African cities are becoming tourist hotspots — Quartz Africa

In the global imagination, Africa’s cities are usually limited to safari stopover or the site of compounded suffering. Now, one of the advantages of increased investment on the continent is that more business travellers are jetting in, and they’re growing tired of the hotel’s bland buffet.

The African City Guide was created for travellers who want to get out of their chain hotel and is is one of a growing number of guides to urban Africa. The founders wanted visitors to be able find out more to a city than their conference centers, vacation resorts or tourist-friendly open markets.

The site offers curated recommendations of what to see, eat and do,  relying on insiders. In the search for experiences, it seems everything from playlists to ice-cream flavors are now “curated.” In Africa,…

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