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The Best African Countries to Visit  

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List of the best African counties to visit, as ranked by travelers from all over the world. If visiting a country in Africa has always been a dream of yours, you know that it’s important to find a destination that’s safe and tourist friendly. Africa is home to some of the most beautiful sights, from the white sand beaches of Zanzibar to the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Historical buffs and religious scholars often head towards African countries like Mali to experience some of the oldest cities first hand, such as Djenne. Many people,when they think of Africa, dream of going on a wildlife tour like the ones in Kenya and Tanzania. Morocoo is also filled with wildlife and biological reserves that any animal lover is sure to enjoy. Countries like South Africa and Ghana are perfect for the English speaking traveler who is looking to experience good food and culture.

This list is the answer to the question, “What are the best African countries for a vacation?” Whether you’re looking for a vacation filled with tours of elephants, lions, and other once-in-a-lifetime animal sights or just want to experience a new culture, with their music, food, and art, there’s an African country just for you.

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Mauritius is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best African Countries to Visit
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Tanzania is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best African Countries to Visit
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Kenya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best African Countries to Visit
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Tunisia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best African Countries to Visit
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