It is little wonder that, with their respective titles, the palaces of many African presidents will be garlanded with magnificent structures and beautiful scenery.
Here are top 10 Most Beautiful Presidential Palaces in Africa.
1) The Unity Palace (Yaounde, Cameroon)
With the towering pillars that holds its walls, pleasant surroundings and verdant greenery around it, the Unity Palace is a striking work of art. Located in the region Etoudi, Yaounde, it is the presidential palace of the President of Cameroon. The President of Cameroon has been using the palace since November 6, 1982, when he assumed Office.
2) Abdeen Palace (Cairo, Egypt)
Considered one of the most luxurious palaces in the world with its embellishments, paintings, and large number of clocks scattered in the parlors and wings, most of which are decorated with pure gold, Abdeen Palace is exotic. It is located above Qasr el-Nil Street in eastern Downtown Cairo, Egypt. It is a historic Cairo palace which has 500 suites, and is the official residence and main office of the President of Egypt.
3) Union Buildings (Pretoria, South Africa)
The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the president of South Africa. With its vast gardens, the buildings are located in Pretoria and constitute a South African national heritage site. These remarkable buildings, built from light sandstone, were designed by the architect Sir Herbert Baker in the English monumental style and are 285m long. The architectural design of the buildings is simply wonderful and a must see.
4) State House of Namibia (Windhoek, Namibia)
Bordered by a two-kilometer long steel fence with dark-glassed towers and large guard rooms, and covers 25 hectares of land, the State House of the Republic of Namibia is a fortress. It is located in the Auasblick suburb of Windhoek. This majestic site is the administrative capital of Namibia, as well as the official residence of the President of Namibia. The State House was designed by the North Korean company, Mansudae Overseas Projects, and built in 66 months. It is reported that the administrative building cost a staggering N$400 million Namibian dollars.