Top 5 Countries in Africa to travel to

Africa is expansive, a melting point of cultures, people, experiences and places. There are so many places to visit and see, and choosing where to travel to can be a little overwhelming. To help you decide we have compiled a list of the top 5 countries in Africa to get you started and that are all historically pan African.

1. Ghana
Ghana was for a long time under British rule and known then as the Gold Coast. Today the gold resource has made Ghana one of the economic powerhouses of West Africa. The country has extensive ruins of the most prolific ancient empires in Africa, the Ashanti Kingdom, surrounded by rainforests, lakes, mountains and sandy beaches. Ghana has one of the largest number of repatriated Africans of the Americas and uk. A beautiful growing population of intercultural marriages makes for a great healing place of reconnection and more. Places to absolutely visit: Accra, Prampram, and Cape Coast
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2. Tanzania
Well, duh? If anyone knows me, then they would know Tanzania is my 2nd home. Immediately when you exit the plane the greetings of “Karibu” hit your ears. Tanzania has unparalleled landscape with some of the most rewarding views in Africa. It also offers rich green undeserved lands. A natural beauty, Tanzania’s iconic African plains are picturesque, peaceful, and scenic. One of the best things about Tanzania is Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, at nearly 6000 meters above sea level.
Places to absolutely visit: Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar
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3. Senegal
Senegal is one of Africa’s best kept secrets. It is home to some thought provoking slave trade history, and is the heart of wildlife in West Africa. The parks here are home to rare mangrove and baobab trees, as well rare and endangered animal species like the West Africans lions.
Places to absolutely visit: Dakar and lake Retba. Write in: eat the jollof rice
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4. Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone has everything an adventurous traveler could want; exquisite beaches, rainforest jungles, a fascinating heritage and warm welcoming people. Although the country suffered a lot during its tumultuous civil war, there has been a steady improvement in recent years.
Places to absolutely visit: River #2 & Freetown.
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5. Kenya
Kenya is a phenomenal safari destination in East Africa, with some of the best wildlife spots in Africa. Beside these parks, are pristine beaches, lush forests, historical sites, and a vibrant culture. Places to absolutely visit: Nairobi and Mombasa
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