10 best African Countries and Destinations

Africa is one of the most amazing continents to visit in the World. There are positive vibes across the continent. Warm and welcoming people, beautiful sceneries, deep culture, and diversity are some of the things to expect. While every country has its uniqueness, there some which are leaders when it comes to best places to visit and things to see. The following is a compilation of African countries you must visit in 2019.

Top ten must-visit countries in Africa 2019


Kenya is a World leader when it comes to wildlife and things to see around the capital city (Nairobi). There is so much to do in the country. The most famous travel and tourist destinations are Nairobi, Mombasa, Naivasha, Samburu, Nakuru, and Turkana.

List of things to do and see in Kenya

  • Maasai Mara National Reserve– Wildebeest migration
  • Tsavo East and West National Parks
  • Nairobi National Park – Within Nairobi
  • Giraffe Center, Karen Blixen Museum and Bomas of Kenya
  • Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, and Lake Baringo National Parks
  • Mt. Kenya National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Aberdare National Park – Elephant Hills
  • Lake Victoria


Ethiopia is fast growing to become one of the best African travel destinations. The country is not famous for wildlife but the peoples’ culture, natural resources, and desserts are amazing. The country is located north of Kenya and the majority of People are from the Oromo community.

Top Ten Things to do in Ethiopia

  • Danakil depression in the Erta Ale
  • Lake Tana in the Amhara region
  • Simien Mountains National Park
  • The Blue Nile falls
  • Omo and Mago National Park
  • Church of St. George Lalibela
  • Fasil Ghebbi in Gondar
  • Debre Libanos monastery
  • Obelisk of Axum and Dungur
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral also called Kidist Selassie


This is the most beautiful country in Africa and Kigali (Capital city) is the cleanest city. Rwanda has grown from a painful history to become one the fastest growing economy in Africa through the leadership of H.E Paul Kagame. Regardless of its small size, Rwanda is a great travel destination.

Places to visit in Rwanda 2019

  • Lake Kivu
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Akagera National Park
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
  • Mount Bisoke in Virunga Mountains- an active volcano
  • Mount Karisimbi in Virunga mountains
  • Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera
  • Inema Arts Centre
  • Gorilla Trekking Rwanda
  • Lake Mugesera


Malawi is a small landlocked southern African county bordered by Tanzania to the north, Zambia to the west and Mozambique to the south and west side. The most famous among other things is Lake Malawi.

Top 10 places to visit in Malawi

  • Lake Malawi National Park
  • Chizumulu Island
  • Kasungu National Park
  • Liwonde National Park
  • Nyika National Park
  • Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
  • Lake Chilwa
  • Lengwe National Park
  • Majete Wildlife Reserve
  • Shire River


Have you ever dreamt of traveling onboard the best passenger train in Africa? If yes, then you need to visit Zambia. The country has the best train and bus transportation system in Africa (Bilchi’s opinion). Other sights of interest include Victoria Falls and the Zambezi bridge.

Top 10 Places to visit and things to do in Zambia

  • Victoria Falls (Border of Zambia and Zimbabwe)
  • Lake Kariba (world’s largest man-made lake and reservoir)
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Livingstone Museum
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
  • North Luangwa National Park
  • Kafue National Park
  • Lusaka National Museum
  • The Lochinvar National Park
  • Kasanka National Park


Tanzania is one of the biggest East African Country. You cannot talk about Wildlife, Culture and mountain climbing in Africa without mentioning Tanzania. The country has rich traditions and probably the best wildlife ecosystem in Africa.

Ten things to do in Tanzania

  • Climb Mt. Meru (Mt. Meru National Park)
  • Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro (Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park)
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Lake Tanganyika
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Lake Natron
  • Hike Usambara Mountains
  • Mikumi National Park in Morogoro
  • Tarangire National Park
  • TAZARA train from Dar es Salaam to Zambia


Whereas most of the action takes place in the Southern and Eastern parts of Africa, Morocco is one of the most amazing countries to visit in Northern Africa. It borders North Atlantic Ocean, Spain and Algeria. Marrakesh is the most famous destination but there are other awesome places to visit.

10 Things to see in Morocco

  • Atlas Mountains
  • Hassan 2 Mosque in Casablanca
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakesh
  • Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh
  • Saadian Tombs in Marrakesh
  • Toubkal
  • El Badi Palace in Marrakesh
  • Todgha Gorge
  • Ben Youssef Madrasa
  • Chellah Rabat
  • Mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat

South Africa

South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. It is one the biggest economy in the African Continent and it is rich with natural resources, wildlife, and heritage. There are many places to visit in South Africa in different cities and towns.

10 things to do in South Africa

  • Kruger National Park
  • Robben Island in Table Bay
  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Table Mountain National Park
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Cradle of Humankind
  • Lion’s Head Mountain
  • The Apartheid Museum


Namibia is a culturally rich country located in the Southwestern part of Africa. It borders South Atlantic to the west, South Africa to the South, Angola to the north and Botswana to the East. Namibia is famous mostly because of the Namib Desert and the Himba community in Opuo region.

Ten things to do in Namibia

  • Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Dune 45
  • Etosha National Park
  • Fish River Canyon
  • NamibRand Nature Reserve
  • Bwabwata National Park
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Cape Cross
  • Shark Island
  • Reiterdenkmal in Windhoek
  • Swakopmund Museum


If you ever go to North Africa, Egypt is one country you must visit. You don’t have to cross the desert to have an adventure as the country has a very rich history.

Top Ten Places to visit and things to do in Egypt

  • The pyramids of Giza – Giza Plateau
  • Great Sphinx of Giza
  • Abu Simbel temples
  • The Tombs of the Nobles
  • Saint Catherine’s Monastery
  • Lake Nasser
  • The Hanging Church
  • Siwa Oasis
  • Mount Sinai (Mount Horeb or Gabal Musa)
  • Valley of the Queens
  • Babylon Fortress

There are many other awesome destinations and places to visit in Africa. Get that flight, bus, train or ship ticket and go Explore Africa.