30 Top Emerging Travel Destinations for 2020- Rwanda, Namibia, Ethiopia on List

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Many travel destinations have been recommended for 2020 for different reasons offering the best of the tourist experiences. Travel Lemming lists 30 of the top emerging travel destinations around the and  Africa list Rwanda, Namibia and Ethiopia on the list.

4. Rwanda

Judges’ Choice Award – #1 in Africa

Rwanda’s tourism scene is most famous for the opportunity to come face-to-face with the world’s most enrapturing creature on one of its spectacular mountain gorilla treks. But Rwanda’s conservation success story is about more than just gorillas: Akagera National Park offers the chance to see the Big Five on a more traditional safari, while Volcanoes National Park invites you to explore its fire-spewing namesakes. And with the World Economic Forum recently naming it the safest country in Africa and RwandAir slated to open direct flights from JFK to Kigali, 2020 is the best year yet to travel to Rwanda.

When to Visit: Mid-December to early February; June to September

Top Attractions: Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe National Park, Ethnographic Museum, Kigali Genocide Memorial

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13. Namibia

If you’re looking to get away from the crowds in 2020 and experience nature like you’ve never seen, then put Namibia at the top of your list of where to travel. You’ll be mesmerized by the million-year-old Sossusvlei dunes, an otherworldly landscape unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You’ll fall in love with Fish Canyon, a trench so deep and impressive that it draws comparisons to its more famous American cousin. Thrill-seekers will love sky-diving across the unique landscapes near Swakopmund. Oh, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a traditional African safari – but without the throngs of safari vans crowding your way. Raw. Real. And ready for tourists. Namibia is the future of adventure tourism.

When to Visit: July to October

Top Attractions: Etosha National Park, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park

30. Ethiopia

The birthplace of mankind is opening its arms to visitors. Ethiopia has been quietly improving its tourist infrastructure of late, and may be finally poised to make a run as a top place to travel in East Africa. Though not a traditional safari destination, Ethiopia offers an extraordinary range of wildlife and bird-watching across its incredible array of landscapes. Plus, it’s home to 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the remarkable Lalibela cave churches. Culturally and geographically diverse, Ethiopia is the perfect place to travel in 2020 for those who dare to be different. 

When to Visit: October to June

Top Attractions: Simien Mountains National Park, Blue Nile Falls, Lake Tana, Erta Ale

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