Thinking about Travelling to Africa? We will show you the best places to visit in Africa, we got you covered. With the world’s most formidable wildlife and some of the world’s most expansive and spectacular landscapes, Africa has the most amazing destinations in the world and we will show you the best places to visit in Africa on this list.
The fact that parts of the continent have not changed in millennia, the continent features natural and exotic destinations imaginable.
Here are the best places to visit when travelling to Africa.
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Kenya’s second largest city also features some of the most spectacular beaches and rich cultural history affecting the entire stretch of the East African coastline. Mombasa features heritage sites giving insight into indigenous Africa, Arab exploration, Indian Ocean slave trade, emergence of the Swahili culture, early European exploration, East African colonial history and modern Kenyan heritage.
For instance, Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese, is a landmark of the activities of the Iberian explorers to the Indian ocean.
Fort Jesus (Established by the Portuguese in 1593 to help protect the city)
Mombasa also features white sand beaches with unbound access to the Indian Ocean. For instance, the Bahari beach featured below is a display of the best East Africa has to offer.
Bahari Beach in Mombasa
Victoria Falls (Zambia-Zimbabwe)
Also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) in the Lozi language, the Victoria falls is one of the most iconic landmarks of Africa. The sheer length and height of the falls makes it the largest sheet of falling water anywhere in the world.
Besides the falls itself, it is situated in two national parks straddling both Zambia and Zimbabwe. One enjoys a fully packaged African experience with easy access to Africa’s big five attractions near the waterfall. The scenic view around the falls are also bound to blow your mind and leave one of the best impressions in your life.
The fourth largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco, Marrakesh is arguably the best North Africa has to offer. No wonder, Hollywood companies love shooting films featuring desert scenery here.
Besides breathtaking views of the Sahara, Marrakesh’s architecture is like no other in the world. From Bob Agnaou landmark built in the 12th century to the modern Menara gardens, Marrakesh’s beauty and elegance is unmatched the world over.
Menara gardens (the Atlas Mountains in the background).
The southern-most major city in Africa, Cape-Town is an important African landmark.
From any point within the city, the ocean or a mountain is in sight. Located at the foot of the Table Mountains, one can enjoy the panoramic view of the Cape Town bay with a simple cable car ride to the top of the Table mountains.
However, given its location at the Southern tip of the continent, and close to the point where warm and cold currents from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans converge, one can experience the four seasons on a single day.
Being located in South Africa, Cape Town was at the center of the country’s apartheid history. District Six Museum gives an insight into the dis-enfranchisement of mixed race people before and during the apartheid era.
A view of the Table Mountain in Cape Town
The Pyramids of Ancient, Egypt
The Great Pyramids of Giza.
If you are travelling to Africa soon, Egypt should be number one on your list for various reasons. Constructed 3000 years ago, in Ancient Egypt, the Pyramids are a relic to the power wielded by the Egyptians in the Ancient world making it one of the best places to visit in Africa.
They are evidence of the immense wealth and influence possessed by Egyptian pharaohs. However, the pyramids are worthy of your visit from the sheer awe they inspire to anyone at the base of any of them.
Located in the middle of the Sahara, camel rides are also guaranteed bonus as you enjoy learning more facts about the pyramids and the civilization that created them.
Nothing shouts Africa more than Addis Ababa. Despite being the seat of the African Union, it also ranks among the highest capital cities by latitude in the World.
The African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa
Established in 1892 by Emperor Menelik, Addis also stands as the commercial and cultural capital of Ethiopia. However, it would not be that hard to ignore Addis as the cultural capital of Ethiopia given the tremendous speed skyscrapers and modern infrastructure has been cropping up all over the city. The city is, therefore, a composite of the past, and the present.
Addis is both ancient and modern. This is clearly visible from the newly Chinese-built Addis light rail system that cuts across the city.
Addis Ababa’s skyline
(traditional buildings at the foreground, mushroomed by an impressive skyline in the background)
Literally translated from the Maasai language, Serengeti means, “endless plains.”
Located in Northern Tanzania to Southwestern Kenya, Serengeti is an expansive eco-system that hosts the largest mammal migration in the world. This is the yearly migration of wild beasts between the Serengeti and Maasai Mara to the north in Kenya.
Wild beasts grazing in the Serengeti
The Serengeti offers the best Safari package including a view of the African landmark Mt. Kilimanjaro. Its attractions include hundreds of diverse species, with some unique to the eco-system given Serengeti’s status as one of the oldest and uninterrupted ecosystems.
