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Top 7 Bucket List Destinations In Africa

Travelling the world is a dream for many of us, but realistically you need to narrow it down slightly. Here’s where the bucket list comes in: an essential list of destinations. But where exactly do people around the globe aspire to visit most? We’ve rounded up the top 50 bucket list destinations in the world, and these are the must-visit bucket list destinations in Africa.

From peaceful islands to vibrant cities, the continent has so much to offer.

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1. Marrakech, Morocco

You can’t miss out on Marrakech when travelling around Morocco. This ancient walled city is home to mosques, palaces and lush gardens.

It’s known as The Red City thanks to the colour of the brick walls surrounding the city. Plus, the medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

2. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is a dream location to visit: endless natural beauty and clifftop views, pastel pink neighbourhoods and turquoise waters.

Hike Table Mountain National Park, learn about the country’s history and see penguins up-close. Cape Town is also home to amazing wine and food.

3. Kruger National Park, South Africa

The Kruger National Park is a vast space in North Eastern South Africa, that covers 19,485 km² and is home to a huge array of wildlife.

The park has safari experiences of all kinds, allowing you the opportunity to escape busy city living and get back to nature.

4. Cairo, Egypt

Cairo is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Sitting on the Nile river with wonderful museums, vibrant culture and friendly locals, it makes for a great holiday.  There is such a huge wealth of history here that leaves visitors with so many things to do in Cairo.

Where better to see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World than here?

5. Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Virunga National Park is one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet and home to the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. It’s full of lush rainforest and has received even more attention since the documentary Virunga. 

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6. Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel in one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings. The best thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of giraffe, who visit morning and evening in the hope of treats. Yep, you can have breakfast with giraffes here.

The hotel doubles up as a giraffe sanctuary with a breeding programme that aims to reintroduce pairs of the giraffes back into the wild.

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7. The Highlands, Tanzania

The spectacular Asilia Highlands lodge is a beautiful place for a holiday in Africa. It’s the perfect balance between a true wilderness experience and a luxury escape. Domes have wood-burning stoves and mountain views.

Adventures include game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater, community and cultural visits, hiking along Maasai cattle trails or talks with a lion researcher.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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