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April
2017
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For Business Travellers, Abidjan is Back in Business

About 5 years ago, Abidjan was on its knees as gunfire spread around while pro and anti Gbagbo forces were at war because the then president refused to leave office after he was defeated at the poll by Alassane Ouattara. Fast-forward to five years later, the once dreaded city is snowballing into the economic powerhouse …

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April
2017
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City Icon: Didier Drogba

All Hail Drog the King! One of Africa’s finest footballers of his generation, Didier Drogba currently plies his trade with Montreal Impact the Canadian Major League Soccer after an illustrious career playing in Europe. Drogba was born in Abidjan on March 11, 1978. Following Côte d’Ivoire’s qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, …

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April
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Chocolate Clafoutis with Caramelised Oranges

Salut mes amis! Or for my non French speaking folks, hello my friends.  It’s been a wonderful week so far and hoping it goes fantastic all the way until we say “FRI-YAY”. You must be wondering why I started by greeting you in French. Well, this week, we are in the beautiful city of Abidjan, …

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April
2017
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Abidjan Zoo: a Symbol of Recovery

Merely looking into the eyes of CAN, one could guess the harrowing experience the elephant went through during the turbulent political crisis in Abidjan in 2010/11. The elephant was born in 1992, the year Ivory Coast won its first trophy, and was named CAN after the French acronym for the African Cup of Nations. CAN ...

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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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March
2017
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PORT HARCOURT BANTABA 2017: Opening Nigeria’s South-South to the World

The maiden edition of the Port Harcourt Bantaba took place in the Garden City of Port Harcourt, Nigeria on the 16th and 17th of March 2017. The event was organized by ATQNews.com organizers of the annual AKWAABA Africa Travel Market, the only travel and tourism Expo in West Africa. The two-day event featured a host ...

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March
2017
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Seven Options for a Weekend Holiday in Ghana

Wondering on what to do for a weekend holiday in Ghana? Let me help you with this list of options; feel free to pick from or/and add to them. Game Drive at Mole National Park Escape to Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge, Mole National Park for a safari, and experience the stunning grassland savannah terrain and ...

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March
2017
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Packing for a Trip to Ghana

If you wish to visit West Africa and you are wondering where to go, a trip to Ghana will be a great Idea. It is one of the few English-speaking countries in West Africa, and it is a fast growing holiday destination on the continent. Many people—like the Obamas, visit Ghana to see some of ...

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March
2017
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Oguaa Fetu Afahye Festival, Cape Coast

Purifying the New Year There is more to Cape Coast than the haunting memories of African sons and daughters stored in slave castles before being sardine-packed in slave ships across the Atlantic off to the Americas. Yes, it is pretty much a relaxed community, but Cape Coast comes pretty much alive for the celebration of ...

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March
2017
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City Icon: Cape Coast Castle, Ghana

About forty slave castles, trading posts and forts were built in Ghana, but the biggest of them is the Cape Coast Castle which today is one of the major tourist attractions in Cape Coast. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to visit the area known today as Cape Coast in 1471 which they called Cabo ...

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March
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Ghanaian Spinach Stew with Sweet Plantain

Hi folks! It’s Recipe Wednesday again and time for us to add an extra dish into our recipe folders. 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 Cape Coast this week and from the …

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March
2017
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8 Reasons Why Every Tourist in Ghana Loves Cape Coast

Centuries ago, a black man in Cape Coast is probably a captive en route across the Atlantic as a slave.  Its torturous past notwithstanding, the city has evolved into one of Africa’s main historical and harmonious destinations. Those who visit are glad to walk historical paths with visits to the Cape Coast castle and Elmina ...

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March
2017
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Budget-Friendly Holiday in Cape Coast

I have always loved Accra’s vibe and its people. Well, being the capital and about the most popular place in Ghana means it is a place to be—especially if you want to shop, engage in economic activities or get the best facilities around. However, my recent experience in Cape Coast has tilted my bias for ...

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February
2017

Destination Gambia

Destination Gambia is an introduction to The Gambia, a West African country offering something for everyone, including beaches, eco-tourism sites, culinary delights, heritage travel (Roots/Alex Hayley trail), bird watching, river trips, marketplaces, and so much more.

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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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International Roots Festival (Gambia)

The end is better than the beginning of a thing, the popular saying goes. Which is why in spite of the horrors that form the historical background of the events of which gave birth to the International Roots Festival, the festival itself has become a celebration in commemoration of a homecoming and a return to …

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February
2017
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City Icon -Fatou Bensouda, The Gambia

“I am an African I am proud of that. But…it is not because I am an African that I was chosen for this position. I think my track record speaks for myself…” – Fatou Bensouda Gambian lawyer, Fatou Bensouda became the first woman and first African to hold the office of the Chief Prosecutor of …

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February
2017
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Recipe Wednesday – Domoda (Peanut butter Soup) Banjul, Gambia

Gambians are big on social interaction, so it is not a rare sight to see families eating from communal bowls during meal time. This reverence for social interaction amplifies the importance of greeting in Gambia, so that if you decide to take a trip there, you get travel advice that includes ‘always greet with a …

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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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February
2017
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8 Interesting Things About Banjul

Although it is the capital of The Gambia, Africa’s smallest mainland country, Banjul is unassuming, very much laidback and seems unaffected by tourism. Most visitors to the country head on from the Yundum International Airport to the beach resorts along the Atlantic coast in places like Kololi, Bakau, Brufut, Kotu and Kerr Sering. Here are 8 …

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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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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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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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