If you aren’t able to afford travelling just yet, explore Africa with us by viewing 15 gorgeous insta-photographs by 15 talented social media influencers.
1. Table Mountain, South Africa
Table Mountain for many represents solace, tranquility and self reflection. Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark, overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa.
2. Fayoum Oasis, Cairo
Fayoum City, the main town in the oasis, is located 85 km south of Cairo. Although usually described as an oasis, Fayoum is not fed by underground water, like the western Sahara Desert oases further to the south and west, but by water from the Nile transported to this natural triangular depression by a series of canals.
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3. Okavango Delta, Botswana
The Delta is an unspoiled wilderness with terrain ranging from dry grasslands to swamps.
Nothing prepares you for the lush beauty of the Okavango Delta. You don’t see it coming, the abundance of life; the colours, the sounds… It’s this incredible, buzzing ecosystem that’s literally T A K I N G Y O U R B R E A T H away with each new dawn. Leopards under every bush; herds of antelope grazing along the waters filled with hippos and crocs; elephants stumping through deep mud; lions roaring throughout the night… I have, I swear, I have NEVER been to a place that resonated more with my soul. I am so in love with this place…
4. The Ark at Aberdare National Park, Kenya
The Ark is set in the heart of the iconic Aberdare National Park. The ark overlooks a water source and salt lick which attracts awesome wildlife.
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5. Dune 7, Namibia
Dune 7 is the highest dune in the coastal region. It is located in the Erongo district of Namibia which is about 7km east of Walvis bay.
6. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
The Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, it is located in the Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park.
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7. The Atlas mountains, Northwestern Africa
The Atlas Mountains are a mountain range in the Maghreb. It stretches around 2,500 km (1,600 mi) through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
8. Chiremba / Epworth Balancing Rocks, Zimbabwe
Although the Chiremba / Epworth balancing rocks are not as extensive as Domboshava, or Ngomakurira in the Harare area, they are well-known locally because one of the strange granite formations appears on the old Zimbabwean dollar notes issued during the period of hyper-inflation.
9. Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast
The town is divided by the Ébrié Lagoon into two halves: Ancien Bassam is the former French settlement, facing the Gulf of Guinea.
It is home to the grander colonial buildings, some of which have been restored. The district is also home to a cathedral and the Ivory Coast National Museum of Costume.
10. Lake Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.
11. Ile de Gorée, Senegal
The island has several historic buildings – including the House of Slaves, which records the painful history of the slave trade.
12. Accra, Ghana
Accra has transitioned into a modern metropolis; the city’s architecture reflects this history, ranging from 19th-century architecture buildings to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks.
13. Lake Tana, Ethiopia
Lake Tana was formed by volcanic activity, blocking the course of in flowing rivers in the early Pleistocene epoch, about 5 million years ago.
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14. Karonga, Malawi
A recent discovery of pre-historic tools and remains of hominids in Malawi’s remote northern district of Karonga provides further proof that the area could be the cradle of humankind.
15. David Sheldrick elephant orphanage, Nairobi
The orphanage seeks to protect and rescue elephants through their ultimate rehabilitation and back into the wild. The center provides love and support to elephants that need to overcome the physical and psychological journey until they are fit to go back to the wild.