Most Interesting Countries In Africa

The Top Ten

1 Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall more.

Africa's most populous country with over 180 million people is outstanding. Just think of this africa is the most ethically diverse continent in the world and nigeria just happen to be the reason behind it, there are about 2000 ethnic groups in africa and nigeria alone has over 500 of that. The history of this country is also something to look about, from the great Edo Kingdom which was one of the greatest Kingdom in Africa to when the British came and left and when the civil war that killed over 2 million people were fought.

Africa's most populous country easily tops this list. With so many cultures and ethnicities, Nigeria climaxes this list without a doubt! - yoloeee

Yup I think it should be first since it is a really nice country and I'm a christian

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2 South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana more.

While Cape town and Pretoria are groovy, it's out of the way locations like Onrust, citrusdal or Hermanus where SA really shines.


3 Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

For me this is easly the number one pick. As one of the oldest countries in the arab world with its extremly iconic and interesting history with the nile and pyraminds, Egypt tops the list easly. It's like the hub of the arab world and the most famous one as well, and it surely is the most interesting. It's pretty much impossible to not have heard anything about Egypt, as its history is massive!
new - darthvadern

It rules!


I JUST LOVE Egypt'S HISTORICAL BACKGROUND... have you seen the pyramids/ it's my second favourite country after KKKEEENNNYYYAAA

4 Kenya Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.

Kenya is the best most outstanding country in Africa... BIG UP Kenya

The only country in Africa you would want to visit all the time

Kenya is the kindest nation in Africa

Kenya is awesome

5 Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopian is a grate country beautiful culture and nation believe in God.

Of course. I mean, Ethiopia was the only african country outside of Liberia which was a bit complicated to never get colonized. While Italy once tried to colonize Ethiopia, the natives of Ethiopia managed to fight them off, and this makes it so interesting. Because it never got colonized, the culture is very unsimilar to anything european and even their official language isn't a european language and it's the only one on the african continent where the official language is a native african language, and it's amharic. I mean this country was close to beat Egypt in terms of interestment but it was a hard choice - darthvadern

6 Ghana Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

The largest man-made land is located in Ghana. That's cool. This is Lake Vlota, that was fed by the three rivers from Burkino Faso which are called Black, White and Red Volta. This lake is huge! It takes up four percent of the entire country and that's a lot for a man-made lake! Like a lot of western african countries the south is wetter and the north is drier. Ghana is also the second largest cocoa producer behind their western neighbour Ivory Coast (which I talked about on the Ivory Coast episode). Cocoa isn't the only product that they are the second biggest producer of in the world. They're actually the second biggest gold producer in the world too (behind South Africa), because of this Ghana used to be referred to as "the gold coast". Ghana was the first colony in Africa as well that declared independence, Ghana is also usually seen as one of the most democratic african countries. Interesting history does it have as well. Capital is Accra and president is Nana Akufo-Addo +1 - darthvadern

Ghana was the first sub-Saharan nation to gain independence. Asante empire was one of the largest empires on earth(check Wikipedia) Ghana has the largest man made lake in the whole solar system. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to launch a cellular mobile network (1992). It was one of the first African countries to be connected to the internet. Ghana's Tema Harbour is Africa's largest man made harbour. Ghana is very interesting and should be in top 3.

Have beautiful places, food, beaches, malls etc.
Has the friendliest people and has an amazing culture - teryer

Nice place to live

7 Tanzania Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania or simply U.R.T, is a large country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

Great place! I enjoyed my stay in Dar

Maasai Mara National Park is the main attraction in Tanzania. Very interesting place. - yoloeee

Maasai mara is in Kenya not Tanzania

8 South Sudan South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city.

Newest country in the world. - yoloeee

9 Democratic Republic of the Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo is a country located in Central Africa.

