Africa Top10 Lifestyle & Travel News

1South Africa’s Golden Girl Bonang Matheba’s US Invasion

Bonang Matheba


Following her win as the first  African Influencer at the “E! People’s Choice Awards” in Santa Monica, California, the Queen B headed over to New York City where she had an open and honest conversation with DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God. In the interview, Matheba talked about her start in the entertainment industry, from her humble beginnings on SABC1 to the businesswoman she is today. 

SOURCE: IOL

2Afripedia is Live! 

Afripedia

The landing page of Afripedia is breathtaking. It accurately depicts the varied quality African talent both in color and form. The curated visual platform, which was created by Swedish production collective Stocktown films aims to do away with misrepresentation within the creative industry and connect African creatives to their clients by giving them increased exposure. The platform comes five years after an initial 5-part documentary series which focused on creatives in Angola, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and Senegal.

SOURCE: OKAYAFRICA

3Barry Salzman’s Latest Project as well as His Award-winning Series on the Rwandan Genocide

Barry Salzman

Zimbabwean-born photographer Barry Salzman began his journey into the world of photography during the historic anti-Apartheid uprisings. His family fled Zimbabwe and came to South Africa on the eve of the Soweto Uprisings of 1976. His interest in photography grew out of the idea of using the camera as a device to explore, grapple with and make sense of complex societal issues. Documenting areas of genocide led him to Rwanda, a country that marked the 25th Anniversary since the end of the Rwandan genocide.  

SOURCE: DESIGN INDABA

4Burna Boy to Donate Concert Proceeds to Nigerians Attacked in South Africa

Burna Boy
performs at Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California.

Award-winning Afrobeats star Burna Boy is scheduled to headline a concert in South Africa, just two months after he vowed never to return to the country following a spate of xenophobic attacks there. The Nigerian superstar, who was among the celebrities who spoke out against September’s violence targeting Nigerians and others in South Africa, is expected to take to the stage in Capetown on November 23. he upcoming concert, billed as Africa Unite, is being organized by Nigeria’s Play Network and will include performances from artists including Kwesta, Jidenna, and Busiswa. 

SOURCE: CNN

5Funny Moments Captured in the African Bush

African Bush

Frightened fish, shy bears, sarcastic owls and birds that were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. These are the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists – but we imagine there wasn’t much to laugh about for the subject of the winning image, above. It was taken by Sarah Skinner in Botswana, and shows a lion club “playing”… The young lioness “continues to thrive in the pride”, according to Sarah, who also wanted to “encourage everyone, as a collective” to do their best to help conserve wildlife “so that future generations can enjoy them in the same way I have during my career”.

SOURCE: BBC

6Bush To Beach – Combining A Safari In The Bush With Relaxation At The Beach

Bush To Beach

Africa is a world of its own – and very beautiful at that. It is one of the best destinations to travel to, boasting of majestic wildlife, crystal blue beaches, stunning topography, and a wealth of history and culture. If you’re planning a trip to Africa and are thinking about your travel itinerary options, we suggest a combination of the bush and beach. Blending the thrill of a safari in the bush with the relaxation at the beach is a great way to make the most out of your trip in Africa.

SOURCE: AFRICA.COM

7Mowana Sits High on the Botswana River Bank

Botswana River Bank

On the banks of the Chobe River, in north- eastern Botswana on the outskirts of the town of Kasane, there’s no rush in any case- unless it’s to bring your camera or binoculars to your eye in this fabulous game viewing destination. Rather chill, catch a cocktail, as you enjoy views from the beautiful grounds across the river and the floodplains into Namibia on the far side. 

SOURCE: IOL

8South African Safaris for First-timers

South African Safaris

A lifelong dream for many, a safari in South Africa can take as many forms as the multitude of creatures you encounter in the wild. From a remote escape in a bush camp to a luxurious idyll, the range of experiences can suit all tastes and budgets. And just like a giraffe picking and choosing amongst the canopy of leaves for the perfect snack, you’ll be rewarded for taking the time to create a safari that’s perfect for you.

SOURCE: LONELY PLANET

9[WATCH] What to Expect on a Family Holiday in Mauritius

Family Holiday in Mauritius

Here’s what to consider and all the things to enjoy on South Africa’s favourite island getaway in this video.

SOURCE: GETAWAY MAGAZINE

10The Women Explorers Who Sailed the Nile

Women Travelers on the Nile

Reading “Women Travelers on the Nile,” a 2016 anthology edited by Deborah Manley, one will find kindred spirits in the women who chronicled their expeditions to Egypt in the 19th century. The book is collections of letters and memoirs written by intrepid female journalists, intellectuals and novelists, all British or European. Relentlessly entertaining, the women’s stories reflected the Egyptomania that flourished after Napoleon invaded North Africa in 1798. The country had become a focal point for artists, architects and newly minted photographers — and a fresh challenge for affluent adventurers.

SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES

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