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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.

 

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Our top itineraries for Africa History and culture

River Nile, Egypt

Secrets of Egypt with AmaWaterways

12-day luxury river cruise from £4,870 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £575 pp on selected dates
Book by: 31 May 2024

Join AmaWaterways for a luxurious and immersive cruise along Egypt's River Nile, pausing to explore iconic ancient sites in the company of expert guides, between five-star stays in the heart of Cairo.

The Great Sphinx by the Pyramids of Egypt

Ancient wonders of Egypt & Jordan

15-day tailor-made holiday from £6,480 pp incl. flights

Combine the best of the Middle East's impressive sights on this comprehensive two-week tour of Egypt and Jordan, staying in luxury hotels throughout.

Atlantic archipelagos on Silver Moon

16-day luxury ocean cruise from £7,900 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Two-category suite upgrade & US$1,000 onboard credit
Book by: 31 May 2024

Discover the Atlantic's hidden island gems on this opulent Silversea cruise. With butler service in every suite, you'll sail in trademark luxury from Lisbon, exploring the remarkable Macaronesia region in the North Atlantic.

white and luxurious Uniworld SS Sphinx on the River Nile at sunset and calm waters

Ancient Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld

12-day escorted tour & river cruise from £5,195 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £1,500 pp off selected departures in 2024
Book by: 31 May 2024

Journey into history as you explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent weeklong river cruise.

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Top offers for Africa History and culture

River Nile, Egypt

Secrets of Egypt with AmaWaterways

12-day luxury river cruise from £4,870 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £575 pp on selected dates
Book by: 31 May 2024

Join AmaWaterways for a luxurious and immersive cruise along Egypt's River Nile, pausing to explore iconic ancient sites in the company of expert guides, between five-star stays in the heart of Cairo.

Atlantic archipelagos on Silver Moon

16-day luxury ocean cruise from £7,900 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Two-category suite upgrade & US$1,000 onboard credit
Book by: 31 May 2024

Discover the Atlantic's hidden island gems on this opulent Silversea cruise. With butler service in every suite, you'll sail in trademark luxury from Lisbon, exploring the remarkable Macaronesia region in the North Atlantic.

white and luxurious Uniworld SS Sphinx on the River Nile at sunset and calm waters

Ancient Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld

12-day escorted tour & river cruise from £5,195 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £1,500 pp off selected departures in 2024
Book by: 31 May 2024

Journey into history as you explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent weeklong river cruise.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon To Barcelona on Silver Ray

12-day luxury ocean cruise from £7,800 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Two-category suite upgrade & US$1,000 onboard credit
Book by: 31 May 2024

Sailing between Portugal, Morocco and Spain, discover the ancient cities and sun-kissed shorelines of the western Mediterranean on this all-inclusive, ultra-luxury cruise aboard Silver Ray.

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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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