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July
2017
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Festival Carnaval de São Vincente

It is not hard to see the Brazilian influence in the Carnaval de São Vincente. The Portuguese discovered the islands that make up Cape Verde uninhabited in the latter half of the 15th century and began to populate it with various kinds of people they forcefully took there. In a sense, the islands became laboratories …

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July
2017
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City Icon – Cesária Évora: The Barefoot Diva

“I have no strength, no energy. I want you to say to my fans: forgive me, but now I need to rest.” – Cesária Évora, the Barefoot Diva (Aug 27, 1941 – Dec 17, 2011) Cesária Évora was a Grammy Award-winning singer from Cape Verde who is globally acknowledged as the Queen of Morna, a …

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July
2017
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12 Exciting Treats at Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde is an impressive archipelago of jewel-like islands which lines the West African coast. This unique destination parades some of the world’s most pristine sands, clear beaches, exciting holiday adventures and hospitable people. Here are 12 exciting treats at Cabo Verde you must indulge in whilst there. The peaceful and therapeutic nature of Cabo …

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June
2017
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Chichiri Museum: The Secret Place of Malawian Uniqueness

It bears not much semblance with the Scottish birthplace of Dr. David Livingstone after which it was named, nevertheless, it is a place to be in its own right. I am talking about Blantyre, Malawi’s second largest city, and no doubt the country’s commercial capital. Blantyre has a vibrancy that attracts business, leisure and adventurous …

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May
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Malagasy Cake – Madagascar

Hello folks! Another recipe Wednesday means another Wednesday to wet your taste buds and there is definitely something sweet on the menu today. Our destination this week takes us to the largest island in African and fourth in the world, Madagascar. It is truly a place to behold. Thinking of white sand, unpolluted water, untapped …

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May
2017
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TAKING A SPRING VACATION IN ASMARA

Asmara is a city of many parts. Call it a showcase of Italian architecture or a contemporary medieval getaway and you won’t be wrong. Despite going through seasons of turmoil and unrest, Asmara has done a remarkable job with the preservation of its historical heritage. Little wonder this destination has now become the darling of …

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April
2017
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25 Adventure Sites in Africa

Don’t just jump at every holiday offer; to help you prepare for your next big holiday trip, here are sites you should consider to add to your itinerary. These are without a doubt the best 25 adventure sites in Africa.    1. Kruger National Park, South Africa Arguably Africa’s most popular and largest game reserves and …

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April
2017
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Africa’s Top Easter Destinations

Have you planned what you’re doing this Easter yet? Easter has a social and spiritual dimension in Africa, and is a time when families love to come together. If you are looking to get away with your family this Easter – or perhaps just as a couple – then here are 10 fantastic ideas for …

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March
2017
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7 African Waterfalls To Visit This Summer

Words defy how to explain the perfect waterfall…perfection, serene ambiance, tranquil…and so forth. For many of us, summer time is is the perfect time to kick back and relax, whilst for others it spells p-a-r-t-y time. For the rest of us, summer is adventure time and what’s a good adventure without discovering Africa’s beautiful falls. …

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February
2017
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Uganda: Why it’s a must visit

Choosing an African destination can be daunting if one wants to explore a country that captures the essence of this enormous and diverse continent. Add a desire to experience something unique – beyond what you see in films and documentaries – and you cannot do better than Uganda. Uganda is relatively small in relation to …

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February
2017
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City Icon -Fatou Bensouda, The Gambia

“I am an African I am proud of that. But…it is not because I am an African that I was chosen for this position. I think my track record speaks for myself…” – Fatou Bensouda Gambian lawyer, Fatou Bensouda became the first woman and first African to hold the office of the Chief Prosecutor of …

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February
2017
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8 Interesting Things About Banjul

Although it is the capital of The Gambia, Africa’s smallest mainland country, Banjul is unassuming, very much laidback and seems unaffected by tourism. Most visitors to the country head on from the Yundum International Airport to the beach resorts along the Atlantic coast in places like Kololi, Bakau, Brufut, Kotu and Kerr Sering. Here are 8 …

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January
2017
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Explore Mauritius – Africa’s Most Beautiful Island!

