African Landmarks - 25 Famous Landmarks in Africa Story

By Astrid Okello


African Landmarks - 25 Famous Landmarks in Africa Story

This curated African landmarks list covers the 25 most famous landmarks in Africa that you...

Landmark 1

The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

The Great Pyramids of Giza are probably the first Egyptian landmark to come to mind...

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Landmark 2

The Nile River, Egypt

The Nile River is the longest river on Earth, stretching for 6,650 kilometres. Located in...

Landmark 3

The Valley of the Kings, Egypt

As the name suggests, the Valley of the Kings is where many Egyptian Pharaohs were...

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Landmark 4

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is one of the largest waterfalls on the planet, standing at 108 meters...

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Landmark 5

The Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar

Although locals see the Avenue of Baobabs as just a dirt road with neatly-lined Baobab...

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Landmark 6

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The magical Zanzibar is an archipelago of islands located off the Tanzanian coast. This destination...

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Landmark 7

Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Olduvai Gorge is a famous paleoanthropological site in Africa. Located in the northern part of...

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Landmark 8

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The Serengeti National Park is a large conservation area in northern Tanzania. This magnificent park...

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Landmark 9

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

You cannot talk about African landmarks without mentioning Mount Kilimanjaro! Lying on the border between...

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Landmark 10

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the Great Rift Valley in northern Tanzania, the...

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Landmark 11

Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches, Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. It boasts a diverse culture...

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Landmark 12

The Omo National Park and River Valley, Ethiopia

Located in southwestern Ethiopia, the Omo River Valley and the surrounding national park are inhabited...

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Landmark 13

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Sossusvlei is one of the best-known tourist attractions in Namibia. This area is characterised by...

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Landmark 14

Fish River Canyon, Namibia

The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand...

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Landmark 15

Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu is a city in Mali located on the southern threshold of the Sahara Desert...

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Landmark 16

Sahara Desert, Morocco

The Sahara Desert is the largest and hottest desert on Earth. It's also one of...

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Landmark 17

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen is one of the oldest and most spectacular towns to visit in Morocco, drawing...

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Landmark 18

Medina of Marrakech, Morocco

The Medina of Marrakech (Marrakesh) in Morocco is a day and night market. The vibrant...

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Landmark 19

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park is one of Africa's largest game reserves and is found on the...

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Landmark 20

Table Mountain, South Africa

With an altitude of 1,084 meters, Table Mountain stands majestically over the beautiful city of...

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Landmark 21

Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

While there are many fantastic safari destinations in Africa, such as Kenya and Tanzania, Rwanda...

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Landmark 22

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve, in southwestern Kenya, is an expansive wilderness famous for its vast...

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Landmark 23

Okavango Delta, Botswana

The desert Okavango Delta is a peaceful and tranquil paradise that lies in the middle...

Landmark 24

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana

The Makgadikgadi Pans make up the largest salt pan in the world. Located in the...

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Landmark 25

Reunification Monument, Cameroon

The Reunification Monument in Cameroon is one of the most important landmarks in Africa. The...


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