Africa is said to be the birth place of mankind. By 100,000 BC modern humans lived by hunting and gathering with stone tools. From Africa they spread to Europe. By 5,000 BC farming had spread to North Africa. People herded cattle and they grew crops. At that time the Sahara was not a desert. It was green and fertile and gradually it grew drier and became a desert.
In the past till present times, most people outside Africa had, and still have the belief that Africa ‘the Dark Continent’ (as often referred) is all about deserts, slave trade, safaris, and Savannas, but the fact is, it has several cities that are urbanized as well as laden with character and beauty which makes them very attractive. Here are a few notable beautiful cities in Africa;
In the up north of Africa, Marrakesh ( also pronounced and spelt as Marrakech in French) is a beautiful city. It is one of the largest cities in Morocco. It’s name means ‘Land of God’, but the city is more known as ‘the Red City’.
Marrakesh lies in between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert making it an interesting place to visit for those who love sightseeing and adventures. Aside this, it is also home to the Djemaa el Fna Square that is famous for its street performers and vendors. Arriving Marrakesh is quite easy. Visitors can board an international flight to Marrakesh international Airport Marrakesh Morocco, and from inside Morocco, take another domestic flight aboard Royal Air Morocco directly to this wonderful city.
Coming down to the west, another amazing city in Africa is Abidjan in Cote d’ Ivoire. Though not its capital, Abidjan is Cote d’ Ivoire’s center for commercial activities. It is characterized by wide streets and green parks and has a good number of museums and art galleries that will attract visitors. A few other attractions in Abidjan are the St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Banco National Park, and the Amani Gallery. Getting there is most easy because Abidjan and Nigeria are both in the western part of Africa. It takes just a direct international flight of approximately 1 hour 32 minutes from Nigeria to Abidjan. People go by road too to Abidjan. Some of the luxurious bus companies in Nigeria convey people to Abidjan for business and touring purposes.
In the South, Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city is known for its uniqueness. Beaches, wines and bars, farms and mountains are some of the activities visitors can have a feel of and enjoy there. The main attraction in this magnificent city is the Table Mountain. Visitors usually make it a point to get on top of it through the cable-car system in a bid to have a perfect view of the whole metropolis that is alive with energy, colors, and creativity from a vantage position. Flying from Nigeria to Cape Town South Africa is about 6 hours 23 minutes. It is quite a distance, but it is a direct flight to Cape town which grants an easy access to the city.
Cape Town City.
For those who love to see wildlife around, Nairobi is the best place to be. This is the largest city in Kenya East Africa and it accommodates the popular Nairobi National Park, the home to lions, rhinos, hippos, and numerous wildlife. This incredible place is often been assumed as the spot where the popular comic film ‘the Lion king’ was shot. In Nairobi, it is not all about animals though, there is also Nairobi National Museum the home of artifacts for people who want to learn more about Nairobi’s history and not forgetting the Kazuri Factory, which is also a one-stop shop for souvenirs. There are direct flights from Nigeria to Nairobi-Jomo kenyatta International Airport which makes it hassle-free arriving Nairobi city.
Port Louis which is the capital of Mauritius and business center was once considered the star of the Indian Ocean. This beautiful place changes once the sun sets as people start flocking at popular market places and at the Caudan Waterfront for a night of relaxation and fun with friends. Visitors can enjoy sightseeing on historical buildings in this charming city and learn a lot about Mauritian culture too. Getting to Port Louis from Nigeria is through Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Mauritius, after which Port Louis can be connected by road 48 kilometers southeast.
Caudan Waterfront Port Louis City.
Africa, though still a developing continent, is a great place that boasts of beautiful cities with bubbling activities such as shopping, sightseeing, wildlife experiences, touring etc to keep visitors happy and endeared to more visits. So for a memorable sightseeing experience, Africa is a perfect choice!