Africa is far larger and more complicated than most of us give it credit for. The northern countries along the Mediterranean have a mix of minority cultures and new European immigrants, while Sub-Saharan Africa is like a planet of its own, with ancient tribes and movie making and everything in between.
South Africa gets the majority of the tourism in the southern part of the continent, and its own controversial past has left it in an emerging state that still has its share of problems, though avoiding them is simple for any visitor.
We'll be adding more African cities and countries soon, so stay tuned.
Africa travel prices
Cairo costs – Crowded and overwhelming, but a worthwhile stop for the museums and the Great Pyramids across the river in Giza
Sharm el-Sheikh costs – Egypt's famous Red Sea resort town. Hotels and most other things here are incredibly cheap, but not everyone agrees that it's a safe place to visit.
Nairobi costs – The capital of Kenya and a popular point of entry for those doing safaris. The city has had a bad reputation for crime, but evidently it's getting safer.
Fez costs – One of Morocco's classic cities with a charming new city as well as the famous old city
Marrakech costs – The market square is iconic and amazing, but there's plenty more to see
Dakar costs – A music and culture capital that is becoming trendy
Cape Town costs – South Africa's busiest tourist city is like a world of its own
Arusha costs – This is the main town where people go for a Kilimanjaro climb, and a very cool place to hang out with other travelers.
Dar es Salaam costs – Tanzania's largest city is a major transport hub for this part of Africa.
Zanzibar City costs – This is the main city on the island of Zanzibar, and the main transit hub for those on their way in or out.
Kampala costs – The main city in Uganda and an underrated stop on trips in Africa.