25+ Safest Countries In Africa

If you are planning to travel to Africa, here are the top list of safest countries in Africa today.

Africa Continent

According to Wikipedia, Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases.

At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area.

With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population.

Africa’s population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4.

Despite a wide range of natural resources, Africa is the least wealthy continent per capita, in part due to geographic impediments, legacies of European colonization in Africa and the Cold War, predatory/neo-colonialistic activities by Western nations and China, and undemocratic rule and deleterious policies.

Despite this low concentration of wealth, recent economic expansion and the large and young population make Africa an important economic market in the broader global context.

Which Country Is The Safest Place To Visit In Africa?

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Our list compromise a full list of 20+ safest countries in Africa to live and visit anytime.

25+ Safest Countries In Africa To Visit

Safest Countries In Africa
Safest Countries In Africa To Visit

• Botswana

Botswana officially the Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa.

Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert.

It is considered to be one of the safest countries in Africa, bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the north-east.

It is connected to Zambia across the short Zambezi River border by the Kazungula Bridge.

• Namibia

Namibia officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean.

It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres (660 feet) of the Botswanan right bank of the Zambezi River separates the two countries.

Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence.

Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU) and the Commonwealth of Nations.

• Tanzania

Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region and said to be one of the safest countries in Africa.

It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands and the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.

• Seychelles

Seychelles officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelagic island country consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean at the eastern edge of the Somali Sea.

Its capital and largest city, Victoria, is 1,500 kilometres (800 nautical miles) east of mainland Africa.

Nearby island countries and territories include the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the French overseas regions of Mayotte and Réunion to the south; and Maldives and the Chagos Archipelago (administered by the United Kingdom as the British Indian Ocean Territory) to the east.

It is the least populous sovereign African country, with an estimated 2020 population of 98,462.

• Rwanda

Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley, where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge.

Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

It is highly elevated, giving it the soubriquet “land of a thousand hills”, with its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country.

The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.

Rwanda has a population of over 12.6 million living on 26,338 km2 (10,169 sq mi) of land, and is the most densely populated mainland African country; among countries larger than 10,000 km2, it is the fifth most densely populated country in the world.

One million people live in the capital and largest city Kigali.

• Zambia

Zambia officially the Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central, Southern and East Africa, although it is typically referred to as being in South-Central Africa and one of the safest country in Africa.

Its neighbours are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west.

The capital city of Zambia is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of Zambia.

The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the north, the core economic hubs of the country.

• Malawi

Malawi officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in Southeastern Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland.

It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north and northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south and southwest.

Malawi spans over 118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 19,431,566 (as of January 2021).

Malawi’s capital (and largest city) is Lilongwe. Its second-largest is Blantyre, its third-largest is Mzuzu and its fourth-largest is its former capital, Zomba.

The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name for the Chewa people who inhabit the area.

The country is one of the safest countries in Africa and nicknamed “The Warm Heart of Africa” because of the friendliness of its people.

• Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Eastern Africa. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world’s 48th largest country by area.

With a population of more than 47.6 million in the 2019 census, Kenya is the 29th most populous country in the world.

Kenya’s capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest, currently second largest city, and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa.

Kisumu City is the third-largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret.

As of 2020, Kenya is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa.

Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast.

Its geography, climate and population vary widely, ranging from cold snow-capped mountaintops (Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana on Mount Kenya) with vast surrounding forests, wildlife and fertile agricultural regions to temperate climates in western and rift valley counties and dry less fertile arid and semi-arid areas and absolute deserts (Chalbi Desert and Nyiri Desert).

• Ghana

Ghana officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa.

It spans the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east.

Ghana covers an area of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), spanning diverse biomes that range from coastal savannas to tropical rain forests.

With over 31 million people, Ghana is the second-most populous country in West Africa, after Nigeria.

The capital and largest city is Accra; other major cities are Kumasi, Tamale, and Sekondi-Takoradi.

• Nigeria

Nigeria officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. It is the most populous country in Africa.

It is geographically situated between the Sahel to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean.

