4 best African destinations to visit in 2023, according to CNN

Have you made New Year resolutions? Is a resolution to travel around the world or to African countries part of the list?
If you answered yes to these two then here are 4 countries you can travel to in Africa. If you answered no, never mind, you can still travel to these countries.
Covid-19 affected the hospitality and tourism industry greatly due to the ban on air travels in several countries and global lockdown. However, things seem to be getting back to normal for this industry.
This is because of the eased access and conditions of traveling. The US-based news agency, CNN, released a report listing the 23 best tourist destinations for the year 2023. Out of the 23 countries 4 are African nations.
An extract from the report said “international tourism was expected to reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, with some areas recently reaching levels closer to 80% or 90% of their 2019 arrivals. And experts are cautiously optimistic about a continued travel rebound.”
CNN also noted that now would be the best time to book these trips as prices are expected to skyrocket once tourism begins to heat up.
The CNN list stated specifically why one should visit the said countries and specific locations to see if you choose to travel to any of these destinations.
Below are the 4 African destinations that made the list
Rwanda
The East African country featured on the list due to the opening of its new hotel, Sextantio Rwanda. This hotel is the first project outside Italy for Daniele Kihlgren, whose part-hotel, part-living history projects keep local tradition alive. The hotel has is a 1,000-square-mile lake, Volcanoes National Park, numerous exotic animals, and fun-activities tailor-made for a natural experience.
There is also the 4,500-square-meter Ellen DeGeneres Campus which opened in 2022 via the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Rwanda is also home to some of the most exotic wildlife in Africa.
Tanzania
The country’s wildlife and hospitality are some of the reasons why CNN chose Tanzania. The country can boast of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro; UNESCO world heritage site Serengeti National Park, and the Zanzibar Archipelago, among others. The country’s Delta Hotels by Marriott brand is making its Africa debut with the opening of its Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay property.
Egypt
This is the home of the pyramids of Giza, historic Islamic architecture, and rich blend of history and cross-continental cultures. It therefore comes as no surprise that Egypt is on the list. However, CNN added Egypt to the list because the country is expected to complete the construction of the GEM museum, the largest museum dedicated to a single civilization, costing around $1 billion and holding the entire King Tut collection.
Uganda
According to CNN, Uganda has enough places for adventures. Some of these places are the expansive shores of Lake Victoria, the snowy Rwenzori Mountains, treks through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the craters of the Virunga volcano chain, the Ugandan 1,600-kilometer unpaved 22-stage Cycling Trail, and whitewater rafting along the Victoria Nile, amongst others. The regions local cuisine is also one appreciated by guests.

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