Ultimate culture and history holidays
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.