10 Most Famous Natural Landmarks In Africa

Natural Landmarks In Africa

In this next list we gathered together the 10 best natural landmarks in Africa. It contains both breathtaking natural scenes like mountains and waterfalls, as well as the best locations and national parks to see the African wildlife at all their glory


1. Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe

The Victoria falls are without a doubt among the most amazing and breathtaking waterfalls in the world, along with the Iguazu falls and the Niagara falls. It is located on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, in Southern Africa. The Victoria falls is the largest singular waterfall in the world spanning a width of 1.7km, a height of 108 meters (355 ft) and an average flow of 1 million liters per second! It was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989

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Most Famous Natural Landmarks In Africa: Victoria Falls


2. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and also for its numerous Nile crocodile. The park was established in 1951 over a huge area of 14,750 km2 (5,700 sq mi) and receives 350,000 visitors each year. It is also an UNESCO natural heritage site since 1981

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Most Famous Natural Landmarks In Africa: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


3. Fish River Canyon, Namibia 

The Fish River Canyon is located in the south of Namibia. It is definitely one of the most beautiful canyons in the world, as well as the second largest canyon in the world and the largest in Africa. The Fish River canyon is one of Namibia’s most visited tourist attractions, featuring a gigantic ravine, in total about 100 miles (160 km) long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 metres deep

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Most Famous Natural Landmarks In Africa: Fish River Canyon, Namibia (source wiki)


4. Sossusvlei, Namibia 

There are many places you can see sand dunes in Africa, and Sossusvlei is one of those places, featuring amazing dunes. Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert. Centuries of sand built up around dry lake beds make it a magnificent sight and one of the most beautiful sand dunes in the world

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Most Famous Natural Landmarks In Africa: Sossusvlei, Namibia (source: wiki)


5. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at a height of 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The mountain is also one of the most famous mountains in the world, probably thanks to the Ernest Hemingway’s famous short story The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Climbing the mountain and reaching the top of Africa has become a popular attraction among the more adventurous tourists from all over the world. The summit of the Kilimanjaro features the Furtwängler Glacier – a small remnant of an enormous icecap which once crowned the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and will most likely disappear entirely over the next few years

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Most Famous Natural Landmarks In Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (source: source: M. Disdero)


6. Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar 

Madagascar is a large island (4th largest in the world) off the coast of Southeast Africa. The Avenue of the Baobabs is a group of big baobab trees lining a dirt road in western Madagascar. This amazing and unique landscape draws many tourists from all around the world, making the Avenue of the Baobabs one of the most popular attractions in the area

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Most Famous Natural Landmarks In Africa: Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar (source: Gavinevans)

7. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania 

The Ngorongoro Crater is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The crater itself stretches 19 km (11.8 miles) across and is 600 meters (1,968 ft) deep. It is the world’s largest unspoiled, dry volcanic caldera. The Ngorongoro crater acts as a protective enclosure for over 25,000 of large animals, including black rhinoceros, hippos, wildebeest, zebras, elands and gazelles – all of which live on the large crater floor. The Ngorongoro conservation area attracts many tourists that come to see the wildlife in its natural habitat

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Most Famous Natural Landmarks In Africa: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania (source: Sajjad Sherally Faze)


8. Masai Mara, Kenya

The Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is one of the best safari locations in the world. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, as well as the annual migration of zebras, gazelles and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti, known as the Great Migration

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Most Famous Natural Landmarks In Africa: Masai Mara, Kenya


9. Virunga Mountains, East Africa 

The Virunga Mountains are a chain of eight major volcanoes, most of which are dormant, except Mount Nyiragong and mount Nyiragongo. These two active volcanoes are together responsible for 40% of Africa’s historical volcanic eruptions. The mountains are located at the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are home of the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Each of the 3 countries has a designated national park for its share of the mountain range: Virunga National Park in D.R Congo, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. If you wish to see Mountain Gorillas in nature (there are only about 900 left), these national parks are the place to go

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A Mountain Gorilla in Virunga Mountains, East Africa (source: Dave Proffer)


10. Kruger National Park, South Africa 

At an area of 19,633 square km (7,580 sq mi), the Kruger National Park is among the largest game reserves in Africa and one the main tourist attractions in South Africa. The park has more species of mammals than any other African reserve, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), cheetahs, giraffes and more. Unlike other safari parks, the Kruger National Park is a self-drive park with excellent infrastructure and many places to stay inside the park, from tented camps to luxury lodges

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A leopard in Kruger National Park, South Africa


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