Africa is one of the richest as well as poorest continents of the world. This statement may sound contradictory but its just a fact in the sense that African cities offer varying experiences; while some provide amazingly good experiences, some others leave a very poor memory. The advisable thing here is that you make researches to find out, what city best suits your needs and in that light, we’re going to provide some helpful information in this article that’ll help you chose a “liveable” city if you wish to spend some time or settle completely in Africa.
10. Tunis, Tunisia
This is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Tunis is the capital of Tunisia, located in the northernmost part of the continent, the capital is in one of the hottest yet conducive areas on the planet. It is difficult to fathom that Tunis would be in this list following what plagued the city a couple of years ago. The Arab Spring unrest almost robbed this city of its space in development. It has a state of the earth architecture that at one time, elevated the city to become one of the wealthiest cities in the Arabic and Muslim world. Despite all of that, the cost of living in the city is affordable. This makes it one of the most livable places for many in Africa.
9. Libreville, Gabon
It might astound many that Libreville is among the most liveable cities in Africa. Fortunately it is. Being the largest city in Gabon, it is definitely home for many people. True to those words, Libreville is home to approximately half a million people. Interestingly, it is one of the African cities with the highest literacy levels at over 90%! Among the things in the city are the parks, beautiful monuments, and nature reserves. The country’s as well as city’s common language is French.
8. Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
Don’t be surprised to learn that Akaw Ibom is the continent’s best economy! Though not known to many, Akwa Ibom has peaceful and warm-hearted citizens. Besides that the road network within the city is superb and it was name one of the neatest cities in Nigeria. Recently, the city got a boost from the government to build its roads, something the local authorities are taking serious. It’s affordable to live in the city unlike other places like Lagos or Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Unfortunately, between Boko Haram and the Niger delta militants this beautiful city is becoming as destabilized as other cities in Nigeria.
7. Windhoek, Namibia
Namibia was colonized by the Germans. So, you are likely to see a few Germany paintings and distinct architecture around the city. You will never get to Namibia and especially the city of Windhoek without coming across the Windhoek Lager, the country’s renowned brewery which is in this city. The finely crafted restaurants will make you want to stay and even live in Windhoek. About 330, 000 people enjoy the clean environment in the city.
6. Accra, Ghana
Accra has a rich history starting with the late founding father of the country Kwame Nkrumah. It would interest you to know that of all of Ghana’s total population, Accra has about 20%. The city enjoys closeness with Nigeria and has one of the best tourist spots in West Africa. Its bars, malls, restaurants, bars and club houses as they call them, serve as places to rest for all visitors who come to Ghana or to other neighboring African countries like Nigeria. It is Only a 45 minutes flight from Abuja. One thing stands out when you hear of Accra: hospitality among the hosts.