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Category: Africa

By Preston Nix

#57 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has always been a fascinating place for me because of its past as an African breadbasket, and its fall towards Mugabe and subsequent hyperinflation. Even in 2018 there has been a rigged election by the same party that kicked Mugabe out to try and make things better.   Victoria Falls (Spend 1 day here,…

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#56 Zambia

Zambia is one of the safest, friendliest, and easiest countries to navigate in Africa. I highly recommend coming here if you want to visit the continent. It is safer than South Africa, prettier than Kenya, and easier to navigate than all of Francophone Africa (for English speakers at least).   Lusaka (Spend 1-2 days here,…

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#29 Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (Spend 3 days here, I spent 1 night) In Ethiopia I spent 2.5 hours in line to get a stupid visa (at one point 30 people were in line for 1 attendant, and she was doing everything by hand) and a free hotel room (I would have preferred a shorter wait, but whatever)….

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#34 South Africa

  South Africa is my favorite country in the world so far (besides the U.S. of course). It feels almost cliche given how it may be the only African country someone goes to, and it is very different from the rest of the continent, but it really is incredible. There is a ton to do,…

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#27 Kenya

Kenya is a great introduction to Africa, and I highly recommend it for people who want to get a taste of the continent. A lot of people also tend to come here for mission trips, and it’s a good place to do so. It’s poor but safe, and developed enough to have what you need….

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