The world’s second-largest continent, Africa, is home to a staggering amount of unique landmarks that you simply cannot find anywhere else in the world. From ancient historical sites and stunning natural wonders to religious monuments – Africa is a fascinating continent that offers something for everyone. With 144 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, choosing which landmarks in Africa to visit is not the simplest of tasks. To help you out, I asked a group of globetrotters to share their favorite African landmarks. Read along to see which ones made our list!
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Famous African Landmarks: Quick Overview
While this list includes all the must-see African landmarks like the Pyramids and Kilimanjaro, we’ve also tossed in some incredibly unique places that you might not even know about yet!
Here’s a quick look at what’s included on our list of best landmarks in Africa:
- Cultural & historical landmarks in Africa: Pyramids of Giza, Sankore Mosque, Hassan II Mosque, Chefchaouen, Valley of the Kings, Stone Town
- Natural wonders of Africa: Table Mountain, Victoria Falls, Kilimanjaro, Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon, Okavango Delta, Underwater Waterfall, Mount Nyiragongo, The Sahara, Danakil Depression
- National Parks in Africa: Kruger National Park, Masai Mara National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
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20 Most Incredible Landmarks in Africa
Table Mountain, South Africa
Let’s kickstart this list of epic African landmarks right at the tip of the continent in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Mother City has a lot going for it – gorgeous beaches, incredible museums, fine food, and abundant hiking trails, but its star attraction is undeniably Table Mountain.
Table Mountain is roughly 1086m high, but what really makes this African landmark so unique is its flat-top resembling a tabletop. With that said, Table Mountain is more than just a cool-looking rocky plateau that guards over the city. It’s also home to the Table Mountain National Park, which is revered for its incredibly beautiful fauna and flora, and numerous hiking trails.
Hiking up Table Mountain via the Platteklip Trail is an unmissable bucket list experience in South Africa. Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy sweeping views over the city, harbor, and surrounding peaks. At the top, the views are even more breathtaking. Here you’ll find a restaurant, a curio shop, and a network of footpaths to explore.
If hiking is not your thing, opt to take the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to the top. The ride only takes a few minutes and you’ll get to enjoy some pretty stunning scenery along the way. Just a heads up, since it’s one of the most popular things to do in Cape Town, best to book tickets online well in advance to avoid disappointment.
- Entrance fee: n/a unless taking the cable car to the top (ZAR 380 p/p return)
- Cable car operational hours: See here for seasonal operating hours.
- Address: Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Next up on your African landmark bucket list and yet another iconic landmark in South Africa is the Kruger National Park.
Located in the eastern corners of South Africa’s gorgeous Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces, the Kruger is one of Africa’s biggest and most spectacular game reserves, stretching more than 360km from north to south.
Most people visit the Kruger to spot the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and African buffalo). However, there’s so much more to see here. Home to some 145 mammal species, a visit to the Kruger offers loads of animal sightings, with zebra, giraffe, impala, and even cheetahs (if you’re lucky) to name just a few! Besides the incredible wildlife, the Kruger also boasts changing landscapes from grasslands to bushveld to mopane veld. As a result, it is known for its astonishing biodiversity and one of the best things to do in Mpumalanga.
For the best game viewing, head to the central grasslands, the southeastern edges and the northern corners of the park. Although it is possible to join a day tour from Johannesburg to the Kruger, you really should stay longer. For the best experience, spend at least 2-3 full days (or even longer) in the Kruger. Self-driving the Kruger is a great way to explore the park at your leisure. If that is not an option for you, there are also dozens of safari tours and even a guided walking tour if you really want to experience the African bush at its best!
- Entrance: ZAR 105 p/p for locals | ZAR 424 p/p for international visitors
- Opening hours: Entrance gates are open between 5:30 am – 6:30 pm in summer and between 6 am – 5:30 pm in winter. But make sure to consult the SANParks website for the most accurate timings.
- Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
One of Africa’s most iconic natural wonders is the stunningly beautiful Victoria Falls, accurately named Mosi oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders).
