Infographic - Heritage Sites in Africa

24 JULY 2015, NAIROBI, KENYA
Summary
The fact that Africa is full of amazing destinations with scenic views is undisputable, the number of UNESCO-designated heritage sites present on the continent is testament to the fact that the continent is indeed one to be thoroughly discovered in the spirit of adventure.

The fact that Africa is full of amazing destinations with scenic views is undisputable, the number of UNESCO-designated heritage sites present on the continent is testament to the fact that the continent is indeed one to be thoroughly discovered in the spirit of adventure. Incredible sights, historic monuments that hold so much relic, the amazing wildlife conservatories are distinguished in hopes that they be properly preserved. Although over a 100 heritage sites are UNESCO-designated, several hundreds are also on the tentative lists to be officially designated as well. Jovago.com brings to your attention the heritage sites present in the bountiful continent of Africa!

Most Famous Heritage Sites in Africa

Though not completely exhaustive, this map shows the some famous heritage sites and Jovago hotels present in the states. Tunisia, one of the countries with the most heritage sites has over a hundred hotels registered on the Jovago inventory to cater to the needs of tourists and adventurers who seek to discover the Kerkuane Punic Town and Medina of Kairouan amongst others. Kenya, home to five heritage sites boasts of over a thousand hotels on the Jovago inventory. Nigeria often regarded to as the giant of Africa though with two heritage sites has about eight thousand hotels on the Jovago inventory! Impressive!

Top 6 African Countries with Heritage Sites

Ethiopia and Morocco are home to the most heritage sites and with several other sites on the tentative lists. They are closely followed by Tunisia and South Africa. Egypt comes in fifth place with seven UNESCO-recognised heritage sites.

Shared Heritage Sites between 2 States

Some heritage sites are so vast that they span across the borders of up to three countries. The Maloti-Drakensberg Park is shared by Lesotho and South Africa, the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve is shared by Ivory Coast and Guinea, the Stone Circles of Senegambia are shared by Gambia and Senegal and the famous Victoria Falls is shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia!

Indeed, Africa’s beauty and amazing sites cannot be limited to these recognised heritage sites but they sure are a great way to start the journey to exploring the continent!

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Jovago.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as investors. Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 booking portal, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services. Jovago.com has over 20,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.

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Africa Internet Group, the leading internet platform in Africa, promotes sustainable online growth that benefits both businesses and consumers. Firmly rooted in Africa’s startup ecosystem, the group provides easy-to-use services and smart solutions across the African internet sector. AIG is invested in furthering regional entrepreneurship and innovation through a passion for Africa, its culture and its people. AIG is the parent group of ten successful and fast-growing companies in more than 30 African countries. Its network of companies includes Carmudi, Easy Taxi, Everjobs, hellofood, Jovago, Jumia, Kaymu, Lamudi, Vendito and Zando.

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Jumia aims at creating a connected digital Africa to improve people’s lives on the continent, thanks to the Internet. Therefore, Jumia’s mission is to connect African consumers and entrepreneurs to do better business together. Founded in 2012, with a presence in 23 African countries, the group has MTN, Rocket Internet, Millicom, Orange & Axa as investors. Jumia has been creating a sustainable ecosystem of digital services and infrastructures through online and mobile marketplaces and classifieds to expand your horizons.