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Happy Holidays in Incredible Africa

Happy Holidays in Incredible Africa

MOROCCO

Morocco is an intriguing country offering a variety of intriguing attractions and located in the north of Africa and very near Europe. It is amazing that in just about a four hour flight from Europe you will be in this exotic country where a riot of colors and colliding of cultures is the order of the day. It is a place where the Arab meets Berber and Europe meets Africa in such an incredible way.

For any kind of holiday, Morocco is a perfect fit; Morocco’s medinas take you back in time with their ancient architecture, the Atlas Mountains are a playground for thrill and adventure seekers, the deserts are romantic and offer starry skies at night, the beaches offer everything from relaxing to surfing and lovely ports and the exotic Berber lodges and Kasbahs give you an intimate cultural experience.(image by Jesús Sánchez-Bermejo Ramos)

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Most journeys begin and end in Marrakech which is the vibrant yet chaotic city with its souks, ancient buildings and the famed Jamaa el Fna. You will want to make sure that you have enough time to explore all of Marrakech to really absorb the atmosphere of this city. No trip is complete without getting lost in the winding streets of the Medina after sipping on some fresh mint tea with some of the local traders. In the evening, watch the sunset from one of the rooftop bars and then head to the Jamaa el Fna to sample some local Moroccan cuisine and enjoy the circus of performers that entertain passers by all email. To escape the chaos of the city stay in one of the hotels near Marrakech and you can escape to the heights of the Atlas Mountains with its impressive Berber villages or head to the lovely fishing port of Essaouira and make sure to taste the delightful Moroccan cuisine.

BOTSWANA

Botswana is a country that boasts of spectacular wildlife and the stunningly diverse landscapes. It is the undisputed reigning king of exclusive safaris in Africa with vast expanses of wilderness and heavily protected reserves which means exclusive encounters with some of the most intimate game viewing in Africa.

The Okavango Delta is the top safari destination for aBotswana safari and is home to thousands of birds and animals. Large elephant herds roam the Chobe National Parkwhere there is the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. For a truly remarkable experience you can take a traditional boat ride along Botswana’s waterways and immerse into the sounds of nature and its captivating beauty.(image by Thomas Retterath)

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Botswana has some beautiful accommodation options that are unrivalled in style and quality. To make the most of a trip to Botswana it is important to make sure you visit at the right time of year. Peak season is July to October and this is when you will certainly have the best wildlife viewing experiences. Of course it is possible to visit at other times of the year but you will need to do some research and speak to experts before planning your trip.

TUNISIA

Tunisia may not be an obvious holiday destination and is easily ignored even on the African map but it is a true gem of North Africa though unsung. It is a small country nestled between two of the largest countries in Africa, Algeria and Libya and offers an incredible holiday experience that is unrivalled by any other African countries.

Its natural appeal, strategic location and fertile farmland has made it a much coveted territory for many years and the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Byzantines and the Ottomans have repeatedly invaded this country for ages. As a result has a legacy of ruined temples, impressive fortresses, magnificent mosaics and ornate architecture for historically interested travelers to explore in places such as Carthage, Thuburbo, Majus, Dougga and El Jem.(image by Dennis Jarvis)

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History aside, there are exotic sights and sounds that will intrigue you onTunisia holidays such as the bustling souks in the capital Tunis, the desert oases and date plantations around the salt flats of Chotta el Jerid and the family friendly resorts lining up its magical Mediterranean coast such as Hammamet, Sousse, Monastir and the largest island in North Africa Djerba well known for its spectacular sunsets and pristine beaches.

There are some beautiful resorts in Tunisia where you can be assured that you will have a high quality service that enables you to fully unwind on your holiday. Whatever type of resort you are looking for you will be able to find one that ticks all of your boxes. If you are travelling with children there are some great resorts with children’s clubs where they will be kept happy in activities all day long. For a romantic break then a resort with spa facilities where you can treat yourself to relaxing massages will be ideal.

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