Vic Falls is the world’s largest waterfall, with a falling curtain spanning 1700m in width and 110m in height. Interestingly, it is also the world’s only waterfall that can be seen in two African countries; Zimbabwe and Zambia.
While David Livingston was the first European to see the falls in 1855, the basalt plateau over which the falls flow dates back millions of years. Today Vic Falls is a UNESCO Heritage Site and, not surprisingly, also one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
While the falls can be visited throughout the year, the best time to visit is during September to December, when you can swim in the fall’s natural infinity pool, the Devil’s Pool. Even if you are a thrill-seeker, you can only do so with a trained guide as this place is quite dangerous.
Since only 25% of the waterfall is visible from the Zambian side, it’s best to plan a trip to the Zimbabwean side, where you can see 75% of the waterfall.
- Entrance fee: USD 30 per person.
- Opening hours: 6 am – 6 pm (Sept to Apr) | 6:30 am – 6 pm (May to Aug)
- Location: 7358 Mkhosana, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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The massive red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, located in Namibia, is one of the most spectacular and famous sites in Southern Africa.
Sossusvlei (“dead-end marsh“) is a large, white, salt and clay pan surrounded by gigantic red sand dunes. The area refers to all the surrounding marshes and sand dunes inside the Namib-Naukluft National Park in the Namib Desert.
The park is home to several famous sites. Dune 45 is one of the most famous landmarks in Namibia; an 80-meter high red sand dune composed of 5 million years old sand! The Sossusvlei claypan lies 66 km past the Sesriem gate, and the last part can only be traveled by a 4×4 vehicle. The Sossusvlei area of the Namib-Naukluft National Park is accessed from the Sesriem gate. The Deadvlei, Big Daddy, and Sesriem canyon are other famous sites in the park not to miss.
Sesriem campsite is the most popular accommodation when visiting the park, and staying here allows you early access to the park. This makes it possible to see the sunrise over the dunes, a highlight at Sossusvlei. For those who prefer to join a guided tour, this two-day Sossusvlei tour is your best bet!
- Entrance Fee: 100 NAD ($6) per person for non-residents and 50 NAD for SADC residents plus 10 NAD per vehicle
- Opening hours: The gate opens at sunrise and closes at sunset. Sesriem campsite has its own entrance allowing access one hour before the main gate.
- Location: Sesriem campsite, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Danakil Depression, Ethiopia
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The Danakil Depression is one of the most unique places in the world. Located in the northeastern corner of Ethiopia, in the troubled region of Afar, close to the border with Eritrea, this is one of the most inhospitable places on earth. At 125 meters below sea level, temperatures here are 34°C on average. This means they go above 50°C, and already at 8:00 am, the heat is unbearable to most.
The Danakil is famous for the impressive rock formations, the water springs and geysers, and the salt mines – pictures of caravans of camels with loads of salt made the place famous. With its many colors due to the high presence of minerals, the Dallol is probably the most scenic place.
To visit the Danakil Depression and the Dallol, you need to join a guided tour departing from Mekele, the main city in the Tigray region. Tours usually last three days – with some shorter and some even longer ones, for people who can bare the heat and the extremely uncomfortable conditions. They also go to Erta Ale volcano crater and Lake Giulietti, a salt lake where many enjoy floating. The average cost is $250 for three days. Sleeping arrangements and food are very basic. So do not expect a proper toilet (or a shower) for the duration of the tour. It’s also important to stress the need to follow the guides’ instructions to the letter, and always follow the group! You simply can’t wander around alone in such a place.
- Location: Danakil Depression, Afar Region, Ethiopia
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The Sahara is certainly one of the most important and also one of the most famous landmarks in Africa. It is hard to believe, but with an area of 9 million square kilometers, it is the largest desert on earth. Just for comparison, this is approximately the area of all the USA or 26 times the size of Germany!
Thanks to its relatively large size, the Sahara stretches across 11 countries in North Africa and can therefore be easily visited from many travel destinations. Morocco, Egypt, or Tunisia are among the most popular and safest for a trip!
