Egypt - Photo: Lola Akinmade


Arguably the most visited country in Africa, Egypt’s close proximity to Europe and the Middle East makes it easily accessible to travelers who flock in to see historical relics of kings and pharaohs dating back thousands of years.

Fresh off the heels of a revolution termed the “Egyptian Uprising”, Egypt’s political landscape has changed dramatically, and Matador has been publishing ground-level perspectives and facts to help readers understand this uprising on a deeper level.

In addition, we’re also publishing articles and photo essays that cover other aspects of the country – cruising down the Nile (Africa’s longest river), biking through the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, diving in the Red Sea, exploring the pyramids of Giza and the Eastern Desert, as well as ways of avoiding all the tourist traps mentioned above.

Egypt Articles

How to piss off someone from Egypt

by Manar Habashy

3 reasons you should ignore the media and travel to Egypt NOW

by Shawn Sippin

Hot air ballooning in Luxor, Egypt

by Karen Dion

Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh

10 impossibly amazing trips of a lifetime

by Jason Wire

8 world cities and how much they cost to live in

by Daniel Nahabedian

10 things to do in Cairo, Egypt

by Joshywashington

How to get started sandboarding

by Harriet Potter

An entire city is going to be wiped off the map in Egypt

by Laura Dean

Inside Cairo’s coffee houses, where Egyptian men go to meet their ‘second wives’

by Laura Dean

51 things to do in 51 African countries

by Bernard Pollack

Story behind the shot: Giza Pyramids, Egypt

by Rob Kenyon

How is it possible for two ships to collide on the Suez Canal?

by Katka Lapelosová

10 things you’ll miss after leaving Egypt

by Molly Nurse

Shut down in Egypt: One artist’s story of struggle and oppression

by Becky Hagan-Egyir

90% of Egyptian women are subjected to what happens in this video

by Katka Lapelosová

What journalists carry on the front lines: Amanda Mustard, Cairo

by Cengiz Yar Jr.

A Cairo love story

by Isabel Lachenauer
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