World’s Greatest Places 2018
Time Magazine has released their list of the World’ Greatest Places for 2018, and these African attractions have made the list. Can you guess which ones made the list?
How places were chosen:
Time magazine did an exhaustive search to determine this list. Editors and correspondents around the world as well as dozens of industry experts were consulted. They were tasked with nominating beautiful places across a variety of categories—such as museums, parks, bars, restaurants, theme parks, cruises and hotels. The nominations were then evaluated based on a few key factors, such as quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence. In the end, there are 100 entries spanning six continents and 48 countries. Here are the African places that made the list.
African places that made the list of World’s Greatest Places 2018:
- Zeitz MOCAA: Cape Town, South Africa
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) is the world’s largest museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, featuring approximately 70,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and a rooftop sculpture garden.
- Thread: Sinthian, Senegal
Thread is a residency program and cultural center that allows local and international artists to live and work in Sinthian, a rural village in Tambacounda, the southeastern region of Senegal. It houses two artists’ dwellings, as well as ample indoor and outdoor studio space.
- Al-Qarawiyyin Library: Fez, Morocco
This 14th century library that grew from a 9th century mosque and university, is one of the world’s oldest libraries.
- Giraffe Manor: Nairobi, Kenya
Guests can wake up to the local herd of Rothschilds giraffes that roam the land.
- Marriott Mena House: Cairo, Egypt
This hotel overlooks a Wonder of the World: the Great Pyramid of Giza.
- Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Guests of this lodge can go on daily treks to encounter gorillas.
- Time + Tide King Lewanika Lodge: Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia
it is Zambia’s most exclusive camp and the only permanent camp in the national park. It has Incredible opportunities for wildlife and landscape photography.
- Shipwreck Lodge: Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia
Skeleton Coast is one of Namibia’s most beautiful national parks.
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