Although Africa is perceived as the poorest continent in the world, there are some cities on the continent that would make you want to have a second thought about the general perception.
Nowadays, many people prefer to live abroad in cities like London, Beijing and so on because they have excellent connectivity, electricity and many other social amenities. Little do they know that they are leaving behind very beautiful cities in Africa with real opportunities and great infrastructure.
If you still have the mentality of “Africa is underdeveloped,” this list will leave you wondering where all these pictures of African cities have been. These cities have the best security, infrastructure as well as recreation facilities, and on top of all hospitality and friendliness. Undoubtedly, Africa is very developed, far beyond your village even if it is considered to be the poorest on this planet. Below are the life of the nicest and most beautiful cities in Africa;
1. Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg is the most beautiful city in South Africa and the entire continent. It is considered the largest and wealthiest city in the country and is often referred to as economy powerhouse. This is because it has the largest economy in not only the country but also the whole continent. Despite Cape Town taking most of its shine, it remains the most beautiful city in Africa that anyone would wish to visit. City Deep dry port (Largest in this planet), Apartheid Museum and stunning skyscrapers are some of the beautiful structures in Johannesburg.
2. Tunis, Tunisia
Tunis is the second most modern city in Africa after Johannesburg. It is the only Arabic city that has made it to the list. It is the most well-organised city in Northern Africa with a population of about 2,700,000 inhabitants. In recent decades, Tunisia government developed Tunis in the aim of making it the most developed city in Africa. It was made the administrative centre of some Tunisian administrative and political organisations. This has largely contributed to it being the centre of the country’s economic and commercial activities.
3. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam is one of the top cities in Africa where peace is abundant just as its name suggests. It is the former largest, capital and richest city in Tanzania. It is home to many foreigners from Asia, India, the US, and even Europe. Dar es Salaam’s Kariakoo shopping district is considered as the busiest and largest in East Africa. According to Wikipedia, here you will find many shops, merchants, bazaars and few hawkers selling a variety of products ranging from hardware materials like cement to foodstuffs.
4. Abuja, Nigeria
After Lagos was disposed of as the capital city of Nigeria in 1991, Ibrahim Badamosi Bbanginda, was Nigerian president then, he chose Abuja. The city has very many expensive structures and is therefore considered to be among the list of richest cities in Africa by both GDP and cash flow. Beyond its riches, Abuja is the most developed city in Western Africa.
5. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa is the fifth most beautiful place in Africa. It is the best-developed city in Eastern Africa to specific standards. It has world-class buildings, road networks, and other social amenities. This makes it an ideal place to establish a business in the region. Addis Ababa is also said to have the most beautiful girls in Africa . Even though the country borders Somalia, an Al Shabaab territory, Addis Ababa is extra peaceful and free from terrorist attacks.
6. Lagos, Nigeria
Up to 1991, December 12th, Lagos used to be Nigeria’s capital city. It prides itself for being the most populated city in the continent. Because of its large population, it is often considered as the centre of trade and commerce. Despite its notoriety and nightmares in the streets, it is the most exciting city you can visit today. Its beauty is outstanding. With the best nightlife in Africa, it is best suited for leisure and also 24/7 businesses.
7. Nairobi, Kenya
Regardless of the recent Dusit D2 terrorist attack, Nairobi remains to be in the list of the nicest cities in Africa. It is, in fact, a tourism destination as it has a game park that has the big four animals. People consider it to be a prominent city in Africa politically and financially. Over 100 major international organisations have their headquarters based in the capital city. Some of them include the United Nations (UN), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The city is a very established hub for culture and business especially with the new Standard Gauge Railway connecting it to the port of Mombasa.
8. Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast has been affected by civil wars for many years forcing its citizens to undergo an untold hardship. Nonetheless, it’s a capital city is very developed and has post-modern social amenities. Skylines found in Abidjan are one of the nicest ones that can never be found in any other city. A visit to the place will leave you amazed because of the level development the city is in despite civil wars. Abidjan acts as a transport and export centre (it is the fourth city that exports goods in the sub-Saharan region).
9. Windhoek, Zambia
Windhoek is one of the most beautiful cities in Africa. It acts as the administrative, social, economic, and cultural centre of Namibia. Despite being relatively small, the city has a bubbling CBD (Central Business District). Modern and trendy shopping malls, supermarkets, world-class bars, five-star hotels, and restaurant can easily be spotted in the area. The best schools and health care facilities can be found in this town.
10. Kigali, Rwanda
Last on our list of nicest and most beautiful cities in Africa is Kigali. It is home to many expatriates. Its CBD consists of numerous modern architecture skyscrapers like Kigali tower which serves as a home to many companies, and stores. The city also has gorillas which serve as a tourist attraction. Excellent social amenities, housing facilities, recreation centres, moderate weather , and good infrastructure are some of the reasons to visit Kigali. Moreover, the people residing there are friendly and welcoming.
Indeed, Africa is not only home to beautiful savannas, stunning deserts, and amazing wildlife animals. It is also home to some astonishing cities rich in good infrastructure, housing facilities, recreation centres, and best social amenities. Some of the beautiful cities in Africa like Nairobi and Kigali are rich in wildlife.