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Beautiful Big Cities in Africa That You Should Include to Your Bucket List

There is no denying that Africa is one of the most spectacular and diverse continents in the world. It is home to large cities that offer rich cultures and magnificent sceneries.

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

There is no denying that Africa is one of the most spectacular and diverse continents in the world. It is home to large cities that offer rich cultures and magnificent sceneries. Bustling nightlife scenes are also one of the popular attractions of this continent. Aside from the wonderful sights to see, many countries in Africa are well-known for their friendliness toward foreigners. So come and join me in an exciting and amazing adventure in some of the most beautiful and biggest cities in Africa!

Accra, Ghana

No wonder why many Americans stayed in Ghana permanently. Ghanaians are known to be the friendliest people in the whole continent of Africa. Accra has a population of two million and home to incredible destinations such as the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Danish Osu Castle, and Labadi Beach. If you want to see something really astonishing, take a tour at Nima, a multiethnic, multireligious cultural hub that is untouched by modernization.

Nairobi, Kenya

Because of its many tech startups that attract developers from all over the continent, and other countries in the United States and Europe, Nairobi has been considered as the Silicon Valley of Africa. Nairobi still boasts a rich nature reserve despite its technological advancement. You can go on a Safari through Nairobi National Park, as it is only five miles from the city. There are also awesome traditional things you can buy from the Maasi Market.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa is proud of its natural culture. This place is one of the cities that were not colonized by Europe. Here, you can explore Ethiopian culture at the National Museum and the Red Terror Museum. But if you do not like museums, you can visit the Anwar Mosque located next to the largest market in Africa. There is also the Medhane Alem, the second largest church in the continent. Food lovers will surely enjoy the sumptuous food offered in the city.

Tangier, Morocco

Who does not want to enjoy a serene walk through a Sultan's palace at the Kabash Museum or feel the ocean breeze at the historic Cafe Hafa or explore the Cave of Hercules where the mythological hero is believed to have rested after completing his labors? You can do all these at Tangier!

Cape Town, South Africa

If you will see Cape Town from a distance, you might think it is a magical place of fairy tales as this city is located between the mountains and the sea. Cape Town is famous for its International Jazz Festival, Argus Cycle Tour, and International Film Festival. It was even named as the best place to visit in the world by the New York Times and the Telegraph in 2014. If you love adventures, Cape Town also offers some fun and exciting activities like camping, hiking, and water sports.

Port Louis, Mauritius

A spectacular island with eighteenth-century French colonial buildings and English Saint James Cathedral towers, no wonder why Port Louis is called Africa's little Europe. Tourists can watch the Opera at the French Port Louis theater or visit the colonial-era sugar mill Domaine Les Pailles. If adventure is what you are looking for, you can hike up Signal Mountain.

Dakar, Senegal

This city boasts an incredible historical culture. If you are looking to connect to your African ancestors, you must visit Goree Island, a Dutch-Portuguese slave port that is called the "House of Slaves" museum and open-air art gallery. Aside from this, you can also see the African Renaissance Monument to get a glimpse of African excellence taller than the Statue of Liberty. By the end of the day, you can witness the breathtaking view in the Pink Lake.

Africa is a truly beautiful continent that you should be planning on visiting when the pandemic ends (I hope it will end soon so we can continue traveling!). Any of the cities I shared will be worth every penny you spend.

We would love to know your thoughts about the cities I mentioned on the list. Share them with us in the comment section! :)

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