With human civilisation dating back tens of thousands of years and a kaleidoscope of colourful communities, Africa offers cultural immersion and sites steeped in history.
To the north, you’ll find Egypt’s celebrated Great Pyramids of Giza, the fabled Nile and the temples of Luxor. Morocco is also popular, for its bustling souks, exotic riads and hilltop kasbahs. Lesser known but equally impressive is Ethiopia, where you’ll find medieval Christian cities and crusader castles alongside tribes such as the Mursi, whose women wear large clay plates in their lower lips.
To the east, the semi-nomadic Maasai still roam the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania with their cattle, whilst their cousins in the arid Samburu also herd camel and goat – livestock more suited to their arid environment. Visit their villages or witness a lively song-and-dance performance on the rolling plains.