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February
2017
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The Fun of Driving Through Namibia

If you are wondering what to do on your next holiday, let me recommend a two-week experience in Namibia. I have been to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, even Swaziland and Lesotho, but somehow, Namibia had repeatedly escaped my feet until I broke the jinx last year. Don’t bother asking, the country is simply amazing. In ...

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February
2017
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Day Out in Windhoek

Images of wildlife, orange-coloured dune and semi-nude hunter-gatherers and Himbe women usually dominate search results for Namibia; you’ve just been ripped off if you’ve defined your impression of this beautiful country with those images. Anyone who arrives in Windhoek, the Namibian capital, can testify to the dramatic contrast between its development and those images, and ...

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February
2017
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PEARL OF AFRICA TOURISM EXPO 2017 ENDS ON HIGH NOTE AS AWARD WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED

The end of the 2017 edition of the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo - POATE was marked with a gala dinner at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel to give hosted buyers and international travel media a befitting send off but also to celebrate excellence in the country’s tourism industry. Guest of Honour was no other than ...

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February
2017
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A Quick Escape to Ssese Islands, Uganda’s Lush Archipelagos

Kampala is such a busy place for business and politics that one can barely find a place to lie down and enjoy nature. Quite frankly, there are facilities in the city that give the semblance of it, the truth is the city’s vibe is quite intense that sometimes you just need to go to a ...

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February
2017
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Milege World Music Festival, Uganda

The Milégé World Music Festival is a non-profit initiative whose main objective is to promote and grow the appreciation of cultural music in Uganda. Although it is not up to ten years old, the Milégé World Music Festival is fast growing into one of the biggest festivals in Uganda outside of the capital, Kampala. Organized ...

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February
2017
Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men's marathon in the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall August 12, 2012.                 REUTERS/Mark Blinch (BRITAIN  - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

City Icon: Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda)

“People got inspired. I was now being compared with John Akii-Bua, a man I never met but only got to know from my teachers in primary school that he was a very strong man.” Ugandan athlete Stephen Kiprotich won the gold medal of the marathon event at the 2012 Olympics in London, the first gold ...

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February
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Curried Potatoes – Uganda

Hello foodie family! How has the week been so far? Have you been practicing the various recipes? We hope you have. We are in East Africa for our Recipe Wednesday this week and more specifically the city of Kampala. Kampala is home to the world’s second largest freshwater inland body, the majestic Lake Victoria welcomes you into ...

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February
2017
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Gambia: A Win-Win Holiday

Thinking of having a win-win holiday, ié planning to escape Europe’s harsh winter on a low budget or seeking a getaway to a budget traveller’s paradise, then consider the Gambia. The “Smiling Coast of Africa” (as the country is famously called) boasts of beautiful beaches, lush green, monkey-filled forests like Bijilo Forest Park, walkable urban …

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February
2017
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10 Must-Have Items for any Business Trip

Trying to decipher what to pack for a business trip can be a very daunting task for a first time business traveller. Even the regular business travellers do encounter difficulty when it comes to making a list of important things to carry along. If you happen to be caught in this web, then you need ...

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February
2017
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Special Valentines’ Day in Mauritius

I saw my first trip to Mauritius as a chance to see for myself what Mark Twain had described thus; “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” The assertion can easily draw the wrong side of religious folks -Well, the idea is hard ...

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February
2017
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Festival: THAIPOOSAM CAVADEE, Mauritius

Mauritius is quite some kind of a multicultural melting pot, with a curious blend of Indian, Chinese, British, French, and African influences. Peaceful coexistence among the people has created a friendly society, while the diversity has added color to the continent through various cultural activities and religious festivals. Thaipoosam Cavadee is one of the most popular …

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February
2017
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25 Adventure Sites in Africa

Don’t just jump at every holiday offer; to help you prepare for your 2016 holiday trips and travel, 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 …

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February
2017
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Creole Curry and Coconut Tea: a Foodie Exploration of Mauritius

While Mauritius is known for its sugary beaches and top-notch resorts, the tiny Indian Ocean island also has a rich food culture that is as alluring as its powdery palm-fringed sands. I’m not the kind of person who’s happy to lie on a beach lounger sipping cocktails for my holiday, so instead of staying in …

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January
2017
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7 Romantic Places to Visit in Mauritius on Valentines’ Day

Everyone knows that Mauritius is one of the most romantic places on earth, yet, not a few people still wish to be saved the stress of finding out the most romantic places on the Island and going there straightaway. As Valentines’ Day approaches, here are 7 romantic places to visit in Mauritius on Valentines’ Day. ...

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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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Simple Plans For Valentines’ Day in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is one of the perfect honeymoon destinations in Tanzania. It’s popular for its nice climate, beaches, facilities and plenty of holiday and bonding activities. If you need a getaway destination for a romantic Valentines’ day, I recommend Zanzibar—it’s your best bet for an escape into Valentines’ day hideaway. While it’s difficult to make specific ...

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January
2017
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My Day in Mombasa

They say you only live once and if you live it right, once is just good enough. The sentence gets apt after you hit a goal and you find a need to give yourself a good treat in a novel experience. I was in that shoe a couple of months ago after my call to ...

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January
2017
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AFCON 2017: African Stars Lights Up Libreville to Celebrate 60 Years Anniversary

The 31st edition of the African Cup of Nations football competition: AFCON 2017 kicked off on January 14, 2017 in the Gabonese capital of Libreville at the Stade de l’Amitié as Guinea-Bissau scored in added time to draw the opening match 1 – 1 with the host nation Gabon.  In the second match of the ...

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January
2017
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Top 10 Beach Holiday Destinations in Kenya

I love to describe Kenya as a land of beautiful contrast, consider its deserts and alpine snows; forests and open plains and the blend of modern vibe and colourful tribal culture that characterises its capital, Nairobi, and you will understand why. The world knows Kenya for its classic savannah safari, its other attractive side—though less ...

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January
2017
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10 Things You Should Confirm in Seychelles When You Visit

Seychelles is a gorgeous destination with plenty of nice beaches—some of the best in the world, tropical climate, kilometres of reefs, uninhabited islands and plenty of surprises. As a “paradise on earth,” it easily qualifies as an ideal honeymoon destination for anyone with class. For all its interesting parts, Seychelles has some intriguing facts that ...

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January
2017
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Seychelles; a Chance to Experience Paradise

Left to imagine Seychelles, I bet anyone with an idea about the country will return a picture of paradise. A friend of mine fondly says the Islands of Seychelles mirror for him what heaven will look like. This was why Prince William and Kate Middleton chose to start their lives as a couple in the ...

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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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January
2017
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A New Year Should Come With Some Resolutions

The festivities will soon be over, and life will shift back to the normal schedule. But, do you want 2017 to be like 2016, or are there some aspects of your life that you would like to change?  History of New Year’s Day Celebration All celebrations have a history, including New Year’s day. In the …

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December
2016
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Top Destinations in Africa to be This New Year’s Eve

After celebrating Christmas, the whole world turns its attention to ushering in the New Year. You should make your new year’s eve a memorable day as you craft those New Year resolutions and ponder on what the aging year has brought forth. There is no better place to be than Africa. This wonderful continent comes …

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