List of World Heritage Sites in Africa


List of World Heritage Sites in Africa

This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in sub-Saharan Africa. Madeira, the Canaries are to be found in the list for Europe (the first two) or for Arab states. St Helena although being remote from Africa is included in this list as Africa is its closest continental neighbour.

flagicon|Algeria Algeria

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

flagicon|Benin Benin

*Royal Palaces of Abomey

flagicon|Botswana Botswana

*Tsodilo

flagicon|Cameroon Cameroon

*Dja Faunal Reserve

flagicon|CAF Central African Republic

*Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park

flagicon|Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire

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

flagicon|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

flagicon|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")

flagicon|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

flagicon|Gabon Gabon

* Lope-Okanda (2007)


=flagicon|Gambia Gambia=

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

flagicon|Ghana Ghana

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

flagicon|Guinea Guinea

*Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve (shared with Côte d'Ivoire)

flagicon|Kenya Kenya

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

flagicon|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

flagicon|Madagascar Madagascar

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

flagicon|Malawi Malawi

*Chongoni Rock Art Area
*Lake Malawi National Park

flagicon|Mali Mali

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

flagicon|Mauritania Mauritania

*Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
*Banc d'Arguin National Park

flagicon|Mauritius Mauritius

*Aapravasi Ghat
* Le Morne Cultural Landscape (2008) [http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=42986&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html]

flagicon|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)

flagicon|Mozambique Mozambique

*Island of Mozambique

flagicon|Namibia Namibia

*Twyfelfontein (2007)

flagicon|Niger Niger

*Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves
*W National Park

flagicon|Nigeria Nigeria

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

flagicon|Saint Helena Saint Helena (UK)

*Gough and Inaccessible Island

flagicon|Senegal Senegal

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

flagicon|Seychelles Seychelles

*Aldabra Atoll
*Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

flagicon|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

flagicon|Sudan Sudan

*Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region

flagicon|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

flagicon|Togo Togo

*Koutammakou, Land of the Batammariba

flagicon|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

flagicon|Uganda Uganda

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

flagicon|Zambia Zambia

*Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls (shared with Zimbabwe)

flagicon|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

ee also

*Africa

External links

* [http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31 UNESCO World Heritage Centre] - Official site
* [http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&l=en&&&mode=table&order=region List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites] - Official site
* [http://www.vrheritage.org VRheritage.org] - documentation of World Heritage Sites
* [http://worldheritage-forum.net Worldheritage-Forum] - Information and Weblog on World Heritage Issues


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