What is the Safest Country in Africa to Visit?

Mauritius stands out as one of the safest countries with its low crime rate and rare violent crimes while Rwanda's capital Kigali has a lot of security but this doesn't usually increase tension for visitors.

What is the Safest Country in Africa to Visit?

Mauritius is the safest country in Africa according to the Global Peace Index (GPI). This island nation located off the southeastern coast of Africa is ranked 28th in the world and has a GPI score of 1,570. With a low crime rate and violent crime being extremely rare, Mauritius is an ideal destination for travelers looking for a safe and secure experience. Rwanda is another African country that is considered to be one of the safest in the continent.

The quiet and charming capital of Kigali is immediately apparent when you arrive, and while there is a lot of security, this doesn't usually increase tension for travelers. Safaris and gorilla hiking trips are well-managed and, for the most part, safe. Seychelles is another African island country that has a pristine coastline, stunning views and first-class all-inclusive resorts. When traveling to both Cape Verde and Seychelles, Americans should take “normal precautions”, although some areas may have a “greater risk”.

In Cape Verde, for example, sun-seekers must maintain a high level of awareness of the situation when visiting Praia, the capital island, due to crime, although all the other islands in the group are safe for foreigners. Surprisingly, countries like Angola, Rwanda and Zambia, and the lesser-known Botswana and Togo are also relatively safe. In Angola, Americans are simply advised to be careful when walking in urban areas as “crime and kidnapping” are supposed to be common. However, this does not mean that you will be harassed or victims of violence when you stay in Angola; keep in mind that several states in Mexico have issued similar travel warnings and that most visits go smoothly.

Botswana is the safest country in Africa but it's not without dangers. If safety precautions are taken, there is nothing to fear. Most visitors enjoy a seamless travel experience in The Gambia which is the smallest country in Africa. Tanzania is a perfect destination for people traveling alone in Africa because of its incredibly friendly locals.

Seychelles, an idyllic group of islands with biodiversity in the Indian Ocean, has always been considered a very safe destination for travelers. Unlike developing countries in Seychelles or South Africa or other countries in Africa that have experienced greater stability in recent years, Level 4 states are plagued by widespread poverty, low human rights scores and relentless political turmoil. Sometimes called “Africa for beginners”, Ghana is recommended for first-time visitors to Africa because it is exceptionally friendly and safe. As is the case with most cities, there is the possibility of robberies in centers such as Lusaka and Livingstone but this does not affect the vast majority of travelers and Zambia is considered to be one of the safest places to visit in Africa.

You just need to know that traveling to Africa on your own is very difficult and sometimes even impossible. As an expert traveler who has visited many African countries over the years, I can confidently say that Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Angola, Botswana, The Gambia, Tanzania and Ghana are some of the safest countries on the continent. All these nations offer travelers an unforgettable experience if they take necessary precautions. Mauritius stands out as one of the safest countries with its low crime rate and rare violent crimes. Rwanda's capital Kigali has a lot of security but this doesn't usually increase tension for visitors.

Seychelles has pristine coastline views with first-class all-inclusive resorts while Cape Verde requires sun-seekers to maintain a high level of awareness due to crime risk. Angola may have warnings about crime but most visits go smoothly while Botswana is considered to be one of the safest places with necessary safety precautions taken into account. The Gambia offers seamless travel experience while Tanzania is perfect for solo travelers due to its friendly locals. Ghana is sometimes called “Africa for beginners” because it's exceptionally friendly and safe. In conclusion, Africa can be a safe place to visit if you take necessary precautions. There are many countries on this continent that offer travelers an unforgettable experience if they know what they're doing.

Tia Szymansky
Tia Szymansky

Having Spent 8 Years Travelling, I have decided to Live in Africa for the past 2 years. Love every moment of it and sharing my best guides and tips if you plan on travelling here. Africa is always oversighted due to media and I believe with my blog, I can help revive the African Travel and Tourism Industry and invite you all here for a fantastic time :)

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