Is Africa safe?
The most visited countries in Southern and East Africa like – South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia are safe to visit. If you adhere to the basic principles of navigating any large city anywhere in the world: do not carry valuables in plain sight, keep cameras hidden and do not walk alone at night. Make use of hotel safety deposit boxes.
Travellers with tour operators are the least at risk and self-drive clients are advised to plan what routes they wish to travel, and to get all their destination information ahead of time. If travelling by car, make sure the doors are always locked and that no bags or purses left on passenger seats – and in the bush the only danger you will encounter are wild animals. African culture is gracious and hospitable. So, you will be in good hands.