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Made up of 52 countries and 2 countries which are still under dispute, Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent in the world.

Featuring a diverse collection of cultures and heritages, Africa is a fascinating place to visit with plenty of must-see attractions. Here are the 8 best African attractions.

South Africa: The Apartheid Museum

Apartheid is a significant part of the history of South Africa and even though it has been more than 20 years since the country’s first democratic election, the effects of Apartheid are still evident today.

The Apartheid Museum located in Johannesburg is dedicated to both the history of 20th century South Africa and Apartheid.

Egypt: The Valley of the Kings

Located on the west bank of the Nile River, the Valley of the Kings is home to the tombs of many Pharaohs and ancient Egyptian nobility.

Excavation on the area began at the end of the 18th century and the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun made this one of the most important sites in the world.

Tanzania: The Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Located in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected area and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Joining with the Serengeti National Park to the northeast, tourists flood the area in order to see rhinoceros, lions, buffalos, hippopotamus, gazelles, wildebeest, leopards, and cheetahs.

Botswana: Okavango Delta

Situated at a tectonic trough where the Okavango River reaches the central part of the endorheic basin of the Kalahari (which is certainly more complicated than online slots Canada), the Okavango Delta is a large, swampy inland which was named part of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in 2013.

As the waters rise during the rainy season, the inland becomes overrun by the most magnificent wildlife.

Morocco: Majorelle Garden

Created by French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle, this botanical garden located in Marrakesh, Morocco spans an area of 2.5 acres.

Featuring a Cubist villa designed by Paul Sinoir in the 1930s,  Marjorelle Garden was started in 1923 and took over 40 years to complete.

Namibia: Fish River Canyon

Featuring a 160km-long ravine which is 27km wide in some places, the Fish River Canyon is by far the most important tourist attraction in Namibia.

A popular area for fishing and hiking, one end of the river is dominated by Ai-Ais, a hot springs resort, and some areas of the canyon are privately owned.

Zimbabwe and Zambia: Victoria Falls

Forming part of the Zambezi River, located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls forms part of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Named in honour of Queen Victoria by explorer David Livingstone, the waterfall is 569km high and 2750km wide.

South Africa: Table Mountain National Park

Spanning an area of 220km2 , the Table Mountain National Park is located in Cape Town, South Africa and forms part of the UNESCO Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site.

As the most visited tourist attraction in the whole of Africa, two of its most notable features are Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope.

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