Africa is a massive continent with many smaller countries and a few large ones making up the landmass. If you're considering a move to Africa you may be wondering where the best places to live might be. Although there are some extremely dangerous countries and cities, not every place in Africa is hazardous. The key is awareness. The best living conditions are away from political unrest, high crime rates, and hazardous environmental conditions. To help you narrow down your choices for great places to live, here are the 20 most peaceful places to live in Africa.
20. Bata, Equatorial Guinea
According to Momo Africa, Equatorial Guinea is a country in West Africa that is led by dictators but it is still a peaceful place to live. It's popular with tourists on vacation and caters to the welcome group that feeds its economy. Most of the tourists flocking to Equatorial Guinea are from Spain and other countries that speak Spanish, which is the official language of the country. It's the home to Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial, as well as the Medical School at Bata.
19. Arusha, Tanzania
Tanzania is the largest nation in East Africa. Arusha is the third-largest city and a preferred ex-pat hub. This is a tranquil country that is some to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. It's a country that draws tourists from across the world to see its most notable attractions including the Ngorongoro Crater, the Mikumi National Park Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, and others.
18. Swakopmund, Namibia
Just bout anywhere in Namibia is a good place to live if you're looking for a peaceful region. Swakopmund is a seaside tourist city. The population density in the country is low, so there aren't lots of crowds to contend with unless you settle in a larger city. Nambia is filled with wildlife and is known for its largest population of free-roaming cheetahs s well as Black Rhinos and other species.
17. Blantyre, Malawi
Malawi is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, let alone Africa. Blantyre is a popular choice for ex-pats according to Expat Woman. It's a landlocked region that is the home of the endangered chambo fish. It's a popular tourist destination with people that are openly friendly and hospitable. It welcomes newcomers into its communities.
16. Accra, Ghana
Accra is the capital city in the West African country of Ghana. It's a gateway country with a strategic location to other countries in Africa. This is a beautiful city to live in and it's also among the most peaceful in the world today. Many tourists visit Accra on their way through to other countries.
15. Freetown, Sierra Leone
Freetown is a city in the small West African nation of Sierra Leone. Although this country was once known for conflict and war, it has evolved into a haven that is filled with tourist attractions. This is the capital city with a population of friendly peace-loving residents, although the literacy is low, the people are wonderful.
14. Port Louis, Mauritius
According to Africa.com, Port Louis is a port city in the country of Mauritius that borders the Indian Ocean. It's situated in a beautiful location with a coral reef, mountains, and the Indian Ocean that provide spectacular views. It's one of the major financial centers in Africa with tourism as one of its major industries. This is a beautiful and peaceful place to live with cool dry winters from June through September and warm humid summers from November to April. Its French colonial architecture makes it an interesting place to live with plenty of historical attractions to see.
13. Durban, South Africa
Durban is a South African city in the eastern part of the KwaZulu-Natal province. It borders the Indian Ocean and is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. Still, it's a beautiful place to live where the residents live in relative peace. There are plenty of places to go outside of the city to escape the noise and business of the major city. There are plenty of jobs as it's the lead producer in the South African sugar industry. It's a seafront city that offers plenty of tourist attractions with an aquarium, theme parts, game and nature reserves, beaches and facilities, and more.
12. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is another report city that is situated on the northern end of the Cape Peninsula on the southwest coast. This is a beautiful city with a dense population that is the economic hub of the Western Cape Province. There is a huge collection of Information Technology companies in the city, which makes it similar to Silicon Valley The tech infrastructure is strong for uninterrupted communication options. This is a place with some of the most beautiful views of the wildlife and geographical features including the ocean, Table Bay, Table Mountain, and ample tourist activities including boats and cable cars to get the best possible views.
11. Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg is situated in the Gauteng province of South Africa on the interior of the country. The city is a collection of more than 500 suburbs measuring approximately 200 square miles. It's a massive city that offers metropolitan amenities with a choice of less densely populated suburbs that are quiet and peaceful. This is a safe place to live that is packed with amenities for the locals including fresh and healthy food options, parks and a zoo, nature preserves, various types of architecture to view, and an amazing subtropical climate.
10. Victoria, Seychelles
Victoria is the capital city of the Republic of Seychelles. It is situated on Mahe Island on the northern coats. It's the largest island of the group called Seychelles. It's a modern place to live that features a Creole culture. The views are lovely with the ocean in the forefront, tropical rainforest features with dense forests, wild orchids, and palms, the National Botanical Gardens, the Victoria Clocktower, the Sir Selwyn Clarke Market, and many other attractions. Life here is laid-back and peaceful. The islands profit from their huge tourism industry. It's a modern community that is home to a teacher training college and a modern hospital for top-notch healthcare.
