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Kunene Region, Namibia

Twyfelfontein

Ancient artists in the middle of nowhere.
Luderitz, Namibia

Shark Island

This deceptively beautiful island was once home to a German concentration camp and known as "Death Island."
Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Quiver Tree Forest

A rare cluster of alien-like plants grows along a dusty highway.
Namibia

Tropic of Capricorn Crossing

Road signs in Namibia mark the location of one of the five major circles of latitude.
Namibia

Welwitschia

Bizarre living fossil only grows in a small chunk of the Namib Desert.
Namibia

Hoba Meteorite near Grootfontein, Namibia

Largest Known Meteorite on Earth.
Namibia

Dead Vlei

This "dead marsh" sits among the largest sand dunes in the world, a forest frozen in time.
Namibia

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

The remains of diamond fever taken over by the desert.
Xangongo, Angola

War Remnants of 'Operation Protea'

The abandoned tanks along this highway are all that remain of a deadly conflict.
Luanda, Angola

The Iron Palace

Did Gustav Eiffel design this enigmatic metal building?
Osogbo, Nigeria

Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

The last remaining site of Yoruba worship of the fertility goddess.
Benin

La Porte du Non-Retour (The Door of No Return)

A monument to the more than one million enslaved Africans deported from the port of Ouidah.
Ouidah, Benin

The Temple of Pythons

Dozens of snakes are housed and worshipped within the walls of this Vodun temple.
Cotonou, Benin

Ganvie Lake Village

Africa's Venice on stilts.
Lome, Togo

Akodessewa Fetish Market

The Voodoo Superstore of the world.
Larabanga, Ghana

Larabanga Mosque

The first mosque in Ghana is known as the "Mecca of West Africa."
Accra, Ghana

Ga-Adangbe Caskets - Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop

The clever workshop that has been designing some of the most unusual coffins imaginable.
Accra, Ghana

Black Star Square

An enormous public square and parade ground built to celebrate Ghana's independence.
West Gonja, Ghana

Mole National Park

At Ghana's largest wildlife refuge you feel like you're right in the animals' backyard.
Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast Castle

Where thousands of slaves passed through the "Door of No Return."
Paga, Ghana

Sacred Crocodile Ponds of Paga

The souls of the dead have made these Ghanese crocodiles shockingly docile.
Assin South, Ghana

Kakum Canopy Walk

This series of rope-style bridges brings visitors into a jungle layer that is usually reserved for birds and monkeys.