Choosing a country to visit within Africa can be quite confusing, especially considering every place has something unique to offer. However, the thought of visiting Africa rarely comes to fruition, and in most cases, it is because one can get easily intimidated by an alien land. The issue is further exacerbated when a handful of the countries in the continent also report some of the highest crime rates in the world, which also affects the image of the safer countries in the continent.
Well, that is not to say that all of Africa is plagued with crime. Most of Africa isn’t, and this list will dispel the myth entirely as we release the safest countries in Africa that one can visit and experience Africa in its finest country.
On the 2022 Global Peace Index, Namibia is ranked as the 65th most peaceful and safest country to visit in the world. The country is one of the least populated nations in the world and is also one of the most politically stable nations in Africa. The infrastructure of Namibia is generally solid, and the travel and tourism sector is well established.
Nevertheless, crime is a minor problem in Windhoek City with nonviolent petty crime making up the majority of the issue. When one decides to travel to Namibia, one can engage in a variety of activities, some of which include biking, birding, watching safaris, skydiving, then quad biking. The best time to visit Namibia is from July to October when the temperatures are just above 20 degrees Celsius and the chance of rain is low.
Senegal, which is situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast, is well known throughout Africa and the world for its warm hospitality and rigorous security. The great mosque of TBA, lake Reba, and the African Renaissance Monument are among the best spots to travel in Senegal without being concerned about crime
Due to its stunning beauty, interesting history, and distinctive culture, Rwanda, a member of the East Africa community is the best site to visit in central slash East Africa. Although Rwanda’s tourist sector is still expanding, it should be highlighted that the country is now extremely stable and concerned with national security as a result of the Rwandan genocide. Rwanda is famous for being home to mountain gorillas and is famous for Gorilla Trek with its ban on plastic bags and strict laws against littering the environment.
It is also a good country that is regarded as the cleanest in Africa. Although Rwanda is open all year round, the ideal months to visit are between June and September when the weather is dry.
Madagascar is the world’s fifth-largest island situated in the Indian Ocean on the coast of Southern Africa. Due to the beautiful fauna and flora present on the island, which is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the country is one of the best locations for a vacation in Africa, and also one of the safer tourist destinations to visit. It features numerous stunning beaches, baobab trees, and enthralling scenery. All travelers are guaranteed both safety and the warm welcome of the natives in Madagascar, which is renowned for its excellent security
Zambia is known as the heart of Africa and is a highly peaceful nation. Visitors are welcomed warmly by the inhabitants, and the political stability of the nation is also good. You can travel to the country at any time of the year and take in the diverse wildlife, gorgeous scenery, cultural richness, and outdoor activities that are available there.
The country boasts a thriving tourism business and is among the top safari destinations in all of Africa according to the 2022 Global Peace Index and Traveler recommendations. Tanzania is the most secure country in East Africa to go on Safari Holiday. The country is a relatively safe destination and the Lonely Planet states that while solo travelers may be a slight curiosity in rural regions, especially solo female travelers, there are no particular difficulties with traveling alone.
According to Travel Safe Abroad, the country is generally safe to travel in. Although care is advised, especially in popular tourist destinations like Ausa City, a stone town, Zanzibar, and Esam City.
Tourism in the Republic of The Gambia is booming, and it’s easy to understand why. The Gambia is known for its hospitality, sunny beaches, and diverse wildlife. Inexpensive safari tours give travelers a unique opportunity to observe leopards, monkeys, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, and rare birds in their natural habitats. And wild renowned Go To Beach is the perfect place to unwind after a long day spent exploring Bonjour, the Gambia capital city. Fishing, boating, and horseback riding are all popular beach activities in The Gambia.
Tourists who travel to Botswana are unlikely to encounter any crime because it is one of the few nations in Africa without it. The Okavango Delta, Chubb National Park, and the Zebra Migration, which takes place from December to March, are just a few of the many tourist destinations in Botswana that are safe and secure. With numerous safaris available to take you on various excursions throughout the nation, particularly in the wilderness, Botswana’s tourist business is well established. Only in Botswana will you find nature at its prime, in a rich cultural past that makes the country a desirable and secure travel destination.
Ghana is pretty much located in the center of the world map. Although Ghana does not host too many of the other attractions that its African counterpart countries host like Safaris, Wildlife Eco Tours, and more, it does have a lot in the way of cultural heritage that dates back to the 18th century. The capital city Accra has negligible instances of crime reported and the city is always bustling with locals and tourists alike. There are a few attractions that one can indulge in. Ghana, surfing on the beaches of Accra, discovering Jamestown, and Cape Coast castles, and visiting a few national parks here. And there are a few of the activities that make Ghana a great visit.
According to the current GPI ranking, Mauritius is the safest country in Africa and the 28th safest country in the world. Mauritius is a cosmopolitan tourist paradise with beaches and lagoons, coral diving, water activities, the seven-coloured earth of Shamirol, and beautiful forests full of wildlife. The overall crime rate in Mauritius is quite low and the crimes that do occur are mostly nonviolent, such as petty theft. Mauritius offers a wonderful combination of cultures, friendly people, varied cuisine, and a diverse ethnic community. There are activities for all types of travelers in this natural wonderland. Honeymooners often enjoy sunbathing on the beach or going out on the town in the evening.
I hope now that you know some countries in Africa are safe to visit, this will change your persception about the African continent being a crime zone and open you up to so many other useful resources about the African continent.