I believe we have all head about the seven wonders in the world which are, the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, and Pharos of Alexandria. But when it comes to the great wonders of Africa not enough information or medie attention have been put on it for the rest of the world to know about them.
Africa is a continent of great wonders and rich cultures, from the spectacular and awesome ancient stone buildings from 1,000 years ago to 16th century international university in Timbuktu. However, for many years, most of these African wonders have been hidden from the world, lost to the passing of time, nature and autocratic governments.
But with the help of modern technologies they have been rediscovered and in 2013, the Seven Wonders of Africa were officially declared in Arusha, Tanzania. So without wasting much time and in no particular order, here are the seven wonders of Africa:
Located in Tanzania, Mounting Kilimanjaro is Africa' volcano, highest mountain, and the tallest standing mountain in the world.
Serengeti National park
Also known as the great migration, the Serengeti is the feeding ground to over 1.2 million wildebeest, more than 800,000 zebra, and thousands of gazelle. The Great Migration is the largest land migration in the world and shared between Tanzania and Kenya, and is one of the most spectacular wildlife wonders.
The Nile River
At 6650 km long, the Nile River is the longest river in the world. From its sources in central Africa to the Nile Delta in Egypt, the river flows through 11 countries, eventually making its way to the Mediterranean Sea. It was also a means of transporting goods, particularly when it came to constructing the magnificent monuments, temples and tombs that we still marvel at in modern times. Maybe the Nile will be your destination for your next vacation experience.
One of the most incredible and beautiful wildlife in Africa, The Okavango Delta is the largest delta in the world, an area of 15,000Km filled with water channels, lagoons, swamps, and islands. Found in Botswana, it host a large amount of mammal, fish, and bird life. Find more about this wonderful place.
The Ngorongoro Crater is often known as the “Garden of Eden of Africa,” or, the “Cradle of Life.” Home to many animals, Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater serves as an intimate encounter with nature. With a permanent water and pasture source, the crater is host to almost every species of African animal. Find more about this rich place.
The Red Sea Reef
If you like diving then this is the incredible place for you go for it is the best spot for diving in the world. The red sea reef stretches over 1240 miles along the coast of Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea Nearly 1100 species of fish are found in the reef. If you enjoy diving this is your perfect destination.
Expanding over 10 countries, including Morocco and Tunisia, the Sahara Desert’s land mass is almost to the United States land. The Sahara is the driest desert in the world, it is also recognized as the hottest place on earth. And did you know that the shara desert is not the largest desert in the world but rather it is the third behind the Antarctic and The Arctic. Did you they were deserts? Nevertheless see the Sahara desert yourself on your next tour of Morocco.
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