Africa on your bucket list

Victoria Falls by Shaun Mallett

Earlier this year, The UK’s Telegraph put together their Africa Bucket List of 21 destinations to see before you die. The Sawubona team added a few suggestions (see our list and images below). Feel free to send us some of your favourites via social media or on this blog. We’d love to hear from you and put together the ultimate Sawubona Africa bucket list…

Discover the mysteries of Lalibela: The ancient rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia should definitely be on any decent bucket list. Lalibela is one of Ethiopa’s holiest places and a sight to behold.

Ethiopia - rock hewn churches

Incredible religious regalia – Lalibela. Image by Darling Lama Productions.

Elmina Castle: Take an emotional journey along Ghana’s Gold Coast to Elmina Castle, once at the heart of the slave trade in Western Africa. It’s now a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Elmina, Ghana: Elmina Castle, an old Portuguese fortress used as a slave transit point from Africa to America - São Jorge da Mina castle, Feitoria da Mina, Portuguese Gold Coast - Unesco world heritage site - photo by M.Torres

Elmina Castle, an old Portuguese fortress used as a slave transit point in the trip from Africa to America. Photo by M.Torres

Crazy Cairo: No Africa bucket list would be complete without a visit to Cairo and the Great Pyramids of Giza. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar are also absolute musts.

View of Cairo from roof of Amir al-Maridani mosque - Egypt

View of Cairo from the roof of Amir al-Maridani mosque.

Magical Madagascar: For a unique mix of culture, wildlife and adventure experiences, Madagascar offers a fantastic mix of all three.

SLIDER Madagascar beauty copy

Medjumbe, Mozambique: The glorious tropical islands of Mozambique offer barefoot adventures of a different kind. Why not plan a visit to Medjumbe Island, one of the Quirimbas Islands off the northern coast of Mozambique, within the Quirimbas National Park.

Anantara Medjumbe island and dhow

Medjumbe Island, the perfect island getaway. Image courtesy Anantara Medjumbe.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park: South Africa’s very first Unesco World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso is a wild place in Maputaland in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It’s the kind of place where hippos roam the streets at night…

Not your average street sign. Image by Darling Lama Productions.

Not your average street sign. Image by Darling Lama Productions.

Learn about Maasai culture: East Africa’s Maasai culture offers extraordinary insight into the heritage of  East Africa. Visit remote areas of Tanzania and Kenya to find out more.

Beadwork Masai

Festival of the Sahara: If you ever have the desire for a mad and wonderful adventure, visit the Tunisian town of Douz during the International Festival of the Sahara. Originally known as the Camel Festival, it pays tribute to life in one of the world’s largest sandpits…

Horseman, Tunis

Don’t forget to share your ideas with us regarding your ultimate destinations and experiences for the Africa bucket list, and please include pics. You can share with us on this blog by adding a comment, or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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