It’s no secret that Africa is a beautiful place. The continent is home to stunning biodiversity as well as a wide range of breathtaking natural landmarks. This week we are shining the spotlight on 5 iconic African sites.
Victoria falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya/ Shungu Namutitima )- Zambia/Zimbabwe
Victoria falls is one of the world's largest waterfalls and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Located on the Zambezi River, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, it provides a habitat for several unique species of plants and animals.
Table mountain - South Africa
Table mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top.
Spitzkoppe - Namibia
The Spitzkoppe is a grouping of granite peaks in Namibia's Namib Desert, with the highest peak hitting nearly 1,800 meters. This place is great for climbers, geologists, stargazers and watchers of weaver birds.
Pyramids of Giza - Egypt
Situated at Giza, near Cairo, the Pyramid of King Cheops was built around 2650 BC from 2.5 million blocks of limestone. Its sides are oriented exactly to the north, south, east and west. The Chephren pyramid, built by Cheops' son, is similar in size and incorporates the entrances to a burial chamber that still contains the large granite sarcophagus of King Chephren. The pyramid of Mycerinus is smaller than both and all three are surrounded by other smaller pyramids and dozens of tombs. The pyramids were one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and is the only one still in existence.
Lekki Conservation Centre - Nigeria
The Lekki Conservation Centre was established in 1990 as a reserved sanctuary for the rich flora and fauna of the Lekki Peninsula. It presents a calm escape from the hustle and bustle of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital. A walk high above the ground on Africa's longest canopy walkway is a great way to experience Nigeria's natural beauty.