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Amazing Africa in TEN Shots

Culled from the CNN Travel Article “26 of Africa’s most amazing places to visit“, we present to you, Amazing Africa.

1. The great migration, Tanzania

Follow the leader.

“The migration is a year-round event as the animals move from Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Reserve in January, up through the Serengeti around June and hit Kenya’s Masai Mara around September, before journeying south again. 5 can’t-miss things to do in Tanzania

2. Table Mountain, South Africa

We've got the table, the wine, all we need's the company.

“Table Mountain makes Cape Town, one of the world’s most photogenic places.Cable car rides are available to the top of the mesa, giving great views, fantastic sunrises, sunsets and great photos. 10 things to know before visiting South Africa

3. Djmaa el Fna, Morocco

The world's most mesmerizing market.

“The world’s most exciting town square, Djmaa el Fna in the heart of the old city of Marrakech brings you snake-charmers, henna-painters, story-tellers, date-sellers and orange juice vendors set up their stalls in the sleepy heat of the afternoon.As night falls, the vendors are joined by tribal drummers, ladyboy dancers and mobile restaurateurs selling delicious grilled meats, bread and salad as the smoke rises above their stalls till past midnight. Moroccan street food: 10 things you’ll want to try

4. Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia

Who knew sand could be stunning?

“Sossusvlei means the gathering place of water but you’ll need to bring your own if you don’t want to dehydrate at this, Namibia’s most outstanding attraction.The dunes have developed over millions of years, the result of material flowing from the Orange River into the Atlantic, carried north and returned again to land by the surf.Climbing the dunes yields breathtaking views, including the Deadvlei, a ghostly expanse of dried white clay punctuated by skeletons of ancient camelthorn trees.”

5. Mountain gorillas, Rwanda

Looks like these guys had a late night.

“A close encounter with the mountain gorillas of the Rwandan rainforest will stay with you for a lifetime. 5 reasons you should visit Rwanda’s rainforests”

6. Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Liquid awesome.

“One of the world’s most majestic water spectacles, Victoria Falls (also called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “The Cloud That Thunders) — were reportedly first seen by a European when Scotsman David Livingstone journeyed here in 1855.Since then thousands have enjoyed the spray from the 108-meter high cascade, which was once recorded flowing at 12,800 cubic meters per second — double that of Niagara’s highest flow. Victoria Falls draws back thrill seekers”

7. Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Namibia -- home of the beautiful desert.

“The Spitzkoppe feature various granite peaks in Namibia’s Namib Desert, with the highest peak hitting nearly 1,800 meters.Activities in the area include bouldering and rustic cave camping as well as multi-day safaris. Elephants return to Bwabwata, signaling rebirth of Namibia park“

8. Nyika Plateau National Park, Malawi

Malawi calling. Your dream escape awaits.

“Nyika, Malawi’s largest park, is one of the most unusual in Africa with a plateau cut by numerous rivers that reach Lake Malawi by way of waterfalls off the eastern edge of the mountains. Antelope and zebra abound, and the park has one of the highest densities of leopard in Central Africa. 5 reasons Malawi should be on your African travel list”

9. Draa Valley, Morocco

Never thought we'd say this, but date palms and kasbahs make a surprisingly good team.

“Between the Atlas Mountains and the dunes of the Sahara lies one of Morocco’s most splendid and rewarding landscapes: the Draa, a mass of date plantations punctuated by kasbahs made of rammed red earth rising against the sky.Zagora, at the southern end, makes a good base with decent hotels and restaurants. Allow five hours to reach the Draa from Marrakech via a spectacular route across the Atlas mountains — it’s best not to self-drive.”

10. The Southern Cross, Zambia

It's stunning at sunset, but even more gorgeous at night.

“This iconic formation in the night sky is best seen from the Southern Hemisphere, and few spots offer better vantage points than on an open-air safari in Luangwa, Zambia.The constellation has appeared in various cultures in various ways, not least with a reference in the Australian national anthem. 5 reasons to visit Zambia“Read the full article on CNN Travel here

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