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March
2017
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Travel Tips: 10 Things You Must Know Before A Trip To Zanzibar

Just the name ZANZIBAR conjures exotic images … and indeed this is a truly unique place where there is an infusion of Arabic, Indian and African cultures. It is difficult to describe this place, to go deeper than the wonderful beaches and palms, this place must be experienced to be fully understood. The relaxed attitude, the Islamic …

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November
2016
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Top 5 Things To Do In Cotonou

Cotonou, the vibrant and economical capital of Benin, is located on the Southern part of the country near the sea. The town is bordered by the sea, lakes and lagoons and has a lot of activities and sights to see. Here are some of the must-see and top 5 things to do in Cotonou. 1. …

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November
2016
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Enjoy a Day Trip to Khami Ruins, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a popular tourists’ destination because of its Victoria Falls. However, the country also has some massive ancient sites, incredible ruins dating centuries that are worth a visit. Khami Ruins is one of them. If you are in Zimbabwe anytime, a day trip to this site will be worth a try. Morning Kharmi Ruins …

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October
2016
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Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

What pictures of honeymoon readily come to your mind—thrilling wildlife safaris, from popular to less crowded and secluded breath-taking beaches; or beautiful lakes, diverse scenic natural landscapes featuring from majestic rocky mountain peaks to the deserts and islands; or is it marvellous heritage sites and enthralling sights of pyramids and more? If your answer is …

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October
2016
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10 Stunning Images of Enugu’s Largest Market

Ogbete Market is Enugu’s largest marketplace where you can buy everything and anything, excluding humans. This fast-paced market is filled with buyers and sellers at any given time of the day. Space is a luxury in this colourful market; and the layout is well structured such that different areas are dedicated to various goods and ...

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August
2016
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A Trip to Abidjan’s Cemetery of Boats

One of Abidjan’s amazing yet creepy ‘landmark’, or ‘watermark’, is undoubtedly the Cemetery of Boats. This graveyard of shipwrecked and abandoned boats and ships can be found floating ‘lifelessly’ on the Ébrié Lagoon, near the Atlantic Ocean. I came upon this sight while on a boat cruise from the port of Abidjan to Yopuguon – …

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August
2016
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Up-Close-And-Personal with Osun Osogbo’s ‘Grovvy’ Structures

Exploring the Osun Osogbo grove on a regular day is an exercise in awe and wonder. You would think you’ve had your fill during the annual Osun Osogbo festival, but wait a few days before or after, and you’re sure to have a totally different experience. Niyi and I hopped on the motorbike that Saturday ...

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August
2016
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See It All in 14 Days!

The story is often told about African vast land and interesting surprises, about its interesting deserts and bewitching beaches. You have seen its jungles and the “big five” on Discovery and National Geographic Wild. It’s time to feed your eyes with first-hand sight of this intriguing continent. There are numerous destinations on the continent, but …

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July
2016
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10 Tips For Enjoying Your Trip To Africa

Life began here; the oldest desert and longest river on earth resides here. It’s where human hands built jaw-dropping monuments without sophisticated machines. This is where colourful festivals with virtuous culture epitomises social existence. Pristine beaches, sky-kissing mountains, lush valleys and incredible dunes, rare species and unspoilt ambience are all features defining the African continent. …

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November
2015
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10 African Countries to Visit before 2015 Runs Out

Time is ticking and 2015 is fast running out, but there is still enough time to conquer the travel bucket list for the year. Still thinking? Well, we at Afro Tourism are willing to help out by presenting the 10 African countries to visit before 2015 runs out, together with the particular cities and places …

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October
2015
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20 Popular Nigerian Food

Are you planning a trip to Nigeria? One fun idea or activity you have to include in your itinerary without a doubt is to try out the food. As a multi-ethnic country, Nigeria is a fertile ground for ridiculously delicious delicacies. From the east, west, north and south to virtually every in-between corners of the …

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October
2015
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MAURITIUS: A Paradise Adventure

Mauritius, one of the world’s most gorgeous islands, is a vacationer’s delight any day. Mark Twain called it “paradise” while Joseph Conrad labelled it “a pearl”. Interestingly, Mauritius is not only about beauty; it is a beautiful island with a generous doze of adventure. Imagine this: you arrive on the island for holiday and your …

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October
2015
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Independent vs group travel in Africa: which one is for you?

