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5 African Countries to Visit before the end of 2021

With the coronavirus pandemic slowly coming under control, you can pull the breaks off of your holiday plans and start looking around at all of the fantastic destinations that have been missing your presence.

Most countries in Africa, and in other places of the world, have new protocols in place to offer those looking for an amazing holiday experience to enter the country and travel around freely. If you have been full vaccinated or if you have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of your departure, you can head off on that ultimate holiday that you’ve been day dreaming about.

Now that the year is close to winding down, and as the weather starts improving, here are just 5 places to go, and what to expect, pandemic wise.

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South Africa

The Kruger Park safari is still a top treat for those day dreaming about seeing the Big 5 in their natural habitat. South Africa’s winter is coming to an end and now is a great time to visit, especially as the vaccination programme is up and running.

To enter South Africa for a holiday, you will need to have a negative COVID test that is not older than 72 hours before your departure.


A picture perfect holiday destination, and absolutely stunning during the warmer summer months, travelling to Zimbabwe to go on a safari or to see any of the top tourist attractions, is a fantastic decision.

The Victoria Falls is without a doubt the main attraction. And since around 60% of the people living near to the Victoria Falls have had their vaccination and only vaccinated tourists can visit the falls.


Home to an incredibly diverse wildlife population and numerous game parks that are the perfect place for a safari, Kenya is a premier holiday destination and certainly a place wroth including on your 2021 travel list.

Kenyan tourism has been badly hit by the pandemic and the country saw very few tourists in 2020. This year, the country is opening up again, and the nation is trying to make it as easy as possible for guests to travel safely.

Those who have been in Ireland, Kuwait, Thailand, or Pakistan within the last 14 days will need to spend 14 days in a government quarantine facility. UK tourists will need to quarantine for 7 days. You could also be asked for a negative PCR test.


The blue water island nation is a pristine getaway for anyone wanting to kick back and relax after a tough year. There is much to see and do here and even though it is a tropical destination, there are plenty of other things to do here when you grow tired of the beach.

At the moment, only vaccinated tourists are able to travel here.


Zambia shares part of the Victoria Falls with neighbouring Zimbabwe and it is also quite famous for its incredible game reserves. Like a lot of Southern Africa, Zambia has plenty of wildlife which makes going on a guided safari possible.

Guests travelling to Zambia will need to be fully vaccinated or they will need to be able to show a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours.

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