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

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2. Cairo, Egypt 

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

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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:

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