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Garden Route - South Africa

A history of South Africa for senior travellers

Escorted small group tour of South Africa provides a platform for the senior traveller interested in continuing to learn, whether as a couple or solo traveller about this fascinating country full of history and incredible people and amazing wildlife and stunning scenery. This article provides the background information for senior and mature travellers to begin their small group tour to South Africa.

21 May 20 · 29 mins read
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Archaeological mysteries of Australia: How did a 12th century African coin reach Arnhem Land?

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

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.

7 Jul 20 · 10 mins read
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coffee tour

Around the World in Six Coffees: Italy, France, Japan, China, Morocco & Argentina

Around the World in Six Coffees: Italy, France, Japan, China, Morocco & Argentina Order a cappuccino in Italy after 11am and expect to receive strange looks. In Argentina, don’t be surprised when your coffee order…

8 Dec 19 · 16 mins read
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Ancient History of Egypt

Cairo development site reveals ancient statue

History of Egypt revealed in ancient statue found in Cairo In March 2017 Egyptian and German archaeologists in Cairo discovered a large quartzite bust buried 2 m below ground level […]

16 Mar 17 · 2 mins read
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cave of hercules morocco

Caves of Hercules, Morocco

Visit the cave of Hercules whilst on a Small group package tour of Morocco for mature and senior travellers. Morocco is an ancient country with a fascinating history too be explored by couples and single travellers.

29 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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Chefchaouen, Morocco

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…

29 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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Morocco

Continental Crossroads: Discover Morocco

Morrocco, ancient civilisation, blue city, white city, Berbers, The Romans, Portugese the history rolls on for this country in North Africa. Join a small group vacation package that tours Morocco. A tour of Morocco for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles over the course of the itinerary, the history, culture and landscape are all explored, from Fez to Marrakech or the Cave of Hercules.

20 Apr 20 · 11 mins read
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Discover Cairo: The City Victorious and Mother of the World

Discover Cairo: The City Victorious and Mother of the World

Article for mature and senior travellers, couples and solo travellers provides expertise about the city of Cairo, the former historic capital of Egypt. Learn about the history and relationship to the pyramids and to Alexandria and more before joining a small group tour to Egypt.

11 Jan 21 · 12 mins read
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Central and West Africa

Discover Central and West Africa: Ghana, Togo, Benin, and more

  Central and West Africa has a rich and vibrant history, that is rarely properly explored. Odyssey provides a number of tour packages to Africa, with trips that include South […]

24 Jul 17 · 7 mins read
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Ancient History of Egypt

Discover Egypt with ten great books

Discover Egypt with ten great books Egypt captures the imagination and heart of us all. It is often our introduction to ancient history, and the mysteries of the pyramids and myths of pharaohs remain alive…

14 Mar 18 · 2 mins read
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Egyptian linen treasures

Egyptian linen treasures

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…

22 Jan 19 · 8 mins read
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Southern Africa Mature travelers affordable escorted small group tours

Exploring Southern Africa: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Exploring Southern Africa Southern Africa, a subregion of the African continent, is composed of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (The United Nations geographic region of Southern Africa, on…

3 Jan 19 · 12 mins read
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royal palace doors Fez Morocco

Fez, Morocco

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 river.

23 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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Cairo, the old capital

From Cairo to the NAC: Egypt Builds a New Capital City

From Cairo to the NAC: Egypt Builds a New Capital City On July 11, 2018 Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi laid the first stone of what was to become Egypt’s new capital. The city is…

20 Nov 19 · 9 mins read
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Johannesburg. Introduction for a South African tour.

Johannesburg. Introduction for a South African tour.

Article for mature and senior travellers to learn about South Africa, the cities, the people and the wildlife. This article links to the Garden route and Soweto a small group tour suitable for senior couples and solo travellers.

10 Jan 21 · 6 mins read
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KsarAit Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco

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…

28 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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Madagascar small group tour

Madagascar: For the Curious

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 […]

3 Apr 17 · 2 mins read
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Madagascar’s Fascinating History

Madagascar’s Fascinating History

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…

10 Nov 19 · 6 mins read
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Ben Youssef Madrasa, Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

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.

16 Jan 20 · 2 mins read
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Meknes, Morocco

Meknes, imperial city, UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore and learn on a small group package tour to Morocco for mature and senior travellers that is offered each year. Program is those interested in history, culture and landscapes for couples or solo travellers.

28 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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River Nile at Luxor in Egypt

Nile River Cruise

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.

1 Jan 20 · 4 mins read
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Philae Temple

Philae Temple

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.

1 Jan 20 · 5 mins read
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Colours of West Africa

Portuguese in Africa: The Definitive Guide

The Portuguese in Africa The Kingdom of Kongo and the Transatlantic Slave Trade The Kingdom of Kongo was a former kingdom that dominated West Central Africa in the fourteenth century (Heywood, 2009). Located south of…

20 Apr 19 · 10 mins read
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Karnak Egypt

Questions about Egypt for senior travellers.

A small group tour to explore what remains of ancient Egypt. Visit Cairo, Luxor and the valley of the King and Queen plus Alexandria. A tour for senior and mature travellers.

13 Aug 19 · 2 mins read
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Giraffe among savanna in Africa -

Small group tour of a game reserve.

A small group escorted tour of Southern Africa will send visitors away from a safari with wonderful photographs and amazing experiences of wildlife, birds and truly magnificent scenery as the backdrop for stories on any of the South Africa modern "5" to see on a small group journey into the wildlife reserve.

28 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Garden Route - South Africa

South Africa's garden route.

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 areas, and Common Eland can be seen on the slopes up from the road.

28 May 20 · 6 mins read
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Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa

Soweto for the senior traveler

Soweto a must see for visitors interested in the history of South Africa. An Odyssey Traveller small group package vacation, escorted tour visits Soweto with a local guide who can share the stories of this historic place for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers.

27 Jun 20 · 4 mins read
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fez, morocco, shops

The Fascinating History of the World's Oldest Library

Al-Qarawiyyin Library and University, Fez There is something magical about the medina, or old city, of Fez. Many liken it to stepping back in time as travellers get lost amongst the labyrinthine sandstone walls of…

22 Oct 19 · 7 mins read
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The Literary Allure of Tangier

The Literary Allure of Tangier

Morocco's Tangier, Europe's gateway to Africa, has been a haven for artists and writers over the centuries, drawn to its hotbed of culture.

16 Oct 19 · 8 mins read
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Egyptian small group tour

The Pyramids and the Sphinx

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 Kingdom era, constructed around 4,500 years ago.

1 Jan 20 · 5 mins read
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The Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Morocco

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Morocco

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Morocco Not many people know that there are Roman ruins in the North African kingdom of Morocco. Near the modern-day city of Meknes, about 33 kilometres south of the city,…

29 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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Sphinx and Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt

The Time to Visit Egypt is Now

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…

9 Mar 17 · 3 mins read
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Egypt, Pyramids, Cairo, Camel

Uncovering Ancient Egypt: What we can learn from Egyptologists

In this article, we will discover some of the pioneers of Egyptology, the great archaeologists, excavators and linguists who have helped us explore, understand and protect Ancient Egypt and its heritage.

22 Nov 19 · 16 mins read
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