Last Updated on July 2, 2023 by Spynaija
Africa, a land of extraordinary diversity and captivating beauty, beckons travelers with its stunning landscapes, vibrant cultures, and rich history. From the majestic Atlas Mountains to the enchanting shores of the Indian Ocean, Africa boasts a treasure trove of breathtaking cities that will leave you in awe. Join us on a virtual journey as we unveil the most beautiful cities in Africa, where natural wonders, architectural marvels, and cultural tapestries intertwine to create unforgettable experiences.
In this blog post, we will take you on a visual feast through Africa’s most mesmerizing urban destinations. Prepare to be dazzled by the vibrant colors of Marrakech, Morocco, as you wander through its bustling souks and ornate palaces. Feel the rhythm of Cape Town, South Africa, as you soak in panoramic views from Table Mountain and explore its vibrant neighborhoods. Traverse the ancient streets of Zanzibar City, Tanzania, and be transported back in time by its rich Swahili heritage and stunning beaches.
But our journey doesn’t end there. We will delve into the hidden gems of Dakar, Senegal, where bustling markets, vibrant music, and vibrant street art coexist in harmony. Experience the architectural wonders of Stone Town in Zanzibar, with its intricate Arabic-inspired buildings and labyrinthine alleys. Marvel at the historical splendor of Alexandria, Egypt, where ancient ruins meet the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
Each city on our list offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and urban charm. From the breathtaking landscapes surrounding Nairobi, Kenya, to the vibrant energy of Accra, Ghana, and the vibrant mix of tradition and modernity in Lagos, Nigeria, we will unveil the wonders that make these African cities truly exceptional.
Whether you are a wanderlust seeker, an avid photographer, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of our world, this blog post will transport you to the heart of Africa’s most captivating cities. Join us as we explore their hidden treasures, immerse ourselves in their vibrant cultures, and uncover the stories that have shaped these remarkable urban landscapes.
The Most Beautiful Cities in Africa
Below is a list of the 14 most beautiful cities in Nigeria in 2023
1. ABUJA, NIGERIA
Number one on this list of the most beautiful cities in Africa is Abuja, Nigeria. Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, strategically situated in the middle of the country. The skyline of the city, which was built largely in the 1980s, is dominated by Aso Rock, an enormous monolith. It rises up behind the Presidential Complex, which houses the residence and offices of the Nigerian president in the Three Arms Zone on the eastern edge of the city. Nearby are the National Assembly and the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
2. LUANDA, ANGOLA
Luanda, the capital of Angola, is a port city on the west coast of Southern Africa. A seafront promenade known as the Marginal runs alongside Luanda Bay. Nearby is the well-preserved 16th-century Fortress of São Miguel, which now contains the Museum of the Armed Forces. The fort has views of the harbor and the Ilha do Cabo, a long, thin peninsula in the bay that’s home to beaches, bars, and restaurants.
According to Mercer’s 2015 annual “cost of living” ranking, Angola’s capital Luanda is the most expensive city in the world.
3. AGADIR, MOROCCO
Agadir, a city along Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast, in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, is the capital of Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane province. A resort destination with jaw-dropping sights, it’s known for its golf courses, wide crescent beach, and seaside promenade lined with cafes, restaurants, and bars. Agadir’s hilltop kasbah was destroyed in a 1960 earthquake, but its original old wall remains standing.
4. NAIROBI, KENYA
Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras, and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Nairobi is also often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya. also hosting top-notch Tv programs, such as The Nat GEO Wild.
Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, has only been a city since 1954, but it’s been making up for lost time ever since.
Known as the safari capital of Africa, Nairobi is an energetic, modern city that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife.
5. JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Johannesburg, commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, was founded in 1886, following the discovery of gold, is the largest city in South Africa and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng province which began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to the late ICONs Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela’s former residence is now the Mandela House Museum.
6. LAGOS, NIGERIA
Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, and most populous in Nigeria sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial center of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques, and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum Lagos, displaying cultural artifacts and craftworks.
7. CAIRO, EGYPT
Cairo city, the capital of Egypt, and one of the largest cities in Africa. Cairo has stood for more than 1000 years on the same site on the banks of the Nile. Cairo, Egypt is home to a world of history, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, tourist attractions, and a busy international airport.
8. PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS
Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, founded in 1735 by the French governor and pioneer Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais. It’s known for its French colonial architecture and the 19th-century Champ de Mars horse-racing track. The Caudan Waterfront is a lively dining and shopping precinct. Nearby, vendors sell local produce and handicrafts at the huge Central Market.
Port Louis from the early days up to today leans on the many sights and places of interest to visit in Port Louis.
9. CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa, colloquially named the Mother City. It is the legislative capital of South Africa.
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain.
10. ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST
Abidjan is the economic capital of the Ivory Coast and one of the most populous French-speaking cities in Africa.
Abidjan is a city on the southern Atlantic coast of Côte d’Ivoire, in West Africa. It’s the country’s major urban center, with skyscrapers rising above the Ébrié Lagoon.
11. ALGIERS, ALGERIA
Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria, on the country’s Mediterranean coast. It’s known for the whitewashed buildings of the Kasbah, a medina with steep winding streets, Ottoman palaces, and a ruined citadel.
12. TRIPOLI, LIBYA
Tripoli is the capital city and the largest city in Libya, with a population of about 1.158 million people in 2018. It is located in the northwest of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean Sea and forming a bay.
13. ACCRA, GHANA
Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is on the Gulf of Guinea (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean). covering an area of 225.67 km2 (87.13 sq mi) with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million as of 2012.
14. MALABO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Malabo formerly Santa Isabel is the capital of Equatorial Guinea and the province of Bioko Norte. It is located on the north coast of the island of Bioko, formerly known by the Bubis, its indigenous inhabitants, as Etulá, and as Fernando Pó by the Europeans. In 2018, the city had a population of approximately 297,000 inhabitants.