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June
2017
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Walking Safari in the Okavango Delta

Most river deltas flow into an open sea not so with the Okavango River. This river empties onto an open land, flooding the Savannah and creating an immense oasis spreading about 6500sq. miles. This is the Okavango Delta which is listed among the seven wonders of Africa and is the 1000th site to be named …

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June
2017
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A safari in the heart of Madagascar’s Wildlife

Your wedding plan is set and everyone is looking forward to where you will disappear to for your honeymoon. I guess you have even been inundated with options, however, if Madagascar is not on the list of your possible honeymoon destinations; you should consider placing it there, especially if honeymoon to you is a cool …

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June
2017
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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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June
2017
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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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May
2017
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Dar es Salaam: More Than a Darn Stopover!

Weekend of fun in Dar es Salaam… One of Africa’s top tourist destinations, Tanzania is often described simply as the land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the Serengeti. A description which makes Dar es Salaam the bustling former capital seem like a mere stopover for onward journeys to explore Tanzania iconic 3. Dar is Tanzania’s largest …

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May
2017
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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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May
2017
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A Weekend Getaway : Finding Fun and Serenity in Inhambane

The sleepy historical town of Inhambane offers a serene atmosphere away from the bustling exuberance of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city. By and large, Inhambane main center is relatively small and calm, while the small fishing village of Tofo, about 20km away and the Barra peninsula (30km) offer a world of exciting prospects for a relaxing …

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May
2017
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Just Before your Backpacker’s trip to Africa

Travelling to and within Africa can be expensive, especially when one considers the challenging public transportation arrangement, overpriced hotels and erratic prices that some tour operators charge. It’s worse if you are even ignorant about the continent and what you intend to see. In this piece, we’ll consider how we can make good backpacker plan …

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May
2017
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Preparing For A Gorilla Trek In Uganda

Gorilla trekking is arguably one of East Africa’s most intriguing and adventurous safari activities. It is the reason why people fly in from different continents to see these endangered species living in Uganda’s glossy green forests. Many a tourist have described their gorilla trekking as an intimate and emotional experience, akin to entering a family …

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April
2017
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Why Rwanda Should Be On Your 2017 Bucket List

I visited Rwanda recently and was thrilled to see how developed, organized and exciting this small East African country had grown to become. The people and government of Rwanda have certainly achieved giant strides in making their country hospitable for visitors despite the effects of the genocide war of the nineties. I had a great …

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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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Lamu Island : East Africa’s Undeveloped Island Paradise

Just off the coast of northern Kenya is a beautiful island unlike many others in the Indian Ocean. Like Mauritius or the Seychelles it has white sand beaches fringed with swaying palm trees and lapped by turquoise water, but it doesn’t have any resorts or beach bars. Instead there are just a handful of hotels, …

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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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April
2017
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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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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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March
2017
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Weekend in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second oldest European settled town. Located on the banks of the Eerste River in Cape Winelands, the city is renowned for its wine, stellar food, fine dining, natural beauty, historical Cape Dutch buildings, youthful vibe, and adventurous activities, all of which make a visit to the town fun. If you are …

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March
2017
Zara Tours

Celebrate 30 Years in Africa with Zara Tours

It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed so quickly, but when we stop and look back at the calendar, it’s really true; Zara Tours has been bringing people to the wilds of Africa to experience the splendor of nature for nearly 30 years!   It all started back in 1987, when Ronald …

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March
2017
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Keeping It Real: a Laid-back Retreat in Kigali

A little over two decades ago, Rwanda’s capital city Kigali was the epicenter of a genocide that ravaged the country, claiming about one million lives. Fast forward to the present and a country that was reeling from the horrors of ethnic cleansing now wears the tag of Remarkable Rwanda, while Kigali has recovered and transformed …

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February
2017
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How to have 7 days of Fun in Mombasa

Mombasa is a gateway to Kenya’s great history and its sparkling India Ocean. The city has striking signs of mixed cultural influence that makes it home to everyone. A city with friendly people, nice cuisine, traffic-free road network and nice beaches, with an opportunity to view the city while having dinner in a dhow, Mombasa …

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January
2017
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4 Days in Ethiopia Historic Routes

Ethiopia is historic. It is one of the few African countries mentioned in the holy books, and quite interestingly, it is believed to be the home of the Ark of Covenant God made with the children of Israel. A visit to this country takes you down historical lane to the roots of some faith. Ancient …

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January
2017
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5 Best Places to Visit in Lagos

The hustling and bustling associated with our daily lives may deprive us of that special time with our families, friends or loved ones. Besides Lagos being the busiest state in Nigeria, it also has some of the best places, restaurants, movie centers and what have you. There is a wide variety of places in Lagos …

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January
2017
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A Seven day self-drive into Amazing Mozambique

If any African holiday destinations ever made your heart flutter, I bet Mozambique will make it fly. The country’s line of beautiful beaches, resort towns and friendly people are unrivaled on the continent. It you want to see a chunk of the amazing Mozambique in a few days, here is an itinerary for a self-drive …

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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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