Many would argue that much of Africa’s beauty is found in the various landmarks scattered throughout its 54 countries. Without a doubt, the continent boasts some of the most spectacular sites in the world that appeal to both tourists and locals alike. To truly experience Africa means to experience the treasures and wonders that immerse one into the culture, language and untold history of the country in which they’re found. While it may be impossible to see all of the incredible landmarks Africa has to offer, it’s worth adding one or two of these culturally and historically rich beauties to your bucket list in time for your next trip to the motherland.

01Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro

Distant image of Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania 1001slide / Getty Images

Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the tallest and most popular mountains in the world. Standing at more than 19,000 feet above sea level, the "roof of Africa" easily takes the title as Africa’s highest peak, a characteristic that attracts thousands of daring trekkers from around the world who dream of scaling this enormous stratovolcano. While seeking out the pinnacle of Kilimanjaro, climbers also encounter the plants and panoramic vistas that line each of the mountain’s routes. Plan a trip from July to October when Kilimanjaro is said to experience prime weather.