Tours by jeep or by a classic camel-tour are really popular. You can go up and down the dunes and, with a bit of luck, experience the Sarah at sunset. A real insider tip is the Erg Chebbi dunes. They are up to 200 meters high and offer the most amazing Sahara views from atop!
Stone Town, Zanzibar
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Zanzibar is most famous for its white-sand beaches and excellent seafood, but one of the main charms lies in Stone Town, the main town on the island.
Stone Town is a melting pot of cultures on the east coast of Africa. This is mainly due to Arab traders that have used the Indian Ocean winds to visit and trade there for millennia. The mixing of these outsiders with the way of life of the Zanzibar islanders has brought about a unique culture.
The food is a mix of Arabian and Indian spices along with traditional African cuisine from the region. The narrow alleys of Stone Town hide spice shops, coffee shops, and delicious seafood is served on the seafront in the evening.
There is much history here too, such as a historical fort which is the oldest building on the island. Today, Dhow boats used by the Arabs in the past still sail about the coastline of the magnificent beaches. And if you’re up to it, you can join a traditional Dhow sunset cruise for a completely unique experience.
You really should visit Stone Town for some of the best food in Africa, as well as the old laid-back charm of the place. The beaches are just the added bonus!
- Location: Stone town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Nyiragongo Volcano, DRC
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To experience the incredible forces of nature and one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Africa, it’s hard to beat Nyiragongo.
Mount Nyiragongo, situated inside Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is an active volcano and home to the largest lava lake in the world.
Hiking Mount Nyiragongo is a bucket list experience on its own, or the perfect addition to the equally incredible gorilla trekking that Virunga National Park is famous for. Visitors wishing to hike to the volcano’s summit can join a small group led by Virunga park rangers. Visitors will start hiking in the jungles not far outside the city of Goma and continue through moss-filled jungles and later the Afro-Alpine zone before reaching the summit at 3470 meters, where they will spend the night in simple shelters.
Spending the night on the summit of an active volcano in the heart of Africa listening to bubbling lava is an experience you will not easily forget. The national park conducts all hikes to Nyiragongo, and the safety of their guests is of utmost concern. If Virunga deems it unsafe due to possible eruptions, all walks are canceled.
- Entrance fees: Hiking permit USD 300 (includes park fees, rangers, shelter with a mattress on the summit)
- Opening hours: Hikes start in the morning and return the next day
- Address: Virunga National Park
Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius
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Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean, is located southeast of mainland Africa. While Mauritius is typically known for stunning white sand beaches, commitment to eco-tourism, and general phenomenal island life, it made waves a few years ago with the discovery of an underwater waterfall.
Although the Mauritius underwater waterfall isn’t the world’s only (the biggest one, the Denmark Strait cataract, is deep in the ocean between Greenland and Iceland), it’s the only one that you can visit and see with your own eyes. In reality, it is an optical illusion, which can only be seen from above.
In island terms, Mauritius is a relatively young island and sits on a raised shelf above the ocean seabed floor. Just off the Le Morne Peninsula coast, in southwest Mauritius, there is a sudden 4,000-meter drop off of the raised shelf, down to the seabed floor. Since the sand and silt sediments are in continuous motion, it drops off the reef like a waterfall. The sea, which is a clear turquoise blue, offers the most incredible view into the depths of the ocean. While costly, it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one of the earth’s most unique sights!
- Entrance Fee: A 15-minute seaplane flight to view the underwater waterfall costs 165EUR
- Opening Hours: 9 am – 4 pm (Mon, Wed, Fri), 9 am – 5 pm (Tues, Thur), 9 am – 12 pm (Sat)
- Address: Coastal Road, La Prairie Le Morne MU, 91205, Mauritius
Valley of the Kings, Egypt
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One of the most beautiful historical African landmarks not to miss is the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. This rich historic location is home to more than 62 tombs, all discovered since 1922. Each one is unique, with picturesque designs on the walls and ceilings, making it wonderful to visit in person.
The best way to visit is with a guided tour. By doing so, you’ll gain so much more knowledge and understanding. However, you can also visit without a guide and just buy your tickets at the entrance.
