North Africa & Middle East: Luxury & Private Safaris
Whereas Sub-Saharan Africa has its wildlife, North Africa & Middle East: Luxury & Private safaris feature ancient history and culture in spades. Visit the Great Pyramids alongside a top Egyptologist, meander the medinas of Marrakech, stand at the intersection of the world’s major religions, and soak in the restorative power of the Dead Sea. Old thrives alongside new in this part of the world, and your means for exploring it all are wonderfully varied. Jeep safaris are as prevalent across the desert landscapes as those by camel. Cruise the Nile by luxury boat or take in the sunset from a traditional dhabiya. Float above Wadi Rum by silent air balloon, or soar across by microlight.
You can easily spend your entire trip in just one of these countries, but combining them isn’t out of the question. Let our specialists help you pinpoint the most meaningful experiences to capture the magic of this mysterious part of the world.
Explore North Africa & Middle East’s iconic Destinations
Unforgettable experiences on a North Africa & Middle East safari
- Visit a land untouched by time; Egypt’s Siwa Oasis is well-worth the effort required to reach this palm-fringed town near the border of Libya. Head out with a local guide for an afternoon of dune bashing on the high sand dunes, look for seashells left behind from oceans eons ago, and end the day with a cookout under millions of stars in the middle of the desert.
- Stay at Dar Ahlam, a 200-year old Kasbah overlooking Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Roam the gardens of Louis Bench (the gifted designer of the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris) and visit the vestiges of a 12th century Bedouin village for a traditional tea ceremony at dusk.
- Spend a night in a ‘bubble room’ in Wadi Rum. Cap off the experience with a traditional Bedouin meal, jeep safari, camel ride, and star gazing.
- Stray from the beaten path on your North Africa & Middle East safari for a trip to Israel’s Negev Desert to marry adventure with history. Enjoy rappelling, sand boarding, a picnic lunch in the Mitzpe Ramon Crater, wineries and cheese farms on the (former) Nabatean spice route, bread baking/challah workshops, hot air ballooning, and more.
Itineraries to inspire your adventure
Modern Tel Aviv, Hills of Haifa, Sea of Galilee, and Ancient Jerusalem
Trendy Tel Aviv, Northern Highlights, Historical Jerusalem, and the Lost City of Petra
Explore Medinas, Gardens, Mosques, and the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains
Explore Medinas, Markets, Dunes, an Oasis, and the beautiful seaside of Essaouria