List of World Heritage Sites in Africa

This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa. St Helena although being remote from Africa is included in this list as Africa is its closest continental neighbour.


Flag of Algeria Algeria

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

Flag of Benin Benin

  • Royal Palaces of Abomey

Flag of Botswana Botswana

  • Tsodilo

Flag of Cameroon Cameroon

  • Dja Faunal Reserve

Flag of Central African Republic Central African Republic

  • Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park

Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire

  • Comoé National Park
  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve (shared with Guinea)
  • Taï National Park

Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Flag of Egypt Egypt

  • Abu Mena
  • Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
  • Islamic Cairo
  • Memphis and its Necropolis
  • Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
  • Saint Catherine Area
  • Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)

Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia

  • Aksum
  • Fasil Ghebbi, Amhara Region near Gondar
  • The fortified historic city of Harar
  • Lower Valley of the Awash River
  • Lower Valley of the Omo
  • Rock-hewn Churches, Lalibela
  • Semien Mountains National Park
  • Tiya

Flag of Gabon Gabon

  • Lope-Okanda (2007)

Flag of The Gambia Gambia

  • James Island and Related Sites
  • Senegambian stone circles (shared with Senegal)

Flag of Ghana Ghana

  • Asante Traditional Buildings
  • Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions

Flag of Guinea Guinea

Flag of Kenya Kenya

  • Lake Turkana National Parks
  • Lamu Old Town
  • The Mijikenda Kaya Forests
  • Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest

Flag of Libya Libya

  • Archaeological Site of Cyrene
  • Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
  • Archaeological Site of Sabratha
  • Old Town of Ghadames
  • Rock-art Sites of Tadrart Acacus

Flag of Madagascar Madagascar

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

Flag of Malawi Malawi

  • Chongoni Rock Art Area
  • Lake Malawi National Park

Flag of Mali Mali

Flag of Mauritania Mauritania

Flag of Mauritius Mauritius

  • Aapravasi Ghat
  • Le Morne Cultural Landscape (2008) [1]

Flag of Morocco Morocco

  • Archaeological Site of Volubilis
  • Historic City of Meknes
  • Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
  • Medina of Fez
  • Medina of Marrakesh
  • Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin)
  • Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)

Flag of Mozambique Mozambique

  • Island of Mozambique

Flag of Namibia Namibia

  • Twyfelfontein (2007)

Flag of Niger Niger

  • Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves
  • W National Park

Flag of Nigeria Nigeria

  • Sukur Cultural Landscape
  • Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
  • Oba of Benin royal palace

Flag of Portugal Madeira (Portugal)

  • Laurisilva forests of Madeira

Flag of Saint Helena Saint Helena (UK)

  • Gough and Inaccessible Island

Flag of Senegal Senegal

  • Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
  • Island of Gorée
  • Island of Saint-Louis
  • Niokolo-Koba National Park
  • Senegambian stone circles (shared with Gambia)

Flag of Seychelles Seychelles

  • Aldabra Atoll
  • Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

Flag of South Africa South Africa

  • Fossil hominid sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, Klasies River Caves and environs. (The Cradle of Humankind.)
  • The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park
  • Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape (2007)
  • Robben Island
  • Drakensberg Park
  • Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
  • Vredefort Dome

Flag of Spain Canaries (Spain)

  • Garajonay National Park
  • San Cristobal de la Laguna
  • Teide National Park

Flag of Sudan Sudan

  • Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region

Flag of Tanzania Tanzania

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

Flag of Togo Togo

  • Koutammakou, Land of the Batammariba

Flag of Tunisia Tunisia

  • Amphitheatre of El Jem
  • Dougga/Thugga
  • Ichkeul National Park
  • Kairouan
  • Medina of Sousse
  • Medina of Tunis
  • Punic Town of Kerkouane and its Necropolis
  • Site of Carthage

Flag of Uganda Uganda

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Ruwenzori Mountains National Park
  • Kasubi Tombs

Flag of Zambia Zambia

Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

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

External links

All links retrieved July 24, 2018.


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