Best Countries to Visit in Africa

5 Best Countries to Visit in Africa

With my shortlist of countries to visit in Africa, I will guide you to many places you definitely would consider when making that travel decision. Africa has a lot to offer travelers more than you can wish for in your journey.

Travelers looking for an experience, adventure, and the best nature has to offer can get that memorable trip of a lifetime in traveling Africa. 

There are countless sites not to mention the kindness of the local people, food, and music. Whatever your reason might be, traveling to Africa guarantees an experience like no other. Here you are countries that travelers can have the best lifetime experience base on my personal experience and also many travelers I interviewed during my trips to these places. Let go straight to the top 10 best African vacations I recommend for your next trip. 

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

No.5 Best country to Visit in Africa

Tanzania

Tanzania has listed in my best countries its many tourism-related lists.

Tanzania has a population of 56 million people and the capital is called Dodoma. Dodoma, officially Dodoma City, is the national capital of Tanzania and the capital of Dodoma Region, with a population of 410,956. Tanzania was formed as a sovereign state in 1964 through the union of the separate states of Tanganyika and Zanzibar 

Its beach destination like Zanzibar and Pemba are among the best beach world. Tanzania Serengeti National Park is often considered the best safari destination in Africa since it witnesses a mass wildebeest migration from surrounding parks. Mount Kilimanjaro is the African continent’s highest peak at 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) is located in Tanzania. 

Arusha National Park. Tanzania

Top 7 tourist places to visit in Tanzania 

1. Arusha National Park

2. Mount Meru

3. Ngorongoro Conservation Area

4. Stone Town

5. Mikumi National Park

6. Lake Natron

7. Lake Manyara National Park

No.4 Best country to Visit in Africa

Ghana

Ghana is a country with a lot of History.  Ghana was the first sub-Sahara Africa country to have gain independence from the British colonial. Ghana was under British rule until 1957 when Osagyifo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah leads the country to gain independence.  Before independence, Ghana was known as the Gold coast due to the country’s rich land with abundant gold deposits. Today, the gold resources made Ghana the economic power of West Africa. The colonial architecture is still prominent with iconic castles and forts on the coast of the country.

The people of Ghana are very welcome people with the popular greeting, “Akuaba” means welcome.  Ghana is the most peaceful country in Africa.

The country also has a rich culture with the ancient Ashanti Kingdom. Ghana has rainforests, lakes, mountains, and sandy beaches.

Elmina Castle, Central Region. Ghana. 

Top 7 tourist places to visit in Ghana 

1. Elmina Castle

2. National Museum of Ghana

3. Labadi Beach

4. Artists Alliance Gallery

5. Kakum National Park

6. Cape Coast Castle

7. Jamestown

No.3 Best country to Visit in Africa

Ethiopia

On the 3rd of the list is Ethiopia. Many African destinations are becoming more and more interested in tourists, Ethiopia is one place still many tourists are yet to identify.  Its landscape has elements of both quietness and adventure.

Once you visit Ethiopia, you will see why I put on my list as one of the best African countries for your vacation.

Ethiopia there is an active volcano call Erta Ale, which is among the few left in the world right now. Witnessing the boiling lava spurt out of its crater is an experience I believe you will always remember. Besides the active volcano Erta Ale, the country offers a journey in history through monolithic churches, ancient obelisks, and Lake Tana that sources the Blue Nile.

Bete Giyorgis church in Lalibela, Ethiopia. 

Top 7 tourist places to visit in Ethiopia 

1. Bete Giyorgis church

2. Harar

3. The Blue Nile Falls

4. Babile Elephant Sanctuary

5. Danakil Depression

6. The Blue Nile Falls

7. Gondar

No.2 Best country to Visit in Africa

South Africa

South Africa is perhaps the most extraordinary African destination because some location of it is just developed as western countries. Yet, the country has everything you would you will hope to see from many African countries.

Nature is unparalleled thanks to iconic natural wonders like Table Mountain, the wildlife in Kruger National Park many conservationists considered it as the richest in the continent. South Africa also has major cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg that are the most cosmopolitan in Africa, there other towns and cities that are very rural within the south Africa cosmopolitan cities rural. Overall, the country is a must-visit destination for so many reasons.

Camps bay near Cape Town. South Africa

Top 7 tourist places to visit in South Africa 

1. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

2. Blyde River Canyon

3. Cape Winelands

4. Addo Elephant National Park

5. Camps Bay

6. Drakensberg

7. Garden Route

No.1 Best country to Visit in Africa

Egypt

Egypt is one of the countries in Africa with its significance in the history of civilization There are many historic places to visit in Egypt. Traditionally, Egyptian culture is rooted in the formation of civilization, and the history of this Africa country still visible to those who want to know more about our evolution. Egypt’s coastline along the Red Sea is one of the country’s destinations for travelers.

There are many things that draw travelers to Egypt, the pyramids is the most people are aware but millions of visitors every year also visit Nile River valley kingdoms. From the Ptolemaic port at Alexandria to the spectacular temples at Abu Simbel, the Nile River has been a hub of civilization for over 4000 years. You can visit the heart of ancient Egypt. There places like the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Valley of the Kings that are wonderful places to make your experience even more memorable.

Depend on which countries you come from but most countries in the world either has visa on arrival or visa-free to Egypt.  

pyramids of Giza. Egypt  

Top 7 tourist places to visit in Egypt 

1. Pyramids of Giza.

2. Luxor’s Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings.  

3. Islamic Cairo.

4. Aswan.

5. Feluccas on the Nile at Aswan.

6. Abu Simbel. Egyptian Museum.

7. White Desert.