Saharan Africa

Egypt and Morocco are without a doubt two of the most popular destinations in North Africa. While they’re both home to camels, ancient cultures and the sweeping Sahara Desert, they both provide two very unique experiences.

If you’ve always been fascinated by the bandaged mummies, secret tombs and golden treasures of ancient Egypt, then visiting the Land of the Pharaohs will be a dream come true. And you don’t have to be a history buff to be wowed by Egypt’s ancient wonders. Of course, there are the Great Pyramids of Giza (which held the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,000 years), the mighty Nile River snaking from north to south and over on the Eastern Border you’ll find the Red Sea. Set on the west bank of the Nile, this vast necropolis called the Valley of the King was the burial ground for many pharaohs. The most famous of its royal tombs is that of the boy-king Tutankhamun, and it lies just a stone’s throw away from the imposing Temple of Hatshepsut; one of only three ruling queens in Egypt. This is why we love Egypt: the country offers plenty of opportunities for those who want to relax on the water, soak up the sun or immerse themselves in a historical and cultural experience.

If you’re more into natural landscapes than antiquities, Morocco is the place for you. With epic mountain ranges, seas of sand dunes and a rugged coastline, this is a country of spectacular natural diversity. If you’re prepared to haggle, Morocco is any shopaholic’s dream.