Africa is the world’s second-largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. Africa is home to 55 sovereign nations with some progressing nations, talk about the likes of Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya. Let’s walk you through some of the most beautiful cities in Africa, these cities are quite breathtaking.
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 harbour 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, 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 the most populous in Nigeria sprawl inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial centre 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 artefacts and craftworks.
7. CAIRO, EGYPT
Cairo city, 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 centre, 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 of 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, 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.