Africa is the world's 2nd largest continent, with 54 countries according to the UN. Planning a trip to Africa can be tricky if you don’t know where to go. But don’t worry! Tourism in Africa has grown, with millions of travelers who want to see vibrant cities, small rural villages, wildlife or breathtaking scenery. Morocco is one of the most visited countries in Africa by europeans because of cities like Marrakesh and Casablanca. Cairo, the capital of Egypt draws millions of tourists to see the Pyramids and other archeological treasures every year.
If you want to see wildlife, Africa is the place to be. You can find 5% of the planet’s plant and animal species only in Madagascar! Many tourists go to Africa to admire the big five: elephant, rhinoceros, cape buffalo, lion and leopard. Those and many other animals can be seen in Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, and other countries of southern and east Africa. In South Africa you’ll learn about world’s history in Johannesburg or Cape Town, one of the 3 capitals of South Africa and land of Nelson Mandela.
Traveling to Africa can be expensive, especially for the safari destinations. You can use Worldpackers to save money by exchanging work for accommodation in Africa. Make a profile and check our host list to see places to stay while you become a Savannah explorer! Some hosts offer benefits like discounts on tours, pick up, free laundry or language classes. Find the perfect host and schedule a trip by becoming a member of the Worldpackers community.