The 10 most dangerous cities to travel all over the world – Part 2

My dear friends here is the second part of the 10 most dangerous cities to travel all over the world. Enjoy πŸ™‚

Somalia

A country marked by conflict for a long time Somalia has been included in the list of unsafe destinations since 1991 when rebel groups overthrew the dictatorship plunging the country into a tragic civil war. Tribal wars and violent conflicts have led to a division of the country split in about two dozen groups fighting each other making the capital Mogadishu very dangerous whilst the Somali president fled to the neighboring Kenya.

Somalia's war conflict
Somalia's war conflict

Besides all this the country currently suffers the worst drought in 60 years with about 12 million people in desperate need of food aid according to the UN. Can you go? The answer is certainly not unless you are traveling with an aid organization or a group of volunteers (and even then you should carefully consider the risks). Immigration officials have received orders to drive away potential tourists because of the dangers and all countries advise against the travel to the western region so it’s little surprising that most of the Somalis do not remember the last time they saw a tourist. If you want to stay in that area I suggest the small bordering country Djibouti.

Libya

Libya has been inserted in the list since the protests against the autocratic leader Muammar Gaddafi turned into an armed conflict. Afterwards, during February riots erupted and spread rapidly throughout the country. With the country engaged in a fierce battle for power and the lack of a ceasefire to stop the attacks against the rebels travelers who have a desire to visit the country’s southern desert risk their life. Can you go there? Not now. Recent events indicate the success of the rebels but it will take time to restore peace and order. It will probably take time before the tourism industry flourishes again. The neighboring country Tunisia is however recovering after the recent events and tourism has resumed its growth. For your safety I suggest you opt for this destination

In the city of Libya
In the city of Libya

Democratic Republic of Congo

The bloodiest conflict since World War II has involved seven nations since its outbreak in 1998 with violent clashes for the hoarding of natural resources access to the border and the political power. The result has been massive loss of life not only caused by the war but by the disease malnutrition and the plundering of rural villages by armed militias. Despite the signing of peace accords during 2003 by 2009 the mortality rates were still estimated at 45000 per month, Β the kidnappings are abundant and the armed militias and rebel fighters still occupy most of the provinces of eastern and north-east Congo. Can you go there? The answer is: Does DRC seem like a place for tourists? Africa is a huge continent where you can find alternative destinations to satisfy your appetite for some adventure off the beaten track.

A university in the Democratic Republic of Congo
A university in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sudan

The country is ruled by bandits since a forty-year war that culminated recently resulted in the division of Sudan into two countries where the attainment of independence challenged. This country is Africa’s largest and most geographically diverse but also the least visited even though the temptation to visit the pyramids largely undiscovered or to make excursions into the wild Sudanese desert could entice tourists. However, it is unlikely that tourism will increase until there is a permanent peace agreement. You have to go? Despite recent developments the political situation remains highly unstable and Western governments agree to stay away.

Pyramids of SudanSudan
Pyramids of SudanSudan

While other African countries cannot offer the diversity of landscapes of Sudan, you can still find places like Namibia where you can do kayak with sea lions at Cape Cross, Β see shipwrecks on the Skeleton Coast, visit the oldest desert in the world and go for safari in Etosha National Park.

South Africa

Unfortunately, the country is infamous for its status as “the raping capital of the world” and its high rate of homicides and deaths due to road accidents. In 2010, the hosting of the World Cup was not a strange danger. Crime in South Africa shows no signs of diminishing even if – a decline of 6.5% in the homicide rate was announced by Interior Minister in 2011 along with a decrease of 3% in sexual offenses (although) reported incidents of rape remains unacceptably high. Can you go there? Yes South Africa has its dangers but it is worth noting that most of this violence occurs within the townships and rural areas – in my opinion it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with a variety of landscapes and unique colors in its kind. I suggest before leaving on a trip always consult with your travel agent.

Rocks in South Africa
Rocks in South Africa

By Elsi H