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March
2017
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My Day at Karnak Temple

This account of my day at Karnak temple will begin with what I’ll be doing this Easter. Yes, this Easter I am going to spend some days in Egypt and I hope to visit some of the places in this country that featured in the Bible. These days, people get scared away from Egypt because …

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13

March
2017
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Snippet of my Wonderful Experience in Harare

With many friends in Harare, I can safely call the city my home. Not that I have stayed there for many years, but the few weeks I spent there last year heralded for me a different perspective of hospitality such that I almost forgot my original home. It started with a long trip from Lagos, ...

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21

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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Valentine’s Day – What Do the Roses Say?

Another season, another moon, and the sky is rolling in jaunty colours! It’s Valentine; the time to dig into your reservoir of wits for sweet, soul-lifting words for that special person. Beyond words, let your gifts do some talking. Greeting cards? Nah, Scratch that. Why not spice up this valentine with the powerful romantic codes …

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30

January
2017
Flic en Flac beach, Mauritius

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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20

January
2017
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Mombasa Carnival: A Multi-Cultural Street Party

If you know the history of Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city, then you will be able to understand and appreciate its rich multicultural diversity. Persians, Chinese, Arabians, Portuguese, Indians, and Europeans have made contact with and left their cultures and imprints on Mombasa. Throw into the mix the local African culture, then you can begin to ...

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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
Cape Verde

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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25

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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24

December
2016
Sosatie

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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23

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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21

December
2016
Gammon

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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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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Sao Tome and Principe: a Secret Jewel in the Atlantic

How much of the world do you know? Recently, I had to compile a list of African destinations that are barely known to tourists. After putting together 10 destinations with Sao Tome and Principe among the top three, I forwarded the list to a travel consultant, Gosewo Moseu for her opinion. Surprise! Surprise! After many ...

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December
2016
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FESTIVAL – Saint Helena Carnival

Started as a charity aid to raise funds for a particular cause, Saint Helena Carnival is conducted every two years and comprises of funfare, street parades, music and dancing, and of course eating! The 2014 edition was in aid of Cancer Relief. It is regarded as the best and biggest festival of the island with …

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17

October
2016
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8 Things to do in Lesotho

Lesotho is the only independent state lying entirely above 1,000m elevation. Its lowest point is 1,400m, which makes it the world’s highest lowest point. These facts should intrigue any avid traveller and I bet you are already imagining how it’ll feel to be in the country. Lesotho is also one of the three official Kingdoms ...

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17

September
2016
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Sao Tome and Principe: Where Emerald Rainforest and the Atlantic Create Seductive Scenery

Sao Tome and Principe! I can almost hear you say where is that? That question goes with the name. Checked out on the map, the country occupies no more than a stamp size space. It is Africa’s second smallest country, and the least visited according to UNWTO. The Beauty Sao Tome and Principe is laid ...

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13

September
2016
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Sao Tome: A Post Summer Holiday Haven

As the curtain falls on the summer holidays, the post summer season also beckons in the horizon. If you have been working all summer or just didn’t like the summer rush, this is your perfect getaway season. If you’re looking for quietude, solitude and serenity, the post summer holiday is all you need to refresh ...

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20

August
2016
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How to Experience Ugandan Lifestyle in Entebbe

In Uganda, the thrill starts at the airport. The country’s only international airport is at Entebbe, a former capital city and presently its third largest city. Entebbe is a verdant town just 45 minutes’ drive away from Kampala—on a traffic free day. I consider it a perfect chill-out place in Uganda because of its disarming, ...

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9

July
2016

The African Slave Trail, Ghana

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July
2016
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Top 9 Honeymoon Getaways in North Africa

Africa is a rich and diverse continent. Blessed with the best of landscapes and showered with awe-inspiring aquatic splendour, little wonder Africa is fast becoming the preferred destination for lovebirds and vacationers all over the world. Indeed, many do not dispute this fact. What is debatable, however, is all the bad press coming from its …

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17

June
2016
Saotome Town

Top 5 Reasons to Honeymoon in Sao Tome

How far would you go to surprise the love of life? Look no further. Sao Tome and Principe is the answer. Situated in the Gulf of Guinea, approximately 180 miles off the West African coast, Sao Tome is one of Africa’s treasured honeymoon destinations, a small island country with a rich avalanche of romantic hotspots. …

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