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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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6 Reasons Why You Must Visit Banjul

If you are looking for an ideal African destination, a getaway city to relax, catch fun and, of course meet new people and learn something new; then Banjul is your best bet. The city is an African gem on the coastline with beautiful beaches, nice weather, large shopping opportunity and all the flavour and culture …

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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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7 Reasons You Should Visit Zanzibar

Zanzibar produces the world’s largest cloves, and as a place I fell in love with while on my honeymoon there many years ago—it is a perfect destination if you are looking for fresh air, clean stunningly perfect beaches, unique culture, and delicious cuisine specially spiced with cloves! Yes, Cloves – those uniquely warm, sweet spice …

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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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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 Incredible Things About Mombasa

Literally, the Indian Ocean defines the beautiful scenery of Kenya’s second largest city, Mombasa.  Remarkable for its white sand, palm-lined beaches, history, and ancient architecture, this beautifully hot town welcomes tourists in huge numbers annually. Here are 10 incredible things about Mombasa that everyone loves to explore: 1. Mombasa Old Town The charming old town is …

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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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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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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

Family Christmas in Africa

Mike Corey and his family spent last Christmas on a trip to Kenya and Tanzania. He put together a little overview of the trip as a gift!

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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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November
2016
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Gorilla tracking in central Africa: why it was my best wildlife experience

Locking eyes with a wild silverback mountain gorilla in the jungle of Central Africa has to be one of the planet’s best wildlife experiences. Nothing else quite comes close. If you love wildlife, this should be at the top of your bucket list. I’ve been lucky enough to track mountain gorillas twice – once in …

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September
2016
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Road Trip from Lusaka to Ndola

If you want to know much of Zambia in a few hours, I guess your best bet is a road trip from Lusaka to Ndola on the 320-kilometre route up the Great North Road. From Lusaka, the road takes you through small villages, big sky, mostly flat land and gentle rolling hills. You’ll find markets, ...

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September
2016
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A Week at Algeria’s World Heritage Sites

Algeria is not one of the countries that sparkle tourists’ interest, but if you intend to visit important places in the world, then you can’t leave out this amazing country. To the authorities in Algeria, security is key, so don’t be put off if you have to face a little hassle with getting necessary clearance ...

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September
2016
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M’Bour: The Perfect Backpacker’s Base in Senegal

Not everyone has enough resources for luxury, but that should not always rob us of what we desire. I know many people who have given up their dream of seeing Africa because they feared the cost. It’s true that traveling anywhere costs some money, but with the appropriate plan, you can cut the cost. For ...

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August
2016
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Exploring Lome’s Markets

Anyone visiting Lome will find quite enough interesting spots there to visit, for me the city’s markets got my attention. The two markets I visited are the Grand Marche and the Akodessewa fetish market. They are probably the only main markets in the city, the former sells general goods while the latter has specific focus. …

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August
2016
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24 hours in Lome

Tucked just next to Benin Republic in between Ghana and Nigeria, Togo is a small West Africa country you’ll hate to miss. Once labelled the “pearl of West Africa”, Togo attracts people to itself via its beaches, colourful markets, friendly people and the scenery in its north—the hills, plateaus and mud-brick houses that dot the …

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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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August
2016
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Quick Facts about Malabo

Imagine you are on a hot seat and for a million dollars, you are asked, “where is Malabo?” I guess you are already racking your brains to locate it on the map. You are not alone! Even the UN placed the city among the least visited places by tourists in 2015, so I am sure ...

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August
2016
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Malabo Mixes Business With Fun

Malabo means business—don’t take that literary, but this little Equatorial Guinea’s capital is no doubt a business hub for serious-minded people. It's about 300,000 population is made up of nearly 90% expatriates who now consider the city their second home—and many happily do so. Funny enough, Equatorial Guinea does not pretend about its focus on ...

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August
2016
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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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August
2016
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Music and Festivals of Cabo Verde

What do you know about the music and festivals of Cabo Verde? “Where is that? You may ask. Where else could one surf and scuba dive in one day, dance the samba and funaná on the second and scale a volcano on the third, all in a dry, mosquito-free environment where the mercury never falls …

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