5 Beautiful Places to Retire to in Africa

Africa is rich in unique cultures, natural resources, beautiful landscapes and sceneries, and unique lifestyles that make The Continent appealing to anyone wishing to retire in Africa. Each country is impressive, but there are some factors to consider if you want to retire here. These are location, cost of living, facilities, healthcare, education, landscape, crime rates, and many others. Having considered all these, here are the five best countries to live and retire in Africa;

  1. Morocco

This is one of the most incredible countries in Africa to retire in. It is located in the North, bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

It is a peaceful country rich in ancient culture. Morroco is predominantly Arab speaking, but many people understand French and English.

Morocco has a Mediterranean climate, which attracts tourists. The weather is ideal for outdoor activities like camel riding, golf and other sports. The country also has the Sahara desert within its borders so that you can enjoy magnificent views of golden sand, ocean landscapes, and stunning diverse mountains.

You will be able to visit some of the largest cities in Africa like Casablanca and Rabat, an industrial town with some of the biggest manufacturing industries, fishing, and farming.

2. Seychelles

Seychelles is the world’s oldest ocean island. It has the second-largest coral atoll and a tropical climate attracting tourists worldwide, making it the ultimate paradise for retirement. There are many attractions for tourists and residents, including the famous beach-hopping, coconut plantation, boat riding, hikes, giant tortoises, etc.

The people are Creole, hold their cultural values dear and are very hospitable. They are religious, mainly Catholic Christian. However, Hinduism and Islam religions are also present.

Victoria is its capital city and the economic, commercial, and political hub.

3. Mauritius

Also located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a beautiful country to retire and live in. It is a popular tourist destination due to the tropical climate, proximity to the Indian Ocean, and stunning landscapes with jagged mountains. It is famous for extinct flightless birds.

The island is popular with wealthy customers who enjoy the elegant lifestyle and a multicultural population. A turquoise lagoon, swaying palm trees along highways, the Seven Coloured Earths, an underwater waterfall, the fertile beaches, and gently sloping land are all part of its attraction.

Port Louis is the capital city of this beautiful country. If you wish to live in Mauritius, this is the best destination to access major financial centres in Africa and the biggest port in the Indian Ocean.

4. Eritrea

Eritrea is another beautiful country to live and retire in. It is a small country in East Africa located on the shores of the Red Sea. The name Eritrea is derived from a Greek word that means ‘Red Sea’. It has preserved the colonial architectural structures and offers beautiful beaches, reefs, culture, and natural beauty. 

Asmara, one of the world’s safest cities, is the capital city and economic hub. It is full of recreational activities and hospitable people.

5. Rwanda

Located in the East Africa region, Rwanda lies along the equator and has a fertile equatorial climate. It is often referred to as the land of a thousand hills. Known for its breathtaking scenery, it has five volcanic mountains. Karisimbi is the highest volcano with 4507 m above sea level and deep valleys, fascinating savannah, abundant wildlife, and beautiful natural aesthetics.

Rwandese are of diverse religions. The languages spoken are Kinyarwanda, French, and English. Since the genocide, national peace and unity have been their priority.

Kigali is the capital city hosting about one million residents. Most of the communities prefer to stay away from the city. The economy is growing; it provides numerous investment opportunities and jobs in diverse sectors. It is ideal for people who wish to retire and live in Africa with their families. There are many recreational activities that you will enjoy alongside the beautiful countryside and the famous mountain gorillas.

Therefore, if you wish to retire and live in Africa, these are the top 5 countries to retire and begin a life. All bost of a low cost of living, so a dollar will afford you much more than you would get in Europe or the US. 


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