Hospitality has no other nature than love in Africa. Africans practice all forms of hospitality by going the extra mile to make their guests feel welcome or feel at home. There are many hospitable cities in Africa, which are welcoming and open to everyone; association is very informal and they have attractive places to eat and stay, exciting exhibitions, festival and entertainment. The people are proud of their cities and they welcome people into them, they have a sense of confidence in their own identity, purpose, history and culture.
Travelstarters have weighed in to help us recommend the top 10 hospitable cities in Africa. We hope our list gives you several ideas for your next holiday. Our starting point was, “What kinds of cities in Africa make guests feel welcome?” We created our list based on these hospitability criteria:
Quality service in hotels and restaurants
Tourist attractions and leisure amenities
1. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town has a reputation for picturesque attractions, luxury hotels, unique cuisine and friendly people. The city is a significant tourist destination in Africa. Tourists visit this city in search of art and cultural activities, tasty foods, adventure, cleanliness and healthy environment, great weather and entertaining experiences. Cape Town’s scenic charm is complemented by the hospitable nature of its people which amazes every visitor.
2. Mombasa, Kenya
Over the years, Mombasa has effectively saved its old-fashioned charm and diverse culture. The city is a combination of natural beauty and urban fascination. Even though, Mombasa is a tropical destination, there is just something different about the city. Visitors who travel to Mombasa are lured by the scene of stunning beaches, exclusive cuisine and friendly people. Mombasa is a clean city; you won’t see waste on beaches or in the forest. The people love their city; they appreciate and respect it a lot.
3. Zanzibar, Tanzania
You may have wondered how the people of Zanzibar who are a mix of diverse ethnics – (Africans, Arabs, Comorians, Bantu and maybe Asians and Europeans) can live in harmony and still be as warm and friendly as they are. Their religion, social and cultural interaction reflects their historical influences and they are renowned for their hospitality and pleasant cohabitation. If you are looking for a perfect place to relax, Zanzibar is a great destination to visit. Beautiful beaches, fabulous attractions and exciting things to do!
4. Calabar, Nigeria
It’s been said that Calabar people are the most hospitable people in Nigeria. Tourists visit Calabar because it’s an adventurous, accommodating and sociable local population who keeps the city more hospitable. There is always something fun and lively going on in this city. Apart from the chains of hotels and restaurants that offer unique accommodation, cuisine and hospitality, the city draws a lot of people, both locally and internationally to its exciting events every year. The city has become a momentous tourist destination in Nigeria.
5. Victoria, Seychelles
With many vacation destinations in the world today, Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, is a place most people really want to visit. A vacation in Seychelles is most tourists’ dream and it has become a reality for some. Victoria is a warm and relaxed city, full of scenic attractions including the stunning beaches. If you love arts and crafts, seafood, and the beach, you will love to visit Victoria. The locals are amazing and friendly. With the kind of hospitality they offer their visitors, you will wish you could stay longer whenever you visit.
6. Kololi, The Gambia
The attitude of the populaces of Kololi is very relaxed; they enjoy life to the fullest. Kololi is a resort town on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean in Gambia. The town may not boast any famous attraction or popular skyscrapers but it does have a sociable local population that are welcoming and accommodating. The town is home to a lot of restaurants, bars and hotel resorts that provide quality services for modern living. The town is very clean and there are several tourist attractions that will make your travel experience memorable.
7. Cairo, Egypt
Generally, Egyptians are very friendly people. Cairo, the capital city of Egypt has an authentic historical charm combined with diverse architecture and good hospitality. Tourists visit this city to experience the warmth of the reception of the people. If you are visiting Cairo as a solo traveller, you will never feel alone because you will make friends within a short time. Cairo is one of the best vacation spots in Africa, there are many stunning attractions, things to do and lots of restaurants, bars, pubs and hotels. In Cairo, a foreign person feels at home instantly!
8. Gaborone, Botwana
Gaborone, the vibrant capital city of Botswana is steeped in history and culture. The city has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere with spirited and friendly people who make visitors quickly feel at home. The city also offers amazing attractions, shopping malls, restaurants and hotels for warm accommodation. As a lively metropolis, Gaborone is perfect place to relax with plenty of things to see and do.
9. Tunis, Tunisia
Tunis is an ancient city yet sophisticated, and it is much loved by tourists and locals. The city has unique cultural practices and due to its affluent history, there are many primeval and historic places to see. You’ll also find a number of superb restaurants and hotels scattered all over the city. The people of Tunis are amazing people; they are very hospitable and always helpful to foreigners.
10. Casablanca, Morocco
The nicest way to describe Casablanca is as a hospitable city with a pleasant atmosphere and friendly people. As one of the biggest cities in Africa, one may wonder how sociable the city can be. However, the Moroccans take pride in their city and they are always proud to show visitors how great and friendly they are. The city boasts a vibrant culture and it is famous for its beautiful architecture, tourist hotspots, majestic hotels and amazing restaurants.
Thinking of visiting Africa? Visit any of these cities and immerse yourself in their culture, get to know the locals, you will be amazed at how friendly they are and you will surely enjoy your vacation.
Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday
An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.
Why stay at an exotic resort
Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:
Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.
Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.
Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand
The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf
The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.
Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.
You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.
Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.
Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.
Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines
These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.
Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.
This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.
Taking Care of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – The itel, Lagos Food Bank Example
Waking up to a special meal or choice gift is the best feeling ever. Hundreds of children in Mushin, mainland Lagos, had a filling taste of this feeling for the October 1 st celebrations. It’s an experience they will remember for a long time.
Being one of the most responsible corporate citizens around, celebrating Independence Day was always going to be on the radar for itel Mobile. To make this possible and memorable, the brand got to work in earnest. The focus of the work was picking the best way to commemorate the 60th independence anniversary of the most populous black nation on earth.
The efforts soon paid off through an impact-driven partnership with the Lagos Food Bank Initiative. With the arrangement, both partners considered a couple of activities capable of affecting communities positively and bringing smiles to people’s faces in Lagos. At the end of the exercise, taking care of children, the leaders of tomorrow, in the commercial city secured the highest votes.
With the decision, itel Mobile set about making this happen. Not surprisingly, the decision was
influenced by giving children the means to excel and prepare them for leadership and nation-building, for them to enjoy better life. For the good of their immediate family, community and the Nigerian society.
Idiko, Mushin, a suburb of mainland Lagos, was chosen as the benefiting community. And the partners strategically reached out to the beneficiaries, children and families, with gifts of love, care, happiness and support made possible by the itel Love Always On CSR initiative.
Over 1,000 families benefited from the gesture as well as 600 children, and each one of them received food packages to celebrate Nigeria’s 60 th Independence Day commemoration.
Speaking on the event and itel’s Love Always On CSR Initiative, Oke Umurhohwo, itel’s Marketing Manager said, ‘We wanted to mark this year’s Independence Day celebrations differently, and that is why we did something so momentous for our children. Children are the backbone of any longstanding community, and as such, we are proud to be able to give back and support them on their journey as leaders of tomorrow and for a better life.’
To meet the demands of the memorable event, 30 volunteers joined the customer-centric brand and the Lagos-based NGO to share smiles, and to convey just how important it is to love and take care of today’s children who will ultimately become leaders of tomorrow.
With the thoughtful activity, there are insights for everyone, from the government to citizens, on partnerships that are capable of making life better for children. Indeed, itel Mobile and the Lagos Food Bank Initiative have offered a great template on bringing this to reality.
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