The bigger and more known of the congo twin countries for some reason, but unfortuanely the way more dangerous and unfortunately one of the most dangerous countries in africa, is one interesting country. It's the second biggest country on the continent and overall largest in sub-saharan africa, in fact takes up a lot of central africa and has tons of resources and rainforests. The congo rainforest is the second biggest rainforest in the world as well behind the amazonas. It's definitely an interesting country - darthvadern

One of the biggest countries in africa the congo river is the deepest river on the world to the north of this country there is enormous jungle and to the south an enormous savanna to the east of the country there is the Rwenzori Mountains with very beautiful plants and snow on the peak of the mountains also the equator line passes by this country that means a part of the country is in the north hemisphere and the other part in the southern hemisphere

10 Morocco

The most berber arab country. They actually speak a different dialect of arabic in this country, a very hard one to understand, even native arab speakers have hard understanding this dialect. Morocco has very colourful history and culture, just like the name and flag of the country. Yeah and they made fez hats popular as well. Morocco just oozes with colours and interestment. - darthvadern

The Contenders

11 Liberia Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. Liberia means "Land of the Free" in Latin.

No country has a history like Liberia. No country. It's so unique and different from all the other countries in Africa which were colonized by the europeans and later recieved their independence. This country has a completely different history though. It was never colonized by the europeans but slaves from America who had been allowed to be free had been offered to start a new life in this very country, so technically slaves colonized it, yeah, it's a bit complex but yet agian that's what makes it so interesting. No country has a history like Liberia. - darthvadern

12 Algeria Algeria, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.

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Western Sahara (yes really), Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Yemen (Yes Really), Ethiopia, Somalia (yes really), Afganistan (yes really), DR Congo (yes really), Tanzania, Namibia,Libya (yes really), etc but algeria Is The Best Country On Planet Earth And Nothing Can Change It Algeria Is The Best!

13 Senegal Senegal (French: Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénéga), is a country in West Africa . Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest . more.
14 Chad

For some reason this country just catches my interests. It's very interesting as it's the only sub-saharan country that has both arabic and french as official languages and it's quite interesting. It's basically an arab-influenced sub-saharan country but yet a bit french influenced as well which makes it quite fascinating. I find it interesting how all of Chad's neighbours have had some sort of drama in the past (with the exclusion of the states south of Chad), it makes it much more interesting. It varies quite a lot in terms of landscape as the northern part is known as the dead heart of Africa and is basically part of the sahara desert while the southern parts have savannahs instead. Capital is N'Djamena and president is Idriss Deby. Tons of things about this country catches my interests - darthvadern

15 Gabon

Gabon is such an interesting and fascinating country! I have always been a huge fan of gabonese culture and nature! Gabon is the most forested country on the african mainland and has tons of different ethnicities, with the biggest ethnic group called the Fang, part of the Bantu. The fang people surely are quite an interesting tribe I gotta say! The fang also exist in countries like Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. The fang made such cool maks that were used for pretty much everything and have a unique shape. And due to the fact that it's the most forestest african country on the mainland, thus there is quite a lot of unique animals as well! Capital is Libreville and president is Ali Bongo. A few weeks ago there was also a failed coup d'état that was quite interesting in my opinion. This is why it's the most interesting sub-saharan african country for me - darthvadern

16 Gambia Gambia, established in February 18, 1965, is located in western part of Africa. The capital of Gambia is called Banjul, the other major city are Serekunda, Brikama and Bakau which are the three biggest cities in Gambia. more.

The Gambia is the smallest country on the mainland of Africa. Yet holds so much interesting facts about it. The flag is my favourite flag of all in Africa because of how cool and colourful it is! The country is built around the Gambia river which is even present on the flag and is almost completely surrounded by Senegal, with only the western part having a coast to the atlantic. The capital city is Banjul but it's actually only the fourth largest city in the country. The three bigger cities are Serrekunda, Brikama and Bakau. The history of this country is quite interesting, as it's completely surrounded by Senegal, which used to be a french colony whereas Gambia used to be an brittish colony, and the brittish got to colonize the areas surrounding the gambia river. It's quite interesting - darthvadern

