African capitals are not necessarily the largest cities in their respective countries nor the most populated. Nigeria is a good example. Lagos is a city of almost 8 million people whereas the official capital, Abuja, has a population of just 700,000.
Many of Africa's capitals are generally not places of interest for the average tourist. But most of the international airports are based there, as well as embassies, major hospitals, large hotels and banks.
- Algiers, AlgeriaAlgiers, Algeria's capital city, North Africa
- Antananarivo, MadagascarAntananarivo, Madagascar's capital city, Indian Ocean
- Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Kenya's capital city, East Africa
- Cairo, Egypt's Capital CityImage of the rooftops of Cairo, Egypt
- Kigali, RwandaKigali, City Center, Rwanda's capital City
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's Capital CityDar es Salaam, Tanzania's Capital city
- Harare, ZimbabweHarare, Zimbabwe's capital city, Southern Africa
- Kampala, UgandaKampala, Uganda's capital city, East Africa
- Malabo, Equatorial Guinea's Capital CityMalabo, Equatorial Guinea's capital city, West Africa
- Gaborone, BotswanaGaborone, Botswana's Capital City, Southern Africa
- Freetown, Sierra LeoneFreetown, Sierra Leone's capital city, West Africa
- Libreville, Gabon's Capital CityLibreville, Gabon's capital city, West Africa