Tourism is an important economic sector for many countries in Africa. There are many countries that benefit the most from tourism like Uganda, Algeria, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Tanzania.
The touristic particularity of Africa lies in the wide variety of points of interest, diversity and multitudes of landscapes as well as the rich cultural heritage.
Tourism in Egypt is based on the rich history of Ancient Egypt, pyramids, artifacts and breathtaking Red Sea beaches. South Africa and Kenya benefit from wild safari expeditions, attracting tourists to see the wildlife of Africa.
In 2017, there were over 62.8 million international tourist arrivals to Africa, an increase of 8.5% from 2016. Preliminary numbers for 2018 indicate a similar increase.
In 2018, the top ten African destinations were:
Most visited Africa Destinations
|Africa Countries||Tourist Arrivals||Places to Stay|
|Morocco||12.3 million||Morocco Vacation Rentals|
|Egypt||11.3 million||Egypt Vacation Rentals|
|South Africa||10.5 million||South Africa Vacation Rentals|
|Tunisia||8.3 million||Tunisia Vacation Rentals|
|Algeria||2.6 million||Algeria Vacation Rentals|
|Zimbabwe||2.6 million||Zimbabwe Vacation Rentals|
|Ivory Coast||2.0 million||Ivory Coast Vacation Rentals|
|Botswana||1.6 million||Botswana Vacation Rentals|
|Namibia||1.5 million||Namibia Vacation Rentals|
|Mozambique||1.4 million||Mozambique Vacation Rentals|
Countries like Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, and Tunisia have a successful tourism industry. Countries like Kenya, Zimbabwe, Swaziland (Eswatini) and Mauritius can be considered as countries that have steady and consistent income from tourism. Countries like Algeria and Burundi are countries that have little to no economic benefit from tourism.
Source: World Tourism rankings – Wikipedia