While I’ve been dreaming about exploring Africa and seeing the wildlife of Africa ever since I was a child, I’ve yet to visit. Well, technically speaking, I’ve been to Africa, but only to Egypt, so I can’t really say that I’ve travelled in Africa since there are so many different countries and cultures to experience!

However, in 2018 I hope to visit and I got quite a few places that I really want to visit!

Here is my African bucket list with things I want to do and places I want to see and experience. If you have some more suggestions feel free to write me a message or leave a comment! It will be highly appreciated.

All african countries are listed in alphabetical order.

Places that I want to visit in Africa / Country by Country

Algeria

  • Atlas Mountains
  • Al Qal’a av Beni Hammad
  • El Kala National Park
  • Tassili n’Ajjer

Angola

  • Benguela
  • Quicama National Park

Benin

  • Cotonou
  • Ouidah

Botswana

Another country that is high up on my list!

  • Chobe National Park
  • Kalahari Desert
  • Khama Rino Sanctuary
  • Kubu Island
  • Okavango delta
  • Nxai Pan

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Burkina Faso

  • Lake Tengrela

Burundi

  • Bujumbura
  • Kigwena Forest
  • Gishora
  • Ruvubu

Cabo Verde

Paradise beaches, hiking and food. Sounds good to me!

  • Boa vista
  • Fogo
  • Sao Vicente
  • Sal
  • Santo Antao

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Cameroon

  • Bimbia Rain forest
  • Mount Cameroon
  • Ekom Nkam Waterfall
  • Yaounde

cameroon waterfallBy Razdagger (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Central African Republic (CAR)

  • Bamingui-Bangora
  • Boali Waterfalls
  • Dzanga-Sangha

Chad

  • Lake Chad
  • Guelta d’Archei
  • Tibesti Soda Lake
  • Tousside
  • Zakouma national park

Comoros

  • Mount Karthala
  • Moheli Marine Park
  • Grande Comore

Democratic Republic of the Congo

A big reason why I want to visit here are the Bonobo, which is a close relative to us humans. They have similar appearance as the chimpanzee, but they are an own species. What fascinate me after seeing quite a few documentaries about the Bonobos, is that they leave in peace and harmony.

Something that both we humans and the chimpanzees should learn from. Sadly, the bonobos are strongly endangered.

  • Kinshasa
  • Kivu Lake
  • Tanganyika Lake
  • Virunga

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Republic of the Congo

  • Brazzaville
  • Pointe-Noire

Cote d’Ivoire

  • Abidjan
  • the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

Fantastic dance performance in Ivory Coast!

Djibouti

  • Djibouti city
  • Tadjoura

Egypt

  • Alexandria
  • Cairo
  • Karnak

Also read: 15 Reasons to Visit Egypt

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Equatorial Guinea

  • Malabo

Eritrea

  • Asmara

Ethiopia

I’m a big fan of Bob Marley, so obviously I’ve heard about Haile Selassie. But unfortunately, I don’t know that much about Ethiopia, but I would love to get to know the country and its people!

  • Addis Abeba
  • Lalibela Churches
  • Gonder
  • Harar

LalibelaPhoto: Rod Waddington

Gabon

  • Akanda National park
  • Libreville
  • Loango National Park

Gambia

I’ve seen photos from paradise beaches, and lively cities and markets. Can’t wait to visit Gambia!

  • Banjul
  • Bakau
  • Kololi
  • Georgetown
  • Serrekunda

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Ghana

I have a friend in Sweden who originates from Ghana, and ever since I found out about that I’ve been wanting to visit here!

  • Accra
  • Kumasi
  • Tamale
  • Sekondi-Takoradi
  • Volta Lake

Guinea

  • Conakry
  • Dubreka

Guinea-Bissau

  • Bissau

Kenya

A clearly developed country that I think will be a nice destination to visit with lots of things to do and see. I have also heard that the night life in Kenya is supposed to be very alive?

  • Amboseli National Park
  • Diani
  • Masai Mara
  • Malindi
  • Mombasa
  • Nairobi
  • Giraffe Manor Inn
  • Makanyane Lodge

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Lesotho

  • Maseru
  • Maletsunyane / Semonkong Falls
  • Katse Dam and Botanical Gardens
  • Tse’hlanyane National Park
  • Sehlabathebe National Park

Liberia

George Weah used to be one of my favorite football players!

