North Africa is made of six countries, sharing their borders with the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Starting from the west you have Western Sahara, followed by Morocco and AlgeriaTunisia, Libya, and Egypt are on the eastern side of the continent.

Other tourist-friendly destinations are the Canary Islands, Madera Islands, Melilla, and Ceuta.

Among all the North African countries, Algeria is the largest of them all. It is followed by Libya and Egypt. Egypt is visited for its ancient Egyptian heritage and monuments. The most famous of these monuments are the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

Cairo is deemed as the biggest city in Africa (in terms of size). You can find many iconic Egyptian landmarks here. Tripoli was an unsafe destination, but as of late, it has become an interesting spot for travelers. Tunisia does not hold much interest for an international traveler, but the capital, Tunis, has many historical spots around the city.

Algiers is the capital city of Algeria. It is brimming with culture and it still holds on to its heritage. The old Casbah in the city is evidence of the faded glory of the capital. Tourists visiting North Africa love Morocco. Morocco’s capital Casablanca (doesn’t have much to do but) provides a base for traveling around the country.

Marrakech, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is another popular destination in Morrocco. This is a city with a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces, and beautiful gardens. The perfect definition of sustainable development is reflected here.

The Atlas Mountains provide the scenic backdrop required to elevate the magic of the city. Though North Africa is notorious for its heat, Mount Atlas offers you skiing and hiking options in the winter.

In Tunisia, Carthage has a museum, which can be of interest history buffs. It has collections of the Roman era. Ghat may be an adventurous destination in Libya. It has dense golden sands, which are hard to hike on. These sands will lead you to rock caves which are thousands of years old. Abu Simbel is a quaint town with Egyptian temples of the medieval era.

Arabic is spoken in North African countries. The second language of most countries is either French or English.

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