10 Countries to Visit in Southern Africa

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Southern Africa offers some of the most beautiful, exotic and diverse destinations in the world. Wherever you decide to go, you will encounter the warmth and spirit of the African people. Below are the 10 must visit countries. Let your Southern Africa journey begin.

1. Angola

10 Countries to Visit in Southern Africa

Neighbouring countries: DRC, Zambia, Namibia and Republic of Congo.

Major activities: Beaches and water sports in Luanda; game viewing, bird watching and river cruises in the Kissama National Park; climbing the Tunda-Vala volcanic fissure; driving the Leba Pass; photographing the dunes in the Iona National Park; and many more.

2. Botswana

10 Countries to Visit in Southern Africa

Neighbouring countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia.

Major activities: Water safaris, walking and elephant-back safaris, and game-viewing by aircraft/helicopter in the Okavango Delta; 4×4 wilderness travelling in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; and many more.

Official Website : http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/

 

3. Lesotho

10 Countries to Visit in Southern Africa

Neighbouring countries: Surrounded by South Africa.

Major activities: Climbing Thaba Bosiu; shopping in Maseru; game viewing, bird watching and pony trekking in the Sehlabathebe National Park; enjoying water sports at the Katse Dam; skiing in the Maloti Mountains; and many more.

Official Website : https://www.visitlesotho.travel/

4. Malawi

Malawi

 

Neighbouring countries: Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique.

Major activities: Kayaking, snorkelling and scuba-diving off the pristine beaches of Lake Malawi; horse-back safaris in Nyika National Park; exploring the Chongoni rock art; climbing Mount Mulanje; and many more.

Official Website : https://www.malawitourism.com/

5. Mozambique

Mozambique

 

Neighbouring countries: South Africa, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi.

Major activities: Kayaking, sailing, dhow trips and snorkelling; visiting the Bazaruto Marine Park and the historical Ilha de Mozambique; game viewing and bird watching in the Gorongosa National Park; and many more.

Official Website : https://www.visitmozambique.net/

6. Namibia

namibia

 

Neighbouring countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola.

Major activities: Taking a balloon ride over the dunes of Sossusvlei; hiking in the Fish River Canyon; flying over the the Skeleton Coast; taking a safari in the Etosha National Park; and many more.

Official Website : http://www.namibiatourism.com.na/

7. South Africa

South Africa

 

 

Neighbouring countries: Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho,Eswatini , Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Major activities: Taking a cable car to the top of Table Mountain; game viewing, safaris and bird watching in the Kruger National Park; meandering along the Garden Route; wine-tasting in the wine region; water sports and golfing at the coastal resorts; and many more.

Official Website : https://www.southafrica.net

8. Eswatini

Eswatini

Neighbouring countries: South Africa and Mozambique.

Major activities: Visiting the Swazi Cultural Village and the King Sobhuza II Memorial Park; horse-back safaris and guided walks in the Hlane Royal National Park; hiking in the The Malolotja Nature Reserve; and the Ngwenya Glass Factory.

Official Website : https://www.thekingdomofeswatini.com/

9. Zambia

Zambia

 

 

Neighbouring countries: Tanzania, the DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.

Major activities: Scenic flights over the Victoria Falls; swimming in the Devil’s Pool above the falls; white-water rafting and other water sports; river cruises; elephant-back rides; walking with lions, game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; walking safaris in the South Luangwa National Park; and many more.

Official Website : https://www.zambiatourism.com/

10. Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

 

 

Neighbouring countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique.

Major activities: Flights over the Victoria Falls; sunset cruises on the Zambezi river; bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge; river rafting and other water sports; swinging through the gorge; elephant-back rides; walking with lions; visiting the Great Zimbabwe National Monument; and many more.

Official Website : https://www.zimbabwetourism.net/

Also check out the Southern Africa Travel Guide

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