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April
2017
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City Icon: Jonathan Butler, Cape Town

“I was born poor, but richly blessed with talent and the gift to make music. I can’t dismiss where I’ve been or where I come from. I am a proud South African and I came from nothing.” – Jonathan Butler Born on October 10, 1961 in Athlone, a shantytown outside Cape Town, South Africa, Jonathan …

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April
2017
Greg-Lumley

Magical Cape Town

South Africa is a beautiful country. I was there when it grabbed global attention in 2010 during the world cup. Until recently, however, the Zakumi and the sound of the Vuvuzela were the experience I could easily recall. No doubt, the football distracted me from taking in the beautiful scenery and touristy places in the …

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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
Lake Tana

City Icon: Lake Tana, Source of the Blue Nile (Ethiopia)

Long acknowledged as the source of the Blue Nile River, Lake Tana is Ethiopia’s largest body of water, with a surface area of 3,673km², a surrounding drainage of 11,650km² and a maximum depth of 14m. It is located in the Amhara Region, in a depression of the northwest plateau 1,800m above sea level. Volcanic activity ...

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March
2017
Bahir Dar

20 Astonishing Photos of Bahir Dar

Emperor Haile Selassie considered moving the capital of Ethiopia from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar – need we say more about this city after that piece of juicy info? Distinctively famous for its wide avenues, and shaded rows of rustling palms and colorful flowering trees, Bahir Dar is an attractive and well-planned city, and considered …

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March
2017
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Quick Guide to Hassle-Free Weekend in Luxor

Luxor is a touristy city; thus as tourists flock in there, so do individuals seeking to eke out a living. This mix of activities means Luxor may sometimes project a hassling picture to visit, but you can edit that out of your holiday by joining a tour group or using a tour operator to explore ...

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March
2017
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Bucket List Buster: Unbeatable Boat Cruise between Luxor and Aswan

If you have ever been to Egypt and had plenty of time to dive into the amazing experiences the country has to offer, it’ll simply be impossible to tell the story in a brief blog post. How do one even summarize how it felt being at the Great Pyramid of Giza, seeing the Valley of ...

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March
2017
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City Icon: Luxor (Ancient Thebes), Egypt

Regarded as the world’s greatest open-air museum, the city of Luxor – one of Egypt’s leading tourist attractions – is quite an extraordinary place built on and around the site of ancient Thebes. Thebes was the city of the sun-god Amon-Ra, and was Egypt’s religious center until the Greek period. The 416km² area is split …

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March
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Om Ali -Luxor

Hello folks and welcome to Recipe Wednesday. We do hope you had a lovely weekend trying all our recipes (well, some of them at least, lol!). We promise to bring you menus that wet the lips and keeps them coming back to your table. This week we are in the historic city of Luxor, Egypt. The …

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March
2017
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My Day at Karnak Temple

This account of my day at Karnak temple will begin with what I’ll be doing this Easter. Yes, this Easter I am going to spend some days in Egypt and I hope to visit some of the places in this country that featured in the Bible. These days, people get scared away from Egypt because …

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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
Guru and Muriwo

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
Cape Coast Ghana

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
Ghana

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
Cape Coast - Spinach Stew and Sweet Plantain

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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