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Top 10 Most Beautiful African Cities to Visit

Translator

Najla Nur Fauziyah

Editor

Laila Afifa

14 June 2024 09:36 WIB

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe African continent is divided into five regions and consists of 54 countries. African cities offer mesmerizing beauty, ranging from vast deserts and dense rainforests. From historic architecture to stunning natural views, the continent has many hidden gems ready to be explored. Here is a list of the 10 most beautiful cities in Africa.

Most Beautiful Cities in Africa

1. Nairobi, Kenya

According to safaribookings.com, few cities beat Nairobi’s modern amenities, accessible nightlife, and transport connections. The bordering National Park houses native African wildlife such as zebras, giraffes, and rhinos. Music performances and traditional dances can also be enjoyed in Nairobi.

2. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is famous for its stunning beach and mountain views. By hopping on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, you can enjoy the bustling city landscape of Cape Town, Table Mountain, and the South Atlantic Ocean. Cape Town is also known for its lively nightlife and thriving arts scene. 

3. Cairo, Egypt

Notable for the majestic Pyramids of Giza, there are many things to do in this beautiful city. The city of Cairo is interesting because this city has a stunning city view with elegant mosaic buildings, ancient churches, and mosques with impressive architecture.

4. Stone Town, Tanzania

The city borders directly with the Indian Ocean and is included as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stone Town is not a metropolitan city, but this city is the heart of Zanzibar Island. Its beautiful views, surrounded by blue waters and vibrant culture make this city one of the most beautiful in Africa.

5. Lamu, Kenya

Lamu, Kenya is also famous for its coastal views. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the best examples of Swahili settlement (an ethnic group from the East African Coast).

6. Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg is one of the most prosperous cities in Africa. Views of skyscrapers, museums, upscale hotels, and various cultural attractions make Johannesburg one of the most beautiful cities in Africa.

7. Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek is perfectly positioned in the center of the country. This city is home to unique historical sites such as the Christuskirche church, which combines neo-gothic with art nouveau architecture. In this city, you can also find unique souvenirs such as jewelry made from ostrich egg shells. You can also learn about the city's history by visiting the Independence Memorial Museum.

8. Zanzibar, Tanzania

The coastline city of Zanzibar boasts some of the bluest and most pristine beaches in the world, according to Business Insider Africa. You can also enjoy the city view and the Indian Ocean from this African city. 

9. Marrakech, Morocco

This bustling of Marrakech is one of the most beautiful in the world. Marrakech’s architecture juxtaposes modern and ancient, with markets lining the streets. These markets sell a variety of products including beautiful rugs, woven sandals, spices, and even Moroccan cooking pots.

10. Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone is a modern city known for its Western style, contemporary buildings, and prestigious educational institutions. Gaborone is also a native ecosystem for various native and extraordinary species such as blue wildebeest, vervet monkeys, rock dasses, gemsbok, and others. 

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