9. Tunis, Tunisia
Tunis is the capital city of the country of Tunisia. it is situated on the northern part of the African coast. Tunis is the largest city in the nation. This city is built on a hill slope near the lake of Tunis off the Mediterranean Sea. It is the home of the ancient medina site which is established as a World Heritage Site. The city center is brimming with cultural and commercial activities with agriculture remaining its main economic resource. there are also ample textile manufacturers in the area with tourism one of the chief economic resources. The summers are hot and dry in Tunis, but the winters tend to be moderate in rainy. This is a peaceful city in a peaceful country.
8. Rabat, Morocco
Rabat is Morocco's capital city. It's a part of the four imperial cities of the nation. This is a breathtaking location on the Atlantic coast that is situated at the mouth of the Wadi Bou Regreg. This is a city that draws tourists from across the globe to visit its landmarks. It has a rich French-colonial and Islamic heritage. It's the home of the Kasbah of the Udayas which is a Berber-era royal Fort. The French-designed formal gardens overlook the ocean and are considered to be among the most beautiful in the country. It's also the home of the iconic Hassan Tower which was built in the 12th century. The minaret soars above the mosque's ruins and is another of its many tourist attractions. Rabat is known for its textiles including blankets, carpets, and handcrafted leather items. The climate is warm to dry and hot in the summer with damp and mild winters.
7. Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca is one of the most peaceful cities in Africa. It is the largest city in the country as well as the biggest Atlantic port city. It's a center for international trade as well as one of Africa's leading financial hubs. The languages in Morocco are French and Arabic with a few areas where English is spoken. It's also the recreation center of the company that draws tourists from around the world. Casablanca has a rich foodie scene with plenty of places to dine out in relative peace and tranquility. If you're looking for a peaceful place to live that offers all the amenities of a larger city, then Casablanca might be a good option for you.
6. Asmara, Eritrea
Asmara is the country of Eritrea's major economic hub. It's one of the safest places to live in the entire world, as well as in Africa. this is a large city that was established in colonial days as an Italian settlement. It's one of the most highly desired places to live in all of Africa with its breathtaking architecture. There are plenty of jobs in Asmara, but residents also enjoy the amenities around them in their free time.
5. Grahamstown, South Africa
Grahamstown is the art and literature center of South Africa. It has been given the nickname the City of Saints due to the many religious buildings that represent its diverse collection of residents of all faiths. The biggest economic sector in Grahamstown is its educational system. This is the home city of the prestigious Rhodes University and education is highly valued in Grahamstown. It's also a city that sponsors many cultural activities including the National Arts Festival, an annual event that draws people from around the world. Grahamstown is one of the safest and most peaceful cities in the world today.
4. Algiers, Algeria
Algiers is a North African city in the country of Algeria. It is commonly referred to as the Paris of North Africa because of its evident French influence. Both the culture and the architecture support this notion. It offers a balance of European influence with Arab culture. It is a welcoming city that attracts droves of ex-pats as a safe and peaceful place to live. The economy of Algiers is booming with plenty of tourist attractions and lovely surroundings. You can take your pick of enjoying the hustle and bustle of the larger city and its amenities or enjoying the diverse landscapes in the surrounding areas. There are sandy beaches to sun yourself and enjoy the water. Algiers also values diversity and operates on a socialist system that does not make class distinctions among its residents.
3. Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos is Nigeria's most populated city. It's also one of the most popular places to live because of its many amenities and peaceful environment. This is a city that is rich in culture and history. It offers multiple attractions that bring in tourists from throughout the world. It's the economic center of the country, although not the capital city. It's the home of many educational institutions and notable companies.
2. Gaborone, Botswana
Gaborone is a city that offers a flourishing economy and solid political stability. It's considered one of the safest places in Africa to live in. It's popular with new residents who are first-timers in Africa. Diamonds and beef are the two major economies in the city. It's also seeing a rise in tourism due to its newly developed sports and recreation facilities.
1. Windhoek, Namibia
Windhoek is a small city in the country of Namibia, however, it has become the social, cultural, political, and economic capital of the country. This small town offers exceptional healthcare and educational institutions. It's a great place to live if you value trendy shopping malls, a network of entertaining bars, a choice of great restaurants, and a thriving business climate. Windhoek offers a peaceful and safe place to live in a smaller venue while competing with some of the larger cities in terms of its amenities, job opportunities, and overall great quality of life for its residents.
Written by Liz Flynn
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