Not all tombs are visitable, with many of them only open at different times. This is because they rotate to keep humidity and carbon dioxide levels to a minimum. So, it all depends on when you visit, but luckily the most famous and beautiful ones are always open.
Oh, and travel tip – pay to visit the Ramesses KV9 (5 & 6) tombs if you have the option. This one is the most impressive inside!
- Entrance fees: General ticket of 3 tombs (160 EGP/€7.70), Tutankhamun KV62 tomb (200 EGP/€9.70), Seti 1 KV17 tomb (1000 EGP/€49), Ramesses KV9 (5 & 6) tombs (90 EGP/€4.40)
- Opening hours: 6am to 4pm (winter) or 5pm (summer)
- Address: PJR2+3H Luxor, Egypt
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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One of the most incredible landmarks in Africa that deserves a spot on your Africa bucket list is the Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Southwest Kenya.
With 1,700 square kilometers of land to cover, there is plenty for you to discover. Book a multi-day safari tour and start exploring some of Africa’s greatest wildlife! Make sure to travel during the Dry Season, as this is the best season to see a wide range of animals. Kenya’s dry season runs from late June till October. Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration while spotting the Big Five, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and many more from the comfort but, more importantly, the safety of your jeep.
Spend the night in the African wilderness while staying in one of the many beautiful tent camps. These range from very basic tent camps to luxurious ones, offering every traveler the right kind of experience.
Masai Mara Nature Reserve is open all year round. However, it’s best to book safari tours and accommodation well in advance.
- Entrance fee: USD 70 p/p
- Location: Ngiro-are Road, Kenya
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Chefchaouen is truly a must-visit place in Africa and a must on any Morocco itinerary. The enchanting Blue City in northern Morocco is nestled in the Rif Mountains, away from the hustle and bustle of what most people think of when they think about the country.
In 1471, the town started out as a fortress to fight off the invasions from southern Europe. About 20 years later, the Spanish took over, and Jews and Ghomara Tribes settled. At the beginning of the 1900s, Chefchaouen became part of the Spanish part of Morocco. And, you can still walk up to a Spanish church overlooking the town today.
Today, these quaint blue streets are chock-full with small local shops, riads, and a good mix of locals and tourists. You can easily get to Chefchaouen by bus from the major cities, but it is also easy to drive there. Most hotels are in the Medina, so you will have to park outside and walk with your luggage.
- Location: Chefchaouen, Morocco
Fish River Canyon, Namibia
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Namibia is home to many of Africa’s most incredible landmarks, and the Fish River Canyon is definitely one of them. This otherworldly canyon should be on any traveler’s bucket list, if only for its stunning sunsets.
The Fish River Canyon is in the south of Namibia. Since most Namibia tourist attractions are located in the northern part of the country, this landmark doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves. Even if tour buses start dropping by in high season, the Fish River Canyon is still much of a hidden gem.
The snake-like canyon in the vast Namibian landscape offers one of the best multiday hiking experiences in Namibia. It’s the only way to enter the canyon, but you’ll need a hiking permit and some preparations to get it.
If hiking is not for you, you can enjoy this African landmark from various viewpoints. The main viewpoint is usually the busiest, though there are rarely any people in the low season. If you’re driving a 4WD, you can go all the way along the edge of the canyon. Here you’ll find loads of off-the-beaten-path spots where you can have spectacular views all to yourself. The best moment to do so is right at sunset. It will be the best sunset experience you’ll get in Namibia!
- Entrance fee: USD 11, park entrance | USD 35, hiking fee
- Opening time: The canyon is only open for hiking between May and September.
- Location: Fish River Canyon, Ais-Ais Richtersveld Transfontier Park, Namibia
Hassan II Mosque, Morocco
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Another one of the most famous landmarks in Africa is located in the bustling city of Casablanca, Morocco.
It took more than seven years and 10,000 artisans to build the Hassan II Mosque, Africa’s second-largest mosque. Every year, it attracts travelers from all around the world with its turquoise ornaments, grand entrance doors, and lovely fountains on every side. From the outside, it’s an absolute stunner, but inside it’s even more breathtaking. Moreover, with 700-feet in height, its minaret is the largest one in the entire world.
