The closest part of Africa to Western countries, has always attracted us for his ancient history of pharaohs, pyramids and the endless Sahara Desert. The wonderful reefs of the Red Sea, the mountains of the Atlas chain in Morocco with its imperial cities rose on the border of the desert.
The glories of ancient Egypt are the most famous, but extraordinary Roman and Greek cities and other cities of Mediterranean antiquity are found all along the North African coast. In Marrakesh, Fez, Algiers or Cairo, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the best of Arab-Islamic culture, from the soaring mosques and exquisite architecture to the warm hospitality for which the region is famous. Venture south of brashly loud and proud Hurghada, and you’ll not only find some of Egypt’s best diving but also the epic, wild expanse of the Eastern Desert. Criss-crossed by trade routes dating back to the far reaches of prehistory, and scattered with ancient rock art and lonely ruins, this little-visited area is a desert-adventurer’s dream.
The Sahara Desert
The Sahara is the stuff of dreams, and while much of it is off limits, accessible desert expeditions are possible in Egypt and Morocco. In the last, you can drop down from the epic Atlas Mountains into the dunes that stretch deep into Africa.
The Red Sea
The Red Sea Riviera is where you can enjoy some of the best seaside and family activities in eastern Egypt. Located near the Eastern Desert and south of the Sinai, the Red Sea Riviera is a long coastal area full of beautiful beaches that lead to the Red Sea.
The year-round sunshine on the Egyptian Red Sea makes it a perfect diving destination at any time of the year. Even in the first 3 months of the year, when water temperatures range from 21 to 22 degrees, you can still swim, snorkel or dive in the crystal blue waters.