Despite various advancements in the fields of technology, arts and culture, the term ” black continent” or ”jungle” still lurks in the perception of many foreigners acculturated to believe nothing good comes from Africa. Rather, Africa is regarded mostly for diseases, hunger and political violence.
Well, to have such a mindset means you are missing out big-time on the breathtaking success of mother Africa! Consider this list of advanced and awe-inspiring cities in Africa that are already attracting the world’s attention.
Search for the cleanest city in Africa and the name Kigali will surely pop up! This is a city blessed with a lush green and hilly landscape. The elevation is just high enough to give visitors a wider view of Rwanda’s well laid-out towns, efficient road construction systems and lively urban setting. One reason that Kigali stays so clean: people there strictly frown upon the use of non-biodegradable plastics following a ban on the product in 2008.
2. Cape Town,South Africa
Cape Town is one of the most visited cities in Africa. Most tourists have memorable experiences visiting the pristine beach sites of this city, but if that is all they ever visit then they will be missing out big time! You may want to rather board the cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain at sunrise or sunset to soak in the utter beauty of this city. it is also home to the best wine farms in Africa.
3. Rabat, Morocco
This city goes down in history among the most ancient of African cities. Blessed with eye-watering scenes of Morocco’s most important museum the Royal Palace, and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, not forgetting a host of historical sites and well-loved beaches. Rabat forever remains not just a hub of historical knowledge but also home to 15 top-rated tourist attraction sites in Morocco!
4. Bamako, Mali
Bamako is the largest city of Mali with a population of about 2 million. Talk of a national park, zoo, busy night life – Bamako has it all. This versatile city can be the best place for relaxation or just tourism; the city is graced with many hospitable Malians at your disposal to answer any question regarding the history of the remarkable city.
5. Accra, Ghana
Accra is not only a place for doing business (local or international), but also a location for relaxation, considering the city’s bolstered security and overall peace. This huge city contains many attractions, from the impressive mausoleum and monument to the first president Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah to beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and nightlife at Osu. Ghana’s flagship university is also housed on one end of this capital city while Makola Market, one of the busiest markets in West Africa, sprawls in the city’s center.6, Windhoek, Namibia
What makes this city stand out is its splendid pastel-painted buildings, modern skyscrapers, and ornate cathedrals, seamlessly blending both African and European sensibilities. Coined the “City of Many Faces,” Windhoek serves as both a tourist destination and business center and enjoys close proximity to South Africa’s Table Mountain, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, and Botswana’s Okavango Swamps.