Top travel agents have told renown American magazine Forbes, that Addis Ababa, Cairo and Brazzaville are among the top ten cities to visit in 2018.
Speaking to Forbes contributor, Ann Abel, the agents who run multiple high end travel companies including Black Tomato, GeoEx and Indagare said they chose these cities basing on travellers’ interests and potential for adventure.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Described as a cultural epicenter,the diversity of Addis Ababa that hosts more than 80 nationalities, makes it a city that travellers shouldn’t just transit through, according to the experts.
‘‘The fascinating Ethnological Museum is one of Africa’s top museums, but the real hidden highlight of Addis is its late-night scene, which is hosted in atmospheric underground jazz clubs,’‘ says Tom Marchant, the cofounder and owner of travel agency, Black Tomato.
Egypt, famed for its pyramids, is described by the experts as a city that offers ‘a fascinating glimpse into the complexities of the modern Middle East, where modern and traditional Islam clash and contrasts of ancient and contemporary society play out’.
The new National Museum for Egyptian Civilization is home to more than 50,000 artifacts, and in Giza, an easy day trip from Cairo, the upcoming Grand Egyptian Museum is estimated to be the largest archeological museum in the world.