25 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Africa

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To visit Africa is the epitome of every adventure travelers quest. It doesn’t speak to everyone, but for those it does, it is an overwhelming lust that has them being drawn back for more.

I speak from experience on this, having spent 4 months overland from Cape Town to Cairo with Oasis Overland in 2015.

Our trip finished and we found ourselves already thinking about a return visit and we hadn’t even left the continent. When you visit Africa it takes hold of your heart and I don’t think it ever lets go.

If you were on the fence about visiting Africa, I hope this selection of photos from our travels in Africa is enough to convince you otherwise. Or perhaps you just like good photography, either way, enjoy!

Don’t leave home without: Lonely Planet Africa (Travel Guide)

25 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Africa

(All photos are owned and created by Divergent Travelers)

1. African Penguins at Boulder Beach, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

Jackass Penguines South Africa

2. Sunset on Dune 45 in Namibia.

Dune 45 Namibia Visit Africa

3. Deadvlei, Namibia

Deadvlei Namibia Visit Africa

Read about our experience at Deadvlei: Deadvlei brings Beauty to Death in Namibia

4. Himba Woman taking a smoke bath in Namibia

Himba Woman Namibia Visit Africa

5. Night Sky over Spitzkoppe in Namibia

Spitzkoppe Night Sky Namibia Visit Africa

6. Bull Elephant during Golden Hour at Elephant Sands in Botswana

Bull Elephant Botswana Visit Africa

Read about our experience: Camping at Elephant Sands in Botswana

7. Hornbill silhouette at sunrise in Botswana

Hornbill Sunrise Botswana Visit Africa

Read about our experience: Bush Camping in the Okavango Delta

8. Victoria Falls as viewed from a Helicopter

Aerial View Victoria Falls Visit Africa

Read about our experience: Best Adventures in Victoria Falls

9. Discover the Roots of Humanity in Zimbabwe

Cave man paintings Zimbabwe Visit Africa

10. Elephants 3 in a Row at Chobe National Park, Botswana

Elephants Chobe National Park Botswana

11. Rhino Tracking in Zimbabwe

Rhino Tracking Zimbabwe

12. Smiling faces in Malawi

Malawi Children Visit Africa

13. Discover the old slave outpost of Zanzibar off the shores of Tanzania

Zanzibar Tanzania Visit Africa

Read about Zanzibar: Sustainable Tourism in Zanzibar

14. Marvel at the Tallest Mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania

15. Shy Masai girl in Arusha, Tanzania

Masai Child Arusha Tanzania

16. Lioness spotted on Safari in the Serengeti, Tanzania

Lioness Serengeti Tanzania

17. The Conflicting Patterns of Africa in Lake Nukuru National Park, Kenya

Giraffe and Zebra Lake Nukuru Kenya Visit Africa

18. Sunrise of Lake Victoria in Uganda

Sunrise Over Lake Victoria Uganda

19. Baby Gorilla in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Baby Gorilla Rwanda Visit Africa

Read about our experience: Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda: Is It Worth It?

20. Mursi Tribal Woman in Ethiopia

Mursi Tribe Ethiopia

21. Golden Waters of Lake Tana in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Lake Tana Bahir Dar Ethiopia

22. St George Rock Hewn Church at Lalibela, Ethiopia

Rock Hewn Church Lalibela Ethiopia

23. Gelada Baboons in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia

Gelada Baboon Simien Mountains Ethiopia

24. Hamer Bull Jumping Ceremony in Ethiopia

Hamer Tribe Bull Jumping Ceremony Ethiopia

25. Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Pyramids of Giza Is Egypt Safe

Two words, just go. Africa is an amazing continent and each country is so different from the others.

Just when we thought we had experienced something that couldn’t be topped, we rolled into the next country and found ourselves mesmerized once again. Africa is a magical place.

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About Lina Stock

Lina is an award-winning photographer and writer that has been exploring the world since 2001. She has traveled to 100 countries on all 7 continents. Member: SATW, NATJA, ATTA, ITWA

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5 thoughts on “25 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Africa”

  1. Sweet!! very inspiring photos! I always traveled around West Africa, Mali, Burkina, Senegal, Guinea, etc.. but my next trip will be Cairo – Cape town!! Thanks for those great pics!!!

  2. I’m glad a few photos were dedicated to my former home, Namibia. Beautiful pictures of a continent I am dying to return to!


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