Thinking about making a move to the continent for business, family, or adventure, check out the list of the top 10 most liveable cities in Africa.
10 best Africa cities for travellers
Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north into Ghana's interior. Originally built around a port, it served as the capital of the British Gold Coast between 1877 and 1957.
1. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, let alone Africa, having already won a number of prestigious international travel awards. It’s where most people in South Africa wish they lived.
2. Accra, Ghana
In addition to being a wonderful urban home for roughly 20 percent of Ghana’s 20 million total population, Accra has become the leisure destination of choice for upscale Nigerians who take a quick 45-minute flight to spend time at their Accra weekend homes.
3. Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi is fast becoming the African city of choice for multinational companies seeking a foothold for their African operations
4. Johannesburg, South Africa
From the moment you step off the plane at O.R Tambo International Airport (ORTIA), it becomes clear why Johannesburg is considered a world-class city. ORTIA rivals some of the best airports in developed worlds.
5. Libreville, Gabon
Modern and vibrant, the country’s largest city is home to just over half a million people. They’re young (nationally, half are 19 and younger) and urbanized. School enrollment rate in Gabon is over 70 percent and literacy is close to 90 percent.
6. Tunis, Tunisia
A lot has changed here since the Arab Spring unrest started nearly two years ago. While unemployment remains a concern and the new government still works toward stabilizing the economy, the smallest country in North Africa is becoming one of the fastest developing.
7. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam is a rapidly growing city, from the new infrastructural projects to its people, literally. With an annual population increase of over three percent each year, it’s the third fastest growing city in Africa and one of the fastest in the world! It also has a large expatriate community.
8. Windhoek, Namibia
From the language to the distinct architecture, the German influence on Windhoek is evident, a lasting reminder of Namibia’s early colonial history.
9. Kigali, Rwanda
From the expansion of its Central Business District to the recent road construction project to help ease traffic congestion, Rwanda’s capital is slowly becoming one of the most rapidly developing cities on the continent.
10. Kibuye, Rwanda
Kibuye is a city in Karongi district, and the capital of Western Province in Rwanda. It is known as a beach resort and is within driving distance of two national parks.
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