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If you're planning to visit North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa or Southern Africa, you can find destination information broken down per region and country. Find out how to get to your African country or region, what to do, what to see and where to stay as well as travel tips, travelogues, practical information, maps and more.
  1. North Africa
  2. West Africa and Central Africa
  3. East Africa
  4. Southern Africa
  5. Africa's Islands

North Africa

Copper Shop in the souqs of Fes, Morocco

North African travel destinations include Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya. Some of Africa's most important historical sights can be found in North Africa like the Pyramids of Egypt, the tombs of Luxor; the medieval cities of Marrakech and Fes in Morocco; and the perfectly preserved Roman ruins in Tunisia and Libya. North Africa is also famous for its deserts and you can take some spectacular camel rides in the Sahara from all the countries listed here. If you like sand, you'll love the beaches along the Red Sea Coast and Mediterranean.

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West Africa and Central Africa

Djenne, Grand Mosque, Dogon Region, Mali

West and Central African travel destinations include Ghana, Senegal, Mali, and the Gambia. West Africa is a wonderful cultural destination. The vibrant music scene in Dakar and Bamako is unparalleled elsewhere in Africa. The Sahara desert in Niger, Mali and Mauritania offers incredible camel safaris where you can visit the fascinating Dogon region and the mystical town of Timbuktu. The beaches along the Gulf of Guinea are wonderful places to kick back and learn some traditional drumming. Central Africa offers dense rainforests to explore, where you can truly get away from it all. If you enjoy shopping, West Africa is home to huge, colorful outdoor markets.

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East Africa

Elephant grazing in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

East Africa travel destinations include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Madagascar. East Africa is home to the safari, since this is where the African savannah is at its best and the plains are filled with wildlife. Hikers also come to East Africa to enjoy the mountains, including Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Mount Kenya and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia. The East African coastline has some of the best beaches in the world, including the famous spice island of Zanzibar. If you're interested in culture and history, Ethiopia will dazzle you.

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Southern Africa

The Victoria Falls, from the Zambian side

Southern Africa's travel destinations include Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. From the incredible spectacle of the Victoria Falls to the immense Namibian deserts -- Southern Africa has something for everyone. South Africa offers luxury, wildlife and culture all rolled into one country. Zambia's wild walking safaris are legendary for the true wildlife enthusiast. Backpackers can't get enough of the beaches on Lake Malawi and divers are claiming Mozambique as their greatest, latest discovery.

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Africa's Islands

Denis Island, the Seychelles

African islands include Mauritius, Madagascar and the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Gorgeous beaches, fabulous diving and unique flora and fauna attract many visitors to these islands. Madagascar is becoming very popular for those looking for a unique safari experience as well as miles of empty beaches. Mauritius is a very popular add-on for visitors going on safari in South Africa. Both Mauritius and The Seychelles boast some of the world's best beaches and are favorite destinations for honeymooners.

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