Africa conjures up images of deserts and safaris, and while this is true, there are also lush landscapes and even very historical places to see in this continent. Travelers have much to explore here, and they may start with these top ten attractions that will introduce them to the beauty of the African nations. Maasia Mara National Reserve, Kenya This connects also to the Serengeti National Park, creating a huge safari destination that allows visitors to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Beyond seeing the wonderful herds and the native plant species, tourists can also take a hot-air balloon ride like no other, offering them also a view of the spectacular animals from above. Victoria Falls, Zambia This wonderful attraction has a local name that translates to “The Smoke That Thunders”, which is an attempt to explain the force of the water rushing down the waterfalls.