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May
2017
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7 Things You Should Know About Kinshasa

We’ve relished the fond memories of rumble in the jungle long enough. Remember that 1974 heavyweight boxing fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, which Mobutu Sese Seko used to bring Kinshasa on the international scene. Kinshasa, the host city, was then the capital of Mobutu’s Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Though …

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May
2017
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CEO ZTA attributes Tourism growth to peace

The tourism sector has faced a myriad of challenges in recent years but it has managed to record a steady growth. In 2016 the country recorded 2,167,686 arrivals, 5% up from 2,056,588 received in 2015.  The sector also registered an estimated US$819 million in revenue in 2016 hence a contribution of about 10.9% to the …

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May
2017
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La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort….. a blissful marriage of man and nature

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort (www.lacampagnetropicana.com) is the first ever African-themed Resort in the world, located in Lagos State, Nigeria. The Resort is spread over 65 acres of land and is bounded by a freshwater lagoon and a “clean” sandy beach that stretches for miles along the warm equatorial waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The ...

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April
2017
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HEALTH TOURISM – AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GAME CHANGER

PAN-AFRICAN HEALTH TOURISM BACKGROUND A significant new element of trade in health care has involved the movement of patients across borders in the pursuit of medical treatment and health; a phenomenon commonly termed ‘medical tourism‘. Medical tourism occurs when consumers elect to travel across international borders with the intention of receiving some form of medical ...

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April
2017
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HEALTH TOURISM – A FORCE FOR GOOD

...role of the African Diaspora In 2014 the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA) was planning to establish a Medical Zone in Addis Ababa, with the blessing and help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora Engagement Affairs Directorate-General. This initiative would help Addis Ababa become a Medical Health Tourism Destination. The Diaspora ...

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April
2017
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City Icon: The Amphitheater of El Djem, Tunisia

The town of El Djem (also spelt El Jem) located 62km from Sfax is home to the most impressive Roman monument in all Africa – the Amphitheater of El Jem. Built as a Roman settlements on the former Punic settlements in North Africa, El Jem known as Thysdrus by the Romans, became prosperous in the …

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April
2017
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CERF ISLAND RESORT, SEYCHELLES

Cerf Island Resort, Seychelles...a Perfect destination for a wonderful wedding, a quiet honeymoon or a relaxing holiday in a Tropical paradise with modern day comforts…. Situated at the entrance of the Marine National Park, the resort offers 24 exclusive and luxurious villas, within a naturally elegant setting. The resort boasts of two fine dining restaurants ...

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April
2017
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New KKIA terminal to become southern Africa hub

In a bid to becoming the second regional hub for southern Africa, the Zambia government has embarked on a $1billion new airport terminal project with the Chinese government. This was highlighted during the hosted media tour of the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport terminal at the sidelines of the Zambia tourism expo(ZATEX) taking place in …

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April
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Leblabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup)

Hi folks! It’s another Recipe Wednesday and we are excited to bring you another yummy recipe. We do hope you have enjoyed our recipes so far and you look forward to each Wednesday like we do at Afro Tourism (yeah, you can tell we are foodies right?). This week we will be preparing something simple, Leblabi Tunisian chickpea …

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April
2017
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Easter Carnival Weekend at Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation Centre was agog with the special Easter Carnival Weekend to mark the Easter holiday. The 4-day program kicked off on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, with lots of fun and interesting activities for the family.                           Established in 1990 by an …

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April
2017
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Explore Sfax, UNESCO’s 2016 Capital of Arab Culture

Sfax, UNESCO’s 2016 Capital of Arab Culture, is the gateway to the Tunisia’s south. Unlike Fez, Marrakesh and Casablanca, tourists don’t visit Sfax in large numbers but those who do always find it interesting. Many tourists who visit Sfax usually consider the city’s medina to be the most authentic medina in Tunisia. If you’ve ever …

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April
2017
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5 Things Tourists Can Do in Sfax

Sfax is a city organized around the sea; it is one of Tunisia’s largest cities and the country’s economic beating heart. The city has industries, farming and trading as its defining activities, but it is not a place solely for business travellers. Therefore, while you may visit the city on a business trip, relaxing in …

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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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The Growth of Medical Tourism in South Africa

South Africa has been making medical advances towards medical tourism, with statistics showing that in 2012, between 300,000 and 350,000 tourists from all around Africa travelled to South Africa for medical treatment. In addition to shorter travel times than India, South Africa advertises the added allure of safaris and spas. African travelers coming to South …

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21

April
2017
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Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire

The historical town of Grand Bassam was the first capital of Côte d’Ivoire from 1893 to 1896 when an outbreak of yellow fever forced an administrative relocation. Located 45 minutes east of Abidjan, it was established at the mouth of the Comoë River estuary on the Gulf of Guinea by the French colonialists, and remained …

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20

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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10 Holiday Options to Choose from in Kenya

Imagine a place with a perfect blend of beautiful coastline, awesome wildlife, nice mix of ancient practise and modern vibes, all in a scenic and serene environment. You’ve just pictured the magical Kenya. I haven’t met anyone who visited Kenya on holiday and return with regrets. Of course, there might be the usual culture shock ...

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April
2017
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25 Adventure Sites in Africa

Don’t just jump at every holiday offer; to help you prepare for your next big holiday trip, here are sites you should consider to add to your itinerary. These are without a doubt the best 25 adventure sites in Africa.    1. Kruger National Park, South Africa Arguably Africa’s most popular and largest game reserves and …

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April
2017
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Easter Cooking: Frejon & Fish Stew

At Afro Tourism we love the holidays!!! Because it means we have the passport to inspire people to fulfill their getaway dreams. So if you have days to spare over the upcoming Easter holidays, why not try some food tourism. That being said, for our Easter meal this year, we are preparing a dish inspired …

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April
2017
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Africa’s Top Easter Destinations

Have you planned what you’re doing this Easter yet? Easter has a social and spiritual dimension in Africa, and is a time when families love to come together. If you are looking to get away with your family this Easter – or perhaps just as a couple – then here are 10 fantastic ideas for …

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April
2017
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5 Most Talked About Places in Seychelles

Seychelles is a paradise of sorts. With 100 plus islands and 90,000 people, the Seychelles archipelago has only had permanent residents for 235 years. This explains why its natural flora and fauna has survived for ages. Seychelles positions itself as the premier holiday destination for the affluent and discerning visitor, parading a wide array of …

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