Hi, where exactly are you going in Africa. Yellow fever is important and also talking Maleria tablets if you are going to certain African Countries. But if you are coming to South Africa there is nothing to worry about. I live in Johannesburg in South Africa and we have a wonderful country. I think people think that when they come here they will see animals in the street. You will see cows and stuff if you go to the rural areas.
We have so lovely places you can go to Cape Town is great and so is Durban. Durban is where I was born but staying in Johannesburg years now. There is the Kruger National Park which has wonder game and wildlife. We have wonderful restuarants that has some excellent food etc.
Where ever you are going you must enjoy yourself. And sometimes the stories you hear are not all true. Yes every country has its problems but if you go to the right places with the right people you will actually enjoy visiting the African Countries. And you will surprised at the wonderful people you. They call us the Rainbow Nation here is SA as there is a real mixture of people.