Known as the City of Acacias, referring to the abundance of acacia trees, Maputo is the capital, and center of trade and industry, in Mozambique. The city is growing rapidly, bringing together a mixture of cultures, including Portuguese – as a result of five centuries of colonization – and Bantu. The Mediterranean-style architecture and seaside location, as well as developed infrastructure, make Maputo the most affluent area in Mozambique.
As the leading financial, communication, commercial and trade center of Zimbabwe, Harare has a lot to offer its residents. The city is home to Tanzania’s oldest university, and provides the training grounds for a number of national sports teams. Nestled within the Borrowdale suburb is Sam Levy’s Village, a high-end shopping area. This affluent suburb is home to many esteemed residents, including the President of Tanzania himself.
Not only is Antananarivo – or Tana – the capital of Madagascar, it is also the country’s political, economical and educational heart. The stunning city’s rich culture cannot be missed, due to the abundance of architectural and historical influences, including the Rova, or royal palace. Furthermore, the local arts, including diverse music, performance and theater scenes, make Antananarivo the trendiest place in Madagascar.
Osu is Accra’s prime commercial area and one of the most favoured destinations among local residents. The neighborhood’s rich history, which dates as far back as the 17th Century, developed around the then Danish Fort, Cristiansborg, also known as Osu Castle. With the fort later becoming a seat of government for the British colonialists and later independent Ghana until 2012, it became a major attraction for residents and businessmen alike.