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Eager to Tick as Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Your List as Possible? Africa is the Place to go

If you are travelling the African continent and are on the lookout to tick some UNESCO World Heritage sites off your list you should consider the following countries as destinations. First of all we should take a short look what constitutes as being a World Heritage site.

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and is part of the UN and is based in Paris. It aims to recognize, protect, preserve natural and cultural heritage around the world that represents a special value to humanity. includes monuments, groups of buildings, sites, natural features, geological and physiographical formations, and natural sites. The member states declare that the protected sites are belonging to everyone.


Egypt is known worldwide for its rich ancient history and the Egyptians of the past have been very busy building ostentatious buildings and sites for which the entire world has an interest today. To name only a few you will find the city of Luxor, the pyramids of Gizeh and the Sphinx in Egypt.

Morocco is another North African nation that benefits from breath-taking architecture and vibrant culture. The UNESCO considers the historic city of Fez, the archaeological site of Volubilis and the Medina of Marrakesh World Heritage sites, among several others.

South Africa has been blessed with natural beauties, besides having a stunning history as well. The natural attractions you should not miss include the Cape Floral Region, the Cradle of Humankind and iSimangaleso Wetland Park.

Tanzania is famous for its incredible wildlife and natural wonders. Among its World Heritage sites are Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Whilst the list above is a good starting point it is advised to conduct own research to see what fits your interests and needs the most. Many other countries on the African continent feature stunning landscapes and architecture as well.

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