7 Incredible Natural Wonders of Africa

Look beyond the obvious tourist stops to these lesser known gems.

We all know the tried and true travel experiences in Africa, like spotting wildlife on the plains of the Masai Mara or tasting wine in the vineyards of the Cape. But the very large continent of Africa is home to 54 countries brimming with otherworldly natural wonders and distinctive cultural experiences. Here are less expected African experiences for the traveler looking to go deeper.

Mary Holland is a freelance writer and editor, formerly with GQ and Glamour in South Africa. Follow her travels on Instagram.