There are some really great places in Africa - or at least there were. Top of my list is Rhodesia. I was there after they got independence, and we see how well Zimbabwe is doing. South Africa was great, as well. Today, not so much. All in all, it was a great adventure and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
One of m-y former employees’ husband was from S. Africa; his family is still there, but he came to US and got married. They were just back on family visit, and said it was still nice. I thought it had turned into a racial hellhole. They say not so where his family lives.