Traveling to Africa is supposed to be a glorious adventure filled with discovery and great memories. Being a female traveler, however, means that you’re constantly worried about your safety. This makes many women very anxious about traveling in Africa, especially with the recent stats on unsafe travel spots. With this in mind, here are some of the safest African countries for women travelers.
This is one of the safest African countries for women to travel to. This is in part because of its stable economy, friendly people and clearly outlined laws. It is also quite easy to travel around and explore. Botswana is a beautiful country where you can expect to find diverse wildlife on game drives and sunset river cruises.
Namibia is a desert country with mountains of red and orange sand dunes visible everywhere. It has a small population which makes it one of the safest African countries for women travelers. You can take a stargazing road trip across the country, as well as adrenaline junkie activities like quad biking and skydiving.
Arguably the safest country in Africa, Rwanda is a haven for women travelers. The land-locked country is known for its culture, friendly people and beautifully lush landscapes. It is also home to the last remaining endangered mountain gorillas, so you’ll definitely have a great time.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, then Zambia should definitely be your next travel destination. Get your blood pumping faster by going white water rafting along the rapidly rushing waters of the Zambezi River. You can start at the Victoria Falls and also explore the vast wilderness.
A list of the safest African countries for women would not be complete without mentioning Ethiopia. The country boasts of a culture rich environment, full of numerous historical sites to explore. You’ll also get to experience the fantastic coffee and hopefully get to take part in the elaborate brewing ceremony.
NOTE: Petty crime does exist in these places, so be sure to exercise vigilance and take care of your belongings. In addition, be sure to listen to and follow the advice of local authorities on what to do in any area.