Top 100 Things To Do & See In Africa – 2024 Must-Do Activities & Must-See Attractions

Searching for what to do in Africa? This page highlights the top 100 things to do - best African travel experiences that you can engage in during your visit to Africa. When you think of the best African safaris you'll ever have, think of Africa.

Considered the continent with the best climate in the world, Africa is nature's most significant gift to the world. It boasts numerous great attractions, diverse animal species, national parks, and various species of flora and fauna.

Safaris here are experienced in the best possible climate with abundant animal sightings. Africa is widely regarded as the best continent for wildlife safaris, primate trekking, cultural expeditions, hiking adventures, and many other types of tours.

We offer various types of holidays to Africa at the best industry prices. Africa stands as the premier continent for primate trekking and is the only one with mountain gorilla trekking.

Booking an expedition with a blend of primate trekking should reward you with an amazing experience that you won't find anywhere else. Below, you can see some of the African holiday types and choose a trip based on your favorite experiences.

Top African Holiday Types

Best 100 Things to do & see in Africa

Africa is a diverse and vibrant continent with a wide range of tourist activities and things to do. Here is a list of 100 popular tourist activities and attractions across different African countries:

1. Safari in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
2. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
3. Explore Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
4. Go on a gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
5. Take a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, Kenya
6. Cruise the Nile River in Egypt
7. Visit Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
8. Discover Marrakech’s historic medina, Morocco
9. Explore the Sahara Desert, Morocco
10. Track chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, Uganda
11. Dive at the Red Sea in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
12. Hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
13. Explore the ancient city of Petra, Jordan (near Africa)
14. Tour the historic city of Lalibela, Ethiopia
15. Visit the Okavango Delta, Botswana
16. Take a mokoro ride in the Okavango Delta
17. Discover the ancient city of Carthage, Tunisia
18. Explore the ruins of Leptis Magna, Libya
19. Go on a desert safari in Dubai, UAE (near Africa)
20. Take a boat ride on Lake Malawi, Malawi
21. Visit the historic town of Stone Town, Zanzibar
22. Experience the annual Wildebeest Migration, Kenya/Tanzania
23. Tour the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt
24. Explore the Atlas Mountains, Morocco
25. Take a boat safari in Chobe National Park, Botswana
26. Visit the historic city of Marrakech, Morocco
27. Go wine tasting in Stellenbosch, South Africa
28. Discover the ancient city of Giza, Egypt
29. Explore the coastal town of Essaouira, Morocco
30. Take a camel trek in the Sahara Desert
31. Visit the pyramids of Meroe, Sudan
32. Go whale watching in Hermanus, South Africa
33. Explore the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
34. Go scuba diving in Mozambique
35. Take a dhow cruise in Zanzibar
36. Visit the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa
37. Explore the Tsingy de Bemaraha, Madagascar
38. Go white-water rafting on the Zambezi River, Zambia/Zimbabwe
39. Take a cultural tour of Goree Island, Senegal
40. Discover the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa
41. Visit the Virunga Mountains, Rwanda/DRC/Uganda
42. Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
43. Go sandboarding in Namibia
44. Tour the ruins of Axum, Ethiopia
45. Take a boat safari in the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
46. Visit the Sossusvlei sand dunes, Namibia
47. Explore the city of Casablanca, Morocco
48. Go bird watching in the Gambia
49. Take a cruise on the Chobe River, Botswana
50. Visit the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa
51. Explore the historic city of Fez, Morocco
52. Go hiking in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
53. Visit the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia
54. Take a hot air balloon ride over Luxor, Egypt
55. Go on a spice tour in Zanzibar
56. Explore the city of Dakar, Senegal
57. Visit the Kingdom of Swaziland (Eswatini)
58. Go on a cultural tour of Maasai villages, Kenya/Tanzania
59. Take a cultural tour of the Himba people, Namibia
60. Visit the ancient city of Timbuktu, Mali
61. Go on a river cruise in the Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
62. Tour the Robben Island Museum, South Africa
63. Visit the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
64. Explore the historic city of Alexandria, Egypt
65. Go horseback riding in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco
66. Visit the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
67. Go snorkeling in the Seychelles
68. Take a cultural tour of the San people, Botswana/Namibia
69. Visit the historic city of Zanzibar, Tanzania
70. Go on a camel trek in Morocco’s desert
71. Take a boat safari in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe/Zambia
72. Explore the city of Accra, Ghana
73. Visit the pyramids of Dahshur, Egypt
74. Go on a river safari in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
75. Tour the historic city of Harar, Ethiopia
76. Explore the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
77. Visit the Rock of Gibraltar (near Africa)
78. Take a cultural tour of the Tuareg people, Sahara Desert
79. Go on a culinary tour in Marrakech, Morocco
80. Visit the Royal Palaces of Abomey, Benin
81. Explore the city of Windhoek, Namibia
82. Go on a wine tour in Stellenbosch, South Africa
83. Visit the Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
84. Take a cultural tour of the Dogon people, Mali
85. Explore the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
86. Visit the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt
87. Go on a desert trek in the Libyan Desert
88. Tour the historic city of Kano, Nigeria
89. Explore the Djenne Mosque, Mali
90. Visit the historic city of Timisoara, Tunisia
91. Go on a cruise on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania/Burundi/DRC/Zambia
92. Take a cultural tour of the Samburu people, Kenya
93. Visit the National Museum of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
94. Explore the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
95. Go on a cultural tour of the Xhosa people, South Africa
96. Visit the Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa
97. Take a boat ride on Lake Tanganyika, Burundi
98. Explore the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
99. Visit the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea/Ivory Coast/Liberia
100. Go on a wildlife safari in the Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

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