Top Trip Ideas for a Dream Visit to Africa

How do you plan a dream visit to Africa? This vast continent has enough intrigue, exoticism and wildly different experiences for a lifetime’s worth of holidays. Don’t know where to start? From the starlit desert skies of Morocco and the wildebeest-covered plains of Kenya to the mysterious treasures of ancient Egypt, our selection of adventurous itineraries will show you the continent in style.
Alex Allen
14 Sep 2022
1 . Pyramids, temples and cruising the Nile in Egypt

Egypt’s history, mystery and time-travelling sites render it unlike anywhere else on earth. This 10-day voyage encapsulates the country’s most iconic experiences, starting with the pyramids and a face-to-face meeting with the Sphinx. From here, it’s up the Nile by sleeper train to the sprawling temple ruins at Luxor, before travelling on to the Valley of the Kings – the burial site of Tutankhamun. You’ll spend the next few nights cruising back down the Nile by luxury riverboat – and ending off with an exploration of Aswan’s otherworldly island temples.

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2 . Saharan camel rides, desert star-gazing, and medina meandering in Morocco

Morocco is arguably the most romantic country in Africa – with its ancient trading cities, Saharan desert landscape and fusion of cultural influences. This epic 13-day small-group adventure gives you a taste of all of this and more, starting in the iconic city of Casablanca with a tour of its architecture and cultural hothouses. From here, it’s on to Tangier for a ramble around its kasbah, before taking in the striking blue streets on Chefchaouen and the ancient medina of Fez, followed by a night sleeping beneath the stars in a Berber tent in the Sahara desert. Your adventure concludes in Marrakech, with a feast of authentic Moroccan food.

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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.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Bespoke Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

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