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10 Most Safest Countries In Africa (Global Peace Index)

Africa offers a plethora of beautiful and safe destinations for travelers. Safety can vary depending on various factors including political stability, crime rates, and natural hazards. 

Here are 10 destinations across Africa that have historically been considered safe for travelers 

  1. Tanzania


This East African country is famous for the Serengeti National Park, where travelers can witness the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras. Other attractions include the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, the exotic island of Zanzibar, and the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural amphitheater teeming with wildlife.

  1. Mauritius


Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius offers not only beautiful beaches but also lush forests, waterfalls, and cultural diversity. Visitors can enjoy water sports, hiking, exploring botanical gardens, and sampling the island's unique cuisine influenced by Indian, African, Chinese, and French flavors.

  1. Botswana



Renowned for its exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities, Botswana boasts some of Africa's most pristine wilderness areas. Visitors can embark on safaris to see the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) and witness the annual zebra migration in the Makgadikgadi Pans.

  1. Seychelles


This archipelago is a paradise for beach lovers, offering crystal-clear waters perfect for snorkeling, diving, and swimming. Visitors can explore nature reserves, hike through lush forests, and indulge in fresh seafood.

  1. Namibia


Known for its dramatic landscapes, Namibia is a destination for adventure seekers. Highlights include the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the eerie Skeleton Coast, and the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park. Visitors can also experience cultural encounters with indigenous tribes such as the Himba and San people.

  1. Rwanda


Despite its tragic history, Rwanda has made remarkable progress in recent years and is now considered one of Africa's safest destinations. Travelers can trek through the misty forests of Volcanoes National Park to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, or visit Akagera National Park for a traditional safari experience.

  1. Ghana

With its vibrant culture and welcoming locals, Ghana offers a diverse array of experiences. Visitors can explore historic forts and slave trade sites along the coast, attend colorful festivals, visit bustling markets, and relax on palm-fringed beaches.

  1. Zambia


Home to the legendary Victoria Falls, Zambia offers adrenaline-pumping activities such as bungee jumping, white-water rafting, and microlight flights over the falls. Visitors can also go on safari in South Luangwa National Park, known for its abundant wildlife and walking safaris.

  1. Kenya

Renowned for its Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa. Visitors can witness the annual wildebeest migration, spot diverse bird species in Lake Nakuru National Park, and relax on the pristine beaches of the Kenyan coast.

  1. Seychelles

Comprising 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is renowned for its turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and vibrant marine life. It's a safe destination for beach lovers and honeymooners, offering luxury resorts, water sports, and opportunities for eco-tourism.


These destinations offer a wide range of experiences, from thrilling wildlife encounters to relaxing beach getaways, all within relatively safe environments for travelers. However, it's always wise to exercise caution and stay informed about local conditions when traveling in any foreign country.



