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TOP 5 of ’15: Most Beautiful African Cities

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These African cities have been rated over and over on travel sites, magazines and blogs. They rank highest as best tourists sites and most beautiful places in the continent. Most of these cities are rated here mostly because of their rich history and culture and exotic buildings.

Alexandria, Egypt
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The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern ; its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km. from Cairo. This city with great ambience is rich with cultural heritage. Alexandria provides tourists with dated and historical sites. The new city of Alexandria is located on a peninsula which includes the island of pharos, which has a famous lighthouse, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The history here will astonish you. Alexandria is a city to explore at random. It’s as important to enjoy the atmosphere as it is to see the sights.

Sousse, Tunisia
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Sousse is a city in the eastern part of Tunisia with a huge coastal line and a port with heavy industrial activities. Sousse effortlessly blends resort comforts with historic highlights – combining the best of both worlds. The Median, Kasbash and the city’s archaeological museum are main attractions. The tower of the Ribat and the Great Mosque are one of the city’s major landmark. Other great spots are the catacombs which is amaze of underground passages and chambers hewed from soft local rock between the 2nd and 4th centuries, and the Port el Kantoui, a comforting resort built in Moorish style.

Livingstone, Zambia
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A beautiful tourist city in the southern part of Zambia situated north of Zambezi River. Livingstone is known for its brilliant road and rail network interwoven and linked with the rest provinces of Zambia. Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, who explored this area extensively, Livingstone Town was established in 1905. The famous attractions within this city includes the Victoria Falls, Zambezi Canoe Trip, Mosi-oa-Tunya, National Park, Elephant Safari and Livingstone Game Park/ Museum.

Essaouira, Morocco
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Essaouira is one the most beautiful towns to visit on the continent. It guarantees moments of peace and tranquility far away from the mayhem of bigger cities and the charmless all-inclusive resorts of Morocco. Essaouira is an outstanding and well preserved example of a mid-18th century fortified seaport town, with a strong European influence translated to a North African context. A beautiful seaside fishing city in the touristy region of Marrakech, Essaouira attracts a lot of yearly visitors, including the production crew of Game of Thrones who used the majestic city as a backdrop in some episodes.

Luxor, Egypt
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Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It’s on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs’ capital. It is referred to as the world’s greatest open air museum. From the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings and the magnificent sunset views at the majestic temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor to the exciting and fun Nile cruises, Luxor is the perfect choice for culture vultures. It is divided by the Nile into two areas commonly called the East Bank and West Bank. The East Bank boasts some of Egypt’s most refined hotels, home to amazing Spa’s and a golf course. The West Bank is known for its necropolis and mortuary temples.


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