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Archaeological mysteries of Australia: How did a 12th century African coin reach Arnhem Land?

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Consider the impact of Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese followed by the Dutch trading in the Spice islands to the North of Australia from the 11th century. The probability of African coins reaching a beach become real. Learn more on a small group package tour to Kakadu and Arnhem land or the Kimberley where shipwrecks have been found to consider the impact on Aboriginal history and rock art. Tours for seniors couples and singles. 

Odyssey Traveller

Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Chefchaouen, Morocco Beautiful and otherworldly Chefchaouen in northwest Morocco, inland from Tangier in the Rif Mountains, is also known as the “blue city” due to its buildings and alleyways painted in shades of blue. It…

Egyptian linen treasures

Egyptian linen treasures

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Egyptian linen treasures Egypt has long held a place in the imagination of curious travellers. Many of us were introduced to the stories of pyramids, pharaohs and buried treasure as children, and since then, books…

royal palace doors Fez Morocco

Fez, Morocco

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Fez is the oldest city in Morocco, located in the northern part of the country on the banks of the Wadi Fez. The old town was originally composed of two fortified quarters divided by the…

KsarAit Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco

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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco A ksar, a North African term which means “fortified village” (from the Arabic qasar), is a traditional habitat composed of a group of earthen buildings surrounded by defensive walls. The Ksar…

Madagascar small group tour

Madagascar: For the Curious

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Madagascar: For the Curious A stunning combination of jungles, beaches, and reefs, biodiversity awaits at every turn, thanks to its geographical isolation off the East coast of Africa. An abundance of wildlife […]

Madagascar’s Fascinating History

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Madagascar’s Fascinating History Geographically remote, off the eastern coast of  Africa and in the Indian Ocean, is Madagascar. This article briefly outlines the history of Madagascar and examines the unique biodiversity of the island. Baobab…

Ben Youssef Madrasa, Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

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Marrakech's medina quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a dazzlingly colourful maze of alleyways and shops, the sights and sounds welcoming and enchating travellers.

River Nile at Luxor in Egypt

Nile River Cruise

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The Nile River is the longest river in the world at 6695 kilometres long. Flowing from Uganda, through eleven countries, through to Egypt, it empties into the Mediterranean Sea.

Philae Temple

5 mins readAfricaEgypt

Egypt's Philae Temple is one of the most picturesque in the country and the complex is one of the most fascinating ancient sights in the world.

Garden Route - South Africa

South Africa’s garden route.

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The Garden Route leaves the rich farmland and passes through the Karoo National Park which is a wildlife reserve of semi-desert area covering 750 square kilometres. Bushbuck and Blue Duikers are common in the forested…

Egyptian small group tour

The Pyramids and the Sphinx

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Egypt is home to one of the only remaining wonder of the Ancient World: The Great Pyramids of Egypt. The pyramids are monumental tombs for pharaohs from the 4th dynasty and relics of Egypt's Old…

Sphinx and Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt

The Time to Visit Egypt is Now

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The Time to Visit Egypt is Now Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt Egypt, the travel and tourism industry is doing it tough. Not only has inflation bitten hard into the earnings in Egyptian…

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Egypt tour: escorted small group history & cultural tour of Egypt

Our small group program  for senior and mature couples and solo travelers takes us to contemporary feats such as the Aswan Dam and also to current crucibles of the Egyptian experience such as Tahrir Square. Proof, were it needed, that Egypt’s role as the pivot of civilisation is far from ended. There is the opportunity to visit our Morocco, Jordan or Iran tours  before embarking on this tour of  Egypt.

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Explore the History, Culture and Wildlife of West Africa: Ghana, Togo & Benin Tour The History, Culture & Wildlife explored

This small group tour for couples and solo travelers concentrates on the history, culture and wildlife of coastal Central Africa. Meet the friendly local people and come to a greater understanding of just what has made them what they are today.

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Madagascar Small Group Tour | The island of Lemurs & Avenue of Baobabs

On this small group tour we explore the country’s natural wonders as well as its colonial past. Madagascar has a range of extraordinary plant and animal life which we will have the chance to view in the island’s National Parks and Nature Reserves. While on the tour we will also learn about both the Portuguese and French periods of control.

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Departing Sep, Apr, Aug

Morocco tour for mature & senior travellers

Morocco is a gateway: step through and discover a world of colour, diversity and wonder to Meknes, Rabat and more unlike anything you have experienced before. Rich traditions and heritage are explored and visited on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers.

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Departing Mar, Sep, Feb, Oct

Namibia Wildlife and Culture Tour for Seniors

A small group tour  for seniors and couples to Southern Africa for couples and solo travellers. Namibia shares borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Wedged between the Kalahari and the South Atlantic, Namibia is home to the oldest desert of the earth. Despite its parched reputation, Namibia is one of the world’s best wildlife destinations.

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Southern Africa Tour | Fully Escorted Africa Tour for Seniors

Experience  as a small group tour for couples and solo travellers, the beautiful landscapes of the Garden route and the unique wildlife at places such as Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Victoria Falls and Chobe Game Reserve. During the program participants will have the opportunity to learn about the culture, the politics and the social issues facing South African people in Soweto and more. How the natural resource managers are caring for their wildlife reserves in the face of land enclosure, climate change and poaching.

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Tour of Tunisia

Join Odyssey Traveller on this small group tour of Tunisia in North Africa for couples and solo travellers, where Carthaginian ruins sit side by side with Roman monuments, grand Islamic mosques, Arabic souks and medina, and honeycomb-like Berber cave dwellings and hilltop villages.

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