Top 5 Most Beautiful Major Cities in Africa

Luxor, Egypt. Photo by eviljohnius/Flickr

Africa isn’t only great for safaris, deserts, exploring rural areas, and like like—there are many major cities that are glowing beacons of culture, history, culinary arts, and more.

Here are our top picks for the best and most beautiful major cities in Africa that you should definitely add to your bucket list.

Luxor, Egypt

Previously Ancient Egypt’s capital of Thebes; a beautifully vibrant city that houses the tombs of ancient pharaohs.

Kigali, Rwanda

Considered to be one of Africa’s most liveable cities, and is also the safest and cleanest capital in the whole continent.

Cape Town, South Africa

A seaside playground with stunning beaches, incredible viewpoints, great museums, and more.

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Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

The cultural heart of Zanzibar; incredibly beautiful beaches and filled with lively bazaars; designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Windhoek, Namibia

Cosmopolitan capital city of Namibia; cute pastel-painted buildings and structures built in the German style; perfectly walkable.