In Africa, greetings are taken seriously and can be quite lengthy affairs. With over 800 languages spoken in Africa, it would be difficult to master the correct greeting for every place you visit. But a visitor in Africa can already make quite an impression by just knowing how to say "hello" in the local language. If you're in Accra for example, a friendly meeng-gah-bou
("hello" in Ga) will be very well received.
To help you in your efforts to make friends while traveling in Africa, I've made a list of over 30 African greetings. I've included "hellos" in Twi, Wolof, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Chichewa, Arabic, Swahili, Setswana and lots more. Try it out when you're traveling, the response you get will be worth it and no doubt encourage you to master an entire greeting sequence.