All you can need to Know to travel to Africa

Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent in the world. With about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles), including the adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth’s total surface and 20% of its land area. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Isthmus and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and several archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognized sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.

From the savannahs of Kenya or Tanzania, to the paradisiacal beaches of Gambia and Mozambique or the forests where gorillas live in the Great Lakes, Africa is a continent that in 2018 stole the heart of more than 67 million tourists. 

The African continent is the second region, after Asia-Pacific, where the number of visitors is growing the most. The expectations of tourists who want to travel to Africa continues to increase so African leaders have increased their commitment to improve connectivity, promote travel facilities and strengthen the security of the traveler who wants to visit Africa.

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Where to Travel in Africa?

Africa is one of the most stunning continents in the whole world. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll be spoilt for choice.  The best African countries to visit are of course subjective.

Any African adventure is bound to be an incredible experience. The continent is home to the most amazing wildlife and natural beauties in the world. If you are fortunate enough to do it, you cannot pass the opportunity by. Whether it’s safari, nature or food you travel for, Africa has it all.

When Is the Best Time to Travel to Africa?

The best time to visit Africa tends to depend on wildlife – with May to October being popular months in the game-rich plains of East and Southern Africa. In the north, the desert winters are chilly and the summers hot – spring and autumn are much more pleasant. June to early September coincide with the Wildebeest Migration, and gorillas can be seen in Uganda and Rwanda all year round.  

What Vaccines Do I Need to Travel to Africa?

The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for travelers to North and West Africa: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, anthrax and meningitis .  Malaria is present in some regions of South Africa. Use mosquito repellents, netting and antimalarials if you are traveling to these areas.

What Countries Are Safe to Travel to in Africa?

With the volume of negative images and news stories we are fed through the media, it is no surprise that many tourists think they should avoid Africa. This is simply not the case. Safe places to visit in Africa are in abundance: it is a beautiful, vast, diverse continent.  Kenya, Botswana, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mauritius Islands, Madagascar, Seychelles… are some of the examples of the safest countries to visit on the African continent.