  • Monrovia

Libya

  • Benghazi
  • Misratah
  • Tripoli

Madagascar

  • Antananarivo
  • Ambalavao
  • Baobab trees
  • Nossi-Be
  • Ifaty

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Malawi

  • Malawi Lake
  • Monkey Bay
  • Lilongwe

Mali

  • Djenne

Mauritius

  • Chamarel
  • Moka
  • Port Louis
  • Grand Baie

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Morocco

  • Casablanca
  • Chefchaouen
  • Fes
  • Marrakech
  • Tanger
  • Telouet

Mozambique

  • Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Maputo
  • Malawi lake
  • Ponta do Ouro

Namibia

After seeing photos from Namibia, I can’t wait to go. As a photographer, some places seems almost to cool to be true, such as the Sossuvlei Dunes for example!

  • Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Swakopmund
  • Kolmanskop

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Niger

  • Agadez
  • Niamey
  • Zinder

Nigeria

I want to experience the hustle and bustle of the crowded Lagos as well as exploring outside the megacity. I don’t know too much about Nigeria, but I believe it’s a country with a bright future!

  • Lagos
  • Erin Ijesha Waterfall
  • Idanre Hills
  • Nok Village
  • Obodu Mountain Resort
  • Yankari National Park

Rwanda

I want to experience the kindness of Rwandan people and see the gorillas. I’ve heard great things from other travelers about Rwanda, and i’m very much looking forward to visit!

  • Nyengwe Forest
  • Gishwati 
  • Kibuye
  • Kigali
  • Volcanoes national park

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Sao Tome and Principe

  • Obo Natural Park
  • Lagoa Azul
  • Praia Jale
  • Praia Micondo
  • Pico Cao Grande

Senegal

Senegal is another interesting country that many tourists don’t go to, so that’s exciting for me, who like to explore new places!

  • Dakar
  • Saint-Louis
  • Lake Retba

Seychelles

  • Anse Royale
  • Mahe
  • La Digue
  • Praslin
  • Silhouette Islands
  • Victoria

Sierra Leone

I would love to visit here and see what it’s really like to experience Sierra Leone!

  • Freetown
  • Makeni
  • Kabala
  • Waterloo

Somalia

  • Mogadishu
  • Berbera
  • Garowee

South Africa

I have dreamt of going to South Africa for a long time, and hopefully I will do it next year!

  • Durban
  • Table Mountain
  • Johannesburg
  • Boulders Beach

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Sudan

  • Nubian Pyramids

Swaziland

  • Hlane Royal National park 
  • Lobamba Village
  • Mantenga
  • Shewula Mountain Camp

Tanzania

One of my dream destinations in Africa!

  • Arusha
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Ngorongoro
  • Mafia Islands
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Pemba Island
  • Serengeti
  • Zanzibar

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Togo

  • Lome
  • Togo Lake
  • Mud Tower
  • Le Ramatou Beach

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Tunisia

Have you been to Tunisia or are you from Tunisia? Share your best tips.

  • Djerba
  • El Djem
  • Douz
  • Tataouine
  • Tamerza
  • Tabarka
  • Sousse

Uganda

Uganda is a dream destination for me. To see the gorillas and learn more about the culture, and meet the people of Uganda. They seem so friendly. If you have more tips on places to visit in Uganda, please share!

  • Bwindis
  • Entebbe
  • Kampala
  • Kibale
  • Lake Victoria
  • Murchison Falls
  • Rwenzori Mountains
  • Ssese Islands
  • Zhiwa Rhino Sanctuary

Zambia

Ever since I saw a photo of a lion cub from Zambia, I’ve had Zambia on my bucket list.

  • Lusaka
  • Livingstone
  • Kariba Lake
  • Kazungula
  • Mukuni
  • Slavonga

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Zimbabwe

  • Maria Pools
  • Harare
  • Nyanga
  • Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi

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Do you want to invite me to your home or show me around your city?

I would be happy to meet locals wherever I go in Africa, and there’s no better guide than a local sharing his/her insider tips about food places, things to do, culture and so on.

So, don’t be shy, me and my girlfriend Christine are quite humble! I promise to bring Swedish cookies or some other Swedish gift.

You can read more about me and my life as a full-time traveller here

I want to experience the local life of Africa

I love to travel locally as much as possible. Sure I’m a tourist, but I travel to learn about other cultures, and meet other people. I love to speak with people from other countries that I visit. The best experience according to me is to stay with a local family and eat dinner with them, and just talk about whatever comes to mind.

Do you have a hotel or guesthouse in Africa?

If you have a hotel or guesthouse in Africa, feel free to invite me. I often work with hotels, mostly luxury hotels, but I would be happy to write about your place as well if I visit.


This is my African bucket list so far, and I hope to add things after getting more tips and reading more about Africa. It seems such diverse and interesting as a continent and countrywise too.

Not only the beautiful nature and the animals, but also the people. The culture and food seems fascinating, and I can’t wait to experience Africa like a local!