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Africa History and culture

Africa History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

Although holidays in Africa are often centred on safaris or wildlife holidays, the continent has a wealth of history and culture to discover in countries such as Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

Egypt is the obvious start point, with the ruins of a hugely successful civilization still readily visible and easy to visit. The pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Luxor and countless other sites compete for your attention, with the streets and sights of Cairo and the Nile River acting as further distractions. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities contains a vast trove of artefacts gleaned from various sites.

Almost every country in North Africa felt the effect of the Roman Empire and there are monuments, mosaics and ruins associated with the Empire all the way from Volubilis in Morocco to El Jem in Tunisia, Sabratha and Leptis Magna in Libya and Alexandria in Egypt. These towns, cities, theatres and amphitheatres remain hugely atmospheric and impressive even without the gladiators, chariots and ceremonies that once graced them.

If you want to get to know another culture, the Berber are the indigenous people of Morocco and their distinct culture continues to thrive in the mountains, especially around Taroudant; travel here to get to see traditional life unfold. Alternatively the Masai in Kenya and the Himba in Namibia have communities you can visit and interact with.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in Africa by adding a city stay, safari, Nile River cruise or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Africa History and culture

Iberia & The Ivory Coast on Regent Seven Seas

25-day cruise from £14,125 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $500 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

Classic Kenya

9-day small-group tour from £2,510 pp incl. flights

See the best of Kenya from the Masai Mara’s famed wildebeest migration to the Great Rift Valley and Mt. Kilimanjaro’s elephants. Along the way, you’ll enjoy game drives, gourmet dining and luxury stays throughout.

La Sultana’s Moroccan Beaches and Marrakech

7-day tailor-made tour from £1,970 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special offer – Save up to £115 pp
Book by: 30 April 2019

Stay in two of the country’s finest luxury hotels as you’re exposed to the oceanfront charms of an Atlantic fishing village and the bustling history of Marrakech.

West Coast Discovery, South Africa

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,880 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £330 pp
Book by: 09 May 2019

Pair the headline acts of Cape Town with some off-the-beaten track luxury in Paternoster and the spectacular Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve.

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Top offers for Africa History and culture

Iberia & The Ivory Coast on Regent Seven Seas

25-day cruise from £14,125 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $500 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

La Sultana’s Moroccan Beaches and Marrakech

7-day tailor-made tour from £1,970 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special offer – Save up to £115 pp
Book by: 30 April 2019

Stay in two of the country’s finest luxury hotels as you’re exposed to the oceanfront charms of an Atlantic fishing village and the bustling history of Marrakech.

West Coast Discovery, South Africa

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,880 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £330 pp
Book by: 09 May 2019

Pair the headline acts of Cape Town with some off-the-beaten track luxury in Paternoster and the spectacular Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve.

Best of Egypt

11-day tailor-made journey from £3,295 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 17 May 2019

For more than 5,000 years the world's longest river has been the lifeblood of Egypt and a cruise on the Nile is a must in any lifetime. However Egypt offers so much more, from Cairo's Pyramids to the stunning Red Sea - experience a bit of everything on this spectacular highlights tour.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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