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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.

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


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


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


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


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


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 [...]


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


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 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 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 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. [...]


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


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 [...]


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 [...]


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


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, 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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