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10 Africa Countries with the Most Tourists

Which countries in Africa receive the most international visitors annually?
For the year 2017 or latest available year. Source
Last updated: December 04, 2018
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Country
11.3 mil
Morocco
10.3 mil
South Africa
8.16 mil
Egypt
7.05 mil
Tunisia
2.45 mil
Algeria
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Country
2.42 mil
Zimbabwe
1.93 mil
Botswana
1.89 mil
Nigeria
1.64 mil
Ivory Coast
1.47 mil
Mozambique
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level 75
Dec 1, 2018
Looks like I didn't get Zimbabwe when I typed it because of the "`" in the answer.
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level 81
Dec 1, 2018
Caused me no trouble.
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level 75
Dec 2, 2018
Yeah, I couldn't repeat it. Not sure what happened the first time. The typo should still be corrected.
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level 74
Dec 2, 2018
Punctuation is ignored by Jetpunk's interface in answers, so it must have been something else. But yeah, it's a little fleck of dust following Zimbabwe that needs a little Quizmaster duster :)
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level 80
Dec 1, 2018
I somehow expected Kenya or Tanzania there.
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level 68
Dec 1, 2018
Same here. Definitely expected to see if over Algeria, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
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level 67
Dec 2, 2018
+1 Kenya was my first guess, amazed it's not here.
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level 67
Dec 2, 2018
My first type in too. Shocked.
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level 75
Jan 31, 2019
Very surprised that Kenya, Tanzania, Libya, and Ethiopia all receive fewer tourists than Mozambique! I guessed Cape Verde and several others, too. I'm guessing South Africans must be in the habit of taking trips to neighboring countries; not sure why else Mozambique, Botswana, or Zimbabwe would be on here.
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level 56
Jan 31, 2019
Libya has been rather war-torn in recent years, parts of the country are still dangerous. Even if things have calmed down more recently, the perception of it being dangerous will take some time to disappear. There is also still a relative lack of tourist infrastructure that needs time to be built and develop. Most tourists are more likely to be drawn to more established places. Assuming some political stability, I'm sure Libya will improve its infrastructure, perhaps making the most of its Roman sites.
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level 75
Jan 31, 2019
Being war-torn and having poor tourist infrastructure doesn't exactly make you stand out from the rest of Africa. Being so close to Europe and having some of the most impressive Roman ruins in the world does.
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level 27
Jan 31, 2019
Libya is still a warzone. Most of the countries won't allow direct flights towards Libya. Only a few countries do. But it is sad, because it is a beautifull country.
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level 60
Jan 31, 2019
Mozambique is popular for beach holidays.
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level 44
Jan 31, 2019
I was surprised that Namibia isn't on the list.
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level 46
Feb 16, 2019
Yup, don't know why but Kenya was one of the first that came to mind
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level 77
Dec 2, 2018
Seems highly unlikely that Mozambique has more than Kenya or Tanzania
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level 74
Dec 2, 2018
It must be a conspiracy of zebras!
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level 84
Dec 3, 2018
This has everything to do with migrant workers. With limited work available in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique, many workers come to South Africa to find employment. They leave their families behind and travel to South Africa for work. Then travel back and forth between the two countries. (I am from South Africa).
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level 70
Dec 3, 2018
I though the zebras were mostly in Botswana (which I definitely tried as an answer. ~~ • ~~ As for the weirdness of these answers: mcpf, I think you should really change the name of the quiz, because "visitors" are not necessarily tourists. I don't doubt that Nigeria gets tons of visitors. I do doubt they get this many folks just popping in to see the sights over the safari countries.
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level 75
Jan 31, 2019
Dimeon's answer makes a lot of sense. This is part of the reason why Mexico receives so many tourists annually from the United States. Many of those tourists are actually Mexicans or Mexican-Americans visiting family.
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level 57
Jan 31, 2019
Well, Mexico also has a lot of major resorts - Cozumel, Acapulco, Cancun...
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level 75
Feb 10, 2019
^ thus the phrase "part of the reason"
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level 51
Jan 31, 2019
Kenya? Tanzania?
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level 68
Jan 31, 2019
As I think was suggested in a few previous comments, the quiz confuses "visitors" (several categories there) and just one of those categories, "tourists."
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level 30
Jan 31, 2019
These answers were fairly surprising. I mean, what makes people want to go to Botswana, Zimbabwe or The Ivory Coast?
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level 70
Jan 31, 2019
Not sure about the Ivory Coast but Zimbabwe and Botswana have some of the most abundant wildlife and Zimbabwe has a lot of natural beauty like Victoria Falls.
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level 57
Jan 31, 2019
Something's off with this - how are there more tourists in Ivory Coast than in Kenya or Tanzania
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level 51
Feb 1, 2019
If the quiz was "African Countries with the most non-African tourists" instead, Kenya or Tanzania would probably make the list!
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