If you’re planning to visit Africa, as you should be, we’ll help you narrow down the best African countries to visit so you can plan your itinerary the right way. Here are some of the most popular places you can add to your Africa adventure list.
If you want to explore other less touristy options, you can check out what other countries in Africa are open and entry requirements below. If you are still looking for African countries to visit safely, add Lesotho to the list. Many countries in Africa are fairly safe to travel, so if you decide to visit one of these African countries in the future, you will be amazed at the variety of activities you can do there.
Whether you want to explore vibrant cities like Cape Town, Cairo and Marrakech, or wish to see the continent’s wildlife on a safari in Kenya, South Africa or Tanzania, there is always something for travellers to do.
Whether you dream of white sand beaches, cosmopolitan cities like Cape Town, visiting Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, or approaching the Big Five on a safari, Africa is sure to find a place on your travel bucket list. Whether you are visiting Africa for its stunning natural beauty, fascinating history, vibrant cities or diverse cultures, you will never be bored.
South Africa has a lot to offer, from culture to nature. Although it is much more westernized than the rest of the destinations on this list and considered by some to be not the real Africa, it is nevertheless an amazing country with a lot of amazing things that deserves to be included in this list. South Africa is also one of the few African countries where you can easily go on a malaria-free Big Five safari and a beach holiday at the same time.
Although Namibia is often overlooked by Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, Namibia and its beautiful national parks are hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Namibia is the place to go to Africa to get up close and personal with wildlife, without the crowds. Namibia has a low crime rate and few tourists encounter any problems, making it ideal for those looking for a safe travel destination in Africa.
A land of vast deserts, Namibia is renowned for epic travel, stargazing, wild safaris and adrenaline rushes from skydiving to quad biking in the adventure capital of Swakopmund. As one of Botswana’s neighbouring countries, Namibia is just as rich in wildlife and ideal for adventuring through the incredible landscapes of Africa. Namibia is another country in Africa where you can see wild animals from the Big Five.
Tunisia remains one of the most popular destinations for safari lovers looking for the Big Five. Given its more popular sisters Kenya and Tanzania, we travellers often forget this landlocked country in southern Africa.
Only in the north of the country is the stunning Ngorongoro Crater and the famous Serengeti, both places not to be missed if you want to go on a safari and see the Big Five. Of course, Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the best hiking destinations in the world. For us, the most beautiful places on the continent are Zanzibar, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, Cape Town, Fish River Canyon and the world’s largest continuous canyon.