Top 8 Most Beautiful Cities In Africa

These cities are well developed and really beautiful. If you are thinking of visiting any city in Africa, choose any of these. Matter of fact, there’s nothing bad in choosing all !

8. Tunis, Tunisia

The only city in Northern Arabic Africa that made it to this list, largely because of the political and religious unrest (Arab Spring) that has ravaged the region in recent years.

Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis, popularly refereed to by travel guides as the Tunisian Champs-Élysées

Tunis with it’s 2,700,000 inhabitants is probably the most developed and most organized city in Northern Africa. The wealth and expansion of the Tunisian economy in recent decades is reflected in the booming development of the outer city where according to a report one can see clearly the social challenges brought about by rapid modernization in Tunisia. This modernization is what brought about the development of Tunis to become one of the most developed city in Africa.

7. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia is among the cities in Africa that are well developed to certain standard. The roads and buildings are world class which makes it ideal place to establish business in Ethiopia.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Home to some of the most beautiful women in Africa, Addis Ababa is truly a modern city anyone would like to visit. Though close to Somalia where Al Shabaab terrorist group have been exerting great destructive influences for some years now, Addis Ababa is very peaceful and devoid of terrorist attacks.

6. Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos used to be the capital of Nigeria till December 12 1991 when Abuja became the new Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Pride itself as the most populous city in Africa, Lagos is the Nigeria and indeed the West African capital of commerce and trade.


Far from the nightmare and notoriety we are made to believe about Lagos of which to a large extent is true, Lagos is probably the most exciting city to visit in Africa. The beauty of the city is not in anyway in doubt as you can see from the picture above, and the nightlife is by far the best in Africa. A beautiful city for business and leisure!

5. Nairobi, Kenya

Despite the recent attack on a shopping mall, University hostels, and other places in and outside Nairobi, the city still remain one of the most beautiful city in Africa, a choice destination for the world’s tourists.

Nairobi Kenya


Main district of Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is one of the most prominent cities in Africa, both politically and financially. Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the main coordinating and headquarters for the UN in Africa and Middle East, the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business and culture.

4. Gaborone, Botswana

Another beautiful city in the Southern part of Africa. Gaborone, the capital of Botswana enjoys political stability and economic strength, partly because it is one of the largest rough diamond producers in the world. But don’t expect to pick a diamond on the street 😀


The capital of Botswana

Just a visit to Gaborone are hooked for life. So, before you think of visiting, make sure you are prepared for permanent relocation to that city because you wouldn’t let go easily. However, HIV/AIDS remained it’s biggest handicap as quarter of the population are infected.

3. Johannesburg, South Africa

The biggest city in South Africa followed by Cape Town, Johannesburg is the second most developed city in Southern Africa with the population of about 1million.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa

Although Cape Town takes most of the shine off Johannesburg, it is still one of the finest and choice destination in South Africa. Johannesburg is a well developed city with beautiful attractions such as the City Deep which is the largest dry port in the world and the Apartheid Museum.

2. Abuja, Nigeria

The capital of the biggest economy in Africa, the capital of the world’s most populous black nation, and the capital of the country that produced the richest man in Africa, what else do you expect from such city than beauty and development?

Abuja City

The city of Abuja being redeveloped by Churchgate

Abuja is the most developed city in Western Africa and second most beautiful city in Africa. Beyond it’s beauty and development, Abuja is among the richest city in Africa, not by GDP, but in terms of cash flows.

1. Cape Town, South Africa

It is not for nothing that both The New York Times and The Telegraph named Cape Town in 2014 as the best place to visit in the world.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has rich European history and was largely developed by it’s European colonial masters. It’s well developed infrastructures in second to none in Africa and among the best in the world.


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