10 Best Countries in Africa to Visit for First Time Visitors

Visiting Africa for the first time? We’ve covered the best 10 African countries to visit on your first trip to the motherland.

1. Ghana

Accra Ghana

Ghaha is well known as “Africa for beginners” due to its very well developed capital city, Accra. English is widely spoken and many foreigners from around the world have settled in Ghana over the last couple of years.

2. South Africa

Cape Town South Africa

South Africa is home to one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town. Check out many wonders like Table Mountain and Cape Town’s wild nightlife. Other cities like Johannesburg and Durban are other great places to visit.

3. Kenya

Nairobi Kenya

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is a fast growing city and also known as the “Silicon Valley of Africa.” Many digital nomads, especially Europeans, have moved to Kenya to start businesses and grow with the country.

4. Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopia is known for its rich coffee and beautiful women. Addis Ababa, the capital city, is located over 5,000 km above sea level and offers you a rich experience featuring scenery, food, nightlife and an authentic African experience.

5. Egypt

Cairo Egypt

Check out several wonders of the world including the world reknown pyramids and the sphinx. Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is a world class city with a rich African history dated back over 5,000 years ago.

6. Zambia

Lusaka Zambia

Zambia is a relatively safe country with a fast growing economy and plenty of career opportunities. Many expats have moved to Zambia due to its laidback vibe and cleaniness.

7. The Gambia

Banjul Gambia

After dethroning the long reining Gambian President Jamma, The Gambia should experience a revitalization and economic boom with their new president. English is widely spoken and Gambians are some of the most friendly people in West Africa.

8. Morocco

Casablanca Morocco

The muslim nation is one of the easiest countries to visit from the United States and offers world class accomoddations and nightlife in its capital city, Casablanca.

9. Senegal

Dakar Senegal

Senegal offers visitors a glipse of luxury and beauty in the most western part of Africa, Les Almaides. The Les Almaides strip is filled with restaurants, bars, clubs and of course beautiful women. Dakar has plenty of things to do or you can head out to the countryside for a more traditional African experience.

10. Nigeria

Lagos Nigeria

Although Nigeria doesn’t have the best reputation around the world, it has the largest population in Africa and offers expats a more chaotic African experience. Enjoy the many masses of people, food, culture, music and nightlife in the capital city, Lagos.

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  1. Enough with the “beautiful women” comments! Every country around the world has beautiful women. And beautiful men. Do you seriously think those comments are helpful in deciding where to visit? Also, there is still very little info on each country, I agree with Tom.