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Ado Awaiye, Nigeria

Iyake Suspended Lake

Ado Awaye Mountain and the unique lake that sits near its peak are shrouded in ancient legends.
Suakin, Sudan

Suakin Island Ruins

Remains of an abandoned coral city.
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kahuzi-Biéga National Park

One of the last refuges of the endangered eastern lowland gorilla.
Sossusvlei, Namibia

Dead Vlei

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

The Raft

Hitch a boat ride to dine on stilts while watching wildlife.
Namibia

Welwitschia

Bizarre living fossil only grows in a small chunk of the Namib Desert.
Kigali, Rwanda

Kuruhimbi Milk Bar

One of the capital's last independent milk bars remains a crucial community watering hole.
Mpulungu, Zambia

Niamkolo Church

Now abandoned, this stone church was part of the missionary efforts that initiated the Christianization of Zambia.
Iqadi, South Africa

Mzinyathi Falls

This beautiful waterfall is not easy to reach, but offers a stunning view of the pristine green valley.
Lower Rabula Emmangweni, South Africa

Ntaba ka Ndoda

A monument with a complex history dedicated to one of South Africa's greatest heroes.
Howick, South Africa

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

A mesmerizing sculpture marks the site where the activist was arrested after evading capture for 17 months.
Paarl, South Africa

The Goat Tower of Fairview Cheese & Wine Farm

The original goat tower, the one that started it all.
Ehlanzeni, South Africa

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Raging waters have created a strange geological site that looks like something off of a progressive rock album cover.
Whittier, Alaska

Whittier, Alaska

This small city where almost everyone lives in the same building can only be reached via North America's longest tunnel.
Anchorage, Alaska

Worlds Largest Chocolate Waterfall

While not recognized by Guinness, this chocolate waterfall is likely to be the world's largest.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Aurora Ice Museum

Mind-blowing carvings and fantasy ice scenes grace the largest year-round ice environment in the world.
Juneau, Alaska

Treadwell Ruins

The ruins of this Alaskan gold mine form a gorgeous ghost town.
Juneau, Alaska

Shrine of Saint Thérèse

This shrine to the patron saint of Alaska sits on a small tidal island and was built from the land’s own beach stones.
Juneau, Alaska

DuPont Explosives Depot Ruins

The crumbling remains of Juneau's explosives storage site.
Homer, Alaska

Miller Comb Museum

The largest collection of ornamental hair combs on the planet.
Coldfoot, Alaska

Coldfoot Camp

The northernmost truck stop in the United States.
Newfoundland and Labrador

Iceberg Alley

Hundreds of enormous icebergs drift through this waterway every year.
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Mac the Moose

The world's largest moose statue is located (where else?) in Canada.
Ottawa, Ontario

Tin House

Now a public art piece, this curious metal feature originally advertised a tinsmith's services.