©

The Most Interesting Historical Places in Africa

Plan your next trip here

Historical Places in Africa

  • 1
    Within a city of towering obelisks, sanctuaries, and squares, Temple of Karnak is part of World Heritage-listed ancient ruins, once probably
    Tours from $23
  • 2
    Ben Youssef Madrasa , Marrakech
    Admire the artistry and soak up the hushed atmosphere of reverence and studiousness at Ben Youssef Madrasa, once the largest center of Islami
    Tours from $13
  • © 3
    The last of the original Seven Wonders of the World, Pyramids of Giza include a complex of World Heritage-listed ancient monuments, including
    Tours from $6
  • © 4
    Bahia Palace , Marrakech
    A royal complex of buildings and gardens, Bahia Palace dates back to the 1860s. The sprawling ensemble of courtyards and rooms boast ornament
    Tours from $18
  • © 5
    Robben Island , Cape Town Central
    Visit the World Heritage Site of Robben Island, a spit of land just off the Cape Town coast. The island's main claim to fame is rather unfort
    Tours from $11
  • View more attractions

    Plan your trip to Africa

    • Get a personalized plan

      A complete day-by-day itinerary
      based on your preferences
    • Customize it

      Refine your plan. We'll find the
      best routes and schedules
    • Book it

      Choose from the best hotels
      and activities. Up to 50% off
    • Manage it

      Everything in one place.
      Everyone on the same page.

    Where to stay in Africa

    Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
    Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
    2 adults
    Adults (12 +)
    - +
    teens
    - +
    Children (2-11)
    - +
    Close
    Live like a local, find unique places to stay
    2 adults
    Adults (12 +)
    - +
    teens
    - +
    Children (2-11)
    - +
    Close

    See plans by other users

    15 days in Cairo BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Madagascar BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in Europe, Middle East & Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Zimbabwe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Zimbabwe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Stellenbosch BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Middle East & Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 50 days in Egypt BY A USER FROM EGYPT May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Egypt BY A USER FROM EGYPT May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Watamu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
    View more plans