Travel to Africa can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the culture so different from our home. However, it’s also one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences available to travelers. If you’re unsure where to begin, here are the safest countries on the continent to begin with.
Rwanda was listed as the ninth-safest country in the world in 2017. The massive genocide in 1994 pulled the citizens together and led to one of the biggest turnarounds of any country in history, with a huge focus on security. There’s no place safer in Africa.
The island nation of Mauritius is a popular getaway for beach lovers and extraordinarily safe. The multicultural locale boasts one of Africa’s wealthiest cities, and spares no expense when it comes to keeping its tourists secure.
Namibia not only boasts some of the wildest safaris in Africa, but also one of the lowest crime rates. The country is politically stable, unlike some of its neighbors, and the lower population means less crime to contend with.
The biggest threat you have to worry about in Seychelles is the riptide. The beautiful swath of islands is a beloved retreat among tourists with never-ending opportunities for underwater fun. The main islands are crowded, but low in crime.
Zambia doesn’t have the nicest cities in Africa, but, as a predominately wilderness destination, there is little to worry about in terms of theft and other crimes. Getting around is easy, and the locals are extremely welcoming toward tourists.
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The Fear of Missing Out greatly affects students who study abroad. For months students look forward to the countries they will call home, whether for a semester or a year, and then after they arrive, the loneliness and separation sets in. It’s difficult to be away from family and friends for a long amount of time and studying abroad is no exception, no matter how badly a student wants to fall in love with their city.
Breweries are everywhere today and, while many craft and microbreweries specialize in particular styles of beer, few are quite as specialized as Ghent Gruut Brewery in Ghent, Belgium. Here, the current craze for hop-heavy India Pale Ales is entirely eschewed as absolutely no hops at all are used in the brewing process. Before you clamor to claim this can’t be beer at all as everyone knows the four ingredients of beer are grain, water, yeast, and hops, consider hops weren’t actually added to beer until the 13th century. Before then, all beers were flavored with herbs and spices, or gruut, as the French population of medieval Ghent called them.
For many couples, honeymoons serve as a once-in-a-lifetime luxurious trip, often fulfilling a bucket list destination or experience. South Africa is one of those places. The country offers a variety of experiences, whether you want a relaxing or adventurous honeymoon.