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June
2017
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UNESCO World Heritage Site: Okavango Delta, Botswana

“All rivers run into the sea…” that is the natural course. However, the Okavango River is referred to as “the river that never finds the sea”. Strange movements in the earth’s crust dating back to about 40,000 years resulted in the blockade of the river, causing it to empty itself into a swamp in the …

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June
2017
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Volunteer Vacation: Doing things differently in Kasane

Whenever a holiday approaches, I always look forward to a wonderful time out. To me, my holiday is when I set out to see places I haven’t set foot on or do something unique that will linger on in my memory for a long time. This summer won’t be different and Kasane in Botswana is …

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June
2017
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Walking Safari in the Okavango Delta

Most river deltas flow into an open sea not so with the Okavango River. This river empties onto an open land, flooding the Savannah and creating an immense oasis spreading about 6500sq. miles. This is the Okavango Delta which is listed among the seven wonders of Africa and is the 1000th site to be named …

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June
2017
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5 Reasons to be at Vilankulo

Vilankulo is a beautiful coastal town in Mozambique that many people consider no more than a gateway to other touristy destinations. However, Vilankulo itself is not a pushover, I was there and had a good time and I will like to share with you some of the reasons why Vilankulo is a perfect place for …

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May
2017
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Vilankulo: My day at a Mini-paradise

In Africa, there is a saying that when the desirable is unavailable, the available becomes desirable. This best explains why I recently spent an unscheduled weekend holiday in Vilankulo, but I must sincerely admit that what started with some trepidation ended up offering so much fun I wish I could stay a bit longer. If …

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3

April
2017
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Magical Cape Town

South Africa is a beautiful country. I was there when it grabbed global attention in 2010 during the world cup. Until recently, however, the Zakumi and the sound of the Vuvuzela were the experience I could easily recall. No doubt, the football distracted me from taking in the beautiful scenery and touristy places in the …

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17

March
2017
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Festival: Harare International Festival of the Arts

“The Harare International Festival of the Arts is probably the best organized festival in the sub-continent and one of the most manageably diverse. Most importantly in the current economic situation HIFA has come to be seen as an important symbol of something positive about Zimbabwe.” – Robert Grieg Such is the impression that HIFA (Harare …

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March
2017
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City Icon: Kirsty Coventry, Harare

“Zimbabwe is my home. It’s where I was born. It’s my culture. I will always represent Zimbabwe. Color doesn’t matter to me.” Kirsty Coventry Seven-time Olympic medalist, Kirsty Coventry is the only African and the third woman in history to break the 1:00min barrier in the Women 100m Backstroke. Also the second woman to go …

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15

March
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Harare Traditional Guru and Muriwo

Hi guys and welcome to another recipe Wednesday. I do hope you have enjoyed our recipes so far. Do leave a comment in the comments box below or subscribe to our page to receive updates. We are in Harare this week, which is the capital city of Zimbabwe. It is the country with the oldest …

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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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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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24

February
2017
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Swakopmunder Musikwoche: Bridging the Gap

Located on the edge of the torrid Namib Desert where Antarctic currents and strong winds cool down the Atlantic Ocean on the coast, the German-named coastal Namibian town, Swakopmund is the venue of an interesting musical festival Swakopmunder Musikwoche seeking to bridge the rift between blacks and whites from an old backdrop of apartheid and …

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23

February
2017
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City Icon – Michelle McLean-Bailey, Namibia

“My priority would be with the children of Namibia, because (children) are the foundation of every nation.” – Michelle McLean Former beauty queen and model, Michelle McLean-Bailey became the first Namibian to win the Miss Universe title and the first person from Africa since Margaret Gardiner of South Africa clinched the crown in 1978. Born …

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22

February
2017
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Recipe Wednesday – Crocodile or Chicken Skewers with Cashew Nut Satay

Hello guys, It’s a new week of cooking and we are excited about what’s on the menu for today. This week we are making for another recipe Wednesday- Crocodile or Chicken Skewers with Cashew Nut Satay. Hopefully you tried last week’s fire cracker and your lips weren’t burnt too bad… lol. This week we are in the …

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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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January
2017
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Likumbi Lya Mize, Zambia: Rites of Passage

They are an interesting tribe and part of a Bantu people believed to have made their way from Cameroon to the area around the Upper Zambezi. Renowned as fishermen and peripatetic by nature, the Baluvale or Luvale people settled in northwestern Zambia and are one of the first tribes in Zambia to establish trade links ...

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December
2016
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How I Intend to Spend Yuletide in Kasane

Kasane, the jump-off site to many Southern Africa holiday destinations, has been on my bucket list for a while. This yuletide, I’ll finally get the chance to cross it out. I know the small Botswana town isn’t the typical place that defines a great holiday for many people, but as it offers me a fast ...

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21

October
2016
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MORIJA FESTIVAL, Lesotho: Unity in Diversity

Different festivals and celebrations from different places across the globe have different origins. Some are old with their roots steeped in ancient rites and mysticism passed down from generations to generations, while others are relatively modern; inspired by a yearning need to foster unity among the people by exploring their cultural heritage. The latter is ...

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20

October
2016
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City Icon: Sam Matekane, Lesotho

“When you have a vision, nothing can stop you.” Popularly known as Mosotho or Herd boy, Sam Matekane came from humble beginning to become one of the richest businessmen in Lesotho. There is little information about Sam Matekane’s childhood, except that he grew up in the mountains and had minimal education. Without formal business training ...

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October
2016
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Recipe Wednesday: Lesotho Chakalaka with Pap

Taking time out to make a meal from scratch can be quite a daunting task during a hectic work week, but this not stop by tastebuds from craving something fresh. So this week we will be eating a Basotho favourite made with carrots, tomatoes and bell peppers. It is a simple vegetarian dish of chakalaka ...

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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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30

July
2016
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Windhoek on Foot: a Brief Tour

Windhoek on foot; yes, I’m talking about a quick tour around  Nambia’s gorgeous capital, home to a little over 300,000 people. Colonized largely by the Germans, the city’s language, cuisine and architecture oozes lots of European influence. Nambia gained independence in 1990 and had Sam Nujoma sworn in as its first president after winning over …

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July
2016
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City Icon: Frankie Fredericks, Windhoek

Frankie Fredericks, Windhoek “I basically believe in the Heavenly Father, and I believe He gave us all these talent and I’m making the best out of it.” Former athletics world champion and four times Olympic silver medalist, Frankie Fredericks is the only man to have run the 200m (Indoors) under 20secs, holding the world record …

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July
2016
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8 Reasons to Visit Windhoek

The first attraction to anyone visiting Windhoek is its impressive and conspicuous cleanliness that places it among the cleanest cities in Africa. However, there is more to see and do in this city than just its neat and nicely paved streets. Below are 8 reasons to visit Windhoek.   1. Find Windhoek’s soul at Katutura …

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