17 Botswana

The land of diamonds! Yes, it's pretty cool, as Botswana used to be one of the poorest countries in Africa back in the day. However once they started find diamonds, the economy was booming and it has made Botswana into one of the safest countries in Africa, and pherhaps the safest on the mainland (I think Mauritius is safer). It's in the top three most democratic african countries as well and has interesting history and stuff. Botswana deserves a mention on here - darthvadern

18 Togo Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.

I like to call Ghana, Togo and Benin the "the square of three small countries (even though Ghana is very different from the other two countries)" for some reason and Togo is the smallest of them and the most dangerous. However it has the best flag of the three in my opinion. I think one of the most interesting aspects of Togo are the Aja people who live in south-east Benin along the coast. It is thought that voodoo originated from the Aja people and that gets quite interesting. Capital is Lomé and president is Faure Gnassingbe. This country holds so much interesting things about it - darthvadern

19 Somalia

Nice and beautfull country, I love it

20 Mali

Mali is not that much of a known country. However it's one of the most ancient countries in Africa. Most people think of Ethiopia or Egypt when we talk ancient african countries but people forget Mali. Mali is a one of the biggest landlocked countries in the world and it has the southern forest areas in the south, which is also where the capital and stuff lies, and there's the much bigger northern saharan part in which there have been separatist groups wanting to be independent. However the most interesting aspect is the Mali empire. Good lords is this interesting! It is said that the richest person in history lived in Mali as well. - darthvadern

21 Mauritius Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent.
22 Tunisia Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres.

Full of history (Phoenicians, Carthage, Berber, Arab, Roman, Italian, Ottoman and French) relatively safe and is and has always been an exception in the arab world

23 Uganda

Uganda is the home of Bruce U, the ugandan Bruce Lee.

24 Sudan

The southern brother of Egypt, and shares a very similar history to Egypt in fact. They used to be part of the same country at one point and under an alliance at one point as well, and they have pyramids and stuff as well. I heard somewhere that Sudan has more pyraminds than Egypt, but that the egyptian pyraminds are bigger, which may also be why it's more known. Sudan also used to be the biggest country in Africa when it came to size but since South Sudan gained independence, it has dropped to third place giving Algeria the title instead (D.R Congo is the second biggest). It's underrated - darthvadern

25 Côte d’Ivoire Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially named the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located in West Africa.

Cote d'Ivoire, or in english known as Ivory Coast is the biggest producer of cocoa in the world. Countries that border it such as Ghana also produce much cocoa. This is quite an interesting country in my opinion. There are a lot of interesting tribes in this country such as the sanwi who once wanted to be an independent country and they literally declared Michael Jackson to be king! I've been looking at a lot of sites to see if it actually is true and it seems. Capital city is Yamoussoukro but biggest city and former capital was Abidjan, president is Alassane Outtara. There's tons of things about this country that catches my interests. Love it - darthvadern

26 Namibia Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.

Beautiful, peaceful country.
They are so friendly and accepting of everyone no matter your skin color, race or sexuality.

27 Mauritania Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa.
28 Eritrea Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in East Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast.

Usually called the "North Korea" of Africa and is about as dangerous if not more, but it's interesting as well. Located on the horn of Africa, Eritrea is a narrow country that borders the red sea to the east and otherwise borders Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sudan, and almost border Yemen on the other side of the red sea. It's a generally hot country as well, on the coasts. In the inland it's rather the opposite. It's quite cool - darthvadern

29 Central African Republic

Located just ALMOST in the center of africa, and being unfortunately one of the most dangerous countries in the world with tons of coup d'etats and wars, the CAR is also a gem of beauty in terms of interestment and otherwise. It's one of the most forested countries in Africa. There are so many different species of animals in the country and is a beauty behind all the wars and dangers. It's also interesting how a compass here won't work at all if you bring it with you. It will go all crazy. The reason is because. It has to do with the Bangui magnetic anomaly. Magnetic anomalies are areas in the world that have different magnetic variations of this country lies on the biggest one in africa and it's fascinating. What makes it more interesting is the fact that people still don't know why there is one in the CAR, and it's so fascinating - darthvadern

30 Mozambique Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

Interesting because he feels like an first world countrie.