choosing a country to visit within africa can be quite confusing even for africans especially considering the fact that every place has something unique to offer however for most the thought of visiting african alone really comes with one of the most searched questions on google is africa safe sorry to break it to you but africa isn't actually what the rest of the world think it is it is one of the safest places you can be purely based on the global peace index of 2021 here are the 10 most safest countries in africa oh afro number 10 the gambia hello and welcome to gambia africa tourism in the republic of gambia is booming and it is easy to understand why the gambia is known for its hospitality sunny beaches and diverse wildlife we call them bold patterns because if they are scared they turn themselves into a boat inexpensive safari tours give travelers a unique opportunity to observe wild animals in their natural habitats the world-renowned go-to beach is the perfect place to chill you got to visit gambia to have a true taste of african hospitality etodo etodo that means what's your name it the only threat here is mostly pickpocketing which is a thing you'll find in almost every other part of the world so common size will save you a lot of trouble number nine liberia liberia offers travelers the chance to experience west africa's vibrant culture first hand the bustling capital city of monrovia is home to dozens of markets where artisans sell their finest handcrafted wares and the liberian national museum provides insight into the history of africa's oldest republic surfers from all around the world flocked to liberia's palm tree line beaches to catch the perfect wave surfing here is a great deal visiting liberia can be a safe and a memorable experience there are always rakes traveling to any other part of the world and liberia can't be left out but thus the librarian authorities have done a lot to maintain law and order in the country number eight namibia [Music] namibia is probably the safest african country you can live in right now but you got to use common sense people in namibia are very friendly to all races and tourists here are always welcome the country is rather very peaceful namibia is for the most part a safe country to visit the fact that namibia makes the lease as a safe country for expats never makes it a crime free country the capital city suffers from crime every once in a while so mind your peace there's and don't go flashing your volleyballs in public and you'll be fine number seven senegal [Music] synagogue is well known for being one of the safest countries in west africa from relatively low levels of crime and disease to a population renowned for being generous hosts senegal tends to be a safe hazel-free travel destination aikon's country is for the most part safer than most african countries and while visitors especially female solo travellers should take the necessary precautions when they're traveling alone visiting this country alone shouldn't present any big problems the locals are very friendly and robberies and violent crime against tourists here is pretty uncommon number six madagascar [Music] madagascar was made popular by the animated film of the same name i like to move it move it i like to move and move it yeah i like to but the country is more than just an animated movie as the biggest island in the indian ocean madagascar is famous for its unique wildlife and biodiversity with breathtaking views of nature white sun beaches stunning rainforest and delicious local food this port offers an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience you'll be overwhelmed by the kindness and friendliness of the malagasy people while most people who do visit the place have a trouble free trip madagascar isn't completely safe as the disney film madagascar will make you think yes it is a perfect holiday sport this place is paradise absolutely and yes the food here is amazing [Music] but it's highly recommended you only travel the island with a tough company or hire a guide to take you around number five tanzania welcome to tanzania tanzania is the hot spot for african safari at the moment beating south africa to a pub the country offers the most diverse experiences in africa from safaris in the serengeti to treks in the kilimanjaro mountains just to mention a few tanzania has it all and traveling to the country has been made simple due to policy initiatives by the government when it comes to safety tanzania is generally considered safe the country has had over 2 million tourists visiting the country in 2019 alone that was before krona took over and tourists have reported no crime at all number four siralian as per the government of uk most trips to sierra leone are relatively risk-free however there have been few instances of tories being robbed of course the chances of that happening to you is at 0.001 percent if you visit the country for the first time avoid walking after 10 pm and ensure you're always traveling in groups traveling with a local is an added safety measure number three rwanda and i'm dan and today we are in rwanda it's one of the safest destinations in africa i know you're tired of hearing me say this over and over again but that's the truth particularly for solo travelers rwanda is a perfect country crime in rwanda is very low sometimes visitors experience petty crimes you do not do things in rwanda you wouldn't do back at your home country common sense attitude will save you from multitude of problems number two swaziland [Music] swaziland has a very low population and very very safe it has just close to 2 million people the people here are very friendly and welcoming if you're looking for the perfect place to stay summerfield botanical garden or modern inn is a place these are places you'll be embraced by the natural beauty of swaziland there are many sports that give you the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere culture and the positive vibes of the country men beware it's easy to fall in love with is what's in a girls number one ghana so ghada was literally one of the best trips i've ever taken in my entire life and i just felt so at peace in ghana ghana is currently number 44 on the global peace index this is a huge indicator of how safe the country is and how modern and forward-looking the country is if it is your first ever trip to africa i would suggest you visit ghana first to get an experience of how great african cities and societies function they say ghana is africa for beginners and that is true once you have visited ghana it will serve the precedent of what you can expect when you visit other african countries get your common sense ready because you might need it in a crowd or kumasi thank you which african country would you love to visit i mean really love to visit leave us a comment down there i'm your host murphy and i'll catch you in the next video peace i'm your host murphy as usual i'm your host murphy and i'll 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