After Asia, Africa is the second largest continent, with over 30.2 million square kilometres of land. Many of the world's best natural attractions can be found on this huge continent. These amazing sites can be found scattered across many of Africa's numerous countries, and draw tourists from all over the globe. That has made the continent the top tourists' destination in the world. In this article we'll look in further detail at some of Africa's most exciting safaris.
The Table Mountains Found in Cape Town, in South Africa, are the Table Mountains, called so because of their flat top. Overlooking the legendary Robben Island, the Table Mountain National Park and False Bay, the Table mountains stand 1086m above sea level. The Table Mountains are considered to be national monuments to South Africa. The Table Mountains can generally be reached by cable car, depending on the weather. But tourists interested in adventure can hike, rock climb, or go caving at Table Mountains or venture into bio diversity Table Mountains National Park.
The Great Migration Between the months of July to October is the Great Migration, also known as the masai ara wildebeest migration, and it's a spectacle well worth seeing. The migration sees over 1.5 million browsers largely wildebeests cross the crocodile infested Mara River from the Serengeti to Maasai Mara Game Reserve. So thrilling is the migration that it's been named the Seventh Wonder of the World. This treacherous voyage is in search of green pastures for recently calved wildebeests. To best capture the migration lodges located in an area called the Mara triangle offer the best viewing locations.
Victoria Falls Victoria Falls in Zambezi River are shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe . The falls are some of the largest and most spectacular natural wonders in the world. The Victoria Falls are an incredible 1708 metres wide, and fall to a depth of between 90 and 107 metres, plunging over 500,000 cubic metres of water every minute. The falls wowed the explorer David Livingstone in 1860s have been named as World Heritage Site, the waters are also terrifying as they are a habitat for hippos and crocodiles on the upstream.
The Great Sphinx Egypt has the Great Sphinx at Giza Plateau on the West Bank; it is a statue of a mystical creature with a lion's body and a human head. At 73.5 metres it's the largest monolith statue in the world and the oldest known monumental sculpture; it's believed to have been built by the ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom in the reign of Pharaoh Khafra. The Sphinx has been estimated to be between about 4568 and 4542 years old.
Mt Kilimanjaro Located in Tanzania, Mt Kilimanjaro is a wonderful destination, especially for those interested in climbing. The tallest of Africa's mountains, and also the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, Mt Kilimanjaro reaches 5893m at its summit. For those who wish to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, there are six routes, the easiest are Rongai and Marangu, both of which have huts on the way for weary travelers to rest, but the most scenic and steepest rout is Machame, which takes 6 to 7 days to climb.