UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa

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There are 93 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa. Of these 93 sites, 6 are transboundary sites, 51 cultural sites, 37 natural sites, and there are 5 mixed sites.

Angola

  • Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo

Benin

  • Royal Palaces of Abomey
  • W-Arly-Pendjari Complex

Botswana

  • Okavango Delta
  • Tsodilo

Burkina Faso

  • Ruins of Loropéni
  • W-Arly-Pendjari Complex

Cabo Verde

  • Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande

Cameroon

  • Dja Faunal Reserve
  • Sangha Trinational

Central African Republic

  • Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
  • Sangha Trinational

Chad

  • Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape
  • Lakes of Ounianga

Congo

  • Sangha Trinational

Cote d’Ivoire

  • Comoé National Park
  • Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
  • Taï National Park

Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Garamba National Park
  • Kahuzi-Biega National Park
  • Okapi Wildlife Reserve
  • Salonga National Park
  • Virunga National Park

Eritrea

  • Asmara: a Modernist City of Africa

Ethiopia

  • Aksum
  • Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
  • Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
  • Konso Cultural Landscape
  • Lower Valley of the Awash
  • Lower Valley of the Omo
  • Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
  • Simien National Park
  • Tiya

Gabon

  • Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda

Gambia

  • Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites
  • Stone Circles of Senegambia

Ghana

Guinea

  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Kenya

  • Fort Jesus, Mombasa
  • Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
  • Lake Turkana National Parks
  • Lamu Old Town
  • Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
  • Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests

Lesotho

Madagascar

  • Rainforests of the Atsinanana
  • Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve

Malawi

  • Chongoni Rock-Art Area
  • Lake Malawi National Park

Mali

  • Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
  • Old Towns of Djenné
  • Timbuktu
  • Tomb of Askia

Mauritius

  • Aapravasi Ghat
  • Le Morne Cultural Landscape

Mozambique

  • Island of Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

  • Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
  • Historic Centre of Agadez
  • W-Arly-Pendjari Complex

Nigeria

  • Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
  • Sukur Cultural Landscape

Senegal

  • Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes
  • Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
  • Island of Gorée
  • Island of Saint-Louis
  • Niokolo-Koba National Park
  • Saloum Delta
  • Stone Circles of Senegambia

Seychelles

  • Aldabra Atoll
  • Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

South Africa

Togo

  • Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba

Uganda

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Rwenzori Mountains National Park
  • Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

Tanzania

  • Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Kondoa Rock-Art Sites
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area 1
  • Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Stone Town of Zanzibar

Zambia

Zimbabwe

  • Great Zimbabwe National Monument
  • Khami Ruins National Monument
  • Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
  • Matobo Hills
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls


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