With 2019 marking 400 years since the ‘Year of Return,’ many Black people are making the trip to the motherland this year.

If you are making your way to Africa and want to visit a city that is “singles friendly,” we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of the best African cities for Black singles.


This South African city is perfect for the single person that loves true city life. Johannesburg is said to be one of the most modern African cities and holds all of the keys that a major city needs. From world-class shopping malls, museums, and fancy nightlife, Jo’Burg is definitely the move. Many people who visit say that they feel as if they are in New York.

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Kenya’s capital city is home to a melting pot of cultures. This is a plus for any single person looking to mingle. In addition to its diverse population, Nairobi has great nightlife. You can find a party happening on almost any night around the city, so you will never be bored.

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While most Black people head to this city in Ghana to connect with their roots, the city presents a lot more. Accra is known to have a very welcoming spirit to Black Americans; this is great because there can sometimes be a hint of friction between Black Americans and native Africans. Things are very affordable here, so you can live it up even on a budget.


Cape Town

Cape Town brings the best of both worlds to the single Black traveler, city and coast. This South African city is very reminiscent of Los Angeles. Around the downtown area you can find lots of bars and clubs that are packed all week long. If you head out to Camp’s Bay, you can relax on the beach and get your flirt on with the other cuties hanging out. No matter what you prefer, you will be satisfied while visiting.

Dar Es Salaam

This Tanzanian city honestly doesn’t get the shine it deserves. Another gem filled with a blend of cultures, this city is great for someone single. It is also only a ferry ride away from Zanzibar. So if you aren’t able to mix it up in the city, you can head out to one of the most beautiful places in the world to do so instead.