The Wanderlust Wonderlist: World Heritage Sites in Africa (As Seen By The Community)

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In line with the recent additions to the list of the World Heritage Sites, today’s wonderlist is dedicated to the various World Heritage Sites in Africa that have been captured by some of our community members. Prepare yourselves!

Credits: xjimmyleungx

Kilimanjaro National Park

Location: Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Date of Inscription: 1987

“At 5,895 m, Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa. This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah. The mountain is encircled by mountain forest. Numerous mammals, many of them endangered species, live in the park.”

Credits: duva & neels

Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela

Location: Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Date of Inscription: 1978

“The 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century ‘New Jerusalem’ are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of pilgrimage and devotion.”

Credits: tveden & xaviru

Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

Location: Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Date of Inscription: 1989

“These are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away.”

Stay tuned for more upcoming wonderlists about the World Heritage Sites! In the meantime, you can read more about them in the official UNESCO World Heritage Committee website.

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written by geegraphy on 2013-07-16 #places #locations #location #africa #lomography #wanderlust-wonderlist #world-heritage-sites

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One Comment

  1. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    This series on World Heritage Sites seen in lomos should get more attention! Very informative and visually stimulating. www.lomography.com/magazine/tags/377118-world-heritage-sites (Wish my bank account would get stimulated too so I can travel to these places!)

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