Top 7 Destinations For Religious Tours
Team Mizormor
Mar 23, 2022

Almost every religion on the planet acknowledges the spirituality of travel. Certain places in the scriptures are given great significance for the roles they play in various belief systems, such as the holy place of Mecca, where the Prophet Muhammed was born, which Muslims must visit at least once in their lifetime, or the Vatican City, which is the seat of the Pope of the Catholic Church. All of these locations convey a feeling of spirituality and purpose that believers discover when they visit them. We’ve curated a list of our top 7 religious sites that you should put in your plans for your next trip within Africa.

Cave Churches 
Location: Mokattam mountain, south-eastern Cairo
The cave Church is located in the middle of Zabbaleen. It is the largest church not only in Egypt, but also in the Middle East. The church carved into the mountain was built in 1975 by a group of Christians who desired a place to dwell in the country after experiencing numerous tragedies and struggles in the past. Visiting the Cave churches in Egypt provides insight into the early Christians’ lifestyle and how turbulent they were.

Larabanga Mosque
Location: Larabanga, near Damongo in the Savannah Region of Ghana
The Larabanga Mosque is a Sudanese-style mosque located in the Ghanaian town of Larabanga. It is the country’s oldest mosque and one of the oldest in West Africa, and has been dubbed the “Mecca of West Africa.” Since its foundation in 1421, it has been renovated multiple times. According to local legend, an Islamic traveler had a dream in which he was told to build a mosque, and he worked tirelessly to gather all of the necessary resources and finish the mosque with foreign architecture and exotic materials. The Larabanga mosque embodies Islamic architecture, inventiveness, and presence in Ghana.

Mangal Mahadev 
Location: Ganga Talao, Mauritius
Mangal Mahadev is a 33-meter-tall (108-foot-tall) sculpture of the Hindu deity Shiva holding his Trishula (trident) near the entrance to Ganga Talao (Grand Bassin), a crater lake in the Savanne District of Mauritius.  It is the highest statue in Mauritius and is a duplicate of the Shiva monument in Sursagar Lake in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. This statue symbolizes the existence and acceptance of Hinduism in Africa. Travel to Mauritius and view the site commemorating Hinduism’s presence in Mauritius.

Poudre d’Or Church
Location: Mauritius
In Mauritius, there is a unique sight: churches built completely of stones. One of these sights is the Poudre d’Or Church, which is just breathtaking. It was erected in 1847 and is one of Mauritius’ most frequented religious attractions.

Great Mosque of Djenné
Location: Djenné, Mali
The Great Mosque of Djenné in Mali is one of the most amazing structures in the world. The mosque, which is regarded as one of the finest works of Sahelian architecture, was constructed completely of mud, making it the world’s biggest mud-brick structure. Since the 14th century, the whole town of Djenné has been constructed with mud buildings. The drying of clay bricks in an oven to harden and make them heat resistant is part of the construction process.
The bricks are stacked to form walls, which are subsequently coated with mud. The colossal edifice, one of West Africa’s most prominent Islamic institutions, features massive walls studded with wooden beams that poke through to the outside. The roof contains many holes that are covered with clay caps and function as an insulator

Church of St. George
Location: Lalibela, Ethiopia
The Ethiopian village of Lalibela is notable for its rock-hewn churches. Each one is actually carved out of stone, with a roof that is level with the ground. The churches are a tribute to Ethiopia’s old architecture’s supremacy. The Church of St. George, which stands around 12 meters tall, is the most beautiful of ancient Christian structures. It has a cross-shaped roof, three doorways, an interior covered with exquisite paintings and sculptures, and multiple arch-shaped windows.

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