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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

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 £4,765 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 31 August 2022

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

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Wondrous Wildlife of Southern Africa

16-day luxury cruise holiday from £4,635 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Olife Choice offer
Book by: 31 August 2022

The vast wilderness of southern Africa takes centre stage on this Oceania cruise as you sail to spectacular destinations known for their unique blend of culture, wildlife and majestic national parks.

Nile River, Egypt

Classic Nile Cruise

8-day river cruise from £2,755 pp incl. flights

Offering superb value for money, this classic Nile cruise explores the ancient Egyptian sites that line the river between Luxor and Aswan, with guided sightseeing and all meals included.

Medina, Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Atlas Mountains and Essaouria

8-day itinerary from £1,390 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

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 £4,765 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 31 August 2022

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

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Wondrous Wildlife of Southern Africa

16-day luxury cruise holiday from £4,635 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Olife Choice offer
Book by: 31 August 2022

The vast wilderness of southern Africa takes centre stage on this Oceania cruise as you sail to spectacular destinations known for their unique blend of culture, wildlife and majestic national parks.

Spa, La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana’s Moroccan Beaches and Marrakech

7-day tailor-made tour from £1,840 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Sea and the City special offer – Save up to £135pp
Book by: 31 August 2022

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.

Cape Town, South Africa

West Coast Discovery, South Africa

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,575 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free night at Bushman's Kloof during May-Aug22 – Save up to £280pp
Book by: 21 August 2022

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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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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