AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST DESTINATION GUIDE

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Take a journey to Africa & The Middle East, where ecosystems have remained unchanged for millions of years, and our stories were first written on stones. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and marvel at the Great Pyramids in Egypt, surf the red dunes of Sossuvlei, and see Big Five wildlife.
Africa & The Middle East at a glance

"Whether you come for the culture, the wildlife, the natural wonders, or the world's oldest history, you'll have the adventure of a lifetime in Africa"

Tour Director
Countries
54
Largest Country
Algeria
Smallest Country
Gambia

What to pack for Africa

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Blank journal

From traversing surreal landscapes, to witnessing ancient rituals, you’re bound to have some inspiring experiences you’ll want to record in a journal.

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Camera

Africa & The Middle East is filled with some of the top wonders of the world, and you’ll want to capture every marvellous moment with a reliable camera.

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Scarf

A scarf is one of the most useful items to pack. It protects you from the sun and sand, and can be used to cover your hair or shoulders when entering mosques.

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Sunscreen & mosquito repellent

A reef-safe sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and a strong DEET insect repellent are essential items for your Africa and Middle East vacation.

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Swimsuit

From the salty waters of the Dead Sea in Jordan, to the tropical islands of Zanzibar, you’ll need a swimsuit for your underwater adventures.

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Versatile clothing

The climate in this region ranges from scorching desert to chilly mountains. Pack a variety of layers so you can easily go from cold morning game drives to blazing afternoon sunshine.