A biodiverse ecosystem with massive annual wildlife migrations, a huge intact caldera, and important hominid fossil finds.
An area of astounding biodiversity, best known for its mountain gorilla population.
A stunning landscape of granite pinnacles in a nature reserve protecting endemic species.
Magnificent temples demonstrating the power of Ancient Egyptian civilization.
An 18th-century fortified city incorporating both African and European architectural forms.
A 700-year-old former trading port that demonstrates the cultural blending of Swahili, European, Arab and Indian influences.
A former prison; now a symbol of resistance to and, ultimately, triumph over South Africa’s apartheid system.
A spectacular nature preserve centered around Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa.
A largely intact earthen fortified village that lends insight into traditional Moroccan life.
Rock formations bearing a huge collection of petroglyphs spanning thousands of years.
A collection of more than 800(!) structures – a fortress, religious sites, houses, cemeteries and many more – dating from about 100 AD until the 18th century.
A mountain and two nature preserves, home to a wide diversity of landscapes and species.
Extensive temples and tombs that illuminate the history of ancient Egyptian civilization in architecture, art and text.
An ancient forest where Yoruba gods reside and ancient religious practices continue.
A huge nature reserve, home to many threatened species and important fossil remains.
Ruins of the heart of a great trading empire and cultural hub.
A huge richly-diverse wildlife reserve where the world’s largest animal migration takes place.
A city that combines old and new: modern town planning that incorporates traditional cultural values.
An historic port city of multiple cultural and architectural influences as a result of its importance in the slave trade.