In Africa and the Middle East, some countries made up their minds long ago to open their doors to tourists. Such is the case of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. From the souks of Marrakesh to the Great Pyramids, all three countries can lay claim to remarkable cultures, inherited from ancient kingdoms. Sub-Saharan Africa can make similar claims. Senegal, Cameroon and Gabon offer wonderful natural landscapes and splendid tropical coasts. Farther south, tourists are utterly spoiled. In South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Botswana…, comfortable lodges and estates offer the opportunity to discover wonderful African wildlife. The Middle East is poised between tradition and ultra-modernity. Israel, Jordan and Oman preserve a rich religious and historical heritage, whereas Dubai and Abu Dhabi have made the conscious decision to enter the 21thcentury. Relais & Châteaux is a collection of the world’s finest hotels. There are 17 unique Relais & Châteaux properties in Africa. But the magic of Africa is only revealed when you combine destinations, properties and experiences into your own personal itinerary. Start Planning Your Journey to Africa.