Bustling markets and mosques, pyramids and temples, the Atlas Mountains, the River Nile, rippling deserts, beaches and the Red Sea can all be explored in north Africa. And the rich mix of cultures brings with it a wonderfully varied cuisine, too.
North Africa has a heavy Arabic influence, from the bustling markets and ornate mosques of cities like Cairo and Marrakech, to Egypt’s famous pyramids and ancient temples. There’s the spectacular Atlas Mountains and the River Nile, beautiful deserts of rolling sand dunes and lush oases, and the Red Sea, full of incredible coral reefs and hemmed with gorgeous beaches. North African cuisine incorporates many individual cultures, notably those of Arabic, Nubian and Berber, with the call to prayer invariably acting as the soundtrack to meals.