Ask anyone about Egypt and they are bound to rattle off a list of millennia-old monuments: the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Luxor Temple and the Valley of the Kings are just a few of the many offerings to explore. People sometimes forget, however, that it is also where Africa meets Arabia, and the cultures of both of these parts of the world come together.
For the visitor, there’s a huge amount of exploring to be done: sail the Nile, become one of the millions of people in Cairo and explore ancient mosques and the alleyways of Khan al-Khali (the city’s market), and soak up the ambience of Alexandria. For anyone who loves the beach, the Mediterranean coastline stretches for about 500 kilometres and is joined to the Red Sea by the Suez Canal. Sharm el-Sheikh, on the southern point of the Sinai Peninsula, also has some of the best diving you’ll in this part of the world.