Besides wildlife, the Serengeti is also the ancestral homeland of the Maasai. As such, visitors are treated to an exclusive insight into Maasai heritage.
Hope you will consider our list when you are travelling to Africa.
Eva No Presents A New Single ‘History of Now’
Sweden based singer and songwriter Eva Nordell is one of the exciting new names coming out of the Swedish scene. With the singer having released her debut EP ‘History of Now’ this year, Eva Nordell continues to entrench her name into the country-pop scene.
“History of Now” is hands up my favorite song on the project, although the entire EP is a regal body of work and proof that she puts his heart and soul into the craft. This up-beat track embodies her influence from country music. The composition nostalgically describes how we can learn from the past and thereby create a better future, both for ourselves and in relationships with others.
Driven by an ear-worm of a chorus and a compelling arrangement, “Wake Up” can get you accustomed to the replay button. The song is quite profound lyrically with vocals that are gritty yet smoothly effortless, the song deserves your immediate listen. It has a great video that corresponds to the powerful track.
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Top 10 YouTubers in Kenya 2020
This is a list containing Top 10 YouTubers in Kenya 2020. YouTube in Kenya has come from far and it has given birth to some of the best media personalities in Africa. In this list we give you the best YouTubers in Kenya.From Edgar Obare to Over Twenty Five to Wabosha Maxine to Joanna kinuthia, there is no telling what YouTube in Kenya would have been without these amazing people. List Entries and Rank:
#10:Natalie Tewa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f971JYKWLmc
#9:Edgar Obare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGcGxIFvf28
#8:Over Twenty Five https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THaMSdn7KIM
#7:The Green Calabash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzgkh86uvV0
#6:Greatday Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vszhMnqeeqw
#5:Sheila Ndinda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNfDZtYjbE
#4:Farhana Oberson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCL79rLVt9o
#3:Joanna Kinuthia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8by9n8Z7JI
#2:Wabosha Maxine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgyVisVpEPs
#1:WaJesus Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm7ak7PqIf8
Top 10 YouTubers in Kenya 2020
Top 10 Richest African Musicians
Ever wondered who the Richest African Musicians are? Well, we got you covered. Africa is a continent which is endowed with many good things. Among the vast majority of endowments is its music industry. The entertainment industry is a major contributor to the Gross Domestic Profit of many developing countries in Africa.
After several hours of research and digging, all in the quest of compiling an accurate and comprehensive list of the top ten richest musicians in Africa, we were able to get the following. Their net worth was taken into consideration and this includes their endorsement deals as many of them are ambassadors of different brands.
Below is a list of Richest African Musicians and we will discuss what makes them tick and how they found their success.
10. The Late Oliver Mtukudzi
A veteran in the African music industry who successfully released over 65 albums. He is a Zimbabwean by the origin and was very successful in his music career with more than 41 years of experience. A musician, philanthropist, businessman and UNICEF ambassador for goodwill in the Southern African Region. He bagged several awards numbering over twenty.
Oliver Mtukudzi has an estimated net worth of 1.2 million dollars.
Jidenna is a Nigerian – American singer who was born on the 4th May 1985. He is signed to Wondaland Records, Epic records and Fear and Fancy records. He is a singer, rapper, songwriter and music producer. He released two major singles “Classic Man” and “Yoga” in the year 2015. That same year, his single “Classic Man” won awards of “Song of the Year” and “Video of the Year” at the Soul Train Music Awards.
Jidenna has an estimated net worth of 1.4 million dollars.
8. The Late Hugh Masakela
Hugh Masekela is and was the second richest artist in South Africa. Hugh Masekela rocked South Africa’s music industry with constant releases. He worked productively in his own record company, had many honorary prizes and was nominated for a Grammy Award. He died on January 23. He was a South African trumpeter, composer and singer. Hugh was popularly referred to as “The Father Of South African Jazz” and he is always in the heart of many lovers of Jazz music in South Africa. Even after his death, he is still the eighth on our list.
Hugh Masakela has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million dollars.
This is another wonderful and wealthy musician from the African continent. Being the only female on our list means she has been successful in her music career. She is an American singer who was born in Lexington, Kentucky to Zimbabwean parents, Professor Michael Kachingwe and his wife Aimie Kachingwe. Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe is a singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, fashion model and actress. She is currently signed to Konvict music.
