Africa UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Africa - Map
Africa - Map

This is a complete list of Africa UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Click on them for a detailed trip report. Not every site is covered yet but this will be somewhere in the future! Note that tentative sites are not included in this list. Have you visited any of the African UNESCO sites then please leave a comment on this page.

Algeria

  • Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad
  • Djémila
  • M’Zab Valley
  • Tassili n’Ajjer
  • Timgad
  • Tipasa
  • Kasbah of Algiers

Angola

  • Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo
If you are visiting Africa then make sure to read also:
Complete Africa Travel Guide

Benin

Botswana

  • Tsodilo
  • Okavango Delta

Burkina Faso

  • W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
  • Ruins of Loropéni
  • Ancient Ferrous Metallurgy Sites of Burkina Faso

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

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

Congo

  • Sangha Trinational

Côte d’Ivoire

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Egypt

Eritrea

  • Asmara: A Modernist African City

Ethiopia

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

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
If you are visiting Africa then make sure to read also:
Complete Africa Travel Guide

Kenya

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

Lesotho

  • Maloti-Drakensberg Park

Libya

  • Archaeological Site of Cyrene
  • Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
  • Archaeological Site of Sabratha
  • Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
  • Old Town of Ghadamès

Madagascar

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

Malawi

  • Lake Malawi National Park
  • Chongoni Rock-Art Area

Mali

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

Mauritania

  • Banc d’Arguin National Park
  • Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

Mauritius

  • Aapravasi Ghat
  • Le Morne Cultural Landscape

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