In Tourism circles, Africa almost equals to the Safari, wildlife, and the savannah. To many a traveler, it is the place to be if you want to enjoy the best wildlife has on offer. Whereas this assertion is true, it will interest you to know that the Africa have some Impressive cities and urban centers that will Cather for urban lovers and other benefits that come with it. Whether is urban partying, top-notch restaurants, urban sophistication, and convenience, the following African cities will definitely fit the bill.
If you ever wanted a city that will welcome you warmly, then Kumasi is the place to be. This ancient city the former capital of the Ashanti kingdom that was one of the most powerful empires in ancient Africa is willing to offer refuge to any visitor in search of quality time. The city is home to the Kajeta market billed to be the biggest market in Africa with over 10,000 stalls. The city also has its fair share of museum and other historical sites.
To get the best of South African art, forget about visiting Johannesburg, Durban, or Pretoria. This is the best place to be. Annually on July, it is the host to the National Arts Festival. If you are in love with Academia, then this is the place to be too. Its traditional architectural designs and other buildings capture the essence of Africa’s history, art, music, and natural science.
Windhoek is the party capital of the African continent. Life here is relaxed, a rare scene in African cities. The German colonial heritage is evident in its remarkable buildings that mirror those of German cities. The city also has its own version of Oktoberfest where the best of Namibian beer is available for your indulgence.
Gaborone might be the administrative and commercial center of Botswana, but this does not mean that it is the best place to be in Botswana. The deserved place is Maun. Maun has gained prominence in the last decade such that its domestic airport currently ranks as one of the busiest in Africa. Many tourists come here for shopping and getting provisions enroute to their travels to either the Okavango delta or the Kalahari Desert.
Lamu, Kenya is a small Island with many Donkeys’ than Cars that is arguably one of the reasons thousands of visitors head to the Kenyan coast. In addition, Lamu is a world heritage site thanks to its preserved heritage that captures the settlement of the Arabs in the east African coast. It is said that time here literally stands still not for lack of what to do, but due to its tranquility and relaxing surroundings.
The name Sudan echoes war, and suffering. However, Khartoum is a thriving city amid the confusion, and violence that has affected most parts of the country especially the western part. The city is the confluence of the white and blue Nile with many riverbank communities. City crime is almost non-existent.
Algiers is a mix of the quintessential Arabic culture, a mix of French architecture, and a blend of Modernity. This city is also known as the Paris is North Africa due to its striking resemblance with French Capital with the only exception being that in Algiers, you have impressive beaches, and sun throughout the year.