It covers an area of 923,769 square kilometres (356,669 sq mi), with a population of over 211 million.

Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.

Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located.

The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in Africa.

• Morocco

Morocco officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is the northwestern most country in the Maghreb region of North Africa.

It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and has land borders with Algeria to the east, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the south.

Morocco also claims the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, and several small Spanish-controlled islands off its coast.

It spans an area of 446,300 km2 (172,300 sq mi) or 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi), with a population of roughly 37 million.

Its official and predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber; the Moroccan dialect of Arabic and French are also widely spoken.

Moroccan identity and culture is a vibrant mix of Berber, Arab, and European cultures.

• Mauritius

Mauritius officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of Madagascar.

It includes the main island (also called Mauritius), as well as Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon.

The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues, along with nearby Réunion (a French overseas department), are part of the Mascarene Islands.

The capital and largest city, Port Louis, is located in Mauritius, where most of the population is concentrated.

The country spans 2,040 square kilometres (790 sq mi) and has an exclusive economic zone covering 2.3 million square kilometres.

• Mozambique

Mozambique officially the Republic of Mozambique is a safe African country located in Southeastern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Eswatini (Swaziland) and South Africa to the southwest.

The sovereign state is separated from the Comoros, Mayotte and Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east.

• Madagascar

Madagascar previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres (250 miles) off the coast of East Africa across the Mozambique Channel.

At 592,800 square kilometres (228,900 sq mi) Madagascar is the world’s second-largest island country, after Indonesia.

The nation consists of the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world) and numerous smaller peripheral islands.

Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian subcontinent around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is endemic.

• Gambia

The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean.

The Gambia is situated on both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, the nation’s namesake, which flows through the centre of the Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

It has an area of 10,689 square kilometres (4,127 sq mi) with a population of 1,857,181 as of the April 2013 census.

Banjul is the Gambian capital and the country’s largest metropolitan area. The largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.

• Senegal

Senegal is one of the safest country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.

Senegal nearly surrounds The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal’s southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country.

Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal’s economic and political capital is Dakar.

• Libya

Libya is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest.

Libya is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 700,000 square miles (1.8 million km2), it is the fourth-largest country in Africa and the Arab world, and the 16th-largest in the world.

Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves in the world.

The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over three million of Libya’s seven million people.

• Sudan

Sudan is a safe country in Northeast Africa. It borders the countries of Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, South Sudan, and the Red Sea.

It has a population of 44.91 million people as of 2021 and occupies 1,886,068 square kilometres (728,215 square miles), making it Africa’s third-largest country by area, and the third-largest by area in the Arab League.

It was the largest country by area in Africa and the Arab League until the secession of South Sudan in 2011, since which both titles have been held by Algeria.

Its capital is Khartoum and its most populated city is Omdurman (part of metro Khartoum).

• Burundi

Burundi is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge.

It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and southeast, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Lake Tanganyika lies along its southwestern border.

The capital cities are Gitega and Bujumbura, the latter of which is the country’s largest city.

• Lesotho

Lesotho is an enclaved country surrounded entirely by South Africa. It is a mountainous country situated in the Maloti Mountains, and contains the highest mountains in Southern Africa.

Lesotho has an area of just over 30,000 km2 (11,600 sq mi) and has a population of about 2 million.

Its capital and largest city is Maseru. The official languages are Sesotho and English.

• Liberia

Liberia officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south and southwest.

It has a population of around 5 million and covers an area of 111,369 square kilometers (43,000 sq mi).

English is the official language, but over 20 indigenous languages are spoken, reflecting the country’s ethnic and cultural diversity.

The country’s capital and largest city is Monrovia.

• Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in Southeast Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the south-west, Zambia to the north, and Mozambique to the east.

The capital and largest city is Harare. The second largest city is Bulawayo. A country of roughly 15 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most common.

It was once known as the “Jewel of Africa” for its great prosperity and also one of the safest countries in Africa.

These are safest African countries that serves as a home for tourists and you can always visit them today.

The list goes on but above are the safest countries in Africa 2022/2023.

 

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