The 7 Natural Wonders of Africa

To be totally honest with you, there is no official classification of the 7 natural wonders of Africa (or not as far as I remember). And the reason for that I quite simple: there are just too many of them. The next seven are, however, impossible to ignore: they represent Africa itself. 

Mount Kilimanjaro

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Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest, and probably most famous mountain. Due to its relative accessibility and natural diversity, Kilimanjaro is a popular tourist attraction. The main attraction of Kilimanjaro National Park is represented by the flora: here one can find both the equatorial rainforests and the alpine meadows.

The Wildebeest Migration

The Wildebeest Migration is rather a natural phenomenon than an actual place. Each year, hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and antelopes migrate from Serengeti Park in Tanzania to Masaai Mara in Kenya, in search for water and greener grass. With the big predators on their footsteps, their journey is full of perils and drama.

The Nile

The fertility of  Nile’s waters had once given birth to a truly amazing civilization: the Antic Egypt. A cruise along the Nile will take you where it all started, near the almighty pyramids and pharaoh tombs. But the journey of the world’s longest river doesn’t stop here: it goes back to the Ethiopian high plains and possibly even Lake Victoria.

Victoria Waterfalls

The Victoria Waterfalls are locally known by the more poetic name of “Smoke that Thunders”.  The waters of River Zambezi fall into a fracture in the basalt plateau, creating a spectacular drop of 360ft. The waterfalls are accessible from both sides, the Zambia border and the Zimbabwe border.

The Sahara Desert

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The Sahara desert is a force of nature: each year its sand dunes conquer new territories – it extends. Sahara is a place of legend and solemn beauty. And its people are just as tough and fascinating as the place itself: no matter what Saharan country or oasis you visit, you will discover that people are its greatest treasure.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is another one of Tanzania’s wonders. Located in the close proximity of Serengeti, this huge volcanic caldera (one of the few of such dimensions and perfection) abounds in wildlife and food.  Due to the relative isolation, it’s one of the best places to observe lions.

The Red Sea Reef

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The Red Sea Reef is one of the greatest treasures that Africa and Asia have in common. Due to its geographical position and volcanic activity, the sea is home to a tropical underwater fauna, with almost two hundred species of corals. It’s an area perfect for scuba diving, with lots of colorful tropical fish and invertebrates to observe, many of which can only be found here.

 

 

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