North Africa

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in North Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

On the set of Star Wars’ Mos Espa in Tunisia

Standing on a sand dune overlooking the set of Mos Espa the space port in Star Wars, I swear I had a strange feeling. It was as if my landrover was some kind of parked interplanetary space vehicle and I was being spied upon by a terrestrial power.

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Palais Amani. Fez

Palais Amani is an extraordinary experience. It is a wonderfully luxurious retreat in an ancient city that offers so much yet still hides under the shadow of Marrakech as Morocco’s destination of choice.

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Tunis for the Weekend

Now that FCO travel restrictions have been lifted, Tunis, with a flying time of under three hours, makes for a good long weekend break. Rupert Parker explores this historic city.

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Famous Film locations in Tunisia 

Rogue One was the movie event of 2016 for Star Wars fans, but you can still visit the locations for the earlier films in the South of Tunisia.

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L’Avenue Restaurant Marrakech

L’Avenue Restaurant Marrakech is a glorious example of how this iconic city has reinvented its Gueliz new town neighbourhood into the perfect haven for the souk-free set; light years away from the old city medina, well perhaps just 15 minutes, this is where Marrakech’s monied crowd flocks for upscale shopping and cool nightlife hang outs.

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Le Foundouk Marrakech

There is something really wonderful about outdoor eating, it’s one of the things that makes a holiday so special. Even better, is outdoor eating in an iconic city and high up on the roof terrace of Le Foundouk Marrakech you can just about tick every box.

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