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April
2017
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10 Holiday Options to Choose from in Kenya

Imagine a place with a perfect blend of beautiful coastline, awesome wildlife, nice mix of ancient practise and modern vibes, all in a scenic and serene environment. You’ve just pictured the magical Kenya. I haven’t met anyone who visited Kenya on holiday and return with regrets. Of course, there might be the usual culture shock ...

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April
2017
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Easter in Bahir Dar

For this account of Easter in Bahir Dar, I think it’s best we start with a bit of history. Ethiopia’s history and historical sites where tourists regularly visit bear witness to the country’s status as an ancient cradle of civilization. The country is equally one of the earliest Christian nations in the world. Its long …

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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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April
2017
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Easter Fun at LCC Easter Carnival Weekend, Lagos

Afro Tourism will be covering the event live. Be sure to attend the event to meet any of our representatives  and ask all the questions you have about African tourism and Africa’s untapped destinations. 

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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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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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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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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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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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December
2016
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Christmas in Gambia

There is no better way to enjoy this festive holidays than by celebrating your Christmas in Gambia. Christmas being a religious date on the calendar for both Muslims and Christians alike is celebrated on every 25 day of December each year. This country which has a Muslim majority of about 85% with 10% Christians and 5 …

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December
2016
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The Joys of Celebrating Christmas in Africa

Christmas is widely celebrated in the continent of Africa. There are more than 350 million Christians living in Africa. As Christianity spread around the world, countries in south and northwest Africa adopted this religion as the dominating one and the number of Christians will rise even higher in the next decades. This is why in …

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December
2016
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Shades and Colours of Christmas in Africa

Christmas is about the biggest celebration that everyone looks forward to across the globe whenever December knocks. It’s December again and we just can’t wait to welcome Santa to our neighbourhoods. Have you considered celebrating Christmas outside your immediate environment? If you haven’t, this year could be your best bet yet. Unlike in some parts …

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December
2016
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Christmas Mulled Wine

It’s five days to Christmas and I’m sure you have all if not most of your presents ready. The turkey, lamb, gammon or chicken is sitting comfortably in the freezer ready to be made into a sumptuous meal for Christmas lunch. Today we’ll be making a Christmas favorite – Mulled wine. It is a beverage made …

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December
2016
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Christmas in Ghana: A Road Trip Like No Other!

Yes, it’s true. Afro Tourism is going on an exciting and adventurous 5-day road trip from Lagos all the way to Accra. We’ll be travelling with young, social media savvy and adventurous Nigerians this December; and it’s going to be fun, fun and fun all the way! To be a part of this experience, there ...

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December
2016
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Top 10 Destinations in Africa

Choosing the top 10 destinations in Africa is no easy task given the size and diversity of the continent. Below you’ll find my personal favorite places to visit in Africa. Planning your trip around any of these destinations will be worthwhile. #10 Zanzibar, Tanzania Zanzibar is one of Africa’s top destinations because of its fascinating history …

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November
2016
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Visit Reunion Island for Your Best Holiday Yet

Perfectly sited east of Madagascar, close to the romantic island of Mauritius and somewhere in the belle of the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island—a France foreign territory is one holiday destination that easily beats the average traveller’s imagination. Its location and size make it an easy miss, but anyone who is lucky enough to find it ...

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November
2016
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Why Durban Ranked 7th On The New York Times List Of The 52 Places To Visit In 2015

A friend recently told me he was considering taking a break from work to some calm city where he could settle his parents when they retire. I didn’t bat an eyelid before I suggested Durban. Before you stereotype me, I am not from Durban and it isn’t like I haven’t seen some cool places in ...

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