The African continent presents a tourist haven for various visitors across all corners of the world. Tourist destinations of a cultural value, a rich and diverse wildlife as well as –natural wonders are some of the views that Africa has to offer. However, it is common cause that the continent has been engulfed with social nemesis such as crime, political instability, xenophobia and the increasing threat of terrorism. Nevertheless, this does not mean that the continent does not have competitive tourist destinations which are safe and hospitable. Below are the top 5 countries with world-class hospitality rankings.
Botswana, a country situated south of the African continent is one of the safest tourist destinations in Africa and the globe at large. With a relatively stable political environment, the country is placed atop many European countries in terms of offering safe hospitality and enjoyment. Nearly 40% of its territory is taken by wildlife areas and nature parks. It is also the home of the largest population of elephants in the world. In terms of global peace index (GPI), Botswana is considered a safer tourist destination than Britain itself.
Endowed with eye-catching lagoons and beaches, the African island presents the safest tourist destination in Africa. GPI statistics have it that the country is safer for visitors than France and Greece. The crime rate in Mauritius is very low and there the only incidents that do happen tend to be petty theft. Thus, it is definitely a safe African country to travel to and definitely worth considering for your next travel plans. A visit to Mauritius means that tourists cannot have their tours interrupted by life threatening risks.
With a GPI rated 1.776, Ghana is considered the third safest country in the continent of Africa. Ghana, also known as West Africa's crown jewel, is home to stunning coastal cities, thriving metropolises, and spectacular natural scenery. On the Global Peace Index, Ghana is ranked as the 44th safest country in the world a rating that makes the West African country a tourist destination to consider without fear of losing life or valuables.
An idyllic cluster of biodiverse islands in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles has always been considered a very safe destination for travellers and one of the safest countries in Africa. There is little crime experienced by tourists, especially away from the main islands. The government is stable, and tourism is an established industry. Most people stay in beach resorts, which vastly decreases the chance of encountering any petty or serious crime. The only real risk that a visitor needs to watch out for are the riptides when swimming in the sea at the Seychelles Island.
Eswatini is also known among travellers as one of Africa's safest countries because, despite its modest size, it has a well-deserved reputation for the friendliness and kindliness of its locals Considered the gem in Africa’s vast tourism, the country of Eswatini is considered a quiet haven for its numerous calming forests and tourist attractions. Just like in any country, as long as the traveller takes the necessary precautions, they should be safe. So, it is recommended to not leave any valuables unattended.