When it comes to planning a safari vacation in Africa, safety should be your number one concern. Fortunately, the continent is home to some of the safest countries in the world. According to the Global Peace Index (GPI), Mauritius is the safest country in Africa, with a score of 1,570 and ranking 28th in the world. Rwanda is undoubtedly the safest country in Africa, with its quiet and charming capital of Kigali.
Ghana is practically at the center of the world map and has negligible cases of reported crime. Sierra Leone is known for its nightlife and festivities, but has a small problem with crime. Zambia is ranked level 1 in terms of traveler safety by the United States Department of State. Equatorial Guinea is home to Monte Alen National Park, a 2000 square kilometer park with lush rainforest vegetation and animal species ranging from gorillas to elephants.
Senegal has a low crime rate and few cases of violent crime. Morocco is very diverse in terms of landscape, so the climate varies depending on the destination. Angola is home to more than 8,000 species of plants, 275 animals, 78 amphibians, 227 reptiles, 915 species of birds and more than 300 species of insects. Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Republic of Tanzania and Niger account for just over half of all malaria deaths worldwide. The Gambia is ranked 53rd on the Global Peace Index and is safe to travel to.
In general, traveling to The Gambia is safe and secure. Other secure African countries include Botswana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Senegal and Tanzania. When it comes to planning a safari vacation in Africa, these eleven countries are your best bet for a safe and secure trip: Mauritius, Rwanda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Morocco, Angola, Nigeria and The Gambia. Each country offers something unique in terms of culture and landscape - from lush rainforest vegetation to bustling nightlife - so you're sure to find something that suits your interests.