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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

Classic Kenya

9-day small-group tour from £2,415 pp

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

8-day tailor-made tour from £1,665 pp

Special
offer

Stay 7 nights and pay for only 6 – Save up to £240 pp
Book by: 31 August 2018

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 £2,050 pp incl. flights

Starting with the infectious energy of Cape Town, let spectacularly scenic roads bring you off the beaten track to the dolphin-fronted fishing villages of the South African West Coast. Then, end with a luxury safari getaway to enjoy gourmet full board, spa treatments and hikes to hidden bush art.

Sanctuary Nile Experience

8-day luxury river cruise from £1,940 pp incl. flights

This river cruise aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV takes in everything from the Valley of the Kings to the great temples of Aswan. And, spread across a total of eight luxurious days, it's a truly relaxed way to explore the highlights of the Nile Valley.

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Top offers for Africa History and culture

La Sultana’s Moroccan Beaches and Marrakech

8-day tailor-made tour from £1,665 pp

Special
offer

Stay 7 nights and pay for only 6 – Save up to £240 pp
Book by: 31 August 2018

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.

View all offers

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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