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Diani Beach Road, Ukunda
Tue Jul 18 2023, 2 mins
Today's post explores 5 special travel destinations in Africa that you probably haven't heard of before.
Located off the coast of Kenya, Lamu Island is a small paradise that has managed to maintain its traditional Swahili culture. The car-free island's primary transportation is donkeys. You can explore the narrow streets, visit the local markets, and enjoy stunning beaches. Lamu Island is also home to many festivals, including the famous Lamu Cultural Festival.
Categorised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Djenné is located in Mali.
It is also home to the largest mud-brick building in the world, the Great Mosque of Djenné.
The town is also known for its mud-brick architecture and traditional fabrics, and while you explore the town's narrow streets, and local markets, you even have the opportunity to take a boat ride on the Bani River.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is also a UNESCO World Heritage site located in southwestern Uganda. It homes over 400 mountain gorillas, making it one of the best places in the world to go gorilla trekking. The forest is also home to many other primates, including chimpanzees and monkeys. Stride through the forest on guided nature walks and hikes to enjoy its beauty and serenity.
Wli Waterfalls are the highest waterfalls in West Africa and are surrounded by lush green vegetation. You can use this perfect opportunity for a refreshing swim. Guided hikes to the top of the falls are also available so that you can appreciate the breathtaking views.
The Fish River Canyon is the second-largest canyon in the world. Located in southern Namibia, the canyon is over 160 km long and up to 27 km wide. Choose guided hikes, scenic drives, or even take a hot air balloon ride for a unique perspective.
Africa is full of amazing travel destinations that are waiting to be explored. These destinations offer unique experiences that will leave you with unforgettable memories. So, pack your bags and get ready for an adventure!