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April
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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April
2017
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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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March
2017
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Memoirs of the Afrotourist: From Lagos to Jozi!

Being part of the hosted West African delegation for Tourism Indaba by South African Tourism was an interesting opportunity. Like the South African Tourism saying goes ‘’Allow us to indulge you’’, we were really indulged to the best of Johannesburg just before we went on to Durban for the 2016 Tourism Indaba. The transfer to …

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January
2017
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Top 5 Romantic Destinations in Sao Tome and Principe

The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe is one of Africa’s thriving island tourist destinations. Situated in the Gulf of Guinea, approximately 180 miles off the West African coast, Sao Tome is a small island country with a rich avalanche of romantic hotspots. For couples and lovebirds seeking the opportunity to ignite the spark …

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January
2017
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Fun, Motorbikes & a Spice of Voodoo

Exploring Cotonou and environs… Although it is not the capital of the country, Cotonou is the largest city and no doubt the commercial center of Bénin République, and one of West Africa’s most popular cities. The city enjoys a temperate weather all round at 27°C which makes it a nice place to visit anytime of …

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December
2016
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Christmas in Africa: From Austria to Tunisia

Debbie was born and raised in Austria. As a little girl, Christmas in her country was always as kitschy as it could get: a (real) fir tree, a yummy Christmas goose and a snowed-in house. It’s the kind of Christmas many people dream of. Debbie also grew up spending Christmas Eve all around the globe, …

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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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5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climb

How does it feel to reach the highest point in Africa, and to do so in 5 days? To find you’ll have to do the ever popular 5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climb. Those who have done it maintain it is ecstatic! You too can have this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here is how it works. If …

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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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Exploring the Osun-Osogbo Festival

August is a busy time in Osogbo, Western Nigeria, as culture bluff and tourists all across the world converge on the ancient town to celebrate the renowned Osun-Osogbo festival. The destination, of course is the Osun-Osogbo groove. Interestingly, since the UNESCO listed the Osun-Osogbo groove as a World Heritage Site in 2015, the festival has ...

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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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July
2016
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Weekend Trip to Cameroon

With high mountains, incredible waterfalls, wide hiking space, bubbling wildlife among other attractions, Cameroon has so much to offer, but I still do wonder why I haven’t seen many people indicate interest in visiting the country on holiday. If you add the above to the interesting experience of life on the streets of this football-loving …

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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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November
2015
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10 Exciting Activities to Indulge in Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde is an impressive archipelago of jewel-like islands which lines the West African coast. This unique destination parades some of the world’s most pristine sands, clear beaches, exciting holiday adventures and hospitable people. With Christmas coming up in a months time, we at Afro Tourism are pleased to present to you 10 exciting activities …

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October
2015
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Explore untapped Madagascar in 14 days

Southern Madagascar is a culture-rich area with a variety of topography which makes it a very unique and extraordinary area for vacation. This is the wildest and driest part of the Madagascar Island where the most unusual vegetation is found, from stands of baobab and the famous spiny forest to the carnivorous pitcher plant and …

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October
2015
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10 Things I Love About Mozambique

South Africa’s north easterly neighbour is one of my favourite countries to visit, promising an alluring mixture of beautiful dune-fringed beaches, warm sea, friendly people, great food and hammocks swaying under palm trees against a backdrop of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. Here are the reasons why I love Mozambique (and why I …

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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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