Beautiful Africa...Really Beautiful Africa
Conde Nast Traveler just published a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Places in Africa. Every single place on the list is breathtaking. Do yourself a wonderful favor and visit the gallery on the CNT website. We'll give you a little tease here and a list of our top 5 favorites from the CNT list.
1. Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
From southafrica.net, "The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is situated in Mpumalanga and, with legendary viewing points such as God's window, offers some of the most spectacular views in South Africa. Activities range from hiking and swimming to scenic drives. Seek out the water-eroded Bourke's Luck Potholes where prospectors searched for gold."
2. Fontainhas, Cape Verde
From Wikipedia, "Fontainhas is a settlement in the northern part of the island of Santo Antão, Cape Verde. It is situated near the rocky north coast of the island, 2 km southwest of Ponta do Sol and 19 km north of the island capital Porto Novo."
3. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
From simienpark.org, "The Simien Mountains National Park in Northern Ethiopia is an exotic setting with unique wildlife and breath-taking views on a landscape shaped by nature and traditional agriculture. The natural beauties of this region have always filled visitors from Ethiopia and abroad with awe."
4. Praslin, Seychelles
From seychelles.org, "With stunning white sand beaches and lush tropical forests covering the hills, Praslin is a delight. Despite being the second biggest island in the Seychelles it has fraction of the population, inhabited by a mere 6,500 people. It is sleepy, laid back and far less developed than neighbouring Mahe, yet still large enough to explore when you tire of your nearest beach."
5. Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
From rhinoafrica.com, "The remnants of an ancient lake, the Makgadikgadi Pans are considered the largest collection of salt flats on the globe. They spend a majority of the year dry or covered in a film of algae while the unpredictable rains of the wet season turn the flats into an oasis offering a welcome respite for migrating animals..."