7 African Countries You Didn’t Know About

Yes, I’m back again to tell you about fantastic countries you didn’t know about. Africa is filled with so much beauty waiting to be explored, why not explore them now? Remember to travel now! Your money would return, but your time won’t.

These are 7 African countries you didn’t know about. Come along with me as we explore these beautiful and captivating destinations. 

Madagascar 

I like to move it, move it, I like to … move it! That’s my favourite song from the Madagascar cartoon. But a lot of people who watched the cartoon did not or still don’t know that there is a country in Africa called Madagascar.

Madagascar is an East African country and is the fifth largest island in the world. The country is home to stunning orchids and baobab trees and one of the world’s most unique flora and fauna. 

Interestingly, not all the animals in the Madagascar cartoon are in Madagascar but you can find lemurs, ring-tailed lemur, Sifakas, panther chameleon, hissing cockroach (yes, the cockroaches actually hiss) amongst others. 

Madagascar has a fantastic culture and captivating tourist attractions. 

Madagascar

Djibouti

Djibouti is home to Lac Assal; the lowest point in Africa and one of the most salty lakes in the world.

 The architectural styles in Djibouti are stunning. Being a former French colony, Djibouti has preserved some stunning buildings that reflect the French architectural styles.

You would be amazed to see that the party scene in Djibouti is very vibrant. Djibouti is a multicultural hub by excellence, where a fusion of African, Arab, American and European music is played all week long. Trust me, you will never feel lonely as long as you hang out with Djiboutians.

Activities you can do in Djibouti: scuba diving, fishing, trekking and hiking, bird watching.

Mosque in the gulf of Tadjoura

Eritrea

I bet this is one country you’ve never heard of or even thought about it.  Eritrea is one of the least visited countries in the world and has one of the best colonial architecture like modern Italian architecture. 

Eritrea is the world’s first country to have an entire coastline marked as a reserve. The City’s Capital; Asmara is also called the New Rome. The capital city is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

Asmara, Eritrea

Malawi

Malawi has one of the most distinct and beautiful cultures in Africa. The East African country is a beautiful unspoilt part of the world. Has the third biggest lake in Africa, Malawi is a great destination for watersports lovers because they get to enjoy snorkelling and diving in the clear waters. 

Malawi doesn’t only have clear beaches, it also has great game reserves with hippos, crocodiles, and elephants among other animals. The game reserves are connected by road, so they are so easy for you to visit.

If you are not a fan of watersports, Malawi also provides fantastic hiking and walking trails. Malawi is known as the “warm heart of Africa” be rest assured that you would meet very friendly people when you are in Malawi. 

Nkwichi Lodge, Malawi

Mozambique

Mozambique is found on the southeast coast of Africa surrounded by Swaziland to the south, South Africa to the southwest, Malawi, and Zambia to the northwest, the Indian Ocean, and Tanzania to the north.

The country’s capital; Maputo has so many beautiful skyscrapers, historic museums, monuments and gardens. 

Mozambique is known for its wildlife, beautiful beaches and cultural heritage.

Mozambique has some of the most pristine dive sites in the world the best definition of luxury and affordable.  

Do you want to have the best wildlife experience in Mozambique? Visit The Gorongosa National Park. It is one of the wildest and unspoilt national parks in Africa. 

Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique

Lesotho

Located in Southern Africa, Lesotho is a high-altitude country known as the coldest country in Africa. During the winter, the lowlands in Lesotho can go down to −7 °C (19.4 °F) and the highlands to −20 °C (−4.0 °F). 

Lesotho has beautiful mountain sceneries, lush greenery, historical sites and good wine. 

You are probably thinking “ohh because Lesotho is cold doesn’t mean it snows there” let me tell you, it snows in Lesotho. One thing I love about Lesotho is the ski resort on the mountain, it is a must experience. 

Guess what? Lesotho caters for all kinds of travellers! If you love adventure, love history, love outdoor activities or just want to enjoy nature, Lesotho is a perfect destination for all.

Tsehlanyane National Park, Lesotho

Sao Tome and Principe

Okay let me guess, you’ve never heard of Sao Tome and Principe? Why though? Sao Tome and Principe is another adventurous, safe and a must-visit destination for tourists. 

The Central African country consists of two main islands; Sao Tome is the larger island while Principe is smaller but a traveller’s dream destination. Principe is also known as Africa’s Galapagos because of what the island offers. 

Do you want to enjoy the beach and island lifestyle during your holidays with fantastic water sports? Sao Tome and Principe is the destination for you. 

Here is a list of activities you can do in Sao Tome and Principe; hiking, snorkelling, fishing, and surfing. 

Sao Tome and Principe 

I know you are planning to go on a vacation soon, how about you plan to explore one of these countries? Explore Africa today and get to experience heaven on earth.

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