It will pass as Africa’s Hawaii; however, it is a destination that, while similar to other islands, is peerless amongst them. It is a paragon of excellence in travel. With stunning beaches and exotic cultural mix, serene atmosphere complemented by pleasing sunrises and winds, jungles, waterfalls, rainbows and interesting people, those who want to visit …

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January
2017
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Recipe Wednesday – Zanzibar Apple with Rambutan Cream

… And we are approaching the month of love. It’s like we are just getting over the beginning of the year blues and it is already time for another celebration. But it is the celebration of love so we cannot complain. How do you tell your significant other you love them? A pair of specialized cufflinks? …

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January
2017
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10 Interesting Nigerian Cities to Visit in 2017!

2017 is upon us and we have to make the most of it travel wise. If you had excuses why you couldn’t achieve all your travel plans in 2016, this new year is the time to start working towards making those travel dreams a reality. We are at Afro Tourism as usual are delighted to …

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December
2016
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10 Activities for the Whole Family in South Africa this Christmas & New Year

South Africa is always a great place to visit at Christmas and New Year holidays.  With December and January being the top summer months with hot and sunny weather, you’d be glad if you decided to travel with your entire family down to the lovely Mzansi. This spectacularly beautiful country is an easy choice for …

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December
2016
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Top Destinations in Africa at Christmas

Every year at Christmas time thousands of tourists fly to various countries in Africa to have their exotic and relaxing holidays. Christmas in Africa is a time of outdoor fun, due to the warm summer weather. Moreover, tourists to Africa during this time will observe the magnificent scenery whether it’s in a coastline near the …

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December
2016
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Delicious Nigerian Christmas Cake

I remember as a little girl I used to look forward to Christmas. It was usually the only time during the year I could have a whole bottle of soft drink to myself, where I ate meat to stupor, but the best of all was watching my mother bake us a Christmas cake, as well …

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December
2016
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10 Incredible African Islands to Celebrate Christmas

Kids love to ask questions, youths love pictures, young adults love adventure, hardworking corporate executives long for a lazy leisure holiday, and old people revel in history. Everyone longs for something and the yuletide is just about the right time to satisfy these yearnings. Interestingly, there are incredible places in Africa that meet every yearning …

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December
2016
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20 Beautiful Pictures of Christmas in Africa

Christmas across the entire continent of Africa is one special season of the year everyone always look forward to. It’s that period when you can let your hair down, visit family and friends, go shopping and pop into the cinema, among other things. Well, we’ve traversed the continent to gather a collage of some of …

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December
2016

What Christmas is All About

Christmas is finally here! Here at Afro Tourism we are very excited as you would expect any travel and tourism outfit to be. True to our promise we’ve been especially delighted to bring you holiday articles, news items and travel tips to make your holiday travel around Africa an enjoyable, stress free and most especially …

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December
2016
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My Top 10 Christmas Dishes

I’ve decided this year to switch things from the basic Christmas dishes we usually have. I have gone round Africa and picked my top 10 Christmas dishes. Who knows which ones would end up being on our Christmas table this year? Christmas is my second most favourite holiday of the year. It reminds me of family …

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December
2016
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A Christmas Eve in Ghana

It was the night before Christmas in Ghana and I was very sad because my family life had been severely disrupted and I was sure that Christmas would never come. There was none of the usual joy and anticipation that I always felt during the Christmas season. I was eight years old, but in the …

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December
2016
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Classic South African Christmas Gammon

Christmas is all about large family and friendship gatherings. It is the coming together of groups to celebrate the end of another long, stressful, and hopefully good year and no doubt thankful for the long holidays. Entertaining a crowd means a lot of food preparations but its usually Christmas lunch that gets the most attention. …

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