The UNESCO has listed these 5 countries as the least holiday at countries in the world. But the least visited countries always have the untouched scenic beauty preserved for its very few visitors. Read on to know how to reach these countries and some interesting facts about all of them.
South Sudan (5500 visitors)
South Sudan, which split from Sudan in 2011, is one of the newest countries in the world, but still full of civil wars. Because of the diverse population (consisting of Muslims, Christians and animists) and an equally diverse geography, South Sudan is due to more than 40 years of civil war. Despite the tumultuous political situation, the Sudanese hospitality remains unparalleled and those who visited call it one of their favorites torn country at war.
South Sudan has an ancient cultural history, has delicious food (and has many interesting sights. So you will find the pyramids of Meroe and Sufi, the nature around the river Nile and you can dive near Port Sudan.
Marshall Islands (4600 visitors)
With over 1,000 islands, the Marshall Islands does us really proud. The country is full of expert fishermen and seafarers who mostly live a little away from the sea. The country does a lot to protect the ocean and even the world’s largest shark sanctuary. The Marshall Islands has a high radioactivity due to nuclear tests that the Americans have done here in the past. Moreover, climate change threaten the islands, because if the sea continues to rise due to the melting of the ice caps, the Marshall Islands will disappear eventually.
Tuvalu (1000 visitors)
Tuvalu! You know, those Polynesian football dwarf where Foppe de Haan was the coach of. It’s in the world and has achieved the title of one of the smallest and most remote countries. To get there you have to take propeller plane from Fiji Airways, which flies twice a week. Or a cargo ship, also known as passenger acts between Fiji and Tuvalu.
With a huge variety of marine life, Tuvalu is the ultimate diving and snorkeling destination. There are a total of 9 different coral atolls, many coral reefs, lagoons and small islands, where you can spend days or even weeks to explore them. On the islands, travelers can enjoy a friendly and protected Polynesian culture with unique art, crafts, music, dance and storytelling.
Somalia (400 visitors)
There are many travel warnings in force for Somalia because of the armed conflict between the government and violent factions (including those of Al Shabab, linked to al Qaeda). But before the civil war started in the early 90s, Somalia was a very hospitable country for travelers. The country is best known for its waterfalls, mountains and national parks. Moreover, Somalia has got the longest coastline in the entire African continent, and has countless beaches, where the beaches near Mogadishu are the most beautiful.
Nauru (160 visitors)
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies the tiny island state Nauru, with an area of less than 21 square kilometers and only 10,000 people. Also freight deliveries are rare and employment is scarce. Healthcare here is also simple to say at its best.
Despite the current economic gloom, the island still offers a glimpse of its former glory, with a turbulent coastline and sea birds flying over the green cliffs of the interior. For those with an interest in World War II, there are remnants of the Japanese occupation spread all over the island, as well as the remarkable skeletal remains of the mining infrastructure.