Travel guidebook and reference publisher, Rough Guides has ranked Nairobi third and the only African City among the top best cities to visit in 2017.
According to the publication, Nairobi is “Africa’s youngest, fastest-growing metropolis and the beating heart of the continent’s largest economy, has for too long been overlooked.”
Last Year, the publication had also ranked ‘Kenya Ranked 9th among the world’s top 10 countries to visit” .
“En route to Kenya’s national parks and palm-fringed beaches, most visitors only make forays into the city for the traditional art markets, coffee stores and museums. Make time to explore further and you’ll find a dynamic urban landscape with cool restaurants, groundbreaking art projects and a burgeoning fashion scene.” Rough Guides noted.
Paris was ranked first followed by Iran’s Isfahan City, Nairobi was third, Bristol (England), fourth, Antwerp (Belgium) in fifth position, Medellin (Colombia) sixth, Atlanta (US) seventh, Osaka (Japan) eighth, Guadalajara (Mexico) ninth with Palma in Mallorca completing the list of top 10 cities.
Uganda & Namibia Also Listed Among the Top 10 Best Countries To Visit in 2017
Neighboring Uganda was ranked fourth best country to visit in 2017 while Namibia came was in the ninth position.
“Dubbed the “pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill in 1908, the small but incredibly diverse nation of Uganda remains a fascinating yet vastly underexplored destination.” Rough Guides says.
According to the UK publication, Uganda’s commitment to heavy investment in its tourism infrastructure looks set to change this, though, and in 2017 they expect Uganda to vie with Kenya and Tanzania for international visitors, drawing more and more travellers with its astonishing wildlife.
Namibia only gained independence in 1990, making it one of the last African countries to do so. Though development has taken time, Namibia’s tourism industry is finally taking flight.