Considered the poorest continent on the planet, Africa is the home to 54 sovereign nations with some progressing nations who are quite wealthy like Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa and Nigeria. Nigeria in particular is an international oil industry player; and until recently was by far Africa’s biggest producer of oil with over 2.5 million barrels produced every day.
This article puts together the top 10 most beautiful African countries. The list is in a descending order and it contains some obviously popular countries that are well known around the world and some not so popular countries that nonetheless are among the most beautiful countries in Africa.
As the country’s capital, it is obvious that Addis tops our list of cities in Ethiopia. You will find here different people and cultures inhabit this tech and biz hub. The great diversity of Addis makes it a city to behold; it is a meeting point between ancient culture and modernity. In Addis Ababa, one can visit museums, monuments, go shopping, taste the best of Ethiopian delicacies and beverages. It is also easy to commute around the city with the accommodation being affordable and secure International hotels such as Regency, Hilton, Radisson Blu Hotels are some of the expensive restaurants in Addis Ababa. This largest city in Ethiopia is undoubtedly the most beautiful. In its first years the city was more like a military encampment than a town. The central focus was the emperor’s palace, which was surrounded by the dwellings of his troops and of his innumerable retainers. As the population increased, firewood became scarce.
Addis Ababa is the educational and administrative centre of Ethiopia. It is the site of Addis Ababa University (1950) and contains several teacher-training colleges and technical schools. Also located in the city are the Museum of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (operated by the university), the National School of Music, the National Library and Archives, palaces of former emperors, and governmental ministries. Several international organizations have their headquarters in the city; the most important are the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, both located in Africa Hall.
The country even very huge and diverse still has a lot of beautiful places in it. They may not be very big on Tourism like the rest of countries on this list but sure have beautiful cities on different zones of the country. From Lagos, to Abuja the capital, to cities like Porth Harcourt kano and more.
Nigeria is the coolest country in Africa, where you will never miss talented actors, actresses, billionaires, and other prominent personalities. Traveling between Abuja, Calabar, Lagos, and Kano will leave anyone wanting to explore deeper into the nation. Other than the sites, you will enjoy the beautiful traditions of the people such as outfits and food.
The Island is a loose geographical term that is used to define the area of Lagos that is separated from the "mainland" by the main channel draining the lagoon into the Atlantic Ocean, which forms Lagos Harbour. The Island is mainly a collection of islands that are separated from each other by creeks of varying sizes and are connected together by bridges. The smaller sections of some creeks have been dredged and built over. This part of Lagos is the area where most business activities and entertainment events in Lagos takes place. It also houses most of the upscale residential areas in Lagos.
Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs. With Cities like Dares salaam and Mwanba they are one of the top cities in Africa.
The Zanzibar Archipelago, located in the Indian Ocean 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania, is a breathtaking spot to escape from the world. You’ll enjoy clear, turquoise-blue water; shallow sandbars perfect for wading; and many small, nearly deserted islands virtually unvisited by tourists. Explore the World Heritage Site of Stone Town, Zanzibar City’s old quarter. Or just go beach to beach between tiny fishing villages—each one's better than the next.
Ivory Coast’s political capital is Yamoussoukro, and its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. Its bordering countries are Guinea and Liberia in the west, Burkina Faso and Mali in the north, and Ghana in the east. The Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) is located south of Ivory Coast. With cities like Abidjan and more, they’ve earned a spot here.Yamoussoukro was made capital of the Cote d'Ivoire in 1983 by the country’s first president, Felix Houphouet-Boigny. Although never as popular as the large coastal city of Abidjan, Houphouet-Boigny had great plans for the city of his birth. He commissioned several massive building projects, including a Presidential Palace and the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, a modern recreation of the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Basilica that lays claim to the title of world’s largest church.
Founded by the Berbers in the 2nd millennium BCE, the city of Tunis has been controlled by Phoenicians, Romans, Arab Muslims, the Ottomans, the Spanish, the French and the Germans, finally achieving independence as the capital of Tunisia in 1956. This history has made Tunis a mélange of ancient and modern cultures. The medina is a network of narrow alleyways, mosques, mausoleums, palaces and a souq where shoppers haggle over the price of everything from filigreed gold to inexpensive souvenirs.
Mauritius is arguably Africa’s wealthiest destination, a tropical paradise with tons to do. Port Louis, the modern capital of this 38-mile by 29-mile island, is a bustling port with a revitalized waterfront and a busy market. But most visitors gravitate toward resort areas such as Mont Choisy, quiet Trou-aux-Biches and the more bustling Flic en Flac, popular with scuba divers. Rivière Noire is ideal for those looking for great deep-sea fishing.
Kenya’s largest city and capital, Nairobi is the most populous city in eastern Africa. It is one of the most leading cities in Africa, both politically and financially (Africa’s 4th largest exchange in terms of trading volume). Over the last decade country has experienced a lot of infrastructural development. And when it comes to Tourism Kenya has great sites and scenery. Nairobi particularly is one of the most beautiful cities in Africa as 2020
The “Red City” of Marrakesh is a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. Exploring the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina can easily eat up a day. Find inner peace at the serene Jardin Majorelle or take in the beauty of one of the city’s historic mosques (taking note that, unless you are Muslim, you are not allowed to enter).
An enigmatic treasure trove of almost unimaginable archaeological and cultural riches, it's hard not to think of Egypt without imagining the Sphinx, the pyramids at Giza, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and the Nile. As well as being the world's largest open-air museum, Egypt also offers a slew of luxurious Red Sea resorts, many within reach of spectacular snorkeling, diving and windsurfing. Whether you see it by riverboat, from camelback or from just above the coral, Egypt's sights are unforgettable.
Cape Town glistens at the southern toe of the African continent. Tourist brochure-views at Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are within easy driving distance of "The Mother City." The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve provides sweeping sea vistas, hiking trails and wildlife encounters. On a more somber note, travelers can visit Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.
Every year is a fresh opportunity for explorers to visit yet another favourite destination in the heart of Africa. Hunting for the most beautiful countries in Africa is now manageable thanks to our detailed list of 10 places everyone should visit next. Planning a trip to Africa? Make sure you visit one or two of the above nations for a memorable experience.
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