More and more people when traveling are looking for new sensations and places and sensations different from those that can be experienced in Europe or in what we call the more developed world. That is why Africa has become one of the favorite destinations when it comes to taking a trip. What is clear is that this wild and exotic continent has much to offer the traveler. And it is that here nature mixes with ancestral cultures, paradisiacal beaches, the most surprising landscapes and the kindest people.
Today at Vuela Viajes we want to tour Africa and, to do so, we are going to show you the best destinations on the continent. As always, we are going to rely on the rankings that TripAdvisor offers us each year based on the opinions and comments of its users. Would you like to join us?
The number 1 on the list is for Marrakech, a city that has also managed to be at the top of the list of the best destinations in the world in 2015 on TripAdvisor. And the truth is that it is not surprising, since here you can find mosques , palaces, gardens, markets … The Medina, the Majorelle Garden and the famous Souk stand out.
Cape Town, South Africa
In second position we find Cape Town, a city that has also crept into the top 10 of the best destinations in the world of the famous travel portal. And it has done so, among other things, thanks to its impressive landscapes , its beautiful beaches, its fauna, its pleasant climate, its excellent infrastructure and its responsible tourism.
Fez, a walled town that is home to the oldest university in the world (El-Quarawiyyin University), will transport you back to medieval times. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it surprises, among other things, by the Medina of Fes Bali and by the four impressive city gates.
In fourth place we find Ukanda, a destination located very close to the impressive Diani Beach , considered by many as one of the best beaches in the world for its spectacular sunsets and its clear and shallow waters. For this reason, snorkeling and diving in this place are highly recommended activities. In addition, you can go on safari or visit the beautiful Kaya Kinondo forest.
Knysna, South Africa
Knysna destination that ranks fifth in the ranking, they emphasize its limestone cliffs, but not forget that here also the largest indigenous forest is found throughout South Africa. In addition, we recommend a visit to the Millwood Mines in Jubilee Creek, a most picturesque place.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
How could it be otherwise, the Victoria Falls are also present on the list. And although contemplating them is already an incredible experience, you can also do other types of activities : bathe in the Devil’s Pool, go rafting in the wildest waters in the world, fly in a helicopter or balloon …
In seventh position is Essaouira, a Moroccan port and tourist city where French, Portuguese and Berber architecture mix in the streets. In addition, this place attracts many surfers every year.
We continue in Morocco to talk to you about Merzouga, where you will enjoy impressive sunsets, you can ride a camel through the dunes of Erg Chebbi, experience the magic of the desert, explore the surrounding towns …
Franschhoek, South Africa
In ninth position is the town of Franschhoek, a place known as the wine and food capital of South Africa. Beyond its vineyards , some with more than 300 years of history, its streets lined with trees and full of antique shops and galleries stand out. As you can imagine, one of the most typical activities is wine tasting, although hiking trails and trout fishing are also very common.
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
In tenth place we find Plettenberg Bay, a quiet and hospitable destination where you can watch dolphins throughout the year. In addition, you will enjoy the beauty on its golden beaches and in the Robberg Nature Reserve, where you can watch whales.
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