Morocco, Mauritius, Egypt and Kenya are amongst the top ten list of the best countries in Africa. Africa is a beautiful continent and rich in minerals. The African soil it’s not like any other soil but it’s unique in it’s own way and produces best in the world.
We’ve gathered the top ten popular countries in Africa based on their tourist rating and shockingly so Nigerian is no where to be found. Below are the countries listed in order:
Tourism in South Africa account for more than 1.5 million jobs, $30.5 billion in revenue and roughly 16.85 million tourists arriving in South Africa every year.
That should give a sense why South Africa has become the powerhouse of tourism in Africa.
Egypt is by far one of the most visited country in Africa—owing to its historical records, background and values which has contributed immensely to the ever-growing tourism sector.
Over 11.34 million tourists spent around 121 nights in 2018, with each tourist spending well over $100 per night.
Majority of tourist arrivals are from Europe, Asia, Arab, Germany and United Kingdom.
Without any doubt, Morocco is the third most visited country in Africa—behind their Northern neighbor, Egypt.
The government of Morocco is leaving no stone unturned in the tourist sector—hence, the prioritization of tourism sector is top-notch, as it is seen as a major tool to foster rapid growth and development
Apart from being hugely expensive, it is time consuming as well. Being able fly back-and-forth directly to these two countries will definitely add a massive boost to the growth and development of Morocco’s economy through tourism.
Tanzania’s tourism sector saw a spike in arrivals which rose from 1.33 million in 2017 to 1.49 million in 2018—thanks to increase in international arrivals from Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Americas, Middle East and Africa.
Although visitors hailing from Europe still accounts for the largest arrivals in recent years.
The Mauritians statistics office claimed that tourist arrivals is expected to rise to more than 1,425,000 before the last quarter of 2019.
In 2018, well over 1.34 million tourists were attracted to the island nation. The number is expected to rise even farther due to steadily increase of visitors.
Last year, South Africa made 8.4 percent of the total inbound international markets.
Travel & Tourism has so far contributed over 1.1 million jobs to the Kenyan economy. Tourism being the second-largest source of revenue generation behind agriculture.
It account for 8.8 percent to Kenya’s GDP in 2018. In that year, the largest inbound international markets were as follows:
- United States – 11 percent
- United Kingdom – 9 percent
- India – 6 percent
- China – 4 percent
- Germany – 4 percent
Ethiopia’s tourism growth surpass the global average rate of 3.9 percent and the African average of 5.6 percent.
Nearly 2.2 million jobs can rightly be attributed to the boom in tourism—adding $7.4 billion to the country’s economy.
Tunisia’s tourism sector is getting back a breath of fresh air after a damaging effect caused by terror attacks on museum and a beach resort in 2015, where sixty people—mostly tourists, lost their lives.
Travel and Tourism sector suffered the greatest blow over that incidents.
However, things has since returned to normal owing to a much more improvement in security.
Because of this, international tourists from Europe and Algeria are returning to the country, translating to more arrivals and revenues.
Amidst economic slowdown hindering the country of a stable financial growth—thanks to the tourism sector which has spring surprises over the past few years.
Zimbabwe’s Tourism Authority has stressed the need for investment in the sector
Tourist destinations in Uganda are gaining huge traction from international visitors around the world.
Uganda’s government has recently launched a campaign on tourism with the sole aim of attracting millions of tourists in few years to come.
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