We know that due to the size of Africa, you are not going to be able to do everything in one visit. But, we also know that there are things that you can do and see in certain parts of Africa that do not get the attention they deserve from travelers. There are some beautiful sites that are less known about, and so people don’t tend to have them on their bucket list.
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Eye Of Africa
The eye of Africa is in the Sahara Desert. The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world and the third largest desert overall. People do not often make the trip to see the Eye of Africa due to the intense weather. However, if you can make this trip, then you certainly should.
The Eye of Africa is a blue circle in the Sahara that has since been a landmark for astronauts. There are a few theories about how this came about, but the most prominent one is that there was molten rock under the earth that was pushed upwards when Pangaea was ripped apart by tectonic plates. These molten rocks did not come all the way up which created a dome of rock layers. Then, about 100 million years ago, the eye erupted, and erosion finished the job to make it what it is today.
This was not actually discovered until humans started being sent into space. It certainly sounds like something you don’t want to miss, especially if you are interested in geology.
The River Niger is the longest and the largest river in West Africa. This is where Nigeria got its name from. The river is around 2,600 miles long and begins in the Highlands Of Guinea and goes through Mali, Niger and then through Nigeria. Eventually, it empties into the Gulf of Guinea after it passes through the Niger Delta. You can go and see this river if you are interested in this kind of thing. While you won’t be able to see the whole thing, it is certainly something worth seeing, particularly if you are a geography buff.
However, before you can do this, you need to make sure that you have all the documentation you need to enter Nigeria. Do not forget to get a visa and make sure your passport is up to date. If you have booked a last minute trip to Nigeria, then you are going to need to look into getting an expedited travel visa. This will cost you extra but should hopefully mean that you will be able to go on your last minute trip to this beautiful country.
If you visit Mauritius, you can see something known as the underwater waterfall. Mauritius is an island off the coast of Africa, and its waters give the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwest tip. Even though it looks real, it is an illusion, but it is the most mysterious natural phenomenon in the world.
To be able to see this beautiful site, you will need to book a helicopter tour. There is no other way to see the full glory of these waters and trust us when we say, you don’t want to miss this.
We hope that you find this article useful and will considering adding these 3 things In Africa that people always miss to your African Bucket List. Have you ever been to any of these 3 thing in Africa before? If so, tell us all about it or other bucket list adventures you have had in Africa that people always miss in the comments below!
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