2. Gaborone, Botswana
There’s something infectiously alluring about Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone. Though the city has struggled with the AIDS epidemic, there is still plenty about the town to love. Animal lovers can’t miss Gaborone’s Game Reserves, which house everything from rhinos to wildebeest. Gaborone is perpetually thriving, which makes its people some of the most affable on the entire continent.