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5 Most Colourful Capital Cities in Africa

Africa is no doubt one of the most gorgeous and beautiful in the world. With different magical countries that has various rich cultures, ethics, tranquil parks and so much more. African nations have gone through the most harsh times in the past and still sprung back up, joining the rest of the world in the race of being the best and playing their parts in making the world a better place. The continent of Africa is one of the most visited places in the world as a result of it’s natural resources, stunning landscapes, iconic wildlife. And even it’s beautiful ancient sites, waterfalls and so many others. We’ve selected a few from the continent’s capital cities to introduce to a colourful Africa. Cities like Rabat, Abuja and Dakar are some of the most colourful capital cities in Africa.

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo most colourful Cities in Africa
View of the city from Cairo Tower. © Raduasandei/Wikimedia Commons

The largest city in Africa and 15th largest in the world, Cairo is no doubt one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities in Africa; and made immerse contribution to Africa tourism. The city which is called “Misr” in Arabic language means “Victorious City” and it is gently located on the banks of River Nile. The city which is filled with lots of tourist attractions such as Cairo tower, Umar Makran Mosque, Pyramid of Djoser is one of the best places to spend quality time either family or friends in Africa. Simply put, Cairo isn’t just one of the best cities in Africa, but also, it is among the most developed cities in Africa.

Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja colourful Cities in Africa
Night view of the city and Abuja National Mosque. © Teemages

This is one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria which replaced one of the most popular cities in Africa as the capital of Nigeria back in December 1991. Abuja which is one of the wealthiest cities in Africa is surrounded by so many side lovely places and attraction such as the millennium park, Zuma rock, Nike art gallery and so many others. Abuja is easily among the best cities in Africa.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa colourful Cities in Africa
Downtown Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This one beautiful city is Ethiopia’s commercial hub which was established as far back as the 19th century. Addis Ababa which is blessed with various sites of interests is being flooded each year by tourists, such as the sacred mountain “Mount Entoto” which is 3,200 meters above sea level and overlooks the city. It is one of the most colourful Capital cities. Other sites of interest in the city also includes the National museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral amongst others.

Rabat, Morocco

Most Colourful Capital Cities in Africa
Views from the Avenue Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco. © EV OFFICIAL

This small enchanted city is Morocco’s capital and it gently lies very close to the mouth of River Bou Regreg. The city also has one of the most populous landmarks in Morocco which is the Kasbah edifice which was built in the 12th century during the reign of the Almohad Caliphate, and iS surrounded by unspoilt public beaches and a fairytale feel to it. The city is magically beautiful with the most welcoming and amazingly friendly people.

Dakar, Senegal

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Place de l’Independance, Dakar, Senegal. © Mostroneddo/Wikimedia Commons

The most populous city in Senegal which is an Atlantic port on Cap Vert peninsula is the largest city in Senegal which is blessed with so much beauty. One of the many interesting places in the city is the House of Slaves and it’s door of no return which houses the history of slave trade on Goree island. The city also has within a couple of tourist attraction centers such as the Cairo tower, Pyramid of Djoser, Egyptian museum and the Tahir square.


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