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Aerial View of Cities in Africa: #WorldFromAbove

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We just wanted to inform you that we’ve got your travel plans covered amid this pandemic. Yes… you read that right! Don’t worry we assure you proper safety and a great experience. Also, we’ll help you add on to the geographical knowledge you have hahaa! Here is a curated playlist just made for you to enjoy the aerial views of the African Cities.

1. Accra

Accra is the capital of Ghana, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa.Accra is the Greater Accra Region‘s economic and administrative hub, and serves as the anchor of the larger Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). 

2. Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is also known as Finfinne, it is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is often referred to as “the political capital of Africa” for its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent.

3. Algiers

Algiers is the capital city of Algeria, on the country’s Mediterranean coast. It’s known for the whitewashed buildings of the Kasbah, a medina with steep winding streets, Ottoman palaces and a ruined citadel. 

4. Bamako

Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali, with a population of 1,810,366. In 2006, it was estimated to be the fastest-growing city in Africa and sixth-fastest in the world. It is located on the Niger River.

5. Bujumbura

Bujumbura, formerly Usumbura, is the largest city and main port of Burundi. It ships most of the country’s chief export, coffee, as well as cotton and tin ore.

6. Cairo

Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. 

7. Cape Town

Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and also the legislative capital of South Africa. It is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain.

8. Casablanca

Casablanca is a port city and commercial hub in western Morocco, fronting the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s French colonial legacy is seen in its downtown Mauresque architecture, a blend of Moorish style and European art deco. 

9. Dakar (Senegal)

Dakar is the capital of Senegal, in West Africa. It’s an Atlantic port on the Cap-Vert peninsula. Its traditional Médina quarter is home to the Grande Mosquée, marked by a towering minaret. 

10. Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, a major city and commercial port on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast, grew from a fishing village.  It is the largest city in East Africa and the seventh-largest in Africa.

11. Durban

Durban, a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences. Durban is the busiest port in the country.

12. Freetown

Freetown is a port city and the capital of Sierra Leone, in West Africa. It’s known for its beaches and historical role in the transatlantic slave trade. 

13. Giza

Giza is an Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile, near Cairo. The Giza Plateau is home to iconic Egyptian monuments, including 3 tall pyramids built as royal mausoleums around the 26th century B.C. The largest, the Great Pyramid, is King Khufu’s tomb.

14. Ilorin

 Ilorin, city, traditional emirate, and capital of Kwara state, western Nigeria. It is located on the Awun River, a minor tributary of the Niger. 

15. Johannesburg

Johannesburg informally known as Jozi, Joburg or “the city of gold”, is the largest city in South Africa and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. 

16. Kampala

Kampala is Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers.

17. Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and one of the most populous urban areas.

18. Libreville

Libreville is the capital city of Gabon, a country on the coast of Central Africa. Its seafront boulevard has parks and sculptures. 

19. Lomé

Lomé is the capital of Togo, in West Africa. It’s known for its palm-lined Atlantic coastline.

20. Luanda

Luanda, the capital of Angola, is a port city on the west coast of Southern Africa. A seafront promenade known as the Marginal runs alongside Luanda Bay. 

21. Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital of Zambia. In the center, sprawling Lusaka City Market sells clothing, produce and other goods. The National Museum exhibits archaeological finds and contemporary art.

22. Marrakesh

Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. 

23. Mogadishu

Mogadishu, locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia. The city has served as an important port connecting with traders over the Somali Sea for millennia

24. Monrovia

Monrovia is the capital city of the West African country of Liberia. Located on the Atlantic Coast at Cape Mesurado, Monrovia had a population of 1,010,970 as of the 2008 census. With 29% of the total population of Liberia, Monrovia is the country’s most populous city. 

25. Nairobi

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions.

26. Nampula

Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Province in northeastern Mozambique. Also known as “The Capital of the North”, Nampula is the centre of business in northern Mozambique.

27. Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is a city on Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. A major port, it’s also known for its numerous beaches.

28. Port Louis

Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. It’s known for its French colonial architecture and the 19th-century Champ de Mars horse-racing track.

29. Rabat

Rabat, Morocco’s capital, rests along the shores of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage, including the Kasbah of the Udayas. 

30. Seychelles

An island nation, Seychelles is located in the Somali Sea segment of the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar and about 1,600 km (994 mi) east of Kenya. The Constitution of Seychelles lists 155 named islands and a further 7 reclaimed islands have been created subsequent to the publication of the Constitution

31. Tunis

Tunis is the capital and largest city of Tunisia. The greater metropolitan area of Tunis, often referred to as “Grand Tunis“. It sits along Lake Tunis, just inland from the Mediterranean Sea’s Gulf of Tunis. 

32. Zanzibar City

Zanzibar City is the capital and largest city of Zanzibar, in Tanzania. It is located on the west coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago.

So… how was your trip to Africa while sitting in the comfort and safety of your home? If there is any place we’ve missed please let us know in the comments below.

Wanna travel more? Check out the other posts in our series of #WorldFromAbove

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