The Dangerous Places In Africa

Dangerous Places In Africa
Dangerous Places In Africa

Africa is one of the most diverse continents in the world. With 54 countries, each has its own unique culture, landscape, and dangers. While some places are relatively safe to visit, others can be extremely dangerous.

Home to 54 countries and over 1.2 billion people. It is also home to some of the world’s most dangerous places. Africa is rife with danger from the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Kidnappings, murders, and rapes are all too common, making these some of the most perilous places on earth.


The Dangerous Places In Africa


The Level Meaning

Level 1 is “exercise normal precautions”
Level 2 is “exercise increased caution,”
Level 3 is “reconsider travel”
Level 4 is “do not travel”

For more information about the circumstances that inspire individual travel warnings, consider checking the advisories issued by other governments, including CanadaAustralia, and the United Kingdom.

Current U.S. Travel Advisories for African Countries

Below, we have listed all current African travel advisories ranked Level 2 or higher.

Disclaimer: Please note that travel warnings change all the time, and while this article is updated regularly, it’s best to check the U.S. Department of State website directly before booking your trip.
      1. Algeria
      2. Eritrea
      3. Ethiopia
      4. Guinea-Bissau
      5. Kenya
      6. Libya
      7. Mali
      8. Mauritania
      9. Niger
      10. Nigeria
      11. Republic of the Congo
      12. Sierra Leone
      13. Somalia
      14. South Africa
      15. South Sudan
      16. Sudan
      17. Tanzania
      18. Togo
      19. Tunisia
      20. Uganda
      21. Zimbabwe


  1. Africa is a vast and beautiful continent, home to 54 countries and over 1.1 billion people. Unfortunately, it’s also home to some of the most dangerous places on earth. From civil wars to terrorist attacks, Africa is a hotbed of violence and instability.