Morocco Tops the List of Africa’s Most Popular Tourist Destination

Morocco Tops the List of Africa’s Most Popular Tourist Destination

Morocco Tops the List of Africa’s Most Popular Tourist Destination

Morocco tops the list of Africa’s most popular tourist destination; here’re 10 popular tourist destinations in Africa as per the 2020 Traveler’s Choice Awards
Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.

The ‘Red City of Marrakech was described as a ‘magical place brimming with markets, gardens, palaces and mosques’.

This is according to Trip advisor, the world’s largest travel platform, which announced the winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations.

The Moroccan city of Marrakech is the most popular tourist destination in Africa and has been named among the 25 most popular destinations in the world.

This is according to Trip advisor, the world’s largest travel platform, which announced the winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations.

This year’s annual destination awards included two new categories. Trending, which recognizes destinations that saw the biggest increase in positive reviews, booking interest and searches over the last year and Emerging, the destinations still ahead of the curve that travelers are already saving to their Trips on Trip advisor, a great indicator of up and coming hotspots?

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“We know the best trips are often inspired and guided by people like you who’ve been there before. The Trending and Emerging Destination winners are based on the feedback and growing interest from travelers on Trip advisor and are therefore fantastic sources of inspiration and planning for discovering somewhere new,” said Neela Pal, VP of Brand for Trip advisor.

The ‘Red City of Marrakech which was ranked 21st overall was described as a ‘magical place brimming with markets, gardens, palaces and mosques’.

‘‘Exploring the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina can easily eat up a day,’‘reads part of the description.

Morocco and Zanzibar are the only two African countries that made it to the top 25 trending destination list that was topped by India’s Kochi (or Cochin).

Considering that here are Africa’s 10 most popular tourist destinations as per the 2020 Traveler’s Choice Awards.

Is Morocco a safe place to visit?

In truth, Morocco is a safe place to visit. There’s only really small crime there (scams and pickpockets) and you’re unlikely to be assaulted or seriously hurt as a tourist in the country. Morocco is super safe for tourists now. … Petty crime is rampant here, especially against tourists.

Prosper Onuoha
Author: Prosper Onuoha

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