Africa is not only the second largest most populated continent in the world, but also houses the most magnificent places where ancient civilization and natural history dwells. Africa’s wildlife will really blows your mind, from the sound of desert animals thriving, lions roaring, to the lovely jungle birds sing and a million flamingos flying to a soda lake. There are more to enjoy in Africa that aren’t found in any desert, lake and mountains around the world. Here are the top 5 places you must visit to experience the mystical, natural and historical settings of Africa:
1. Abu Simbel in Egypt – The dazzling magnificent two temples of Abu Simbel Egypt is known for its historic relocation and citation from its original cliff. Its architectural sand stone cliff carvings were built during the time of Egypt’s great Pharaoh, Ramesses II, about over 3 millenniums ago.
Because of the Aswan High Dam construction in 1960, the temples were dismantled and relocated exactly the same as of the original and still infusing the presence of its real history. The new location still imparts the true relationship of the temples to each other and to the sun, surrounded by an artificial mountain. You can see a photo exhibition of Abu Simbel Temples’ historic relocation at the Abu Simbel dome.
2. Mt Kilimanjaro – Mt Kilimanjaro is known to be the highest mountain in Africa which 19,340 ft. high and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. This is a perfect place for mountain climbers and adventure seeker individuals or groups.
The experience to be in the top of the world is very overwhelming, a breath taking and very exciting, much more the same way of experience when reach the peak of Uhuru. Plus you will not only enjoy the view of the African wilderness but you will also adore the premier wildlife reserves and parks in Kilimanjaro region.
3. The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt – Once belongs to the 7 wonders of the world, the Egyptian pyramids has been the icons of the most historical relics and ancient settings of Egypt. As known by many, the great Pyramids of Giza were built as tombs where the ancient Egyptians used to preserved dead bodies of their pharaohs, in their beliefs that they will continue to received blessings and prosperity.
The tomb of Pharaoh Khufu or Pharaoh Cheops is the greatest Pyramid built among the other 100 pyramids found in Giza. The great Sphinx is another known landmark in Giza which also known as the oldest and the largest statue in the world.
4. Victoria Falls on the Zambia – Aside from the historical and mystical sites, Africa also outlines a countless splendid natural locations and the greatest among these is the Victoria Falls found on the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The glorious waterfalls are considered to be the “largest curtain of waterfalls on the earth”.
5. Valley of the Kings in Egypt – This was the richest historical valley in Egypt immerged about 500 years during the 16th century and 11th century BC. It was also the place where kings and other nobles were entombed. Today, Valley of the Kings is one of the most famous world’s archaeological sites.