10 landscapes of Africa that will make you sigh

Africa is able to surprise even the most experienced traveler. A continent that offers many more contrasts than anyone can imagine. And, to prove it to you, We take you to amazing landscapes of Africa. Some are well known, others not so much, but all will leave you speechless.

1. Dead Vlei, Namibia. One of the African landscapes most incredible

Dead Vlei - Anna Morgan

An ancient lake surrounded by vegetation that ended up drying out. The dunes surrounded him and the intense sun petrified the trees, shaping one of the most surreal landscapes in Africa. These blackened logs are almost a thousand years old and the contrast of the yellows and oranges of the ground and the dunes is spectacular.

2. Dallol, Ethiopia

Dallol - Matej Hudovernik

We visited another one of those corners that look like another planet. In the Danakil desert we find the craters of the Dallol volcano. Some say it is hell on earth. And they have some reason, because of the high temperatures, because of the sulfur and sulfur formations and because of the lakes filled with dangerous acids that populate it.

3. White Desert, Egypt

White Desert - Isabella Pfenninger

Thousands of years ago the sea covered this area. The seabed was made of sandstone rock, which, when discovered, began to be sculpted by wind and rain. The result: one of the strangest landscapes in Africa. Curious white formations rise among the desert sands, turning orange and red at sunset, giving life to a beautiful natural spectacle.

4. Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls - ninara - Flickr.com

All the force of nature seems to concentrate on these falls, discovered in 1855 by the famous Dr. Livingstone. Imposing, with its kilometer and a half wide and over a hundred meters highNot only does the water fall impress, but also the deafening noise it causes.

Kilimanjaro - Sergey Pesterev / Wikimedia Commons

Without a doubt, that of this volcano is one of the most recognizable images of Africa. It is the top of the continent and it has three peaks, the highest one is 5,600 meters high. This is the reason that at the top you can see phenomena that do not fit the typical image of this continent, we talk about glaciers and perpetual snow.

6. Avenue of theBaobabs, Madagascar

Baobabs - Rod Waddington / Flickr.com

Baobabs are unique, strange trees. Trees that can live up to a thousand years and that can reach 30 meters high. The legend says that its peculiar shape is due to the fact that they were very presumed trees, so much so that a god turned them around and put the roots up. Madagascar is one of the few places where you can still walk among these unique trees.

7. Tsingy de Bemaraha, Madagascar

Tsingy de Bemaraha - Ralph Kränzlein / Flcikr.com

Without moving from the island of Madagascar, we visited another forest just as surprising, but very different. The Tsingy de Bemaraha is a stony forest, where erosion has created curious forms. As far as the eye can see, unique rock formations are the protagonists of this landscape, perfect for lovers of trekking.

8. Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Erg Chebbi - Dimitry B. / Flickr.com

It is one of those landscapes of Africa capable of leaving you speechless. Erg Chebbi is a sea of ​​dunes, but so spectacular, that they reach 150 meters high. A golden landscape that changes with the lights of the day, turning almost reddish at sunset, so that the dunes seem almost to burn. A place where silence reigns and where you can live an unforgettable sensory experience.

9. Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

Simien Mountains - Thomas Maluck / Flickr.com

A radically different image is that offered by these mountains, so beautiful and of such natural wealth, that they are a World Heritage Site. Endemic animal and plant species live here among peaks, deep valleys and cliffs that form one of the most beautiful landscapes in Africa. When the mist embraces these mountains, it really looks like a fantasy corner.

Ngorongoro - John Keselyak

The Ngorongoro is one of the largest volcanic calderas on the planet. Walls of 600 meters high surround a great depression of 260 km² that houses an incredible natural wealth. Here the so-called “big five” live: elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and lion, and in it you can find several different ecosystems. A place to enjoy African wildlife.

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