31 Djibouti

Ethiopia's only acces to the sea. It's one of the more stable countries on africa's horn as well, and it's planning on becoming the Dubai of the horn of africa I've heard as well. It is one of the more rich countries there as well, although that's not saying much..., not yet at least. - darthvadern

32 Seychelles Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean.
33 Libya Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.
34 Benin

Generally a flat country with interesting varieties in terms of landscape. Benin is located right below the sahel region, which is the the gateway between sahara and sub-sahara, and Benin gets a form of dry wind called the harmattan which pretty muh dries up the grass in the northern parts of Benin. This country also has at least 42 ethnic groups within the country and it gets quite complicated but very fascinating with the three largest groups being the Fon, Aja (not Aja from 3 Below) and the Yoruba. The Aja (as I said in Togo) are thought to be the origins of voodoo as well. Capital is Porto-Novo (which means new port in portugese, even though Benin was a french colony, but it had some historical ties with Portugal) and president is Patrice Talon. This country is similar to Togo but has tons of other interesting aspects as well - darthvadern

35 eSwatini

The last absolute monarchy of africa - darthvadern

36 Burkina Faso

This surely is a fascinating country for me. For starters the northern parts of the country are located in the sahel region making them quite dry whereas the further south you go the greener and lusher it gets until you get to the most southerm part of the country located in south-west where you get to a lush forest. There's a lot of red sand in the deserts giving Burkino Faso a more red look and a lot of people live in the countryside and not in the cities, making Burkino Faso one of the lesser urbanised countries in Africa. The biggest ethnic group in the country are the Mossi who are sometimes referred to as the cowboys of africa. Capital is Ouagadougu, and president I don't know yet - darthvadern

37 Lesotho Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa.

It's cool (no pun intended). You see this is one of the most mountainous countries in Africa. Located in the far south of Africa, Lesotho is an enclave inside South Africa and it's quite small. It pretty much only consists of mountains, very high up. This gives them a lot of snow, yeah, snow, in an african country. We're talking high mountains. Thanks to this people can ski here. I mean it's awesome. - darthvadern

38 Madagascar Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa.

Madagascar, the biggest island in Africa. Madagascar, not to be confused with the movie with the same name, Madagascar is an island country located in the indian ocean east of Africa, with the capital known as Antananarivo and the official language being french. Madagascar has among the most unique and cool animals in the world that can't be found anywhere else in the world, much like the animals of Australia, such as the fascinating lemurs and stuff. I mean do I need to go on? No? Good - darthvadern

39 Malawi Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland.

Malawi, a place of inventors, innovators, and lots of fascinating and creative ethnic groups and tribes. Yeah, Malawi is aweome in terms of interestment. While it's one of the poorest countries in the world, located within Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania, Malawi is a narrow country in eastern africa, mostly located at the malawi lake, which is one of the deepest and biggest lakes in Africa, and they take this lake surely seriously as it holds so many different types of fish which is seen as a very important product here, such as the chambo fish. Despite being one of the world's poorest countries, the people of Malawi have learned to innovate and create stuff using things in their surroundngs and it has caused Malawi to be a country filled with innovators, inventors and creative people and it's just so interesting in my opinion. Should be on here - darthvadern

40 Guinea-Bissau

The least known country in the whole of Africa in my opinion. The most interesting aspect awbout Guinea-Bissau would have to be the small archipelago off the coast of the country, the bijagos islands. They are so unique and different from the mainland of the country. A few of these islands are where the people used to bury their kings and queens and all of these islands have their own tourist towns and stuff. Yeah this is interesting - darthvadern

41 Cameroon

"Africa in miniature", the nickname for Cameroon. That's awesome. It's called so because you can pretty muh find all the different climates in this country, thanks to the narrow size. The south has a lot of forests and jungles and the further up you go the drier it becomes. In the far north you'll be in a desert! The variety is quite fascinating in my opinion. Capital is Yaoundé while biggest city is Douala, president is Paul Biya. The biggest mountain is Mount Cameroon which is also actually an active volcano that I am currently studying - darthvadern

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