If your bucket list doesn’t include a few choice African locations, you’re overlooking a treasure. Clocking in at roughly one-fifth of the world’s landmass, Africa is bigger than India, China, Mexico, and the United States combined. Africa is home to more than a billion people who have forged a staggering array of cultures. The continent is home to more than 1,500 different languages, some of which originated in the earliest stages of mankind. Amid that diversity, African ingenuity has turned out some of the most affluent, modern cities in the world. This continent has more than just giraffes and savannah. You can have an amazing vacation in Africa and never leave the city. Don’t believe me? Check out these impressive African cities that are just waiting to be explored.
1. Lagos, Nigeria
The slowly rejuvenating nation of Nigeria is already a perfectly wonderful place to visit. Though the city isn’t the capital of Nigeria, it is the most populous city. In fact, it’s the most populous city in all of Africa, which means that Lagos is always bustling. Located right on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, Lagos is a perfect place if you love hitting the beach. If you’re looking to see what the height of urban African life is, Lagos is the place to go.