Tourism is an important economic sector for many African countries. The four countries that benefit most from the tourism sector and industry are Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and South Africa. Other countries such as Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya are making good progress, both in terms of services offered and the number of tourists arriving each year.
Countries such as Egypt, South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia have a successful tourism industry. Countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mauritius have a good amount of tourism that represents a very important source of national product.
Then there are countries like Tanzania, Algeria and Burundi that are developing a lot in terms of tourism, but could do much better, thanks to the important scenic and cultural richness.
Countries like Morocco and Tunisia benefit from beautiful beaches, relative proximity to Europe and a much milder climate than Europe. Tourism in Egypt is based on the rich history of Ancient Egypt, the pyramids and beautiful resorts overlooking the Red Sea, an excellent beach vacation destination even in winter.
South Africa and Kenya attract the adventurous tourist with safaris where you can admire closely the splendid flora and fauna of Africa.
Here we list all the nations of the African continent with the number of tourist arrivals in the last year. The data refer only to countries with more than one million tourists and the data may be incorrect or outdated.
Morocco 9.5 million tourists
Tunisia 6 million tourists
Algeria 2.5 million tourists
South Africa 10 million tourists
Egypt 10 million tourists
Zimbabwe 2 million tourists
Mozambique 2 million tourists
Kenya 1.6 million tourists
Botswana 1.5 million tourists
Uganda 1.3 million tourists
Namibia 1.3 million tourists
Tanzania 1.2 million tourists
Zambia 1 million tourists
Cameron 1 million tourists
Mauritius 1 million tourists
Cape Verde 1 million tourists
Swaziland 1 million tourists
Senegal 1 million tourists
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
São Tomé and Príncipe
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