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Exploring The Most Iconic Landmarks Of Africa

Exploring The Most Iconic Landmarks Of Africa

Introduction

If you’re looking for an adventure, consider visiting some of the most iconic landmarks in Africa. These sites will no doubt help to shape your impressions of the continent and inspire your next travel plans.

Exploring The Most Iconic Landmarks Of Africa

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and one of Africa’s most iconic landmarks. The falls are located on the Zambezi River, which forms a border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, who visited them in 1901 during her tour around Africa.

The waterfall has two drops: The first drop is 109 meters high (360 feet), while the second one measures 76 meters (250 feet). Its width varies from 1.7 kilometers (1 mile) at full flood to about 500 meters (0.3 miles) when dry during droughts or low river levels

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Located in Tanzania, this dormant volcano has three volcanic cones: Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo. It has five glaciers: Mawenzi Ice Field (ice cap), Northern Ice Field (glacier), Shira Glacier (glacier) and Southern Ice Field (glacier).

Mount Kilimanjaro is a popular tourist destination with its diverse ecosystems including rain forest, moorland desert and alpine tundra at various elevations above sea level from 915m to 5896m above sea level

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town, South Africa. It is a popular tourist attraction that offers views of the city and surrounding areas.

Table Mountain is home to a wide range of wildlife, including baboons and birds.[1] The mountain attracts thousands of tourists every year who come here to enjoy its natural beauty as well as its cable car ride up the side that takes you up 800 meters above sea level.[2]

The Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The Serengeti National Park is located in northern Tanzania, and it’s home to some of Africa’s most famous animals. The park spans over 18,000 square kilometers (7,000 square miles), which makes it one of the largest wildlife reserves in the world.

The Serengeti has two main parts: Ngorongoro Crater and plains that stretch out for hundreds of miles beyond it. The crater is a huge volcanic caldera (cauldron) that was formed by an eruption about 1 million years ago–and it has since been filled with water from rain and underground springs as well as lakes formed by lava flows from surrounding volcanoes like Ol Doinyo Lengai or Oldonyo Lengai.[1]

This area is home to black rhinos; lions; cheetahs; giraffes; zebras; wildebeests; Thomson’s gazelles; elands–you name it! But if you’re looking for something more unusual than these common species, keep your eyes peeled because there are plenty other animals living here too: elephants come down from Kenya through Tsavo National Park every year during their migration season while ostriches also make regular appearances throughout both areas due to their ability at hiding within tall grasses.[2]

Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa’s second most populous city is a popular tourist destination and port city on the Atlantic coast. Cape Town is known for its beaches and Table Mountain, which towers over the city at 1,086 meters (3,546 feet).

The diverse population of Cape Town has contributed to its reputation as one of the world’s most vibrant cities. In addition to English-speaking South Africans who make up about three quarters of its residents, there are also large communities speaking Afrikaans or Xhosa–two languages spoken by white people who migrated from Europe in order to colonize this area during colonial times.

Zanzibar island, Tanzania

Zanzibar is a tropical island off the coast of Tanzania. It’s famous for its beaches and coral reefs, but it also has a rich history that dates back centuries.

Zanzibar was once a major trading port, used by Europeans to export cloves (the dried flower buds used in cooking) from East Africa to Europe. In 1832, Sultan Seyyid Said moved his capital from Oman to Zanzibar with help from British merchants who wanted access to spice trade routes through the Indian Ocean. The city grew into an important center for trade between Africa, Asia and Europe until 1964 when Tanganyika gained independence from Great Britain and merged with Zanzibar into Tanzania as part of their union under Julius Nyerere’s socialist policies–this move ended centuries-old traditions on both islands — including slavery — which had been abolished only three years earlier when Queen Victoria signed an act abolishing it throughout her empire!

Mount Kenya national park, Kenya.

The second highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also an active volcano that last erupted in 2007. The mountain has been home to humans for over 1,000 years, though it was only named “Mount Kenya” by Europeans in 1889 when they first explored its slopes.

Mount Kenya National Park covers an area of 431 square miles (1,110 square kilometers) and includes five distinct ecosystems: grassland savannah; forested highlands; alpine desert; glacial lakes; and volcanic lava flows

Africa is a fantastic place to visit for scenery and culture.

Africa is a fantastic place to visit for scenery and culture. From the pyramids of Egypt to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, there are many iconic landmarks that are worth visiting. Here’s a list of some of Africa’s most famous landmarks:

Conclusion

Africa is a fantastic place to visit for scenery and culture. With so many amazing landmarks, it’s hard to decide which one is your favorite. We hope this list has helped you discover something new about Africa or even sparked an interest in visiting someplace new!