Africa is the second largest continent and the second most populated continent in the world.

It is one of the least developed continents and it contributes very less to the world economy.

The number of people with the proper internet is less than the number of people in New York.

Though, many people fail to see the natural beauty of the place. Africa has some of the most beautiful natural wonders, unparallel to anything other continents have.

The continent is blessed with diverse and amazing natural wonders.

There was a poll conducted in February 2013 where seven natural wonders of Africa were selected.

 

1. Red Sea Reef

This is for the ones who love to explore.

It is believed that we have only explored 5% of the total area occupied by sea. One of the fascinating things about the ocean is the coral reefs. You will greatly enjoy the view.

You can’t possibly miss the opportunity to dive into the ocean and enjoy the view.

 

2. Mount Kilimanjaro

It is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Every year, around 25,000 people try to climb the mountain.

This is the place for the ones who love adventure.

One can find almost every type of ecological system.

 

3. Sahara Desert

It covers 3.6 million square miles; it is as large as whole United States of America or China.

There are sand dunes as tall as 590 feet.

One can find various species of antelope, gazelle, cheetah, monitor lizards, sand vipers, wild dogs and ostrich.

It is considered as one of the harshest climates of the world.

 

4. Serengeti Migration

Serengeti National park is the oldest ecosystem on earth. It has the most diverse flora and fauna.

Nothing has changed in a million years. It is still as it was a million years ago.

One of the seven natural wonders draws a huge attraction- more than 1 million wildebeest Migration that crosses the Mara River in Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya to the Park in search of the green pastures.

 

5. Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater or “Garden and Eden” is the largest intact caldera, a cooking pot shaped collapsed volcano, in the world.

There are around 450,000 tourists attracted by it.

It has the highest density of lions in the world.

 

6. Nile river

It is one of the longest rivers in the world.

Nile crocodiles are the biggest reptile on the planet.

Egyptian culture relied solely on the Nile river for their food (fishes), water, transportation, and trade. Its source is still under disputes.

 

7. Okavango Delta

The water is so clear that you can drink it.

It has two distinct seasons – a cool, dry winter from May to September and a hot, wet summer from October to April.