This week we compiled a list of the top 10 richest countries in Africa. Visit one of these countries if you want to be spoiled and thrilled.
- South Africa
GDP: $595.7 billion
South Africa is popularly known for its mineral resources such as gold and diamond but the Gold Rush ended way back in the 19th century.top south africa (1)
There are more things to look forward to in South Africa besides its shiny jewels. Major cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town offer a unique experience that can take you from raving nights out in the town to calm mountain ranges by the ocean.
GDP: $551.4 billion
Sandwiched between Africa and Asia, much of Egypt’s population lies on the banks of the famous Nile Valley.top egypt
Egypt is known as a cradle of civilization with evidence of human technological advancement obvious from its numerous temples, Pyramids and famous monuments such as the Great Sphinx. Egypt has gathered wealth from as far back as 3200 BC and much of this can be seen in the major cities like Cairo.
GDP: $478.5 billion
The most populous country in Africa is a major contender on this list, its manufacturing sector being the third largest in Africa while it contributes a considerable share of the world’s oil.top nigeria
Taking into account this country’s population of 170 million, Nigeria is on track to becoming one of the 20 largest economies in the world by 2020. This can be seen in cities likeLagos where the city skyline is composed of tall buildings owned by big multinational corporations.
GDP: $284.7 billion
Oil and gas exports have placed Algeria on this list. Much of its wealth is gotten from oil deposits deep within the North African soil.top algeria
Also rich in natural minerals, it is suggested that the ancient Romans collected stones and marbles from quarries in what is now known as Algeria. You can find onyx, red and white marbles, iron, lead, and zinc in large quantities. It’s capital city, Algiers offers rare beauty in the intricate architecture of its most famous buildings. Read more