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Earth’s hidden gem with great lakes, crystal blue beaches, pearly white sands, jaw-dropping flora, majestic wildlife and mountains that reach into the clouds.

5 Things to Do in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a stunning African country, with lush national parks, stunning rivers and waterfalls, diverse wildlife and so much more. There are a million [...]

Let’s Go to Seychelles

The Seychelles are one of Africa’s island paradises, consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean in East Africa. The island nation is [...]

Seven Days in Nigeria

I have ever been enchanted by my father’s narration about his visit to Nigeria. I feel that my soul is captured somewhere there [...]

Let’s Go to Namibia

Namibia is a large and sparsely-populated country located in South Western Africa. It is home to just over 2 million people, including the [...]

10 Things To Do While In Tunisia

Tunisia is a North African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert. The wide variety of landscapes, coastline spanning 1,250km, islands and [...]

Why African #VisasMustFall

The dream of a more economically integrated Africa - with its attendant implication of freedom of movement for people and goods - is [...]

5 Least Visited Countries in Africa

Africa is any traveller’s go-to destination, boasting warm tropical conditions, friendly people, and interesting places to visit. Not all countries on the continent [...]

10 Luxury Stays in Kenya

When it comes to top holiday destinations in Africa, Kenya is well-endowed with every ingredient that makes it a desirable wonderland. While the [...]

10 Things to Do in Malawi

Malawi is one of the most breathtaking places on earth. From her beautiful blue lake, to her ever-smiling, welcoming people, Malawi should [...]

5 Interesting Things about Seychelles

Seychelles is a favorite holiday destination for many people from across the world. However, more often than not, many tend to forget that Seychelles is a part of Africa. As the country marks its Constitution Day and Independence Day later this month, here we look at five interesting things about this popular holiday destination.

5 Things To Do In Tanzania

Tanzania is, without a doubt, a fabulous introduction to Africa and all things safari. It’s the largest country in East Africa, and almost [...]

Top 10 African Travel Blogs

One of the greatest pleasures for many travelers is getting the chance to travel extensively through the great African continent. For some travel [...]

Casablanca, Morocco

A large metropolis of 4 million inhabitants,the economic and financial capital of Morocco, a more modern city where thousands of foreigners come from [...]

Zanzibar

Zanzibar is the place to be. When the annual Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) comes around, the town explodes into a music, film and [...]

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Travel Tourism Over the last 20 years, tourism to this northwestern Zimbabwean town has skyrocketed. More than a million visitors a [...]

Tripoli

Tripoli Travel Tourism Once known as the “White Bride of the Mediterranean,” Tripoli is the capital of Libya and its most populous city. [...]

Timbuktu

Timbuktu Travel Tourism The mystical city of Timbuktu: most people have heard this strange name, yet few could actually place it on a [...]

Nairobi

Nairobi Travel Tourism As the largest city in Kenya, Nairobi presents the best selection of restaurants and activities in the entire country, making [...]

Mombasa

Mombasa Travel Tourism With miles of pristine beaches and a tropical climate year-round, it is hard to resist one of Kenya’s prime tourist [...]

Marrakech

Marrakech Travel Tourism Marrakech is one of the most beautiful, classic, and enchanting cities in the world. It is also one of the [...]

Lagos

Lagos Travel Tourism There must be a reason that Lagos is the second most populous city in Africa. With people streaming in from [...]

Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, located in the northeastern corner of Tanzania, is the fourth-tallest mountain in the world and Africa’s highest mountain. It is also the [...]

Kampala

The bustling capital of Uganda was once home to the brutal dictator Idi Amin Dada, but today, Kampala is a large cosmopolitan city, known [...]

Johannesburg

Founded in 1886 after the discovery of gold by Australian prospector George Harrison, Johannesburg resides in the densely populated province of Gauteng (pronounced how-teng). [...]

Durban

Durban Travel Tourism The third largest city in South Africa, behind Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban is a prime destination for tourists. With [...]

Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam Tourism The economic center, largest city, and former capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is rich in culture, heritage, history, [...]

Dakar

Dakar Tourism Riding strong on a 60-year wave of population growth, Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is one of West Africa’s largest cities. [...]

Casablanca

Casablanca Tourism For many, “Casablanca” conjures up a black and white image of Humphrey Bogart’s long stare into the eyes of Ingrid Bergman, [...]

10 Must See Countries in Africa

The continent of Africa has expansive landscapes, natural wonders and beautiful wildlife. To help you start your African journey, here are our picks for [...]

Cape Town

Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. [...]

Cairo

Meaning “the victorious city,” Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, populated by more than 18 million people. Spanning [...]

Bamako

Bamako is the capital of Mali, as well as its largest city with almost 2 million inhabitants. Malians from all over the country have [...]

Algiers

Despite Algiers’s reputation as a city on the edge, first-time visitors to Algiers may be surprised by the contrast between what they have heard [...]

Alexandria

Famous for its brilliantly blue oceans and stunning natural beauty, Alexandria is a coastal town on the northwest edge of Egypt boasting a cosmopolitan, [...]

