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10 Most Popular Countries In Africa

This article isn't meant to say that some African countries are better than others even though some people might say otherwise, but every African country has something unique to offer in a sea of countries. We can also agree that only a few countries out of the 54 countries in Africa get the most recognition. Therefore, after thorough research, Tweakmaster has gathered and will presents to you based on his preference, the 10 most popular African Nations according to what they have to offer.

1. Cameroon

Cameroon is among the blessed countries in Africa often called African miniature ad it contains the diversity of all African countries within its borders. Its varying terrain, cultural diversity, and modernity make it a very attractive tour travel destination. In fact, it is said that if you haven't been to Cameroon, you haven't been to Africa.

Cameroon is one of the biggest victims of the transatlantic slave trade and most of the Hollywood celebrities today have Cameroonian ancestry.


2. Namibia

Namibia is the most fascinating and diverse country in the world and also the number one travel destination for most foreigners. Namibia is famous for the highest dunes in the world and the Etosha national park is one of the world's greatest conservation parks.

About one-third of the country is made of national parks, and beautiful photos of the Himba tribe women are one you will find in many Western magazines.


3. Algeria

Algeria is commonly referred to as the country of cherries and dates, a mild climate in the North, and a hot one in the Saharan south. Algeria is the home of ancient Roman structures where you will find ancient civilizations built thousands of years ago.


4. Ghana

Ghana isn't one of the biggest but definitely one of the most popular, and we can spend all day talking about what makes Ghana popular, but just like South Africa, Ghana gave birth to one of Africa's great, Kwame Nkrumah. He was Ghana's first prime minister who let the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957.

Also, all lovers of football know about Ghana's formidable team, 'The Black Stars' who almost knocked out Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup. Ghana also has a huge influence on afro-pop as they remain the home of African dance hub till today.


5. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The DRC is among the top resource-rich countries on the planet with an abundance of gold, tantalum, tungsten, and all kinds of minerals used in electronics like cell phones, laptops, etc. What makes this country popular is its attraction destination for big tech companies who continue to mine the country for resources needed for technological advancement.


6. Kenya

The word 'Kenya' became the most searched country right after Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America, but there are other reasons why Kenya is a well-known African country.

The country is the third-largest producer of tea after China and India. The Kenyan flag is one you will find in any establishment that needs something African just to spice up their look, and let's not forget the famous Swahili language from which came the famous phrase 'Hakuna Matata' which means no worries.


7. Ethiopia

Ethiopia is famous for being the place where the coffee bean originated. It is also known for its gold medals in the Olympic games and the resting place for the Ark of the covenant. The majority of African religions claim Ethiopia as their spiritual homeland, and we should not also forget the Ethiopian airlines being the biggest airlines in Africa.


8. South Africa

South Africa needs no introduction as it remains the first option for tourists in Africa. And in case you still haven't heard of South Africa, the FIFA World Cup in 2010 gave the country massive exposure. South Africa is known for a thousand and one things that include awesome safari tours, diverse culture, the famous Nelson Mandela, etc.


9. Nigeria

There is not a single soul in the world that hasn't heard of Nigeria, and just like you will find India in every country, Nigerians are the Indians of Africa because they are everywhere. Among many other things, Nigeria is the most populous black nation on Earth and home to the second-largest film industry on the globe after Bollywood.


10. Egypt

Egypt is one of the popular countries in Africa and the main reason for their popularity is the Egyptian pyramids, the mummies, and the Bible's mention of the ancient kingdom of Egypt.

Honorable mentions include Senegal Ivory Coast, Madagascar, and Morocco. Now let us know which other countries need to be on this list through your comments down below.

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