Stretching from the endless dunes of the northern Sahara to the fascinating tribal lands of the Volta Basin, North Africa is blessed with a rich abundance of scenic and cultural diversity. Drawing on the influences of its Middle Eastern, European and African neighbours, the region is home to some of the planet’s most important archaeological sites, as well as some of its most fascinating cultures. From the fortified Kasbahs of the High Atlas to the unique architectural legacy of Mali and Burkina Faso, the region is steeped in traditions and beliefs that span millennia of human development. Take a trip down the Nile, travelling beyond the land of the ancient pharaohs and deep into the heart of the Sudan. Wander amongst the souks and alleyways of Marrakech and Fez. Or take a journey to the legendary city of Timbuktu and explore the fascinating villages of the Dogon.
Algiers Museum of Fine Arts is an undiscovered gem, with works by Algerian painters and canvasses by Pissarro, Gauguin and Monet.