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North Africa

Travel guide, tips & inspiration

Saharan desert and Mediterranean coastline, mesmerising souks and ornate architecture, ancient pyramids and charismatic cities. North Africa is a diverse region with stunning landscapes, impressive historical sites and it's full of adventure. From the medieval and magical country of Morocco through to the historical beauty of Egypt. Get ready for a journey unlike any other.

When is the best time to visit North Africa?

You can visit North Africa at any time of year, the day time temperatures barely dip below 20°c. However, if you're wanting to visit the Sahara it's best to visit between May and October, as temperatures drop dramatically in the winter. This time of year coincides with the shoulder season (between April - May, or September - October) where temperatures are milder and it's less busy.

Our favourite destinations in North Africa

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Morocco
Morocco is an enticing country - full of exotic sights, smells and bright colours. It's located at the tip of North Africa and delivers different experiences depending on where you visit. Go to Fes if you want to get to the heart of authentic Morocco, if you're more of a coastal baby then check out Tangier, if you're looking for a taste of Morocco with comforts of home then go to the bustling city of Marrakech, or if you want to go off-the-beaten-track then check out Chefchaouen - the beautiful 'blue city'.
Egypt
Egypt is a timeless, historical journey into the world of Pharaohs, Kings and Queens. Visit the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the famous river Nile, the Pyramids of Giza, go for a dive in the Red Sea, chill in a hot spring in Siwa Oasis, or explore the White Desert. You could be forgiven for thinking Egypt is just about tombs, temples, and pyramids, but it's actually about that and so much more.

Flights to North Africa

As much as we'd love to tell you we've got magic carpets that can fly you to the mystical worlds of Morocco and Egypt, we don't. You'll just have to settle for a speedy 3.5 hour flight to Marrakech, or a 4.5 hour flight to Egypt. Although we don't have magic carpets, we do have deposits and student fares...
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