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.

Spain, Morocco & Portugal

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

UK to Cairo Tour (39 weeks)

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

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.

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.

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.

UK to Ghana Tour

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.

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.

Iberian Coast

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

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. 

Morocco Active Adventure Tour

Travel overland in Morocco on this 8 day adventure trip which visits destinations like Marrakech, the desert, the Atlas Mountains, Essaouira and the Ouirgane Valley.

Explore and Adventure in South Africa

Immerse yourself in everything South African; a nation combining fascinating culture, friendly & welcoming people, breathtaking landscapes, and jaw-dropping wildlife

Short-Term Special Volunteering Projects for 16-19 year-olds

Short-term Specials are set two-, three- and four-week volunteering projects designed just for 16-19 year-olds. These projects are ideal for anyone interested in exciting foreign travel, making a difference in local communities, and making new friends!

Ghana to Egypt Overland Tour (30 weeks)

Travelling from Ghana we cross through Central Africa, along routes rarely travelled by the average tourist and immerse ourselves in a culture few get to experience.

Volunteer in Kenya with the Kenyan Explorer Program - from just $30 per day!

This fantastic volunteer program is like no other. Volunteers will play an important role in helping on essential programs, while also exploring the sights of wonderful Kenya. 

Music program in Kenya from US$250

Music, especially in East Africa, is best described as a pure and true representation of cultural richness and you can help education and children by joining music volunteering programs.

Teaching Internship in Kenya

Head off to Kenya to help teach in local school.





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