- Ghana tops the list followed by Eswatini
- This was based on its global peace index score and analysis by OHAFRO
Mbabane: The Kingdom of Eswatini has been ranked as the second safest country to visit in Africa.
This was based on its global peace index score and analysis by OHAFRO, an online YouTube channel whose aim is to inform people on the best Africa has to offer.
With safety being a big concern for travelers in Africa, according to the analysis of OHAFRO, among others, the country was recognized for the peace and stability they have had for years, and that makes them the safest countries in Africa for travelers.
The top ten listed African countries are; Ghana, Eswatini, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Madagascar, Senegal Namibia, Liberia, and Gambia.
Ghana tops the list followed by Eswatini. Despite being one of the smallest countries in Africa Eswatini received glowing accolades for its safety, friendliness of its people, natural beauty, atmosphere, culture, perfect accommodation and positive vibes.
Summerfield Botanical Gardens in the YouTube video was recommended as one of the perfect places for visitors who are looking for a place to stay.
Although some countries mentioned such as Liberia has stability issues but is was said that things had got better over the years.
Worth noting is that the Kingdom of Eswatini in 2020 was named by lonely planet as amongst the top ten countries to visit in Africa. These rankings put the country in the best position and destination of choice for tourists. Despite the devastation effects of COVID-19 which affected the whole world Eswatini was amongst the first countries in Africa to use health guidelines approved by the world tourism organization (WTO).
Contrary to what the outside world thinks of Africa, the whole continent has been named the one of the safest places based on the global peace index.
Reached for comments, Eswatini Tourism Authority Head of Marketing Siboniso Madlopha said, this put the country in a much better position as a tourist choice for the next destination. He said most overseas tourists prioritize safety and if Eswatini is positioned correctly in this regard then we stand a chance to recover from the devastating COVID-19 challenges.
Considering the safety of tourists Madlopha said the safety assurance when combined with other factors such as effective COVID-19 prevention features will give the much needed boost to tourist confidence about destination Eswatini.
Nevertheless, he said it was encouraging that, in comparison with other countries in the region, Eswatini definitely standout as the safest destination, with its people that always display warmth and friendliness.