76
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Lake Albert, Uganda

Lake Albert

 167   15
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MARRAKECH

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Marrakech, Morocco Photo #1 by  from googleMarrakech, Morocco Photo #2 by Miroslav Hakavec from googleMarrakech, Morocco Photo #3 by Aziz Mooi from googleMarrakech, Morocco Photo #4 by Martin Vejražka from googleMarrakech, Morocco Photo #5 by Amine Touil from googleMarrakech, Morocco Photo #6 by khalifa alsuwaidi from googleMarrakech, Morocco Photo #7 by Omar Hazbi from googleMarrakech, Morocco Photo #8 by Ben Fadel Zouhair from googleMarrakech, Morocco Photo #9 by Kashif Jat from google
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Bahia Palace, Marrakech

Bahia Palace

 30   126
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Medina, Marrakech

Medina

 296   394
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El Badii-ksibat Nhass Palace, Marrakech

El Badii-ksibat Nhass Palace

 0   1
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Yves Saint Laurent Museum, Marrakech

Yves Saint Laurent Museum

 18   19
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Saadien's Tombs, Marrakech

Saadien's Tombs

 0   4
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TANZANIA

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Natural Beauty

Tanzania, is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands and the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania. Many important hominid fossils have been found in Tanzania, such as 6-million-year-old Pliocene hominid fossils.

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Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Lake Manyara

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park

 290   116
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park

 188   85
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater

 257   48
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 87   48
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SOUTH AFRICA

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Natural BeautyBuildings & ArchitechtureBeaches & WaterfrontLeisure ActivityFood & Entertainment

South Africa, a country located in the south of the African continent, is home to many tourist-worthy spots that one should explore at least once in their lifetime. Its undulating mountain peaks and savannahs, along with its wildlife variety, make it a must-visit for nature lovers from all over the world. 

The first thing you’ll notice about South Africa is how diverse the terrain is. Long stretches of grasslands, towering mountains, azure seas, and subtropical forests — you can find all of this and more in this African country. 

An excellent detail about SA that you don’t want to miss is its...

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South Africa, South Africa Photo #1 by claire from googleSouth Africa, South Africa Photo #2 by Saurabh Waskar from googleSouth Africa, South Africa Photo #3 by Raquel Dall Igna from googleSouth Africa, South Africa Photo #4 by Guanchul Guanchunao from googleSouth Africa, South Africa Photo #5 by Sinenhlanhla Khoza from googleSouth Africa, South Africa Photo #6 by Paul FLAD - EDWARDS from googleSouth Africa, South Africa Photo #7 by Roland Morisse from googleSouth Africa, South Africa Photo #8 by Randolfo Santos from googleSouth Africa, South Africa Photo #9 by Dieter Quitt from google
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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town

 680   716
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Drakensberg, South Africa

Drakensberg

 54   120
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Durban, South Africa

Durban

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth

 130   116
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Kwazulu-natal, South Africa

Kwazulu-natal

 396   61
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KENYA

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Natural Beauty

Kenya is an East African country with a coastline along the Indian Ocean and is one of the most densely populated countries in terms of wildlife. With savannah, Lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, and mountain highlands, Kenya has a very diverse landscape and geography. Due to its unique topography, lush forests, and widespread wildlife habitats, this country is an incredible opportunity to explore new terrain. 

Often considered synonymous with safari, the country of Kenya has much to offer its visitors. Thousands of tourists flock to this country to see the Great Migration in the Maasai Mara and witness the massive...

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Kenya, Kenya Photo #1 by Kaitlind Marek from googleKenya, Kenya Photo #2 by Ayaaz Ashraf from googleKenya, Kenya Photo #3 by Winfred Njenga-Mburu from googleKenya, Kenya Photo #4 by Dániel Lengyel from googleKenya, Kenya Photo #5 by Catherine D'Ath from googleKenya, Kenya Photo #6 by Sunil Kumar Thaor from googleKenya, Kenya Photo #7 by Didi Ndirangu from googleKenya, Kenya Photo #8 by Alberto.g from googleKenya, Kenya Photo #9 by Alberto Curia from google
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Mount Kenya, Kenya

Mount Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi

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Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli National Park

 249   48
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Lamu Archipelago, Kenya

Lamu Archipelago

 27   24
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Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Tsavo East National Park

 119   23
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JOHANNESBURG

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Art & Literature

Johannesburg , informally known as Jozi, Joburg, or "The City of Gold", is the largest city in South Africa, classified as a megacity, and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. Johannesburg is the seat of the Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa. Most of the major South African companies and banks have their head offices in Johannesburg.

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Johannesburg, South Africa Photo #1 by Olivier Rose from googleJohannesburg, South Africa Photo #2 by Fabio Reis from googleJohannesburg, South Africa Photo #3 by Jason Rantseli from googleJohannesburg, South Africa Photo #4 by Sibusiso Pandeka from googleJohannesburg, South Africa Photo #5 by jimmy sizwe mkhonto from googleJohannesburg, South Africa Photo #6 by Peter Gleich from googleJohannesburg, South Africa Photo #7 by Gabriel B G de Oliveira Filho from googleJohannesburg, South Africa Photo #8 by Julian Hibbert from googleJohannesburg, South Africa Photo #9 by Adam White from google
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Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg

Apartheid Museum

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Sandton, Johannesburg

Sandton

 297   59
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Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg

Johannesburg Art Gallery

 0   5
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Nelson Mandela Statue - Fox St, Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela Statue - Fox St

 0   0
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Top Of Africa, Johannesburg

Top Of Africa

 0   0
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MOROCCO

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Buildings & Architechture

When talking about affordable travel destinations, we can't help but mention Morocco. The jewel of Africa is a budget-friendly way to experience the best Africa has to offer. Marrakech, Casablanca, and Fez should be on top of your African travel itinerary with a vibrant culture, rich history, and hospitable population. 

Morocco is known for its delicious cuisine, a blend of modern flavors in recipes passed down for generations. The Moroccan dishes are mostly made from organic ingredients. Everything is locally grown and sourced from couscous served with meat and roasted vegetables to freshly grilled sardines near the ocean. Tagines are also...

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Morocco, Morocco Photo #1 by Mustafa Bouzid from googleMorocco, Morocco Photo #2 by Andrea Devigili from googleMorocco, Morocco Photo #3 by Mustafa Bouzid from googleMorocco, Morocco Photo #4 by khalifa alsuwaidi from googleMorocco, Morocco Photo #5 by Alex Marks from googleMorocco, Morocco Photo #6 by abu Hnan from googleMorocco, Morocco Photo #7 by TINEJDAD FOR EVER from googleMorocco, Morocco Photo #8 by Cinzia M from googleMorocco, Morocco Photo #9 by Alessandro Susca from google
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Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh

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Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira

 259   33
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Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

 52   21
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La Mamounia, Morocco

La Mamounia

 46   27
  5.  
Merzouga, Morocco

Merzouga

 255   10
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MAURITIUS

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Mauritius , officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of Madagascar. It includes the eponymous main island of Mauritius and Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon. The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. The capital and largest city, Port Louis, is located on Mauritius, where most of the population is concentrated.

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Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel

 88   23
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Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne

 83   59
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Blue Bay, Mauritius

Blue Bay

 9   18
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Mahebourg, Mauritius

Mahebourg

 20   18
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Tamarin, Mauritius

Tamarin

 28   20
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