Addis Ababa

Founded in 1886, Addis Ababa is a gateway to the rest of Ethiopia, quickly acclimating foreign visitors to Ethiopian culture with its teeming, in-your-face [...]

Accra

For a city that was settled in the 15th century, Accra, on the southern coast of Ghana in western Africa, is incredibly modern. That [...]

Abuja

Typically, Abuja has been known as a popular business and political destination for most of its visitors. Since becoming the capital of Nigeria in [...]

Zambia: “Did You Know?”

Did You Know Zambia’s Stock Exchange is Africa’s third-best performing for 2013? According to the African Development Bank(AfDB)’s 2013 “African Economic Outlook” report, [...]

Uganda: “Did You Know?”

“Did You Know?”–a series giving you fun facts and travel tips for Africa’s countries and cities. Uganda’s capital city, Kampala.Photo credit: The Dilly [...]

Discover the Unexpected in Lusaka

Zambia is named after its main geographical feature, the Zambezi River, the majestic waterway that forms Victoria Falls. Given its stable government, prolific wildlife, jaw-dropping [...]

Cape Town, South Africa

There’s a saying there that people go to Cape Town to relax, and to Johannesburg to work, but that’s no longer true. The city [...]

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa — or Addis as it is commonly known — is Ethiopia’s capital and the country’s largest city as it is home to [...]

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar is Senegal’s capital, and the West African country’s largest city. Its strategic location as one of the regions’ main seaports means that it [...]

Reimagining Jos, Nigeria

Violently angry at my husband some time ago, I desperately googled “How to forgive.” Some of the suggestions were the same ones I have [...]

Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria, and is a bustling, densely populated metropolis. Traveling across Lagos can be very challenging given the frenzied [...]

Libreville, Gabon

Though small (it has less than 600,000 people), Gabon’s capital Libreville is a bustling port city on the Komo River. In recent years, the [...]

Cairo, Egypt

Egypt’s capital, Cairo, is one of the largest and most populated cities in Africa.  As the commercial, media, and educational center of this north [...]

Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya is often perceived or referred to as Eastern and Central Africa’s Financial, Communication and Transportation hub. The city of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is [...]

Accra, Ghana

Ghana’s capital Accra is fast becoming one of the leading business hubs in Africa. The city is also featured as number 2 in our [...]

Johannesburg, South Africa

The city of Johannesburg, better known as Jozi to locals, is one of the world’s leading financial centres, as well as the economic and [...]

Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja is the seat of Nigeria’s federal government. The Garki district in particular is the city’s principal business district. Compared to Lagos, Abuja is [...]

Why Egypt Needs a Travel Revolution

Historically, thoughts of Egypt conjure up images of the Ancient World – from the Pharaohs and pyramids, to the north-flowing Nile. The allure is securely steeped [...]

Music in Mauritania

Mauritania’s music scene has been most heavily influenced by the Moors—the country’s predominant ethnic group. The name of Mauritania’s professional musical caste is the [...]

A View of Ubuntu

After three weeks in South Africa, the last of which I’d spent on safari near Kruger National Park, I flew to Johannesburg where I [...]

Safari Totems

Animals have long played a role in mirroring human behavior and personality types. Indeed, every culture has its animal lore, from the Egyptian falcon [...]

How to Do Malawi in a “Mini”

A bright blue Mini Countryman with racing stripes was Lisa Johnston‘s and my vehicle for 4,600 kilometers across three countries in Southern Africa [...]

Safari Code Breaker

Dropping down over the Drakensberg escarpment, an immense shelf of land that gives way in great carved ravines to the vast plains below, I [...]

The Inside Word on Malawi

Malawi, known as the Warm Heart of Africa, is nestled in between Zambia, Mozambique, and Tanzania. When I first arrived here in 2005 and [...]

Tales From the Bush

We’re storytellers by nature. The truth of this came back to me while on safari in South Africa. Everyone I met as I [...]

A View From the Inside

Robben Island (robben is Dutch for “seal”) is a stunning sanctuary within sight of Cape Town. This vantage point affords spectacular views of Table [...]

M’hand Invites You Home

(This is a six-part series on rural tourism in Southern Morocco, told through members of the newly formed rural tourism association, Réseau de Développement [...]

Khartoum: An Abandoned City

(Editor’s note: Over the next two months, Meghan Thom will be posting about her recent trip across North Africa. A student at the School [...]

Cairo: An Urban Paradise?

(Editor’s note: Over the next two months, Meghan Thom will be posting about her recent trip across North Africa. A student at the School [...]

Village Medicine in Tanzania

(Editor’s Note: Anne Wells, a frequent contributor to Africa.com, travels to Tanzania on behalf of her organization,UNITE the World with Africa. This post was [...]

My View of Tanzania

(To read an account by Stephen, Maddie’s father, check out his blog post) A beautiful country, unlike any other that I have ever experienced, [...]

Booking a Safari

From my professional experience, I know that the way to go about booking a personal and unique safari is to imagine your overall experience [...]

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