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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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My Day at Luxor: Temple, Museum and City

“Did you get to Luxor Temple too?” Ibrahim, my new friend in Luxor asked. “No, maybe I will do so some other time” I said. After a long pause that suggested he was ruminating over something, Ibrahim finally said, “you should have squeezed it in, it’s not far from Karnak and everyone combines a visit …

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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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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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Unbeatable Luxury and Fun at Kariba

Kariba is a perfect escape from the freezing weather that usually characterises winter months in Zimbabwe. Unlike Harare, Gweru or even Bulawayo, Kariba is warmer; and the presence of the magnificent Lake Kariba makes Kariba one of the few places in landlocked Zimbabwe with good prospect for luxury water activities. By air, Harare is just ...

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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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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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11

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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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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March
2017
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Visit Rabat for an Authentic Moroccan Hospitality

It’s easy to fall in love with Morocco whichever part of it you visit. But there are some places in the country that will not forgive you if you miss them. Fez, Casablanca, Marrakesh and Rabat are among these places. However, Rabat is distinctively different, being a secret charm among them all. By charm, I ...

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March
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Slow Cooked Chicken Tagine

It’s so great how I look forward to Wednesdays – it is mid-week (and countdown to TGIF… Yay!!), it’s when the madness of the beginning of the week starts to slow down. What’s not to love. This week we’re cooking for our Recipe Wednesday: Slow Cooked Chicken Tagine, popular in the city of Rabat, capital of …

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February
2017
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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Rabat

Rabat is a beautiful and historically rich city. Located just by the Atlantic ocean with River Bou Regreg to its left, Rabat is a pleasantly calm and peaceful city. The city was made Morocco’s capital by Morocco’s French colonialists in 1912 and retained as capital after independence in 1956. Rabat is also the residence of …

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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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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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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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February
2017
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PEARL OF AFRICA TOURISM EXPO 2017 ENDS ON HIGH NOTE AS AWARD WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED

The end of the 2017 edition of the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo - POATE was marked with a gala dinner at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel to give hosted buyers and international travel media a befitting send off but also to celebrate excellence in the country’s tourism industry. Guest of Honour was no other than ...

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February
2017
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A Quick Escape to Ssese Islands, Uganda’s Lush Archipelagos

Kampala is such a busy place for business and politics that one can barely find a place to lie down and enjoy nature. Quite frankly, there are facilities in the city that give the semblance of it, the truth is the city’s vibe is quite intense that sometimes you just need to go to a ...

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February
2017
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POATE 2017 OPENS AT KAMPALA SHERATON

The early anticipated second edition of the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo POATE 2017 has kicked off at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel grounds in Kampala, Uganda. Events kicked off at 09:00 this morning at the Victoria Room of the hotel with a forum tagged “Tourism is Everybody’s Business.” Present at the forum were several big ...

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February
2017
Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men's marathon in the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall August 12, 2012.                 REUTERS/Mark Blinch (BRITAIN  - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

City Icon: Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda)

“People got inspired. I was now being compared with John Akii-Bua, a man I never met but only got to know from my teachers in primary school that he was a very strong man.” Ugandan athlete Stephen Kiprotich won the gold medal of the marathon event at the 2012 Olympics in London, the first gold ...

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