Best Cities to Visit in Africa

Best Cities to Visit in Africa

Africa is a huge continent with so many different cities. Some are vibrant, others are bustling whilst there are also lots of relaxed and scenic destinations where you can mix sightseeing with city life. View our top recommendations for the top cities you might want to add to your Africa bucket list...


1. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

A big city which has overcome its brutal past and looking forward to a positive future


2. Cairo, Egypt 

The largest city in Africa with major monuments of Ancient Egypt nearby, no life is complete without seeing the Pyramids!


3. Cape Town

Situated under the impressive Table Mountain and on the spectacular ocean - this is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. 


4. Nairobi

The bustling capital city of Kenya and also the starting point for lots of tours and safaris. This city is a good introduction to life in Kenya


5. Marrakech

Experience culture, tradition and one of the most famous markets in the world - this city is a good introduction to life in Morocco.


Africa is a huge continent and whether you want to visit on a gap year or holiday, we have some fantastic overland tours and programs available all year round. Other options include:

Related Opportunities

Cairo to Cape Town Overland Tour

Join the ultimate 16 week Africa adventure from Egypt to South Africa taking in Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.

Cairo to Nairobi (9 weeks) Nile Trans

This is an expedition through the heart of Africa from days of old. 

UK to Cairo (40 weeks) Trans Africa

This epic expedition through Africa encompasses all the incredible landscapes, culture & wildlife you could imagine. 

Spain, Morocco & Portugal

Immerse yourself & dive into the culture of unforgettable destinations with our sexy new trip to Spain, Morocco & Portugal!

Volunteer Sports Coaching Abroad

Projects Abroad offer a variety of Sports placements at schools, sports clubs and community centres. These projects offer you the chance to improve your skills and pass on your passion for sport to children in developing communities.

Learn a Language Overseas

We can offer Language Courses in a number of international and local languages which are tailored to suit your ability and needs.

Cultural Day Tours

Search and book day tours in cities and popular destinations around the world. Visit local sites and attractions with an experienced local guide.

Ghana to Egypt Overland Tour (30 weeks)

Enjoy the adventure of your life going from Acra to Cairo overland.

Medicine & Healthcare Placements Overseas

Volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project with Projects Abroad will provide you with an invaluable experience of the challenges faced by medical institutions in the developing world.

UK to Accra (10 weeks) Trans Africa

This epic West African expedition takes you from the UK to Accra on an unforgettable overland journey. 

Volunteer at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya

Join a life changing volunteer project at the Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya.

Volunteer in Morocco from £150 with PMGY

PMGY offers 1-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in the medieval, coastal city of Rabat. Volunteers can get involved in English teaching and childcare projects.

Best of Egypt & Greece

A fantastic Egypt and Greece tour providing the ancient wonders , essential sights and popular Cyclades Islands. 

Medicine Projects Abroad

As a volunteer on one of our Medicine projects you will have the opportunity to work alongside medical staff in developing countries.

Essential Egypt

A fantastic tour providing the ancient wonders and essential sights of Egypt. 

Egypt & Greece Explorer

A perfect combination of Egypt and Greece tour providing the ancient wonders , essential sights and popular Cyclades Islands. 

Volunteer in Morocco - English and French Teaching Projects

Apply to volunteer for a inspiring experience by helping local children learn in a fun environment as an English or French teacher.

Ultimate African Adventure 46 Day

An epic overland African safari from Nairobi to Johannesburg visiting 7 countries.

Volunteer Projects for Teenagers

We send 16 – 17 year olds on to specially designed ‘teenager’ projects. Sometimes these projects might have older volunteers too but the focus will be suitable for teenagers. 

Iberian Coast

Travel to Spain and beyond - 4 days, Barcelona to Lisbon.





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