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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

Atlantic archipelagos on Silver Nova

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,295 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer: Save £1,200 pp
Book by: 30 December 2022

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 £5,125 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 15 December 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 river cruise.

Nile River, Egypt

Classic Nile Cruise

8-day river cruise from £3,325 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.

Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Marrakech, Atlas Mountains and Essaouria

8-day itinerary from £2,260 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

Atlantic archipelagos on Silver Nova

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,295 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer: Save £1,200 pp
Book by: 30 December 2022

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 £5,125 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 15 December 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 river cruise.

Spa, La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana’s Moroccan Beaches and Marrakech

7-day tailor-made tour from £1,995 pp incl. flights

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offer

Sea and the City special offer – Save up to £205pp
Book by: 31 December 2022

Stay in two of Morocco's finest luxury hotels as you explore 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 £2,775 pp incl. flights

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offer

Free night at Bushman's Kloof during May-Aug23 – Save up to £265pp
Book by: 18 February 2023

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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