TIMKAT, Ethiopia: Experience the Epiphany!
Nothing highlights Ethiopia’s devotion like the various religious ceremonies and festivals celebrated in different parts of the country. Like they say; “Seeing is believing!” Of the many festivals observed in the country such as Ledet or Genna (Christmas), Meskel (Finding the True Cross), Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year), Fasika (Easter), and so many others including Jewish …
Top 7 Romantic Getaways in Africa
Are you getting married in 2015? Not sure how to surprise that special someone? Or planning to give your parents a memorable anniversary treat? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our exclusive compilation of Africa’s best romantic getaway spots. Either you’re a budget or luxury spender, we’ve got you covered. #7 LAMU …
NEWSFLASH! Exhibition on Reunion Island’s attractions to run until March 1
Capture, display, save, and preserve the visual heritage of Reunion Island are the catchwords of the Open Window Project Reunion. As a result of this project, the exhibition of the same name is now open in the City of Volcano, the Plaine de Caffres until March 1. Window on Reunion has produced 24 documentaries that …
TOP 4 PLACES TO VISIT IN 2015
2014 was indeed a splendid year for Africa’s emerging travel industry. From the medieval “Red City” Marrakesh up north to Capetown’s elegant coastline down south, the continent’s priceless destinations commanded global attention in no small measure. Yet, Africa’s beautiful tourism potentials remain largely untapped. Looking ahead, our travel experts have gazed into their “crystal ball” …
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
It’s a new beginning. What are your resolutions for the New Year? What things would you love to achieve before the year runs out? Is there a place you’ll love to visit? A sights you’ll love to see? Or an adventure you’ll love to undertake? 2015 is a great opportunity to run through your bucket …
29 breathtaking photographs of the human race
Found this on social media thought to share i cried while looking at this pictures. You know we could all make the World a better place if only we try. “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” A boy rescues his sister from underneath …
A Photo Essay of The Beautiful Island of Mauritius
Here is yet another travel photo essay from Savannah Grace, this time from her trip to Mauritius. When Savannah was a young girl, her and her family went on a crazy family vacation that ended up lasting 4 years, and taking them through 98 countries. She has now started writing about her epic adventures, and has …
Best places to visit in Botswana
Beautiful Botswana – a land of untamed wilderness, spectacular landscapes and dramatic natural contrast, from the endless stretches of Kalahari Desert and the shimmering salt pans of Makgadikgadi, to the Okavango Delta’s labyrinth of waterways, carpeted with lilies and Chobe National Park with its abundance of wildlife. Botswana is sparsely populated and yet culturally diverse …
LARGEST FIREWORKS IN THE WORLD, AFRICA!!!!
If you are searching for a destination to spend the yuletide season, Madeira is the perfect place to be. Madeira is an enchanting island in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa, and it is referred to as the “Pearl of the Atlantic” or “Green Pearl in the Ocean.” For one, it boasts of …
RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Festive Cooking
Christmas is awesome! I say this because I look forward to it yearly. What’s not to look forward to, all the gifts, food, sales and the commercials that make your heart want to burst. Some of us spend time worrying about which gift we need to buy or our upcoming reunion trip to the family …
Recipe Wednesday: Creative Cooking
This week one of our foodie followers, Keji Shekete decided to share her spin on the Caruru recipe we featured three weeks ago!!! If you recall this dish is thought to have originated from Angola and was made famous in Brazil by African slave emigrants to the region. So Keji spent her Friday night putting …
Our Top 7 Romantic Weekend Getaways in Africa
What is more romantic than a stroll down a perfectly white beach with not a soul in sight and the waves crashing at your feet? Africans have a deep affinity for a love story. At many places in Africa (from restaurants to safari lodges) when the staff get wind of a honeymoon couple or a …
Recipe Friday: Roosterbrood South Africa
Roosterbrood is a South African rural recipe that is a part of the long standing South African Sunday afternoon braai (grill) tradition. The tradition of eating a roosterbrood has passed down from generation to generation, therefore ingraining it in family recipes over the years. Since it is usually made on a barbeque grill, the smoky …
Best Hotels in Africa: Readers’ Choice Awards
#10 TABLE BAY HOTEL 329 ROOMS Quay 6, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa The blue-roofed contemporary-Victorian hotel opened by Nelson Mandela is in “a great location,” connected to the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre. Guest rooms offer water or mountain views, and all have maritime decor. The informal Conservatory serves tapas and has …
NEWSFLASH! Zambia/Zimbabwe ANNOUCES Uni-Visa!
Plans to implement a new uni-visa system at the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe has been announced by Zambian foreign envoy, Ndiyoi Mutiti. Speaking in Harare during the commemorations of the 50th Independence anniversary of Zambia, Mutiti said the new visa (which will be called Kaza visa) will boost tourism in both countries. With this …
Recipe Friday : Jollof Rice
It is pertinent to state that jollof rice is thought to have originated from the Wolof ethnic group in the Senegal/Gambia region of western Africa. However, it has since spread to other parts of West Africa, especially Nigeria where it is a major hit! This dish is so popular that most foodies swear by it …
WIN AN IPHONE 6!
Hey! Got an interesting travel experience you want to share with us? AFRO TOURISM is offering you an early Christmas Gift! The all-new Apple iPhone 6 is up for grabs in our Spin-A-Yarn Writing Competition! How to win? Pretty easy. Tell us that interesting story from your travel experience to any AFRICAN destination. Simply share …
The Afrotourist at WTM London 2014
Can you imagine missing your way to the ExCel Centre (Custom House) from Stratford and finding yourself at Arsenal Woolwich? Laugh out loud!! JJC (Johnny just come a Nigerian slang for newbie). Monday 3rd November was the first day of WTM London and the show was to start at 9:00 am. After my ordeal and …
Recipe Friday: Caruru
Caruru is an Angolan dish made with shrimp, okra and other ingredients. It can be eaten as a main dish or accompanied by Funje (a Cassava Flour Porridge) or rice . This dish is of African origin, however it is more recognized as a Brazilian Portuguese dish which is believed to have been exported out …
Recipe Friday: Couscous with lamb stew
Couscous is the National dish of Algeria and thought to have been created by the Berbers after the Carthaginians introduced semolina wheat in northern Africa. It is a pasta like dish made by sieving a mixture of water and coarse, grainy semolina wheat particles. It has a complicated technique to it, but you can always …
What does that mean? This is an interesting way of making an analogy. One page of a book will only give you so much information. You will never know about what happens in the next chapter, much less at the end of the book. That is the fate of those who stay in one place, …
Did You Know?
Liberia and Senegal have some of the best surf spots in West Africa, and Africa as a continent! Yoff Plage in Senegal and Robertsport in Liberia is a haven for both local and international surfers from across the globe. So if you’re a surfer make sure to hit up Liberia and Senegal on your next …
BUCKET LIST -3 must-do’s in southern Africa
Everyone has their own form of a bucket list, travelling helps you to finish that list. Here are 3 must-do’s in southern Africa. After recently travelling around South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique I can assure you that these three goals on my bucket list were worth every cent. Victoria Falls- Traveler’s worldwide continuously …
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