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Visiting Africa: Top Best African Vacations 2018

Top Best African Vacations 2018: According to World Economic Forum, Travel and Tourist industry contributed US$7.6 trillion to the global economy (10.2% of global GDP) and generated 292 million jobs (1 in 10 jobs on the planet) in 2016. Listed below is the top 12 most competitive tourist destinations in Africa based on the the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 (World Economic Forum).

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The T&T Competitiveness Index measures four broad factors of competitiveness. These factors are organized into subindexes, which are further divided into 14 pillars:

The Enabling Environment subindex

Business Environment

Safety and Security

Health and Hygiene

Human Resources and Labour Market

ICT Readiness

The T&T Policy and Enabling Conditions subindex

Prioritization of Travel and Tourism

International Openness

Price Competitiveness

Environmental Sustainability

The Infrastructure subindex

Air Transport Infrastructure

Ground and Port Infrastructure

Tourist Service Infrastructure

The Natural and Cultural Resources subindex

This index captures the principal the reasons to travel

Natural Resources

Cultural Resources and Business Travel

Below are the list of top 12 best destination in Africa 2018

(1) South Africa

South Africa tops the list of the best country to visit in Africa. And visiting South Africa is one of the best African trips you can ever make. This is due to global interest and demand for South Africa’s natural resources is increasing. And also they rely It continues to rely on cultural resources, strong natural resources, and a conducive business environment, characterized by minimal red tape and modest administrative burden. Five indicators that made South Africa top the list of the best African vacations from world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (46th), Ground and port infrastructure (59th), Tourist service infrastructure (59th), Natural resources (23th), Cultural resources and business travel (19th)

Overall world rank: 53

Travel and Tourism Index: 4.01

Tourist attractions in South Africa: Kruger National Park, Table Mountain National Park, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, etc.

 

(2) Mauritius

This is the second best destination in Africa in 2018 according to the ranking. Mauritius is a right attraction for vacations, pulsating experience, and a beautiful place to visit. This is because the country is rich in culture and tourist service infrastructure. Five indicators that made Mauritius second in the list of the best African vacations from world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (56th), Ground and port infrastructure (27th), Tourist service infrastructure (36th), Natural resources (102th) , Cultural resources and business travel (109th)

Overall world rank: 55

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.92

Tourist attractions in Mauritius: Seven Coloured Earths, Black River Gorges National Park, Chamarel Waterfall, Blue Penny Museum, etc.

 

(3) Morocco

This is the fourth best African holiday destination.  It is an amazing place to visit due to their world class tourist service infrastructure. Five indicators that made Morocco third in the list of the best African vacations from world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (56th), Ground and port infrastructure (27th), Tourist service infrastructure (36th), Natural resources (102th), Cultural resources and business travel (109th)

Overall world rank: 65

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.81

Tourist attractions in Morocco: Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh Medina, Hassan II Mosque, Ouzoud fall, Majorelle Garden, etc.

 

(4) Egypt

Tourist attractions in Egypt: best african vacations

Five indicators that made Egypt fourth in the list of the best African vacations from world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (59th), Ground and port infrastructure (82th), Tourist service infrastructure (93th), Natural resources (97th), Cultural resources and business travel (22th)

Overall world rank: 74

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.64

Tourist attractions in Egypt: Valley of the Kings, Giza pyramid complex, Lake Nasser, Luxor’s Karnak Temple, etc.

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(5) Kenya

Five indicators that made Kenya fifth in the list of the best African vacations from world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (72th), Ground and port infrastructure (70th), Tourist service infrastructure (95th), Natural resources (15th), Cultural resources and business travel (77th). From the indicators, Kenya is a country rich in natural resources.

Overall world rank: 80

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.59

Tourist attractions in Kenya: Lake Victoria, Nairobi National Park, Buffalo Springs National Reserves, etc.

 

(6) Namibia

Five indicators that was used for Namibia by world economic forum for the world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (58th), Ground and port infrastructure (66th), Tourist service infrastructure (73th), Natural resources (40th), Cultural resources and business travel (127th)

Overall world rank: 82

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.59

Tourist attractions in in Namibia: Etosha National Park, Fish River Canyon, Twyfelfontein, etc.

 

(7) Cape Verde

Five indicators that was used for Cape Verde by world economic forum for the world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (43th), Ground and port infrastructure (76th), Tourist service infrastructure (52th), Natural resources (127th), Cultural resources and business travel (134th)

Overall world rank: 83

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.55

Tourist attractions in Cape Verde: Pico Do Fogo, Tarrafal Camp, Farol de D. Maria Pia, etc.

 

(8) Botswana

Five indicators that was used for Botswana by world economic forum for the world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (87th), Ground and port infrastructure (89th), Tourist service infrastructure (84th), Natural resources (50th), Cultural resources and business travel (109th)

Overall world rank: 85

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.52

Tourist attractions in Botswana: Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Elephant Sands, etc.

 

(9) Tunisia

Five indicators that was used for Tunisia by world economic forum for the world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (56th), Ground and port infrastructure (27th), Tourist service infrastructure (36th), Natural resources (102th), Cultural resources and business travel (106th)

Overall world rank: 87

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.50

Tourist attractions in Tunisia: Port El Kantaoui, Bardo National Museum, Djerba Explore Park, etc.

 

(10) Tanzania

Five indicators that was used for Tanzania by world economic forum for the world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (106th), Ground and port infrastructure (102th), Tourist service infrastructure (103th), Natural resources (8th), Cultural resources and business travel (86th)

Overall world rank: 91

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.45

Tourist attractions in Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro, Pemba Island, Serengenti National Park, Ngorongoro conservation, etc.

 

(11) Rwanda

Five indicators that was used for Rwanda by world economic forum for the world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (114th), Ground and port infrastructure (56th), Tourist service infrastructure (123th), Natural resources (78th), Cultural resources and business travel (115th)

Overall world rank: 97

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.36

 

(12) Uganda

Five indicators that was used for Uganda by world economic forum for the world rank are: Air transport infrastructure (121th), Ground and port infrastructure (117th), Tourist service infrastructure (100th), Natural resources (44th) , Cultural resources and business travel (79th)

Overall world rank: 106

Travel and Tourism Index: 3.20

Below is the list of other Africa country you can make a vacation trip to: They are listed according to how high their Travel and Tourist index:

  • Zambia
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Senegal
  • Gambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Ethiopia
  • Algeria
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Madagascar
  • Mozambique
  • Malawi
  • Cameroon
  • Benin
  • Lesotho
  • Nigeria
  • Mali
  • Sierra Leone
  • Mauritania
  • Congo, Democratic Rep.
  • Burundi
  • Chad

 

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