(Relaxnews) - There are a handful of iconic places in the world that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. They have always had a particular draw, attracting waves of visitors every year. They have inspired novels, poems, songs and films, and become icons. Relaxnews has compiled a playlist of music that is quintessential to each of these iconic destinations.
Get ready to see the contrast between the frenetic pace of Nairobi and the jaw-dropping natural wonder of the Victoria Falls. Herds of elephants, giraffes and rhinos might be crossing the road. Open your senses to the golden sunlight, the spicy curries and the warm reception from locals along the way.
When leaving Nairobi, you come across the Ngorongoro Crater, where you can spot rhinos, elephants and zebras. Driving to the Serengeti plains, you will see the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro. In this area you can stop and sample the spicy seafood curries while enjoying the sunset and views of the coastline along the way. The drive will then take you to Mikumi National Park, famous for its lions, gnu and buffalo. When driving to Lilongwe city, the capital of Malawi, your senses will be assaulted by the aroma of coffee. Before arriving at Victoria Falls you will also come across the Great Zimbabwe Ruins (some of the most significant in Africa), the markets of the city of Bulawayo and the Matobo National Park.
As you journey from Nairobi to Victoria Falls enjoy the rich and varied sounds from around, and inspired by, the continent, songs from artists ranging from Shakira to Stella Mwangi and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
01. Ladysmith Black Mambazo - "Mbube" (1998)
This male choral group from South Africa first came to fame after featuring on the Paul Simon album 'Gracelands' and since then have won three Grammy Awards.
02. Stella Mwangi - "Haba Haba" (2011)
This track from Norwegian-Kenyan singer-songwriter was Norway's entry at the 2011 Eurovision song contest. The song mixes modern lyrics with an Afro-fusion influence.
03. Mo'Cheddah - "Ko Ma Roll" (2010)
Nigerian-born Mo'Cheddah won best Brand New Act at the 2010 MTV Music Africa Awards.
04. Freshlyground - "Fire is Low" (2010)
South African Afro-Fusion band Freshlyground capture the romance of a night in Africa with this track.
05. Zebra & Giraffe - "Black Crow" (2009)
Zebra & Giraffe won the best "Alternative Act" at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards.
06. Amani - "By Beyond" (2006)
Kenyan artist Amani released her debut album in 2006 and since then has worked with artists including R.Kelly.
07. Lucky Dube - "Remember Me" (1989)
Lucky Dube (1964-2007) was at one point South Africa's biggest selling Reggae artist.
08. Shakira - "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (2010)
"Waka Waka" was the official song for the 2010 Football World Cup held in South Africa.
09. Didier Awadi, (Positive Black Soul) - "Quitte le Pouvoir" (2005)
Didier Awadi was honored with the Best Album'award at the 2011 MOAMAs (Afrotainment Museke Awards). The title of this political French-language track can be translated as "Give up the power".
10. Fally Ipupa - "Sexy Dance" (2010)
This track from the Democratic Republic of Congo born Fally Ipupa was voted the "most popular track of the year' at the 2010 MOMAs.
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