Africa & the Middle East

Larger-than-life trips await in Africa and the Middle East: See the Big 5 in the wild, marvel at the Great Pyramids in Egypt, and discover the roots of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in Israel.
Mountain gorillas foraging in Virunga National Park, DRC
Virunga National Park: The Complete Guide
Broadnose sevengill shark swims through Cape Town kelp forest
The Best Dive Spots in Cape Town, South Africa
African city - Lagos, Nigeria
The Top 11 Things to Do in Lagos, Nigeria
Ubhar
The 10 Best Restaurants in Muscat, Oman
Low-lying cloud above the forests of Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda
The Best Time to Visit Rwanda
Smoked fish salad, traditional dish in Seychelles
The Top 12 Foods to Try in Seychelles
Split shot of a colorful fish swimming over coral and the beach
A Diver's Guide to the Best Sites in the Seychelles
White-sand beach with Multi-hued blue water an large boulders in the Seychelles
The Weather and Climate in Seychelles
Bahrain Fort
The Top 11 Things to Do in Bahrain
Rwandan food specialties including sambaza and plantains
10 Best Restaurants in Kigali, Rwanda
Morne Seychellois National Park - Mahe - Seychelles
The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the Seychelles
Safari car is waiting for crossing Elephants
How to Go on Safari in Tanzania
Anse Source d'Argent - beach on island in Seychelles
The Top 12 Beaches in the Seychelles
Camels walking through the desert
The Best Time to Visit Jordan
Woman Snorkeling
The Top 15 Things to Do in the Seychelles
Traditional rondavel huts in the Lesotho mountains
The 15 Best Things to Do in Lesotho
Giraffes and skyscrapers, Nairobi's Skyline
Nairobi Guide: Planning Your Trip
Aerial view of Sodwana Bay beach and ocean, South Africa
Sodwana Bay, South Africa: The Complete Guide
Illustration of a woman walking into a market in The Gambia with pride colors
What It Was Like Visiting Family in The Gambia as a Black Bisexual Woman
Cascade at Cascades D'Ouzoud waterfall in Morocco
The 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Africa
Tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park: The Complete Guide
People being called to prayer at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman.
The Best Time to Visit Oman
The Picturesque Village of Balad Sayt, Al-Hajar Mountain, Oman
Weather in Oman: Climate, Seasons, and Average Monthly Temperature
Close-up is Egypt's famous and traditional dessert Om Ali, Umm Ali or Oum Ali.
10 Foods to Try in Doha
lonely tree in the desert of oman
10 Best Places to Visit in Oman
Tel Aviv promenade and Mediterranean beach
One Week in Israel: The Ultimate Itinerary
Alma beach, the coastline and the town
Your Trip to Israel: The Complete Guide
Panoramic View of a cruving seaside road in Muscat, Oman at sunset
The Top 15 Things to Do in Oman
Jerusalem, Israel
Top 15 Destinations in Israel
The Dead Sea
Complete Guide to Visiting the Dead Sea
Mists rising over Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Uganda's National Parks: The Complete List
Sharm El-Sheikh beach with parasols and bougainvillea
10 Top Things to Do in Sharm El-Sheikh
Dubai
The Top 20 Things to Do in Dubai
Wing of an airplane in the evening fog at Casablanca Airport
Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport Guide
Monumental gateway or pylon of The Temple of Horus at Edfu, Egypt
Temple of Horus at Edfu, Egypt: The Complete Guide
Farmer plowing a field in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains, Morocco: The Complete Guide
Portrait of a Malagasy woman in a traditional face mask holding a basket on her head
What Is the Official Language of Madagascar?
High Angle View Of Buildings And Mountains Against Sky
The Top 15 Things to Do in Muscat, Oman
Maasai tribesman stands by a classic safari Jeep, Kenya
Top 10 Destinations in Africa for a First-Time Visitor
Ring-tailed lemur in a tree, Madagascar
The Top 8 National Parks in Madagascar
Whale shark swimming off Tofo Beach, Mozambique
Scuba Diving in Tofo Beach, Mozambique: The Complete Guide
Aerial views of dhows on the beach in Zanzibar
10 Top Things to Do in Zanzibar
Villagers on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
15 Best Things to Do in Rwanda
Egypt, Red Sea, Hurghada, young woman snorkeling at coral reef
The 10 Best Dive Sites in Egypt
Two male lions cross a river in front of a safari vehicle
The Top 12 National Parks to Visit in Africa
Hikers looking up at Mt Kilimanjaro
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: One Traveler's Journey to Reach the Top
River boat on the Victoria Nile with Murchison Falls in the background
The Complete Guide to Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park
Lone camel and rider in front of the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
How to Spend a Week in Egypt
Seals in the Cape Cross Seal Company
Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Namibia: The Complete Guide
Street scene in Lagos, Nigeria
The 10 Best Things to Do in Nigeria
Low angle view of Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh, Morocco
Your Trip to Morocco: The Complete Guide
Three adult chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania
Gombe National Park: The Complete Guide
Giraffes crossing the road in Kruger National Park
The Top 18 Things to Do in Mpumalanga, South Africa
Herd of Cape mountain zebras, Mountain Zebra National Park
Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa: The Complete Guide
Elevated view of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The Complete Guide
Wadi Rum desert in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Has Opened to Tourists, Here's What You Should Do There
Ethiopia Weather and Average Temperatures
Rock-Cut Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia: The Complete Guide
Landscape in Simien Mountain
The Top 12 Things to Do in Ethiopia
Sign marking the land border between Zambia and Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls
A Complete List of Southern Africa’s Border Crossings
Tropical beach on Nosy Iranja, Madagascar
Nosy Be, Madagascar: The Complete Guide