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Africa History and culture

Africa History & Culture Holidays


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.


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Our top itineraries for Africa History and culture

Steam Ship Sudan

Death on the Nile Cruise: Steam Ship Sudan

9-day river cruise from £3,795 pp incl. flights

This fascinating tailor-made cruise holiday takes you onboard the vessel that inspired Agatha Christie's novel Death on the Nile. See ancient Pyramids, historic temples and sacred tombs in the sacred land of the Pharaohs.

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea

10-day stay & river cruise

Indulge in the very best of Egypt with Ritz-Carlton and Oberoi, combining a luxury Nile river cruise with 5-star stays in Cairo and on the Red Sea coast at Sahl Hasheesh

Oberoi Zahra

Cairo and Oberoi Zahra

10-day stay & cruise

Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx & the Egyptian Museum before sailing on the Nile on the 5-star Oberoi Zahra

Medina, Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Atlas Mountains and Essaouria

8-day itinerary from £1,375 pp incl. flights

Immerse yourself in the intoxicating colours of Morocco with this tailor-made private tour that bookends the tranquil Atlas Mountains with Marrakech's vibrant souks and Essaouria's coastal charms

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Top offers for Africa History and culture

Spa, La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana’s Moroccan Beaches and Marrakech

7-day tailor-made tour from £1,535 pp incl. flights


Special "Sea & City" offer – Save up to £250pp
Book by: 31 October 2021

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

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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.

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