Top Five Family Vacation Destinations in Africa

With rich culture and ancient history Africa has no shortage of vacation destinations for the whole family. Here are the top five destinations that one must definitely visit with their family.


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Egypt brings the ancient history to the minds of everyone. It is also an adventurous destination with pharaoh’s tombs and pyramids to be explored.Trekking in the desert on a camel, snorkeling in Red Sea, shopping around the Khan al-Khalili market, and seeing the Karnak temple at night with all the lights shining and the stars above are some of the most exciting experiences for a family in Egypt.


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Oman is another destination that brings you some exciting nights in the deserts under the star lit sky.

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The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is the main mosque in Oman, is visited not only by worshipers, but is popular with tourists.

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The beautiful beaches of Ras Al Jinz gives you the experience of watching the turtles nest.

Abu Simbel Festival in Egypt

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Want to have a taste of Indiana Jones for yourself and your kids? Then you have to attend the annual festival in Egypt on February 22nd and October 22nd. The Abu Simbel temple will be packed to the crowd on the Ramses II’s birthday. It is on this day that he rose to the throne.

Sand boarding in Namibia

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Namibia has some of the largest sand dunes of the world in Swakopmund. Sand boarding down these sand dunes is one of the popular activities here. Horse riding and quad biking is also done in these deserts. Seafood in the coast of Cape Cross and visiting the rock arts in Twyfelfontein are some of the activities that your family would love to do.

Victoria Falls and the Upper Zambezi River in Zambia / Zimbabwe

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Witness the largest curtain of water in the Victoria Falls. You could canoe in the waters above the falls in the Zambezi River and camp out along the way.