To help put our travellers minds at ease, Rustic Africa Safaris has collated the top 5 safest African travel destinations and taken the time to answer some of your frequently asked questions, regarding travel to the second largest continent in the world!

Travelling anywhere abroad can come with it’s risks. However, contrary to common misconceptions about travel safety to the continent of Africa, a wide number of African countries are incredibly safe to travel to.

Which Countries in Africa are Not Safe to Visit?

In Africa, there are some countries which are simply unsafe to travel to. This is typically due to high levels of corruptions, crime, conflicts and terrorism.

Libya (Terrorism)
South Sudan (Armed Conflict)
Somalia (Terrorism and Piracy)
Mali (Terrorism and Kidnapping)
Central African Republic (Crime)

What is the Safest Country in Africa 2021?

Rwanda performs best with a ranking at 16th according to’s global crime rankings 2021. Nevertheless, there are a number of safe countries in Africa for tourists to travel to. Rustic Africa Safaris presents various safe African travel destinations to consider below.

Top 5 Safest Countries in Africa


Following a troubling history in the mid 1990’s, Rwanda has worked tirelessly at bringing its country together to create a more stable and cohesive society. In 2017, Rwanda was listed as the 9th safest country

When visiting Rwanda, there is a wealth of natural beauty to discover along with exceptionally warm and welcoming locals.

Rustic Africa Safaris operates a choice of Gorilla trekking holidays in Rwanda.


Due to having a politically stable government, Botswana is considered to be one of the safest countries in Africa. There are low levels of corruption and strong public and health services.

Botswana has a plethora of wildlife to discover such as the African golden cat and the African bush elephant.


As a developed nation with good infrastructure, Namibia has an extremely low crime rate along with a small population, making it one of the safest destinations in Africa.
With rolling red landscapes and the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia is also home to the Etosha National Park.


Kenya, a popular safaris destination with Rustic Africa Safaris clients, is another safe African country to visit. With English considered to be the second language in Kenya, the country boasts a wealth of wildlife and strong infrastructure, including well developed roads.

The health care in Kenya is both well organised and equipped, with only isolated minimal political discourse occurring in recent memory.

Take a look at our latest Kenya safari tour packages.


Home to the cosmopolitan city of Port Louis, Mauritius is one of the safest countries in Africa to visit. When visiting Mauritius, tourists can take advantage of the sweeping sandy beaches along with the infamous Botanical Gardens.

Book your African Adventure with Rustic Africa Safaris Today

Rustic Africa Safaris specialise in Safari packages in a number of popular Eastern Africa destinations. From Kilimanjaro treks to Rwanda Gorilla trekking packages, experience an adventure of a lifetime with our specialist tour operators.

To plan your next adventure, get in touch with us online.

Published On: July 13th, 2021 / Categories: Latest News /

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