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MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA IN 2021

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CAPE TOWN
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Leisure ActivityBeaches & WaterfrontFood & 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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Table Mountain, Cape Town
Table Mountain
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Boulders Beach, Cape Town
Boulders Beach
 92   341
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Robben Island, Cape Town
Robben Island
 114   540
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False Bay, Cape Town
False Bay
 144   218
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Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town
Table Mountain National Park
 44   308
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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. Wikipedia
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
 211   166
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Kibale National Park, Uganda
Kibale National Park
 127   161
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Kabale, Uganda
Kabale
 208   18
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Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda
Lake Mburo National Park
 165   74
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Lake Albert, Uganda
Lake Albert
 147   15
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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. Wikipedia
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Nairobi National Park, Nairobi
Nairobi National Park
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Nairobi Safari Walk, Nairobi
Nairobi Safari Walk
 59   144
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Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi
Nairobi National Museum
 84   16
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Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi
Karen Blixen Museum
 14   30
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Savannah, Nairobi
Savannah
 73   22
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SOUTH AFRICA
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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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Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town
 644   716
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Drakensberg, South Africa
Drakensberg
 25   120
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Kwazulu-natal, South Africa
Kwazulu-natal
 361   61
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
 18   23
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Lion & Safari Park, South Africa
Lion & Safari Park
 0   32
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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. Wikipedia
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Lake Manyara, Tanzania
Lake Manyara
 243   54
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Serengeti National Park
 283   112
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Tarangire National Park
 160   83
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
 250   48
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
 72   48
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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
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Medina, Marrakech
Medina
 260   396
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Le Jardin Secret, Marrakech
Le Jardin Secret
 9   19
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Sahara Desert, Marrakech
Sahara Desert
 79   191
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Jardin Majorelle-yves Saint Laurent Mansion, Marrakech
Jardin Majorelle-yves Saint Laurent Mansion
 35   106
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ZANZIBAR
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Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site. Wikipedia
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Stone Town, Zanzibar
Stone Town
 330   140
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Unguja, Zanzibar
Unguja
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Old Fort, Zanzibar
Old Fort
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Jozani Forest, Zanzibar
Jozani Forest
 35   38
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Paje, Zanzibar
Paje
 77   23
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KENYA
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Natural Beauty
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya , is a country in Eastern Africa. At 580,367 square kilometres , Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 47.6 million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Wikipedia
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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Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Amboseli National Park
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Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi
 842   11
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Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
Tsavo East National Park
 83   23
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Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya
Mount Kilimanjaro
 59   83
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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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Erg Chebbi, Morocco
Erg Chebbi
 42   21
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La Mamounia, Morocco
La Mamounia
 43   27
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Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh
 250   310
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Merzouga, Morocco
Merzouga
 250   10
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Rif, Morocco
Rif
 129   62
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NAMIBIA
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Namibia , officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean; it shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of the Zambezi River separates the two countries. Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Wikipedia
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Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Fish River Canyon
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Sossusvlei, Namibia
Sossusvlei
 250   28
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Skeleton Coast Park, Namibia
Skeleton Coast Park
 6   101
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Namib Desert, Namibia
Namib Desert
 233   75
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Sesriem, Namibia
Sesriem
 33   25
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