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Looking for some traveling quotes about Africa to inspire your next trip? You are not alone as a lot of travelers need some inspiration to travel quotes before, during, and after traveling. With lots of inspirational traveling quotes out there we have put together some of our top 20 African travel quotes that will make you fall in love with Africa.

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1.“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” — John Hemingway 

2.“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa — for he has so much to look forward to.” — Richard Mullin

3. “There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne – bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive” – Karen Blixen

5. “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy” – Ernest Hemingway

6. “Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them” – Miriam Makeba

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7. “I hope you have an experience that alters the course of your life because, after Africa, nothing has ever been the same” – Suzanne Evans

8. “You can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can’t hate Africa and not hate yourself.”  – Malcolm X 

9. “Africa — You can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a giraffe bent to water. In Africa, there are iridescent blues on the wings of birds that you do not see anywhere else in nature. In Africa, at the midday heart, you can see blisters in the atmosphere. When you are in Africa, you feel primordial, rocked in the cradle of the world.” – * Jodi Picoult

10. “It’s beautiful. It feels like God visits everywhere else but lives in Africa.”  – Will Smith 

11. “To witness that calm rhythm of life revives our worn souls and recaptures a feeling of belonging to the natural world. No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.” –  George Schaller

12. “You cannot leave Africa,” Africa said, “It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumbprints; Our drumbeats counting out your pulse; Our coastline, the silhouette of your soul”. – Bridge Dore

13.  “Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe the magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths? Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind, where our species first stood upright on the savannahs of long ago?” – Brian Jackman

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14. “In Africa you have space…there is a profound sense of space here, space and sky.” – Thabo Mbeki 
15. “One cannot resist the lure of Africa.”  – Rudyard Kipling 
16. “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” – Karen Blixen
17. “There is always something new out of Africa.”  – Pliny The Author 
18. “The biggest lesson from Africa was that life’s joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time.” – Andrew Shue 
19. “When you leave Africa, as the plane lifts, you feel that more than leaving a continent you’re leaving a state of mind. Whatever awaits you at the other end of your journey will be of a different order of existence.”  – Francesca Marciano 
20. “Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one. To a lot of people, as to myself, it is just ‘home.”  – Beryl Markham