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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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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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Easter in Bahir Dar

For this account of Easter in Bahir Dar, I think it’s best we start with a bit of history. Ethiopia’s history and historical sites where tourists regularly visit bear witness to the country’s status as an ancient cradle of civilization. The country is equally one of the earliest Christian nations in the world. Its long …

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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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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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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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April
2017
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Holiday Best-bet: Cape Town vs. Durban

Cape Town and Durban are two leading holiday destinations in South Africa that should make everyone’s bucket list. While the former has remained among the best holiday destinations in the world because of its Mediterranean climate, vibrant nightlife, Michelin Star restaurants, scenic coastal drives, staggering mountain landscape and friendly people; the latter holds top spot ...

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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
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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
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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
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Recipe Wednesday: Kitfo & Coffee (Bahir Dar)

There is something about Ethiopia and food that just hits home with most people, from a well made cup of coffee made at a traditional coffee making ceremony to the buffet style serving that accompanies your meal order. Ethiopia remains the only African country that was never colonized, it also happens to be the highest exporter …

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March
2017
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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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Note from Bahir Dar: The Land of Natural Beauties.

People always talk about the beautiful Lake Tana, the wild palm tree-lined street that has earned Bahir Dar the tag ‘Ethiopian Riviera,’ and the monasteries, but the last time I was in Bahir Dar, I saw something more in addition to its many natural beauties; the Blue Nile Falls! This for me epitomizes the real …

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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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Moulid Abu el-Haggag: In Honor of a Patron Sheik

Moulid Abu el-Haggag is an annual festival hosted in Luxor in honor of Yousef el-Haggag the Patron Sheik of the city. To most people outside the Islamic worldview, the word moulid is synonymous with the celebration of the birth of the Prophet of Islam in a religious event known as Moulid Al Nabawy, Mawlid en-Nabi, ...

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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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