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Thinking about a holiday to Africa

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Thinking about a holiday to Africa

My boyfriend and I where thinking about going to somewhere in Africa next year and we where talking about Marrakech.

Would anyone have any information about Marrakech or where would be good to go to in Africa? We like history stuff and seeing around the place, we wouldn't be big for sitting out in the sun all day.

Is it safe to travel there if it was the two of us or would it be better doing a tour thing?

Any help at all would be great! We wouldn't be looking to spend a lot but would be willing to spend a wee bit extra for a good hotel etc.

Thank you :)

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1. Re: Thinking about a holiday to Africa

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2. Re: Thinking about a holiday to Africa

Morocco is safe, friendly and fabulously interesting. Don't limit yourself just to Marrakech. The Dades Gorge is interesting as are the dunes at Mezouga. Fez is the cultural heart and a great jumping off point for day trips. Do stay in the Medina as it will give you the full cultural feel for the place. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore each place as many make the mistake of having only a couple of days in Marrakech or Fez - you need as much time as you can. I agree with John - don't sign up to a tour. The country is easy to navigate around by bus, train and grand taxi. Do your research before you come and get an idea of what to expect. There are a lot of useful websites including ours with 4000 plus articles on all facets of Moroccan life and culture (http://riadzany.blogspot.com/) Enjoy! Morocco is a wonderful destination.

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3. Re: Thinking about a holiday to Africa

Thank you all for your replies. Will help a lot when we plan our trip to Marrakech! :)

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4. Re: Thinking about a holiday to Africa

See

tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g293734-i9196-Marr…

particularly the "Things to Do" tab, but also other features on the green navigation bar above. However these are only an addition to the information in guide books and commercial sites, such as above @2, are obviously biased towards particular accommodation and destinations.

Do not even consider a hotel in Marrakech - a riad in the medina is the place to stay (this is true of Fes also, my second favourite city in Morocco). Most of the cultural locations are located in the ancient medinas of the cities but there are so many other historical/cultural places to visit countrywide.

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