Thinking of Where to go this yuletide or in the coming year? Here are 15 African countries that you should consider visiting including why they are worth the visit:

  1. Tanzania

Mouth Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, towns over this beautiful country, with the Island of Zanzibar and Serengeti National Park serving as some of the inviting attractions that make Tanzania a worthy host of any holiday.

Visit for the wildebeest migration, beach holiday or hiking of a lifetime.

Entry Point: Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam

  1. Botswana

Located in Southern Africa, Botswana’s Gaborone is a modern city with a relaxed atmosphere

Visit for an amazing safari experience in the Kalahari as well as Okavango Delta safaris

Entry point: Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) near Gaborone

  1. Madagascar

Endemic wildlife; and amazing nature’s riches draw everyone’s attention to Madagascar.

Visit this island for lemurs and other unique animals.

Entry point: Ivato International Airport (TNR).

  1. Morocco

This North African country is known for its colourful markets and festivals, as well as the desert.

Visit for the desert experience or to swap turkey for tagine and wonderfully get lost in the labyrinthine souks of Marrakech shopping for treasures that will make perfect gifts for your loved ones, from delicate beaded Babouche slippers, to elaborate glass lanterns.

Point of entry: Fes Sais International Airport (FEZ) near Fes, Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) or Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA).

  1. Cameroon:
Chutes de la Lobé waterfalls

Chutes de la Lobé waterfalls

This is a French and English speaking Central Africa country with so many natural attractions

Visit for Chutes de la Lobé waterfalls

Entry Point: Yaounde (NSI)

  1. Egypt

This historic North African country is known for its ancient monument and culture. However, Egypt is fast earning a good reputation for itself as a foodie destination.

Visit for the Great Pyramids, great food and a Nile River cruise.

Entry point: Cairo International Airport (CAI)

  1. Kenya

Photo taken at Mara Bushtops in Masai Mara, Kenya by Robin Stuart.

This East African safari giant has nice weather all year round and offers amazing beach holiday experience.

Visit to enjoy your Safari experience – including the Great Migration across the Maasai Mara, and beach holiday.

Entry Point: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi

  1. Namibia

This Southern African country is best known for its dramatic landscape and timeless sense of tradition and rural appeal.

Visit for the desert landscape of the Skeleton Coast and the city of Windhoek.

Entry Point: Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) serving Windhoek

  1. Mozambique


Pristine, postcard-perfect beaches and everything that makes for a beach and leisure holiday calls you here.

Visit for some of the best beaches holiday experiences you’ll ever have.

Entry point: Maputo International Airport (MPM)

  1. Rwanda

Its capital city, Kigali, is acclaimed as one of the cleanest cities in the world, but the country’s holiday treasures are its history and the unique safari experience it affords.

Visit to see gorillas in their natural habitat;

Entry point: Kigali International Airport (KGL)

  1. Nigeria

Nigeria’s creative industry and youthful population merge to make the country the entertainment headquarter of Africa.

Visit for the colourful Calabar festival, and be thrilled by the expanding creativities in the music and movie scenes in the city of Lagos. Dance the night away at any of the slew of night clubs, visit the cinemas and entertainment hubs that dot the Island end of Lagos.

Point of entry: Murtala Muhammed International Airport (Lagos), Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (Abuja).

  1. South Africa

Nelson Mandela’s country dropped apartheid in 1994 and adopted an open society welcoming to everyone who wishes to bask in its beauty.

Visit for safaris, beach holiday, culinary and wine tasting in country and cities of the Western Cape.

Entry point: O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

  1. Uganda

It’s been about 2 decades since Dictator, Dada Idi Amin, left Uganda, but his name still rings a bell whenever Uganda is mentioned. The country is known for its laid back style and affordable holiday options.

Visit to see gorillas in their natural habitat, and have adrenaline rush at Jinga, home to various water-based activities like whitewater rafting and kayaking, as well as one of the most amazing bungee jumps in East Africa.

Entry point: Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

  1. Zambia

The Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Amazing safari experience plus the Victoria Falls and all its awesomeness come to mind when you hear the word, ZAMBIA.

Visit for safaris, Victoria Falls and the Devil’s Pool

Entry point: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN)

  1. Zimbabwe

The walls of Great Zimbabwe highlight this country’s rich history; its safari promises all the more justifies its inclusion on the holiday destinations’ map.

Visit for safaris, history, the Victoria Falls and great food.

Entry point:  Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (HRE)


If you have a better list than ours, please share with us via the comment section below…cheers!


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Michael Alvin

Michael Alvin

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Michael Alvin is a lawyer and a UNESCO certified journalist. At Afro Tourism, he blends creativity with his training in telling moving stories about his personal experience on his various trips across Africa.
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