A continent that can take you from beach summer scenes to the Kalahari desert, Africa is by far the most geographically diverse continent. It's time to ditch the tourist hotspots and venture out to the more unique natural wonders of Africa, starting with Lake Malawi all the way to Djenné. 

1. Lake Malawi

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With its clear waters and unspoiled beaches, Lake Malawi has a background of mountains which is a spectacular sight to see as you drift along this great African lake. Coined the 'Lake of Stars', David Livingstone described the lake as such due to the lamps fo the fishermen he saw out on the lakes in the darkness.

2. Sahara Dunes

Stretching from Egypt in the east, all the way across North Africa to Morocco in the west - the Sahara is an incredible area of unspoiled desert sand. Morocco is enriched with culture and experience, close to the border with Algeria, where you'll find the Erg Chebbi - a sand sea made up of undulating dunes formed by the blowing of the wind. This location is famous for photography and film.

3. Bourke's Luck Potholes

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This bizarre natural water feature in Mpumalanga has been formed over centuries of water currents, marking the start of the Blyde River Canyon. Visitors can walk paths that interweave around the collection of dark pools and learn about the area by reading the cultural, historical, fauna and flora displays.

4. Sossusvlei

This iconic landscape lies in the heart of the Namibian desert. The area is famous for its regular feature in films. It has remained a clean natural beauty with dead acacia trees, orange and red sand dunes with the deep blue of the sky. 

5. Gondar

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This archaeological site holds a vast amount of history. Gondar is a place full of palaces, libraries, banqueting halls and castles from the days of Ethiopian aristocracy. These ancient picturesque royal scenes are what make Gondar famous for its nickname, the "Camelot of Ethiopia".

6. Serengeti National Park 

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is indeed a popular tourist spot, but there is no doubt that it is also one of the most remarkable sites in the natural world. The Serengeti migration takes place every year where millions of zebra, wildebeest and antelope head for greener pastures in the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

7. Rwenzori Mountains

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Located in western Uganda and part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Rwenzori Mountains have glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes all nested below. Often overlooked, this area boasts a climate that combines the Alpine with the tropical.

8. Djenné

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This great mosque made from mud is a remarkable site. Composed of thousands of adobe buildings made from earth, baked hard in the African sun and reinforced with palm fronds. Djenné is a unique place to explore and see and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Make sure to visit one of these unique locations in Africa, these gems are sure to leave you speechless. 

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A continent that can take you from beach summer scenes to the Kalahari desert, Africa is by far the most geographically diverse continent. It's time to ditch the tourist hotspots and venture out to the more unique natural wonders of Africa, starting with Lake Malawi all the way to Djenné. 

1. Lake Malawi

dbmkty

With its clear waters and unspoiled beaches, Lake Malawi has a background of mountains which is a spectacular sight to see as you drift along this great African lake. Coined the 'Lake of Stars', David Livingstone described the lake as such due to the lamps fo the fishermen he saw out on the lakes in the darkness.

2. Sahara Dunes

Stretching from Egypt in the east, all the way across North Africa to Morocco in the west - the Sahara is an incredible area of unspoiled desert sand. Morocco is enriched with culture and experience, close to the border with Algeria, where you'll find the Erg Chebbi - a sand sea made up of undulating dunes formed by the blowing of the wind. This location is famous for photography and film.

3. Bourke's Luck Potholes

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This bizarre natural water feature in Mpumalanga has been formed over centuries of water currents, marking the start of the Blyde River Canyon. Visitors can walk paths that interweave around the collection of dark pools and learn about the area by reading the cultural, historical, fauna and flora displays.

4. Sossusvlei

This iconic landscape lies in the heart of the Namibian desert. The area is famous for its regular feature in films. It has remained a clean natural beauty with dead acacia trees, orange and red sand dunes with the deep blue of the sky. 

5. Gondar

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This archaeological site holds a vast amount of history. Gondar is a place full of palaces, libraries, banqueting halls and castles from the days of Ethiopian aristocracy. These ancient picturesque royal scenes are what make Gondar famous for its nickname, the "Camelot of Ethiopia".

6. Serengeti National Park 

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is indeed a popular tourist spot, but there is no doubt that it is also one of the most remarkable sites in the natural world. The Serengeti migration takes place every year where millions of zebra, wildebeest and antelope head for greener pastures in the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

7. Rwenzori Mountains

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Located in western Uganda and part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Rwenzori Mountains have glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes all nested below. Often overlooked, this area boasts a climate that combines the Alpine with the tropical.

8. Djenné

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This great mosque made from mud is a remarkable site. Composed of thousands of adobe buildings made from earth, baked hard in the African sun and reinforced with palm fronds. Djenné is a unique place to explore and see and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Make sure to visit one of these unique locations in Africa, these gems are sure to leave you speechless. 

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