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Make Traveling To Africa A Priority In 2020 By Visiting These 4 Countries

By Kelsey Marie

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With campaigns like Ghana’s Year Of Return and Afrochella, interest in traveling to Africa is on the rise. 

The continent has so much to offer and no matter what your interests are, you’re bound to find a city on the continent to suit your taste. 

Here are the most awesome places to visit in Africa this year.

Kigali, Rwanda

In addition to being a luxury safari destination with a focus on Gorilla tourism, Kigali is one of the cleanest cities in the world and the cleanest city in Africa. 

It’s amazing to see how the citizens of Kigali come together to ensure their city remains spotless — taking responsibility and not littering. 

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Other notable places to visit are the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a cultural tour at Nyamirambo Women’s Center, Inema Art Center, and Kimironko Market.

There are also great places for food like The Hut, Repub Lounge, and Brachetto Restaurant. Not to mention the amazing coffee that Rwanda has!

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is a melting pot of cultures, music, and art and is extremely progressive. 

There is an abundance of things to do while in Cape Town but some of the most epic activities are hiking Lion’s Head, visiting Table Mountain, visiting Robben Island, relaxing at V&A Waterfront and hitting up Boulders Beach

Of course, the food is amazing in Cape Town, they’re the home to two of the best restaurants in the world. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, there are plenty of plant-based restaurants to choose from as well. 

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Taking a stroll through Bo-Kaap is great to learn more about the Muslim culture of the locals and see the beautifully colorful homes in this area. 

Madagascar

This African country is commonly referred to as the “eighth continent” because of its size and “unique flora and fauna” as well as being home to nearly 80 percent of species that exist nowhere else in the world, according to an article by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Madagascar is the fifth-largest island in the world and was cut off over 100 million years ago from the African mainland. 

While here, you can visit national parks where you can get an unclose look at lemurs, chameleons, orchids, baobabs, geckoes and more. 

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Take a trip to the city of Antananarivo and explore colonial architecture, street-food, art galleries, and museums. 

Egypt

According to the World Tourism Organization, Egypt is the fastest-growing travel destination in the world. 

Egypt is home to the Nile River, the longest river in the world, ancient pyramids of Giza and temples but there’s a lot more to explore. 

Learn about Egypt and it’s history, culture, and present by exploring the city of Cairo, visiting the Karnak Temple Complex, viewing ancient tombs in the Valley of the Kings, experiencing the Temple of Horus and going on a Nile River Cruise

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Shop for souvenirs at Khan El-Khalili Bazaar and after shopping enjoy a cup of mint tea or Arabic coffee. 

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Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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