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List of UNESCO’s World Heritage in Africa

 

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Below is a full list of world heritage of UNESCO in the continent of Africa. Sorted by country. To see all African countries, please follow Countryaah official site.

Tanzania

  • Ngorongoro Nature Reserve (1979)
  • Serengeti National Park (1981)
  • Kilwa Kisiwani’s and Songo Mnara’s Ruins (1981)
  • Selou’s Wildlife Sanctuary (1982)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park (1987)
  • Zanzibar Stone Town (2000)
  • Rock paintings in the Condo District (2006)

Chad

  • Lakes of Ounianga; 18 lakes in a lake system including salt lakes in the Ennedi desert area in the northern part of the country (2012)
  • The Ennedi mountain massif in eastern Chad. There are a large number of unique sand and sandstone formations in the area (2016)

Tunisia

  • Medinan in Tunis (1979)
  • Ruins of Carthage (1979)
  • Amphitheater of El-Djem (1979)
  • Ichkeul National Park (1980)
  • Ruins of Kerkwan and its cemetery (1985, 1986)
  • Medinan in Sousse (1988)
  • Medinan in Cairo (1988)
  • Ruins after the city of Thugga (1997)

Uganda

  • Bwindi National Park (1994)
  • Ruwenzori Mountains National Park (1994)
  • Tomb of Kings in the Buganda Empire (2001)

Zambia

  • The Victoria Falls (together with Zimbabwe) (1989)

Zimbabwe

  • Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Reserves (1984)
  • Ruins of Greater Zimbabwe (1986)
  • Ruins of Khami (1986)
  • Victoria Falls (together with Zambia) (1989)
  • Matopokullarna with Cave Bambata (2003)

Nigeria

  • Cultural landscape in Sukur (1999)
  • Osun’s sacred forest at Oshogbo (2005)

Senegal

  • Goréeön (1978)
  • Niokolo Koba National Park (1981)
  • Djoudj Bird Sanctuary (1981)
  • Saint Louis Island (2000, 2007)
  • Four groups with a total of 93 circles of processed stones along the Gambia River (along with Gambia) (2006)
  • Saloumdeltat at the outlet of the River Saloum and two other rivers in the Atlantic. Findings have been made in the area by kitchens, channel construction and fish
    catching facilities (2011)
  • Bassari’s cultural landscape (Bassari-Salémata, Bedik-Bandafassi and Fula-Dindéfello areas) in the southeastern part of the country (2012)

Seychelles

  • Aldabraöarna (1982)
  • Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve (1983)

Mozambique

  • The Fortified City of Mozambique (1991)

Mauritius

  • Aapravasi Ghat reception station in Port Louis (2006)
  • Mount Morne, symbol of the slaves’ freedom struggle (2008)

Mauritania

  • Banc d’Arguin National Park (1989)
  • The cities of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichit and Oualata (1996)

Morocco

  • Medinan in Fès (1981)
  • Medinan in Marrakech (1985)
  • The settlement environment in Aït-Ben-Haddou (1987)
  • Historic city of Meknès (1996)
  • Ruins in Volubilis (1997, 2008)
  • Medinan in Tétouan (1997)
  • Medinan in Essaouira (2001)
  • City of electricity -Jadida (2004)
  • Rabat, modern capital with historical heritage from the 12th century (2012)

Mali

  • Old Town of Djenné (1988)
  • City of Timbuktu (1988)
  • Bandagara Plateau (1989)
  • Tomb Monument in Askia (2004)

Malawi

  • Malawi Lake National Park (1984)
  • Rock paintings in Chongoni’s forest reserve (2006)

Madagascar

  • Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve (1990)
  • Ambohimanga Mountain (2001)
  • Atsinanana Rainforests, comprising six national parks (2007)

Libya

  • Leptis Magnas Archaeological Site (1982)
  • Sabratha’s Archaeological Site (1982)
  • Cyrene Archaeological Site (1982)
  • Rock Carving Room in Tadrart Acacus (1985)
  • Ghadami’s Old Town (1986)

Lesotho

  • Maloti – Drakensberg Park, natural area consisting of uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in South Africa (World Heritage 2000) and Sehlathebe National Park in the Maloti Mountains in Lesotho (2013)

Congo

  • Virunga National Park (1979)
  • Garamba National Park (1980)
  • Kahuzi-Biega National Park (1980)
  • Salonga National Park (1984)
  • Okapir Reserve in Ituriskogen (1996)

Congo (Brazzaville)

  • Sangha Trinational, three adjacent national parks in tropical rainforest with rich flora and fauna, including endangered gorillas and chimpanzees (along with Cameroon and Central African Republic) (2012)

