Africa

Porto Novo, capital city of Benin

Porto-Novo was founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century, and the capital still retains…

Port Louis, capital city of Mauritius

In the shadows of the Pieter Both and Le Pouce mountain peaks lies Port Louis,…

Ouagadougou, capital city of Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, or as the locals simply call it, Ouaga, is a truly African capital. Although…

Nouakchott, capital city of Mauritania

Founded after independence in 1960, Nouakchott is the sprawling capital of Mauritania. The intriguing city…

Niamey, capital city of Niger

Niamey lies on the lush shores of the Niger River. The capital is refreshing, and…

Nairobi, capital city of Kenya

Long a jumping-off point for safaris for adventurers like Ernest Hemingway and Teddy Roosevelt, Nairobi…

N’Djamena, capital city of Chad

N’Djamena is a city of contrasts. The capital of Chad is quickly growing, and estimates…

Moroni, capital city of Comoros

Moroni makes visitors feel like they are in an entirely different world. A romanticised Arabia…

Monrovia, capital city of Liberia

Sprawled over the narrow peninsula formed by the sea and the Mesurado River, the Liberian…

Mogadishu, capital city of Somalia

Somalia and its capital of Mogadishu have been a horror show for over ten years.…