Cairo and Cape town take top honors of best places to visit in Africa.
Cairo has been named the number one travel destination in Africa by “Travel US News”, followed by Cape Town and Victoria Falls coming in third.
“Africa may not always register on the average traveler’s radar, but those who visit have the chance to experience the perfect blend of ancient and modern, of wild and urban, of East and West,” the publication writes.
They proceeded to rank the best places to visit in Africa based on accessibility, affordability and variety of things to do, as well as user votes and expert opinions.
“The desert heat, the noisy streets and the sheer size of Cairo will leave even the most adaptable traveler with a serious case of culture shock.
“But be patient. Take some time to relax over a cup of tea, to wander the ancient streets and to watch the sun lower over the mighty Nile River. It won’t take long for the city’s treasures to reveal themselves.
“Most visitors flock to Egypt’s capital to explore the wonders of the ancient world, following the footsteps of the pharaohs. But there are two sides to Cairo; the city’s residents embrace their history and rejoice in their progress.
The ancient pyramids of Giza, Dahshur and Saqqara fight with the trendy bars of the Zamalek and Heliopolis neighbourhoods for spotlight.”
#2 CAPE TOWN
“With numerous hiking trails, miles of dramatic scenery and stunning beaches (including one with wild penguins), Cape Town caters to both adventurous types and laid-back travelers. In Cape Town, it is said to be possible to find convenient, budget-friendly lodging.”
#3 VICTORIA FALLS
“Outdoorsy types travel far and wide to admire this breathtaking Unesco World Heritage Site. Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is roughly twice as deep and wide as Niagara Falls, making it one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls. To see the natural wonder at its prime, plan a visit here in April when the area’s rainy season has concluded.”
Zanzibar, Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Mauritius, Kruger National Park, Seychelles and Marrakech conclude the top 10. – Source: www.thesouthafrican.com