Natural wonders of Africa include waterfalls, mountains, plains, and the golden Sahara from the Mediterranean Sea to the Cape of Good Hope. Africa is known for having a huge variety of plants, animals, and wildlife. Below are the top 10 natural wonders of Africa. Let me get you dreaming about traveling to Africa. Who knows, maybe the natural wonders of Africa will help you plan your next adventure.
10 Wonders of Africa
1. Victoria Falls
With a length of much more than a kilometer and a height of much more than 100 meters, Victoria Falls is a breathtaking sight. Mosi-oa-Tunya, the smoke that thunders, is what the local people call it. This amazing sight on the Zambezi River is where Zambia and Zimbabwe meet.
In front of the falls is a tall wall of basalt that is topped by misty rainforests. From the Knife-edge Bridge, you can see the Eastern Cataract, the primary falls, the boiling point, and where the river goes down the Batoka gorge.
2. Fish River Canyon Namibia
The Fish River Canyon is one of Namibia’s best-kept secrets. The largest canyon in Africa should be on your bucket list because the view is so beautiful. It is also the 2nd largest canyon worldwide after the Grand Canyon. Fish River Canyon Namibia is truly a natural wonder of the world. The Fish River Canyon hike was quite an exciting experience for me as it challenged my physical and mental abilities. You will be amazed by the beautiful rock formations and views of one of the top 7 natural wonders of Africa.
3. Erin Ijesha Waterfall, Osun, Nigeria
Erin Ijesha waterfall, also called Olumirin waterfall, is a beautiful sight that will leave you speechless. This seven-tiered waterfall is a good place to go if you like being in nature and want to relax and feel refreshed.
The way the water falls over seven distinct levels makes it look like a seven-part waterfall. Each level has a different view, and each one is better than the last. The first two levels aren’t too hard to get to. If you are in good shape, you might be able to get to the seventh level and visit the village of Abake. You will fall in love with one of the best tourist attractions in Nigeria.
4. Ikogosi Warm and Cold Spring
This natural wonder is in the northern part of Nigeria. The warm and cold springs come from different places and have very different temperatures. Both springs flow into a pool where they meet, keeping their heat as they do so. If you stand a foot apart from where they meet with your feet, each foot will feel a different water temperature.
Ikogosi is also home to several rare trees. People often put their names or initials on some of them. If you do decide to go, you can be sure to find fun things to do and good places to stay. A few miles away from the resort is a beautiful waterfall with colorful stones under the water.
5. The Serengeti Migration
The Serengeti is a natural wonder in East-Central Africa. It is where the biggest herds of animals and most predators live. Its name, Endless Plains, is good since it covers 12,000 miles. It is the place where most animals move around in the world. It includes the Serengeti National Park, several protected game reserves, and conservation areas.
Blue wildebeests, hartebeests, gazelles, zebras, buffalo, hyenas, lions, elephants, caracals, and giraffes all live in the Serengeti. When the great wildebeests move from Tanzania to the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya in December, this is the best time to go. A big draw is a trek through intense and short-lived places. We wouldn’t expect more than two million grazers on the move.
6. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
The world’s biggest volcanic caldera is the Ngorongoro crater. It is also called the Garden of Eden because it is beautiful and a paradise for animals. A big volcano blew up and fell in on itself, making this crater, which is one of Africa’s seven wonders. You can start your safari here and then go to the Serengeti for more fun things to do.
7. Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
The Blyde River Canyon is the second-largest canyon in Africa and maybe the largest green one because it has so much subtropical vegetation. People come from all over the world to see this natural wonder. It is home to many animals, such as antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, bush babies, monkeys, and more.
A canyon is a popular place for tourists to visit, and it has good public facilities that will make your trip worth it. On the dam, you can raft, fly fish, ride in a hot-air balloon, or ride in a boat. If you are from Nigeria and want to visit South Africa, you will need a tourist visa.
8. Nile River
The Nile is the world’s longest river. It flows through Egypt and ten other African countries, pushing its way through canyon walls to make the Murchison Falls. It flows north into the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. Going on a river cruise is the best way to see this. You can raft, kayak, or canoe down a river. You can do bungee jumping over water at one of the sources in Uganda.
9. Sahara Desert
People often say that the Sahara Desert is like an ocean of sand. It is the world’s biggest desert. Its borders are the valley of the Red Sea in the east, the Atlantic Ocean in the countryside, the valley of the Niger River to the south, and the Mediterranean Sea in the north. All year long, the Nile River flows through the desert.
It’s not just a huge stretch of sand, which is what many people think when they first see it. Dunes, dune fields, unusual landforms, stone plateaus, gravel plains, and desert valleys can be found. From either Morocco or Egypt, you can safely visit this beautiful place. From either country, you can take a bus into the desert.
10. Okavango Delta, Botswana
Located in Botswana the Okavango Delta is one of the official 7 natural wonders of Africa. The Okavango Delta is made up of wetlands and drylands, with palm and papyrus-fringed waterways leading to islands created by termites over thousands of years. It is a miracle of nature with gorgeous views and lots of wildlife to see. Nothing beats the sound of nature while riding in the local canoe called Mokoro.