Exotic and ancient lands
North Africa is ideal for those seeking the exotic and ancient, adventure and sensory overload. From Egypt’s underwater reefs, Morocco’s high Atlas Mountains and even ski slopes to Sudan’s impressive ancient temples and pyramids you’ll be infinitely rewarded.
Most iconic is Egypt’s ancient sights because they are so well known and the Pyramids of Giza is one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Don’t let that fool you because Sudan’s ancient structures are equally (and many say far more) impressive.
Morocco’s Marrakesh is a thriving metropolis filled with narrow laneways, insistent hawkers, endless treasures in the souks of the ancient Medina and outstanding cuisine in the central square called Djemma El-Fna. You have to stay in a restored riad and find relaxation in a local hammam.
A camel trek out into the desert and a night or two spent under the stars is a must and divers will be astounded with the Red Sea underwater world. There are some of the best dive sites in the world here – natural reef formations and shipwrecks.
North Africa is not your archetypal African destination, yet worthy of a visit.
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Egypt is truly fascinating with timeless treasures like temples and pyramids, bustling medieval bazaars, Agatha Christie-era exoticism, desert sands, camels and world-class diving.Visit Egypt
Morocco offers an impressive mix of religions, ancient traditions and cultures. It conjures up images of mint tea, shisha pipes and tanginess not to mention minarets, medinas, date plantations, palm trees and pungent spice stalls.Visit Morocco
Sudan is off the tourist map yet beyond the perceptions, it’s perfectly sized for big adventure with exquisite natural beauty, ancient historical attractions more impressive than Egypt and unspoiled landscapes that stretch for miles through desert down to the Red Sea.Visit Sudan