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Africa is a huge continent with 54 countries, and deciding to visit for the first time will present you with a dizzying array of choices. Whether you want to explore ancient architecture, take in breathtaking natural wonders, get up close and personal with wildlife or explore the culture, there is much to see and do on the continent.


If you are intrigued by the wildebeest migration or interested in seeing the Big Five on a wildlife safari, there is no better country than Kenya. Sleep out on the plains in the Serengeti, or meet the men of the Masai Mara tribe. Kenya is a world of natural wonders and is a bucket list destination for people looking for the most authentic wildlife experiences. If safaris are not your thing, Nairobi is one of the largest cities in Africa and is a first-class destination for shopping, dining, and nightlife.


A Northern African dream, the Moroccan desert is the dream of those who fantasize about Arabian nights, souks, riads, and open-air markets. A destination for those who love textiles, spices, and hand-carved artifacts, Morocco is not to be missed. Ride camels in the desert and enjoy hookah in a Bedouin tent. Watch artisans at work or sip mint tea with friendly locals while learning a few Arabic words.


Tanzania is one of the best destinations for beach lovers who enjoy lazy days and breathtaking sunsets. Boasting some of the bluest water in the world, Zanzibar island is one of the most sought-after beach destinations in the world. Blending Indian, Arabic, and African culture, Zanzibar is home to some of the most delectable delicacies in the region. A top tourist destination for honeymoons, Tanzania is an amazing country to visit for first-time visitors to Africa.

South Africa

This country at the southern tip of the continent is a popular destination for African tourists, boasting bustling cities like Durban and Johannesburg. A bastion of culture, visitors to this region can explore the food, culture, and nature that dominates this region.


Anyone who is looking for authentic cultural experiences and the origins of the history of the Atlantic Slave Trade will do well to visit Ghana. This country was one of the major ports for slave trading, and enslaved people from Ghana were transported all over the United States, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Europe in the early 1600s-1800s.

When it comes to visiting Africa for the first time, there are amazing places packed with history, wildlife, culture, and much more.