Kenya

  • Mount Kenya National Park (1997, 2013)
  • Sibiloi and Central Island National Parks (1997, 2001)
  • Old Town of Lamu (2001)
  • Mijikenda Kaya forests with archaeological finds from buildings etc. (2008)
  • The Fort Jesus defense facility, built 1593-96 by Portuguese to protect the port of Mombasa (2011)
  • Three-lake system (Bogoria, Nakuru and Elementaita) in the Kenyan part of the East African rift system (2011)
  • Thimlich Ohinga, remains of stone buildings on Lake Victoria in western Kenya (2018)

Algeria

  • Ruined city of Beni Hammad (1980)
  • M’zabdalen (1982)
  • The Roman ruins of Djemila (1982)
  • Tipasa ‘s archaeological area (1982)
  • The Roman ruined city of Timgad (1982)
  • Cave paintings at Tassili n’Ajjer (1982)
  • Old City of Algiers (1992)

Cape Verde

  • The city of Cidade Velha on the island of Santiago (2009)

Guinea

  • Mount Nimba Nature Reserve (along with Ivory Coast) (1981, 1982)

Ghana

  • Castles and defense facilities in Accra (1979)
  • Traditional buildings in Ashanti (1980)

Gambia

  • James Island (2003)
  • Four groups with a total of 93 circles of processed stones along the Gambia River (together with Senegal) (2006)

Gabon

  • Lopé – Okanda ecosystems and ancient cultural landscapes (2007)

Ethiopia

  • Simenbergen National Park (1978)
  • The Rock Churches in Lalibela (1978)
  • Fasil Ghebbi and Gonder Monuments (1979)
  • Lower Awash Valley (1980)
  • Relief Carved Tombs in Tiya (1980)
  • Aksum’s Renovation Area (1980)
  • Lower Omodalen Valley (1980)
  • The Fortified City of Harer (2006)
  • Consos Cultural Landscape with paved terraced cultivations (2011)

Eritrea

  • Asmera’s Modernist Architecture (2017)

Ivory Coast

  • Mount Nimba Nature Reserve (together with Guinea) (1981, 1982)
  • Taï National Park (1982)
  • Komoé National Park (1983)
  • The city ​​of Grand Bassam (the country’s first capital) with characteristic colonial architecture (2012)

Niger

  • Aïr-Ténéré Nature Reserve (1991)
  • National Parks “W”, Arly and Pendjari (together with Benin and Burkina Faso) (1996, 2017)
  • The historic center of Agadez from the 1400’s and 1500’s, formerly an important hub for caravan trails and trade (2013))

Namibia

  • Rock carvings in Twyfelfontein, Kunene region (2007)
  • The Namib Desert on the coast of western Namibia, with spectacular dunes formed by wind and water (2013)

Sudan

  • Gebel Barkal and other archaeological remains in Napata (2003)
  • Archaeological sites from the 500’s BC to around 330 AD in the Meroe area east of the Nile (2011)
  • The marine national parks Sanganeb and Mukkawar and the Gulf of Dungon (2016)

South Africa

  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park (1999)
  • Robben Island (1999)
  • Hominid fossil areas in Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Kromdraai and surroundings (1999, 2005)
  • Maloti-Drakensberg Park, natural area consisting of uKhahlambra-Drakensberg Park in South Africa and Sehlathebe National Park in the Malo Mountains 2000, 2013)
  • Mapungubwe’s cultural landscape (2003)
  • Cape Floral Region consisting of eight protected areas in the Cape Province (2004)
  • Impact crater Vredefort Dome, also called Vredefort Ring (2005)
  • Richtersveld, mountainous cultural landscape in northwestern South Africa (2007)
  • Khomani San people’s cultural landscape Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (2017)
  • Makhonjwa Mountains in Northeast South Africa (2018)

Egypt

  • Memphis with its tombs and pyramids (1979)
  • Thebe with its tombs (1979)
  • The Nubian monuments between Abu Simbel and File (1979)
  • Islamic Cairo (1979)
  • The early Christian remains of Abu Mena (1979)
  • The Katrina monastery on the Sinai Peninsula (2002)
  • Wadi Al-Hitan (valley with valfossil) (2005)

Central African Republic

  • Manovo-Gounda-Saint-Floris National Park (1988)
  • Sangha Trinational, three adjacent national parks in tropical rainforest with rich flora and fauna, among others. endangered gorillas and chimpanzees (along with Congo-Brazzaville and Cameroon) (2012)

Burkina Faso

  • Ruins in Loropéni, at least 1,000 years old (2009)
  • National parks “W”, Arly and Pendjari (together with Benin and Niger) (2017)
  • Five sites with remains from an ancient iron production (2019)

Botswana

  • The rock paintings in Tsodilo (2001)
  • The marsh landscape in the Okavango river delta. The area has a unique wildlife with cheetahs, stubborn rhinos and lace rhinos (2014)

Benin

  • Royal Palace in Abomey (1985, 2007)
  • National Parks “W”, Arly and Pendjari (together with Niger and Burkina Faso) (2017)

Angola

  • M’banza-Congo, Capital of the Kingdom (2017)

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