No doubt Africa is beautiful despite the fact that its often times referred to as a third world or developing country. There are cities in Africa which are beautiful beyond imagination but are rather underrated. NGHUBS highlights the top 10 beautiful and underrated cities in Africa.
Rabat is the capital city of Morocco. It rests along the shores of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage, including the Kasbah of the Udayas. This Berber-era royal fort is surrounded by formal French-designed gardens and overlooks the ocean. The city’s iconic Hassan Tower, a 12th-century minaret, soars above the ruins of a mosque.
Livingstone is a town in southwestern Zambia, a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and the border with Zimbabwe. It’s a hub for visitors to the Victoria Falls. The adjoining Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park surrounds the Zambian side of the falls. The Livingstone Museum traces local history and archaeology, and the life of the Scottish explorer, David Livingstone, after whom the town was named.
Sousse or Soussa is a city in Tunisia, capital of the Sousse Governorate. Located 140 kilometres south of the capital Tunis, the city has 271,428 inhabitants. Sousse is in the central-east of the country, on the Gulf of Hammamet, which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea.
Alexandria is a Mediterranean port city in Egypt. During the Hellenistic period, it was home to a lighthouse ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as well as a storied library. Today the library is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The city also has Greco-Roman landmarks, old-world cafes and sandy beaches. Its 15th-century seafront Qaitbay Citadel is now a museum.
Malindi is a town on Malindi Bay, in southeastern Kenya. It sits amid a string of tropical beaches dotted with hotels and resorts. Malindi Marine National Park and nearby Watamu Marine National Park are home to turtles and colorful fish. Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve harbors elephants and more than 200 species of birds. Near the forest, the Gede Ruins are the remains of an ancient Swahili town.
Sekondi-Takoradi, a city comprising the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi, is the capital of Sekondi – Takoradi Metropolitan District and the Western Region of Ghana. Sekondi-Takoradi is the region’s largest city and an industrial and commercial centre, with a population of 445,205 people.
Bauchi is located at the Northern part of Nigeria. Bauchi state is one of the states in the northern part of Nigeria that span two distinctive vegetation zones, namely, the Sudan savannah and the Sahel savannah. Bauchi state is watered by a number of rivers. They include the
Gongola and Jama’are rivers.
Libreville is the capital city of Gabon, a country on the coast of Central Africa. Its is the largest city in Gabon with parks and sculptures. The National Museum of Arts and Tradition exhibits tribal crafts such as masks and wood-carved artifacts. The seafront is undoubtedly the greatest tourist attraction asset in Libreville. Many people gather here on a daily basis to relax and have fan by Atlantic Ocean and tourists are always welcome to join in.
Banjul is the capital city of the Gambia. The interesting thing about Banjul is that it is on an island where Gambia River meets with the Atlantic ocean. The city is rich in culture and tourists. Banjul has a National Museum, dedicated to Gambian culture and history. It also has amusement parks and nature reserves.
Ouagadougou is not just the capital city of Burkina Faso, but also the largest city with a population of over 2.3million. Ouagadougou specialize in textile and food processing. Ouagadougou also has amusement parks for site seeing and tourists.