Planning your first trip to Africa can seem like a big task: it’s a big continent with a lot to see, making it hard to choose where to go. In many places, the tourist infrastructure isn’t well developed, so transport options can be limited. Add to that political instability in some countries, and Africa can …

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September
2015
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The Twelve Wonders of Egypt

If you are in Egypt right now, you should count yourself lucky to be walking the path that some great men walked. However, it is not enough just to be in Egypt, perfect your trip by treating yourself to some incredible sightseeing in this nation of ancient Pharaohs. Here are some of the incredible sites …

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September
2015
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Bucket List : 20 Must-Visit Beaches in Africa

After a long week or in the course of a holiday, we often look out for nice places where we can calm our nerves and enjoy nature. That exactly is part of why people go to beaches, and the best ones offer interesting scenery. With the Mediterranean Sea in the North, Indian Ocean in the …

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August
2015
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Highlights of The Great Badagry Festival 2015

As I grew up, I added Badagry to my bucket list and I finally got the chance to visit this beautiful and historic slave trade city called Badagry. And there’s no better time to visit than during the season of the Great Badagry Festival, a commemoration of the slave trade era.  If you grew up …

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August
2015
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Exploring The Great Badagry Festival

As I grew up, I added Badagry to my bucket list and finally got the chance to visit this beautiful and historic slave trade city called Badagry. And there’s no better time to visit than during the season of the Great Badagry Festival, a commemoration of the slave trade era. If you grew up in …

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August
2015
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Why Africa is not for sissies

When you travel in Africa it’s essential that you have a sense of adventure! The often repeated saying ‘Africa is not for sissies” really sums it up: traveling in Africa is not always easy, and comes with some real dangers – it’s not for the faint hearted. Here’s why Africa is the world’s most adventurous …

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June
2015
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6 Reasons To Visit Dakar This Summer

Looking for reasons to visit Dakar this summer or sometime in the future.When you hear the word ‘Dakar’, what comes to mind, beach? art? music? food?… Look no further. Yes, these and lots more are the astonishing idiosyncrasies of this stunning West African city. Did you also know that Dakar is also an energetic and …

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June
2015
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TIPS FOR BACKPACKING IN DAKAR

In light of the recent economic reports about Africa, it has probably crossed your mind that the continent is where you have everything at giveaway prices—hotels, meal, souvenirs, etc. all at chump change. Sorry to burst your bubble, there are a few exceptions and Dakar, Senegal is one of them. That is due to the …

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June
2015
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Eating Out in Fes – Top 5 Restaurants To explore

Eating out in Fes for many visitors to this beautiful city is more than just a routine, it is simply an adventure of some sort. Fes is a UNESCO-listed world heritage site and its countless magnificent riads, which now houses restaurants, offers some of the best street food you can find anywhere in the world. …

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June
2015
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Africa’s Top 10 Instagrammers

@everydayafrica – https://instagram.com/everydayafrica/ This account is run by 18 photographers living and working in Africa who want to show the world what everyday life in Africa is like – it’s not all famine, wars, poverty and instability that people from outside of Africa see on the news.   Kenya   @truthslinger – https://instagram.com/truthslinger Kenyan photographer …

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June
2015
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Experience Mini-Serengeti in the Gambia

While in the Gambia for holidays, take the opportunity to visit the Fathala wildlife reserve in a one day north-Senegal tour to this 6000 hectares of original and protected forest to experience a mini-Serengeti of some sort. This tour is offered by various tour operators and would usually begin early at 6;00am with a 35 …

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June
2015
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Top 5 Things To Do In Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou, the vibrant and economical capital of Benin, is located on the Southern part of the country near the sea. The town is bordered by the sea, lakes and lagoons and has a lot of to of activities and sights to see. Here are some of the must-see places in Cotonou: 1. Dantokpa Market This …

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