The Top Ten places to visit in Africa
As an ex-South African I can tell you that Africa has a lot to offer both in terms of holiday destinations, and, mainly, in terms of wild unforgettable adventuring.
There's something for everyone in the dark continent - from amazing outdoor experiences, breathtaking scenery, to exotic cultures and people.
So start saving up for the trip of a lifetime, rack up those vacation days at work, and prepare yourself by reading this list of must-see places in Africa.
Virunga Mountains, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC
These mountain ranges derive their name from Kinyarwanda, the official language of Rwanda, and mean "volcanoes" in English.
In fact, the Virunga Mountains encompass eight volcanoes, mostly dormant, except for Mount Nyiragongo whose last eruption was in early 2010.
The mountains are the natural habitat of about 300 endangered mountain gorillas, and are truly a sight to behold.
Located on an island in the Niger River Delta, Djenne is one of the oldest cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The city is famous for the Great Mosque and extraordinary mud-houses. Don't miss out on the Monday Market, one of the most interesting and lively markets in Africa.