Like with most countries, there are some places in Africa that are safe, while others are deemed as volatile due to a number of reasons. If you were to look at the other side of the hype and stories that say, Africa is not a safe country to travel, you’d notice that most of it are untrue. So, don’t let these false speculations deter you from experiencing one of the oldest inhabited continents in the world. Africa is also one of the most diverse countries in the world, in terms of culture, ethnic and geographic topography. Thus, if you are planning to visit Africa, then here are the top 5 safest African countries that are also the #1 global tourist hot-spots.
Kenya: To experience the wonders that Africa has to offers, Kenya is the one destination that you ought to travel. Not only are the people here warm, hospitable and friendly, but this country also offers you a picturesque view of untamed natural beauty. So, it comes as no surprise that Kenya is often called the ‘land of the original safari.’ Apart from Kenya safari tours, there are also beautiful beaches, national museums, ancient forts and colourful markets that attract tourists to this destination.
Morocco: A North African country, Morocco is one of the other safest African countries you can visit. Known for its rich culture and hospitality, Morocco beautifully blends the majestic historic past with modern extravaganza. From bustling, scintillating night-life in Casablanca to being home to the world’s oldest known university in Fez - the University of Al-Karaouine, to Africa’s highest mountain range - the High Atlas which is situated here, Morocco is an all-inclusive destination that has something to offer to all kinds of tourists.
Botswana: This is another destination known for its African wildlife safaris. Botswana is a democratic country, where most everyone speaks English. It is a major tourist hot-spot, which makes it one of the safest African countries. This place is teeming with wildlife and spectacular landscapes. Places to visit in Botswana are; the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta - largest inland delta, the Makgadikgadi Pans - world’s largest salt pans and the Kubu Island. While for safaris; the Chobe National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park is quite popular.
Seychelles: An island nation which is a part of the African continent, Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. This place is a beach lover’s paradise and is great for those who enjoy snorkelling, surfing, scuba diving and sailing. Apart from the abundance of vibrant marine life, this destination also has a great diversity of flora and fauna. Also, the Vallée de Mai National Park is another major tourist attraction in Seychelles known for its prehistoric forest.
Madagascar: Another well-governed country in Africa, Madagascar is known for its ecological diversity as most of the flora and fauna found here is not available anywhere in the world. Apart from making it to the list of the top 5 safest African countries, Madagascar also tops the best safaris in Africa list. Thus, visit this country which is a melting point of various cultures and traditions, as it offers you a chance to experience a thrilling adventure of a lifetime.
With a boost in the economy due to tourism, Africa countries are steadily making themselves be known as one of the safest countries to travel in the world. Political stability, good governance, improve security, existing cordial relationships with many countries have also played a huge role in making it one of the most visited continents in the world. Thus, don’t hesitate to visit the African continent based on hearsay or else you’ll forever rue the missed opportunity to discover this ancient land.