Tinashe has an estimated net worth of 6 million dollars.
Sarkodie is a talented rapper and obviously one of the best rappers in the African music industry. He hails from Ghana and was born on the 10th of July 1988. His real name is Michael Owusu Addo but popularly known and fondly addressed by his stage name Sarkodie. He is currently signed to his record label Sarkcess music. He is a rapper, recording artist and an entrepreneur.
Sarkodie currently has five albums in his career and has often been called one of Africa’s greatest hip-hop artistes by prominent sources like MTV Base, Lynx Tv and AfricanHype.com
Sarkodie has an estimated net worth of 7 million dollars.
David Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian artiste and son to a Nigerian billionaire Mr. Adeleke. He was born in Atlanta Georgia, USA but later relocated to Nigeria. He is popularly known and called by his stage name Davido. He is a successful musician, singer, songwriter and producer. He has many award nominations, has won many awards and has profitable endorsements to his name. Some of his awards are Headies award, BET and others. Davido was once an ambassador for MTN (a telecommunications giant in Africa), Guinness and is currently an ambassador for Infinix mobile (a smartphone company based in Hong Kong) among others.
He is signed to Sony Music and is the CEO of his own record label.
Davido has an estimated net worth of 16 million dollars.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known by his stage name Wizkid or sometimes called Starboy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He hails from Surulere, Lagos State in Nigeria and was born on the 16th of July 1990. Wizkid gained prominence in the music space in the year 2010 with the release of his song “Holla at your boy” with the Empire Mates Entertainment label.
He also gained international recognition in 2016 with his song titled “One Dance” in which he featured Drake. The song reached number one on music charts in more than fifteen countries including the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. It can be said that Wizkid is one of the successful and wealthy musicians in Africa.
Wizkid has an estimated net worth of 20 million dollars.
3. Don Jazzy
Michael Collins Ajereh is a native of Delta State in Nigeria and was born on the 26th of November 1982 making him 37 years of age. He is the founder and boss of his own record label called Mavin Records (Supreme Mavins Dynasty). Don Jazzy was the co-founder of the defunct Mo hits records which had big artistes like Dbanj and Wande Coal.
Mavins record has produced some of the biggest artistes in the Nigerian music space such as Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, DNA twins, Dija, Rema, etc. He is a producer, songwriter, singer and businessman and has investments in real estate and production of Wi-fi.
Don Jazzy has an Estimated net worth of 30 million dollars.
Also Read: Top 10 Richest Countries in Africa 2020
2. Black Coffee
Black Coffee is a South African by origin and was born on the 11th of March 1976. He is currently signed to a record label called Soulistic Music. His real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo. Black Coffee is a Disc Jockey (DJ), songwriter, producer as well as a singer. He started his career in the year 1995, created his own record label and successfully released five albums.
He became popular after being picked as a participant for the Red Bull Music Academy in 2004 which took place in Cape Town. After achieving this milestone, he added another feather to his cap by winning the “Breakthrough DJ of the Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza. This event occurred some weeks after he released his fifth music album.
Black Coffee has an estimated net worth of 60 million dollars making him one of the richest African musicians.
Akon’s real name is Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam born to Mor Thiam (father) and Kin Gueye Thiam (mother). He has dual citizenship as he was born in St Louis Missouri, United States of America but also spent part of his life in Senegal.
He is a successful singer, producer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The CEO of Konvict Music, a record label which he is signed to currently. He also produced songs for International artistes such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Snoop Dogg, Leona Lewis, Sean Paul and Lionel Richie. As a five-time Grammy award nominee and over 35 million albums sold out, we can conclude that he has had a successful music career in Africa.
Akon has an estimated net worth of 80 million dollars.
From the foregoing, you can see that the African music industry has gone very far. These artists have also made an impact not just within their continent but in the global entertainment scene. There are a lot of stars who are looking to displace the ones on the list and it will surely happen someday in the circle of life. Until then, we say kudos to those that have made it to our list.
Top 10 Richest African Musicians
- Akon: 80 million dollars
- DJ Black Coffee: 60 million dollars
- Don Jazzy: 30 million dollars
- Wizkid: 20 million dollars
- Davido: 16 million dollars
- Sarkodie: 7 million dollars
- Tinashe: 6 million dollars
- The Late Hugh Masakela: 1.5 million dollars
- Jidenna: 1.4 million dollars
- The Late Oliver Mtukudzi: 1.2 million dollars
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