60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 4 nights
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Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 2 nights
Fly to Chileka International Airport, Drive to Liwonde National Park
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Liwonde National Park, Malawi
— 2 nights
Drive to Chileka International Airport, Fly to Mogadishu
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Mogadishu, Somalia
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Juba, South Sudan
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
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Asmara, Eritrea
— 2 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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Tripoli, Libya — 2 nights

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): hunt for treasures at Fish Market, make a trip to Martyrs' Square, then explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Street Murals, make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, then get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), and finally browse the exhibits of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Tripoli attractions planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tripoli is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Tripoli due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in September, things will get warmer in Tripoli: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tunis.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Tunis, Tunisia — 4 nights

The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tunis: L'aqueduc de Zaghouan (in Zaghouan), Ichkeul National Park (in Bizerte) and Dougga (in Teboursouk). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, don't miss a visit to Centro storico, contemplate the long history of Dar Lasram, and explore the different monuments and memorials at North Africa American Cemetery.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tunis holiday maker.

Getting from Tripoli to Tunis by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tripoli to Tunis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tripoli in October, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Tunis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Algiers.
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Algiers, Algeria — 2 nights

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamaa El Kebir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ketchaoua Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Public National de l'Enluminure, de la Miniature et de la Calligraphie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo and then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Algiers trip builder tool.

Fly from Tunis to Algiers in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Tunis in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Algiers, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fes.
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Fes, Morocco — 3 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, and explore the galleries of Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fes online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Algiers to Fes by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Algiers to Fes is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 6 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marrakech journey maker site.

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Maputo.
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Find places to stay Oct 11 — 17:

Maputo, Mozambique — 2 nights

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Museu dos CFM and then identify plant and animal life at Mozambique Scuba. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Casa Elefante, then take in the exciting artwork at Fundacao Fernando Leite Couto, and then take an exotic tour of Tours Maputo.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Maputo trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Maputo takes 16.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Maputo is 2 hours. In October in Maputo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ezulwini.
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Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland) — 2 nights

Valley of Heaven

Removed from the bigger and busier parts of the country, Ezulwini Valley represents a quiet place where visitors can relax but at the same time discover the wildlife that spreads across this region.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Ngwenya Mine, steep yourself in history at Mantenga Cultural Village, and then try to win big at Happy Valley Casino. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Mantenga Nature Reserve, and then contemplate the long history of Swaziland Islamic Centre.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Ezulwini trip builder site.

You can drive from Maputo to Ezulwini in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Maputo in October, with highs in Ezulwini at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Johannesburg.
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Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Johannesburg, South Africa — 4 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria), Regent Safaris (in Hazyview) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, get engrossed in the history at Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, and make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ezulwini to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. While traveling from Ezulwini, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 7 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, trek along Platteklip Gorge, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and get great views at Cape Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Town driving holiday planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Maseru.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 1:

Maseru, Lesotho — 2 nights

Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Morija Museum & Archives, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains, and then admire the engineering at Katse Dam.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Maseru travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Maseru takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Cape Town in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Maseru, with lows around 20°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Liwonde National Park.
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Liwonde National Park, Malawi — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Shire Eco Safari Camp.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Liwonde National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maseru to Liwonde National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maseru in November: high temperatures in Liwonde National Park hover around 32°C and lows are around 26°C. You'll set off for Mogadishu on the 5th (Sat).
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Mogadishu, Somalia — 2 nights

White Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
On the 6th (Sun), stroll through Liido Beach Somalia, make a trip to Shanghai Old City, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hadful Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Bakara Market and then explore the galleries of black Hawk Down crash site museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mogadishu trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Liwonde National Park to Mogadishu. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mogadishu when traveling from Liwonde National Park in November, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Arusha.
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Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Arusha, Tanzania — 3 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Spend the 8th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 10th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mogadishu to Arusha takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, Arusha is a bit cooler than Mogadishu - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nairobi.
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Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Nairobi, Kenya — 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mugie Ranch, see Off-Road Tours, and look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nairobi trip maker.

Fly from Arusha to Nairobi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Juba.
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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Juba, South Sudan — 1 night

A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Main Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Juba trip builder tool.

You can fly from Nairobi to Juba in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in November; daily highs in Juba reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Addis Ababa.
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Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 2 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Tibeb Leather Works, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Africa Unbound Museum and then indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa online trip maker.

You can fly from Juba to Addis Ababa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Juba to Addis Ababa. Traveling from Juba in November, expect nights in Addis Ababa to be colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Asmara.
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Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Asmara, Eritrea — 2 nights

Little Rome

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Cinema Impero, don't miss a visit to Medebar Market, admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Asmara, make a trip to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), then admire the striking features of Cinema Roma, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fiat Tagliero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, admire the landmark architecture of Nda Mariam Othodox Church, and then admire the striking features of Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Asmara vacation tool.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Asmara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hurghada.
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Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Hurghada, Egypt — 4 nights

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Spend the 21st (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get outside with Kite Family El Gouna, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hurghada online travel route planner.

You can fly from Asmara to Hurghada in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cairo.
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Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:

Cairo, Egypt — 5 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and visit Islamic Cairo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairo online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairo, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:

Libya travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.
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Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Ruins
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.
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Algeria travel guide

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Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.
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Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.
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Mozambique travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.
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Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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Lesotho travel guide

4.1
Biking Trails · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.
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Malawi travel guide

4.1
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.
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Somalia travel guide

3.8
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
With ancient historical sites, the longest coastline on the continent, a rich and varied cuisine, and sprawling desert and savannah landscapes, Somalia has plenty to make it appealing to international visitors. Events in the recent past, however, made holidays in Somalia nearly impossible. The civil war that began in 1991 led to the country being declared a failed state. The introduction of a new constitution and government in 2012 has led to a glimmer of optimism.
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.
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Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.
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South Sudan travel guide

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Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
South Sudan became the world's youngest nation in 2011, with the splitting of the continents largest state. The civil war that preceded the separation would inevitably leave deep traces on the psyche of the people and the stability of the political situation, but any initial optimism was quickly dimmed with government forces and rebel groups once more at war. The country boasts a fascinating mix of tribes and cultures and provides the setting for the second largest animal migration in the world, with antelopes crossing large swathes of the country. Despite this, holidays in South Sudan appeal to only a few daring travelers--tourism sector remains undeveloped and infrastructure lacking.
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Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.
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Eritrea travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Monuments
Little Eritrea boasts diverse landscapes that include mountains, an arid coastline, and fertile swathes of land to the west. With tourism in Eritrea still a burgeoning industry, the country represents a place of adventure for daring travelers looking to get of that beaten path. The Art Deco architecture of the capital shows off the cultural complexity and interesting facets of the former Italian colony's recent history, while a number of archaeological sites provide evidence of once-thriving ancient kingdoms. The country gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993, but the areas bordering Sudan, Ethiopia, and Djibouti remain dangerous and, as a result, off the map for most foreign tourists.
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.
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