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    Africa Is A Dream Destination For Nature Lovers — Here Are 14 Countries That Are Especially Worth Exploring

    We asked experts for their starter recommendations — and they delivered.

    Home to 54 countries, the continent of Africa has everything an avid traveler could ask for.

    Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

    And despite travel looking very different right now, I think I speak for many of us when I say that I can wait until we're able to safely travel and go on vacations abroad again. Until then, let's get into Future Planning Mode, shall we?

    To help avid nature lovers figure out their next African destination, I spoke to two experts.

    Here are some of their top recommendations for nature lovers:

    And as a reminder, all these destinations can be enjoyed even more if you spent some time in the neighboring cities beforehand. As Nabongo says, "People miss so much by relegating Africa to nature only. There's so much culture, cuisine, and city vibes that people miss out on by not spending time in the cities."

    1. Senegal

    2. Tanzania

    View of snow-capped Mount Kiliminjaro with white clouds surrounding the peak.

    3. South Africa

    View from a safari car of a Rhino stalling the dusty trail ahead.

    4. Egypt

    5. Ghana

    6. Kenya

    7. Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Two gorillas, one large and one small, sit on a leafy area of a forest.

    8. Uganda

    A group of friends white water rafting; they smile as they hurdle down a thunderous part of the river.

    9. Namibia

    Large dead trees in the desert foreground a star-speckled sky.

    10. Malawi

    11. Gabon

    12. Madagascar

    13. São Tomé and Príncipe

    A crystal clear blue beach.

    14. Mauritania

    Disclaimer: This article was written to provide travel recommendations or suggestions; however, it’s important to keep in mind your own health, community health, and exposure risk.