Africa Bucket List: Top Trips You Need to Take Once in Your Lifetime

Siobhan Grogan

The oldest inhabited continent on earth is full of wonders not seen anywhere else. Book onto one of these epic trips and explore one of the most exciting places on Earth.

From the wide-open expanse of the Sahara to the snow-dusted mountains of Morocco, a trip to Africa should be on everyone’s bucket list. The second-largest continent in the world, it comprises 54 countries and covers 20 percent of the earth’s land area. Whether you want to visit South Africa to sip wine in vineyards or trek through the ancient wonders of Egypt, any one of these African adventures will make every moment in this fascinating continent count.

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Mountain hiking and desert stargazing in Morocco

Anyone can dip into Marrakech – but only those who venture further afield uncover the authentic side of this magical North African country. Morocco pairs the rugged Atlas Mountains with gloriously chaotic bazaars, historic forts and the world-famous Sahara desert. This in-depth Culture Trip tour will let you truly get under the skin of Morocco – from discovering Casablanca with a local guide and stargazing in Merzouga with an astrologist, to scrambling through the carved canyons of the Dades Gorge on a guided hike. Along the way, you’ll dip into the medina in Fes, dine by a waterfall in the Rif Mountains and journey across the desert on a camel at sunrise, an experience you will never forget.

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Casablanca, Morocco

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ENDS AT

Marrakech, Morocco

DURATION

11

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Tribal experiences and safari adventures in Kenya

The quintessential African safari experience – as in the one you’ve seen on nature documentaries – is best had in Kenya’s amazing Maasai Mara. That’s the end destination of this immersive eight-day adventure in East Africa. Before that we’ll start with cultural experiences in Nairobi, coffee-tasting at a world-class factory and farm, plus a luxurious country lodge stay in Aberdare National Park. Next up is Lake Nakuru, where our first safari drive takes place, spotting black rhinos mixing it with the thousands of bright pink flamingos wading through shallow waters. Finally, we’ll reach our gorgeous campsite in the heart of the Mara, where you can watch zebra trot by from the comfort of the campfire. We’ll spend one full day with the locals at a rural Maasai village, where you’ll get to experience tribal life first hand, including their mesmerising cultural dances. After that we’ll explore the Mara’s remarkable wildlife on a full-day safari in search of the Big Five and, if you’ve booked at the right time of year, vast herds of migrating wildebeest.

From US$2959

Next available from 9th Jun 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Nairobi, Kenya

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ENDS AT

Nairobi, Kenya

DURATION

8

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Light

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STYLE

Discovery

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Additional reporting was contributed by Nick Dauk.

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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

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