Africa is a continent with many beautiful landscapes. If you’re visiting Africa or plan to visit Africa in the future, these are five extreme landscapes that you must see:
Mt. Toubkal, Morocco
Located in the Atlas Mountains, Mt. Toubkai is northern Africa’s highest peak. You’ll find many rare plants and animals that only live in Africa, making these mountains even more extreme. You’ll even find a number of endangered species living there. This mountain range was formed billions of years ago. If you’d love to camp in the great outdoors, Mt. Toubkai is a great place to do it.
The mountains are fairly rocky so if you want to visit make sure to bring shoes that are both safe and comfortable.
African Savanna, Serengeti
The African Savanna is one of the most famous extreme landscapes in Africa. The savanna takes up more than half the continent of Africa, but it’s hard to call the Savanna anything other than extreme. The Serengeti is one of the most famous national parks on the planet. You’ll find more grazing animals in the Serengeti than you’ll find anywhere else in Africa. Some of the greatest wild life scenes to ever be filmed or photographed have taken place in the Serengeti.
The Savanna has been very well preserved by the indigenous inhabitants, making it a true world treasure. If you love animals, you’ll find close to two million of them in the Savanna.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Even the President of the United States has roots in Kenya, making Kenya one of the most extreme landscapes in Africa. This game reserve is a spectacular place to view wild life at its best. In this game reserve you’ll find nearly 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds.
You’ll find millions of game animals in Maasai Mara, making it the spot with the largest amount of wildlife in Africa.
Montagu Pass, South Africa
If you’re really interested in the rugged outdoors, Montagu Pass is the right place for you. The pass was constructed around the mid 1800’s; the drive time is around one hour. The scenic pass remains unaltered, so it’s well worth the drive. You won’t have to pay any toll to drive through this pass, but the old toll house remains a historic relic and is now a national monument.
You’ll find beautiful indigenous plants along this pass even in the wintertime.
Mnemba Island (Heart Island), Tanzania
Talk about extreme, Mnemba Island really is shaped like a heart! Being a coral reef island, you’ll find plenty of beautiful coral reefs and fish. If you love snorkeling and scuba diving, Mnemba is the perfect place to visit. The island is 500 meters long and about 1.5 wide making it Africa’s must beautiful tiny wonder. In the waters you’ll find dolphins, whales, sharks, green turtles, birds and even 600 species of fish. You’ll even find a small forest with antelope in the center of the island.
Mnemba Island is also among the top three romantic beach destinations on earth.
These are just some of the highlights of the many extreme landscapes in Africa. Hopefully you’ll take the time to learn about them or even visit one in the near future.