If Africa isn’t on your travel agenda for 2018, perhaps it should be.
According to new figures released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization tourism to the continent Africa has been witnessing a steady increase in visitors since at least the 1990s.
There are 54 countries in Africa, so planning your vacation can be tricky if you don’t know where you want to go. Vibrant cities, small rural villages and breathtaking scenery. Africa is full of these things.
There are so many hidden gems you may never have heard of before, as well as tried and true classics you cannot miss.
Africa is a continent of adventure, it’s called the Mother Continent and it’s where it’s supposed to have been humanity began.
Africa is one of the most stunning continents in the whole world. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are many memorable options ranging from Kenya to Tanzania and South Africa. To help narrow down the choices, this article will help you to discover the best African countries to visit in 2019.
The Best African Countries to Visit On Your Next Adventure
The continent is home to the most amazing wildlife and natural beauties in the world.
Botswana is a country dedicated to environmental conservation and wildlife protection. Botswana is a high-end but low-impact tourist spot. This means you can get the safari experience without the crowds of tourists. The Chobe National Park and Central Kalahari Game Reserves are the best in Botswana. Also, the sunsets in Botswana are out of this world incredible, so make sure to bring a camera.
The Okavango Delta is a must-visit place in Botswana. This is where you can find natural beauties which remain untouched by man. Experience the cultures of the San and Hambukshu people in the Tsodilo Hills.
Botswana is less populated with tourists, so you can experience a safari in a different way. Instead of a safari drive, take a traditional mokoros canoe to see the game closer than ever before. Botswana is never crowded because the government limits the number of people allowed in the safari camps and game reserves.
There are more animals than visitors, according to Africa Travel Inc. In addition, the company says poaching is rare in Botswana, making it easier to see endangered species here than in other countries.
Kenya is a hotspot for wildlife activity as it is the main site of the Great Migration. Over 2 million zebras, wildebeest and gazelle travel from the Maasai Mara to the Serengeti. It is an incredible thing to witness, and people all around the world travel to Kenya to see it happen.
Not only is the wildlife and nature of Kenya incredible, but so are the Kenyan people. Interact with the Maasai people and learn about their ways of life or take a trip along to Loyangalani along the shores of the Jade Sea for a warm welcome from the Turkana people.
A legendary destination, Kenya will continue to be popular in 2019. Kenya is home to hundreds of tribes. The country also offers classic safaris and balmy tropical beaches.
Namibia is another country in Africa where you can spot the Big Five wild animals. Namibia’s top wildlife destination Etosha National Park is the best place to go see them.
According to African Travel Inc. it is a place of fascinating contrasts characterized by vast open spaces, magnificent wildlife and dramatic landscapes.
The world’s oldest desert, the Namib, where are some of the highest sand dunes in the world, is home to diverse animal populations that have thrived for thousands of years.
For an authentic, raw experience, make sure to visit the Okahandja craft market for some of the best handmade items you’ll ever see.
South Africa is an adventure lover’s paradise. There’s so much to do and see here, you’ll never want to leave!
Go on a road trip up to the Transkei or travel the Garden Route for stunning nature and incredible surf. Stay in the amazing Kruger National Park in a hut amongst the wildlife. Experience one of the best safari parks in the world for memories which will last a lifetime.
Tanzania is a country rich with nature reserves and natural beauty. Staying here should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list.
The people here are some of the friendliest you will ever meet. They will go above and beyond to help you out and make you feel welcome in their country.
The Serengeti National Park is one of the best safaris you can go on. Tanzania is home to the famous Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s an incredible mountain to climb. But if hiking isn’t for you, the view from the ground is breathtaking too.
Exploring Africa in depth should be something everyone aspires to do. Whether it’s safari, nature or food you travel for, Africa has it all.
So what are you waiting for? Get that visa, book the ticket and start your African adventure now!
Are you thinking about heading to Africa for a safari trip? Check out our other post for What to pack for an African Safari destinations.