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MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA IN 2021

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CAPE TOWN
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 5910     4795     717     728
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Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and also the legislative capital of South Africa. Colloquially named the Mother City, it is the largest city of the Western Cape province and forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The Parliament of South Africa is situated in Cape Town. The other two capitals are located in Gauteng (Pretoria the executive capital where the Presidency is based) and in the Free State (Bloemfontein the judicial capital where the Supreme Court of Appeal is located). Wikipedia
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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Table Mountain, Cape Town
Table Mountain
 477   1078
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Camps Bay, Cape Town
Camps Bay
 194   410
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Robben Island, Cape Town
Robben Island
 77   541
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Hout Bay, Cape Town
Hout Bay
 72   335
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Stellenbosch, Cape Town
Stellenbosch
 249   133
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UGANDA
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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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Nile, Uganda
Nile
 347   84
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park
 238   108
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
 146   166
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Kibale National Park, Uganda
Kibale National Park
 85   161
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Lake Victoria, Uganda
Lake Victoria
 274   40
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SOUTH AFRICA
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 5852     12736     53     264
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 59 million people, it is the world's 24th-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres. South Africa has three capital cities: executive Pretoria, judicial Bloemfontein and legislative Cape Town. The largest city is Johannesburg. Wikipedia
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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Kwazulu-natal, South Africa
Kwazulu-natal
 333   60
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Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town
 616   716
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Western Cape, South Africa
Western Cape
 694   21
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North West, South Africa
North West
 244   25
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Limpopo, South Africa
Limpopo
 191   23
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ETHIOPIA
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 3129     1630     19     109
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. With over 109 million inhabitants as of 2019, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. The country has a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi). Wikipedia
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Afar, Ethiopia
Afar
 202   26
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Aksum, Ethiopia
Aksum
 142   30
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Amhara, Ethiopia
Amhara
 226   15
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Nile, Ethiopia
Nile
 245   10
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Oromia, Ethiopia
Oromia
 204   11
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NAMIBIA
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 2005     1853     517     992
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
Namibia, Namibia Photo #1 by Andreas Saladin from googleNamibia, Namibia Photo #2 by Olga Ernst from googleNamibia, Namibia Photo #3 by friedrich graffmann from googleNamibia, Namibia Photo #4 by Matthias Tröstl from googleNamibia, Namibia Photo #5 by Miro Petkov from googleNamibia, Namibia Photo #6 by Md Saiful Islam Bhuiyan from googleNamibia, Namibia Photo #7 by Ganglion from googleNamibia, Namibia Photo #8 by Jadranka P. from googleNamibia, Namibia Photo #9 by Michael Downey from google
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Namib Desert, Namibia
Namib Desert
 190   75
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
Etosha National Park
 133   81
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Sossusvlei, Namibia
Sossusvlei
 240   28
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Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Fish River Canyon
 46   67
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Fish, Namibia
Fish
 107   11
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NAIROBI
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 1540     1223     175     101
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
Nairobi, Kenya Photo #1 by Haron swat2k from googleNairobi, Kenya Photo #2 by Haron swat2k from googleNairobi, Kenya Photo #3 by Haron swat2k from googleNairobi, Kenya Photo #4 by Dániel Lengyel from googleNairobi, Kenya Photo #5 by Winfred Njenga-Mburu from googleNairobi, Kenya Photo #6 by M S from googleNairobi, Kenya Photo #7 by Dániel Lengyel from googleNairobi, Kenya Photo #8 by Павел Сонин from googleNairobi, Kenya Photo #9 by Sarah Adiwa from google
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Nairobi National Park, Nairobi
Nairobi National Park
 508   198
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Nairobi Safari Walk, Nairobi
Nairobi Safari Walk
 51   146
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Karen, Nairobi
Karen
 213   31
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Giraffe Centre, Nairobi
Giraffe Centre
 42   76
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Westlands, Nairobi
Westlands
 260   13
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ZANZIBAR
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 1187     593     718     161
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
Zanzibar, Tanzania Photo #1 by zagh loul from googleZanzibar, Tanzania Photo #2 by Allan Kaitila from googleZanzibar, Tanzania Photo #3 by Анатолий Ткачук from googleZanzibar, Tanzania Photo #4 by Красимир Дечев from googleZanzibar, Tanzania Photo #5 by samha k from googleZanzibar, Tanzania Photo #6 by renato cento from googleZanzibar, Tanzania Photo #7 by Dr. Shilla from googleZanzibar, Tanzania Photo #8 by Omar Hamdi from googleZanzibar, Tanzania Photo #9 by Євген Зінченко from google
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Stone Town, Zanzibar
Stone Town
 290   140
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Unguja, Zanzibar
Unguja
 68   254
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Paje, Zanzibar
Paje
 57   23
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Jambiani, Zanzibar
Jambiani
 59   22
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Nungwi, Zanzibar
Nungwi
 125   11
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MOROCCO
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Morocco , officially the Kingdom of Morocco , is a country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, with land borders with Algeria to the east and Western Sahara to the south. Morocco also claims the exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them under Spanish jurisdiction, as well as several small Spanish-controlled islands off its coast. The capital is Rabat and the largest city is Casablanca. Wikipedia
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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Chefchaouen, Morocco
Chefchaouen
 250   57
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Rif, Morocco
Rif
 69   62
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Middle Atlas, Morocco
Middle Atlas
 44   50
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Merzouga, Morocco
Merzouga
 156   10
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La Mamounia, Morocco
La Mamounia
 30   27
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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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Medina, Marrakech
Medina
 215   396
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Marrakesh, Marrakech
Marrakesh
 36   359
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Sahara Desert, Marrakech
Sahara Desert
 56   191
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Jardin Majorelle-yves Saint Laurent Mansion, Marrakech
Jardin Majorelle-yves Saint Laurent Mansion
 35   106
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Koutoubia, Marrakech
Koutoubia
 44   118
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RWANDA
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 2035     2001     854     493
Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. One of the smallest countries on the African mainland, its capital city is Kigali. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is highly elevated, giving it the soubriquet "land of thousand hills", with its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. Wikipedia
Rwanda, Rwanda Photo #1 by fayaz awadh from googleRwanda, Rwanda Photo #2 by Piet Roos from googleRwanda, Rwanda Photo #3 by Kato Joshua from googleRwanda, Rwanda Photo #4 by William Njoroge from googleRwanda, Rwanda Photo #5 by Maurice Malengreau from googleRwanda, Rwanda Photo #6 by Kyle Campbell from googleRwanda, Rwanda Photo #7 by Hisashi Yuya from googleRwanda, Rwanda Photo #8 by Lala Maryke from googleRwanda, Rwanda Photo #9 by Sibomana Ackim from google
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Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park
 204   202
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Lake Kivu, Rwanda
Lake Kivu
 243   55
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Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Akagera National Park
 156   60
  4.  
Virunga Mountains, Rwanda
Virunga Mountains
 37   47
  5.  
Kigali City, Rwanda
Kigali City
 95   19
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