9 Countries You Might Not Have Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Benin: West African nation with a rich history, monuments, museums, and vibrant culture, known for its beaches and Pendjari National Park.

Brunei: Tiny Southeast Asian country on Borneo, featuring beautiful Islamic architecture, Kampong Ayer fishing village, and Ulu Temburong National Park.

Cabo Verde: Located off West Africa, known for volcanic landscapes, excellent hiking, and Pico do Fogo volcano.

Comoros: Volcanic archipelago off Africa's east coast, offering beaches, jungles, and cultural experiences in Moroni.

Cook Islands: South Pacific destination between French Polynesia and New Zealand, famous for coral reefs, mountainous hikes, and a vibrant culinary scene.

Dominica: Lesser-visited Caribbean island with volcanic landscapes, lush rainforests, and the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake.

Eswatini: Landlocked kingdom between South Africa and Mozambique, featuring nature reserves, national parks, and Sibebe Rock.

Gabon: Central Africa's eco-travel destination with untouched nature, protected national parks, beaches, and rainforests.

The Gambia: Africa's smallest country with scenic coastline, beaches, fishing villages, and Gambia River for wildlife spotting.