Tours are available in various languages and are required if you are not Muslim. There’s no need to cover your head, but make sure your knees and shoulders are covered. You also must remove your shoes, but you’ll get a small bag to carry them on your tour.
Due to its great size, the mosque is not to oversee. It is easily reachable from any part of the city, either by public transport, car or as part of a guided city tour. If you’re driving, there’s underground parking available nearby.
- Entrance fee: USD30 per person
- Opening hours: 5 am – 10:30 pm
- Address: Bd de la Corniche, Casablanca 20000
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar
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One of the most mind-blowing landmarks of Africa is the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar. The massive forest of limestone needles formed more than 200 million years ago. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and includes a strict nature reserve. To explore this unique site, you need to go with a guide. There are two areas to explore: the small Tsingy and the Big Tsingy. You should bring quality walking sneakers and a good backpack for day hikes to be comfortable, especially on the Big Tsingy, as it includes a via ferrata.
Tsingy means walking on tiptoe on Malagasy, and it comes from the razor-sharp limestone needles that are impossible to walk on. It is said that the indigenous hid in this area when the Europeans came to Madagascar’s west coast.
To get to the national park, you need to rent a 4×4 car or a driver from Morondava. There are hotels to stay in, but you will have to pay a fee to enter the strict nature reserve and a guide fee.
- Entrance fee: 25 000 Ariary (8 USD) for one day and 37 000 Ariary (12 USD) for two days (+ guide fees that will vary from which company you use)
- Opening hours: Daytime access with a local guide
- Address: N/A (160 km north of Morondava)
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Next up on our list of famous landmarks in Africa is Kilimanjaro. Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world (5,895 meters or 19,341 ft). It is an iconic landmark that holds deep historical, cultural, and scientific significance. Scientists predict that Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak will disappear within the next few decades, attracting the attention of researchers and climate activists.
Kilimanjaro’s fame extends beyond borders, luring adventure seekers from across the world wishing to conquer its summit. It is one of the famous Seven Summits and deemed the easiest to climb since no advanced gear is required beyond this simple packing list. Approximately 35,000 people attempt to summit Kilimanjaro every year. However, only two-thirds are successful due to the physical challenges involved, such as altitude sickness.
An established guide must accompany hikers. There are seven main trekking routes ranging between 23 and 56 miles. These can take anywhere between 5 to 9 days to complete. Prices also vary greatly depending on the route and tour agency. However, one can expect to pay between $2,000-$6,000.
- Location: Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Sankore Mosque, Timbuktu, Mali
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Built in the 14th century, the Sankore Mosque in Timbuktu is one of the oldest centers of religious learning in Mali. It was one of three madrassas that made up the University of Timbuktu – an important center of Islamic studies in medieval times, with over 25,000 students at its peak. The university complex is still used as a madrassa today and visiting the mosque is a fascinating experience.
It’s in the middle of the city, and its appearance contrasts starkly with the modern buildings around it. Modeled on traditional Malian mud structures, the mosque is an intricate, pyramid-shaped structure and is the second largest mosque in the city. Built primarily of clay and stone, wooden beams protrude from the building, giving it a hedgehog-like appearance. These are climbed when the mosque needs to be repaired (as it can erode when it rains). The mosque was restored in the 16th century and continues to be maintained using traditional techniques today.
- Entrance fees: None
- Opening hours: 24 hours (exterior only)
- Address: Mosquée Sankoré, Timbuktu, Mali
Okavango Delta, Botswana
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If you are looking for a natural landmark in Africa, the Okavango Delta in Botswana should be on your bucket list. Here, you can find one of the most unique landscapes in Africa and the world. With a very vast wilderness and one of the largest diversity of wildlife, the best way to explore it is a self-drive safari in the Okavango Delta.
Okavango Delta was declared a World Heritage Site in 2014, and it is definitely an experience you cannot miss if you love safaris in Africa. The wetland landscape is stunning, with hundreds of streams that are originated in the highlands of Angola, some even 70 miles north of the country. As a result, the Okavango is a paradise for nature and animal lovers!
