Most Africans travel to more developed countries in search of green pastures, not realizing that Africa has as much to offer as the developed countries. Though not on the same economic pedestal, Africa is home to some of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here we take a look at five of the most beautiful cities in West Africa.
Accra – Ghana
Accra, the capital city of Ghana is fast becoming a favorite holiday destination for wealthy foreigners. With a rapidly developing real estate sector, classic bars and restaurants as well as luxury hotels and shopping malls, Accra has the biggest mall in West Africa, it is no wonder that this West African country is making a mark in the world.
Lagos – Nigeria
Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria and one of the fastest growing in the world. Lagos, the city of aquatic finery, is steeped in history and culture and has a remarkable array of magnificent architecture and stunning attractions.
Abuja – Nigeria
Abuja is one of the most well planned cities of Africa. It has got much about everything that a modern city should have; buildings with exquisite out-of-this-world architecture, roads that are neat, wide and motorable and relatively good security. Significant sights include the Nigerian National Mosque and the Nigerian National Christian Centre. Abuja is known for being one of the few purpose-built capital cities in Africa as well as being one of the wealthiest.
Abidjan – Ivory Coast
Abidjan is the largest city in Ivory Coast. It is characterized by a high level of industrialization, wide streets and green parks and has a good number of museums and art galleries that will attract visitors. A few other attractions in Abidjan are the St. Paul’s cathedral, the banco national park and the amani gallery.
Dakar – Senegal
Dakar is the capital city of Senegal, located along the coast. Its position, on the western edge of Africa is an advantageous departure point for trans-Atlantic and European trade; this fact aided its growth into a major regional port. It has several tourist attractions and is also booming in trade and other economic activities. It is one of the best West African cities. You’ll surely enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the natives. Some of the major places worth visiting in Dakar are the Grande Mosque, the Renainance Monument and the Dakar Cathedral.