Have you ever wanted to go traveling in North Africa? If so, you’re not alone. It turns out that the region has a character all of its own, from the Atlas mountains of Morocco to the steaming pustulence of the Nile itself.
In this post, we take a look at all of the reasons why people keep going back to the region.
The Flavorful Food
Morocco is one of the world’s best foodie destinations. This small North African country punches well above its weight when it comes to the delights that it serves up for our taste buds. It’s the combination of sweet and spicy that makes the country’s food special. Morocco is famous for cumin, figs, prunes, and all sorts of sticky meats, including goat.
Of course, it’s not the only place in the region where you can get a decent meal: there are many others. However, it does something with flavors that are truly original. Tagine, anyone?
The People Are Hospitable
Imagine going to another country and being treated like a VIP. Well, that’s precisely what you get when you arrive in countries like Tunisia. The locals are generally thrilled to see visitors and want to engage with them as much as possible.
Partly, it’s to do with tourism. These countries depend on it. But it is also a part of the local culture. People in this part of the world take meeting the needs of their guests very seriously. It’s just what they do.
There’s History Galore
If you go on Egypt tours, you’ll discover history beyond your wildest dreams. The Great Pyramid at Giza is just one small part of North Africa’s cultural heritage. There are so many other sites that are worth exploring.
For instance, if you head towards Upper Egypt by following the Nile south, you’ll come to both the bent and the stepped pyramids. These structures are even more ancient than the Great Pyramid and represent some of humanity’s first forays into building such structures at scale.
You’ll also come across many ancient tombs as well. These are places where pharaohs and people with high status would stash their early possessions, readying themselves for the afterlife.
It Borders The Mediterranean Sea
You might not think so, but North Africa borders the Mediterranean sea – the same body of water as Italy, Greece, France and Spain. As such, you get access to the same impeccable weather conditions.
What’s more, there are some stunning beaches in the region. Most of the North African coast is uninhabited, meaning that you can find hidden gems all over the place. Some beaches don’t get visited for weeks or months at a time, so there are real wildernesses available for those who can find them.
Lastly, North Africa is one of the only places in the world where you can ride a camel and not have people look at you in a funny way. Most tourists go on tours of the desert and surrounding landscape. But you can also hire camels for the week and take them where you want, so long as you can prove you know how to look after them.