You can find many species of animals here, including the African bush elephant, African buffalo, hippopotamus, lechwe, giraffe, and even the big cats like leopards, lions, and cheetahs. Okavango Delta also supports more than 500 species of birds and over 85 species of fish.
What’s more, it is one of the few places in the world where you can go on safaris by land, air, and even water – and the best way to explore this region is to mix all three. That way, you can observe stunning views of the wetland from the air and have animal encounters by land and water safaris.
- Entrance Fee: 120 Pula per day (US$10 per day)
- Opening Hours: from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm from April to September and from 5:30 am to 7 pm from October to March.
- Location: Okavango Delta is located in the Northwest of Botswana, and it can be reached by a 4X4 car. Alternatively, drive to the small local airport in Moan and take one of the small planes to the Okavango Delta.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
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Just the name alone is enough to inspire a sense of awe and mystery, and when you visit Bwindi, in the west of Uganda, you’ll soon see why Victorian explorers called it ‘Impenetrable.’
The area is a UNESCO world heritage site, a National Park covering over 330 km2, and is brimming with tangled, primeval forest. It’s also home to some of the greatest biodiversity in East Africa, including 220 species of trees, 350 birds, 200 butterflies, and 120 mammal species.
Bwindi sits on the border with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mountainous area of forest that spans the three countries is famous for one main reason – it’s home to the world’s last mountain gorillas. Only around 900 of these critically endangered primates are left in the world, making gorilla trekking a unique privilege and one of the top things to do in Uganda – if you can afford the hefty fees. If not, Bwindi is still worth a visit in its own right. Take a forest hike to see waterfalls, go bird- or animal-spotting, or visit the last remaining communities of Batwa tribespeople to learn about their way of life.
- Entrance fees. Park entry is $40 per day for Foreign Non-Residents. Gorilla trekking costs $600 in peak season, $450 off-peak. The price of other activities varies.
- Opening hours: Timings of activities vary.
- Address: There are four main entry gates in the villages of Buhoma (main gate), Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Ruhija.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Congratulations! You made it to the end of this list! We’ve saved the most famous historical landmark in Africa for last – the Pyramids of Giza.
Located just on the outskirts of Cairo, the three Pyramids of Giza date back more than 4500 years. They are best known as the final resting place of ancient Egyptian kings.
The Great Pyramid is the oldest and also biggest of the lot. It was built for Khufu, the second king of the 4th dynasty, and towers 147m above the sandy dunes. Each side rises at an angle of 51°52′, exactly orientated to the four cardinal points of the compass. What’s more, the Great Pyramid took 20 years to build and weighs a whopping 5.75 million tons!
No words can explain the grandeur of the pyramids, and it’s something you just have to see for yourself! Since the pyramids top every list of things to do in Cairo, there are oodles of tours here. The easiest way to explore the Giza plateau is on an organized tour. Most tour packages don’t include the entrance fee to go inside the pyramids. But it’s absolutely worth paying a little bit more so that can you get a closer look at these ancient chambers. Nearby don’t miss the Great Sphinx – a massive 20m high limestone structure with a man’s face and the body of a supine lion.
Today, the Pyramids of Giza is the only Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that remains relatively intact. And a visit to Cairo would simply not be complete without seeing them face-to-face!
- Entrance fees: EGP 120 (complex) | EGP 300 The Great Pyramid
- Opening hours: 8 am – 5 pm during Oct and March, and 7 am – 7 pm between April and September.
- Location: Giza Plateau, Giza Desert, Giza Governorate, Egypt
African Landmarks in Conclusion
Africa is chock-full with some of the most incredible landmarks in the world! From ancient historical sites to gorgeous natural wonders to fascinating monuments – Africa has it all!
Whether you’re visiting the most famous landmarks in Africa or popping by its lesser-known monuments and historical sites, a trip to Africa is one you definitely won’t forget!
Well, that’s all we’ve got on Africa landmarks for now. Which African landmark is your favorite? Feel free to share your top tips, fav places in Africa, or anything in between in the comments below!
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