Howdy! In this post, we are excited to present to you the top 10 most beautiful cities in Africa.
If you think all African cities are underdeveloped, you better think again.
This top 10 list will leave you asking, how the media deceive us from the reality about Africa.
Africa is most famous with these words: famine, disease, and war. But in reality, these words cover a tiny portion of Africa.
Western media focuses on the negative side of Africa to create unnecessary sympathy. and to make Africans doubt our selves so that we may seek help from the developed countries.
This is so far from reality though. Africa is a rich continent with evergreen nature, rivers flowing nonstop, gold and luxurious diamonds, strong and brilliant minded individuals and of course beautiful and developed cities.
Having said that, let’s proceed to our list of top 10 most beautiful cities in Africa 2019.
Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in Africa
Here are the top 10 most beautiful cities in Africa you may want to visit today.
10. Abidjan – Ivory Coast
Despite the civil war that tore down the country, this nation especially the capital Abidjan is still one of the most developed cities in Africa. A visit to Abidjan will leave you in Aww.
Beaches in Abidjan with Palm and Coconut trees will surely laze your brain.
Another cool feature of Abidjan is its vibrant nightlife. Go-go bars, night clubs, and outdoor areas will beguile you with DJs playing famous Western African music called the Coupé Décalé.
Ivory Coast is also an ideal place for business. It is the largest producer and exporter of cocoa in the world and the fourth-largest exporter of goods in Subsaharan Africa.
9. Dar es Salaam – Tanzania
Dar es Salaam is the capital and largest city in Tanzania. As the name indicates, it is one of the most peaceful cities in Africa. But much more than being peaceful, Dar es Salaam is one of the most developed and beautiful cities in Africa.
Dar es Salaam has two national parks called Makumbusho Cultural Centre & Village Museum and the National Museum proper. The first showcases traditional stuff representing those six ethnic groups of Tanzania whereas the second museum exhibit the history of the nation including bones of Paranthropus Boisei.
Kariakoo, the largest shopping district in East Africa, is located in this beautiful city. The streets of Dar es Salaam are always busy with bazaars, shopping malls, food stores and foreigners from Asia, Europe, and America.
8. Tunis – Tunisia
Tunis, with its 2.7 million population, is probably the most developed and organized city in Northern Africa.
Modernization and a boost in the economy of the country led to a booming development of Tunis.
What makes Tunis beautiful is its old and traditional buildings and Lake Tunis which flow alongside the capital.
The Medina is a UNESCO registered world heritage site in Tunis which encloses over 700 monuments including fountains, mosques, madrassas and old palaces.
7. Addis Ababa – Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, home to the most beautiful woman in Africa, is the capital city and largest city in Ethiopia.
The roads and buildings are world-class which makes the capital an ideal place for business.
Addis Abeba is home to many international and continental organizations. In fact, the headquarter of the African Union (AU) is located on Addis Ababa. Other organizations like the Organization of African Unity (OAU), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and many more are based on the capital.
Despite the neighboring country Somalia where the terrorist group AL Shabab resides, Addis Ababa remains peaceful all these years.
6. Lagos – Nigeria
Lagos, the most populated city in Africa, was the capital city of Nigeria till December 12, 1991.
Ths city is not only the economic capital of Nigeria but also the West African capital of commerce and trade.
The capital is also known to have the best nightlife in Africa.
5. Nairobi – Kenya
Number five spot on our list of most beautiful cities in Africa goes to Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
Home to over 100 international organizations, Nairobi is an ideal place for business and trade.
Thinking of visiting and enjoying a stay in East Africa then Nairobi should be your next destination.
4. Gaborone – Botswana
Another beautiful city in the Southern part of Africa, Gaborone the capital city of Botswana, is one of the largest producers of diamond in the world.
Just don’t expect to pick up diamonds on the streets of Gaborone. Instead, enjoy the views of this memorable city.
3. Johannesburg – South Africa
Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, is also the most populous city in the country.
Sunny days in Johannesburg will give you a great chill at the beaches.
In addition to its sky scrapper modern buildings, Johannesburg contains eye-catching parks and gardens, making the city ideal for visitors.
2. Abuja – Nigeria
Abuja, a planned city constructed in the 1980s, is the capital city of Nigeria.
The capital is famous for its open parks. In fact, the Millenium Park was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003.
Abuja is also famous for its “Bush Bars”, informal closed spaces where people have drinks and snacks. They are located all over Abuja.
1. Cape Town – South Africa
Not only from Africa but from the world, the New York Times and Telegraph named Cape Town in 2014 the best place to visit.
The beauty of Cape Town is something else.
Cape Town Has lots of tourist attractions. Table Mountain is one of the most visited national parks in Africa. Hikers adore this place.
Another attraction to this galvanic city is its beaches. Due to the capital’s geography, you can visit two different beaches on the same day.
The Victoria and Alfred waterfront is another cultural attraction that adds beauty to this beautiful South African City.
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