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“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.”

–Ernest Hemingway

Explore Africa , its not only a colorful continent but also the world’s second largest and second most populace land mass. The continent hosts a broad diversity of 3,000 ethnic groups and cultural heritages that compose 2,000 different languages.

The earliest evidence of homo sapiens is found in Africa and that is why the continent is often referred to as the “cradle of civilization”.There are 54 sovereign countries on the African continent. The borders of some countries shift slightly because of armed conflict between ethnic groups. But most of the borders were drawn during the time of European colonialism.

The 54 countries within the African continent include: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa , South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Explore Africa, everything from its history, cultural heritage to diverse mix of people. The land offers a lot to those who are passionate about traveling.


Statue of Nelson Mandela at Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa.

COVID-19 report from Johannesburg, South Africa

Following our earlier interview with Johannes Syms from the Western Cape (Cape Town), South Africa, we interviewed a Johannesburg-based reporter, Anita Powell, to learn what is happening in that densely populated city. Some of what we learned about the healthcare concerns in South Africa surprised us. What didn’t surprise us … Read more   Read more

Africa Health & Wellness Insights
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COVID-19 Report from the Western Cape of South Africa

The COVID-19 virus trickled down through the African Nations slower than other continents but South African recently went into lockdown. So what does the new normal look like in South Africa? We’ll hear from Western Cape resident, Johannes Syms, about the status of South Africa’s fight against the coronavirus and … Read more   Read more

Africa Health & Wellness Insights
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U.S Government Expands Travel Ban To Multiple African Countries

An expansion of the U.S. travel ban, issued by U.S. President Donald Trump, is targeting a large swath of immigrants from six countries, including Nigeria. The ban is said to affect thousands of people, and could, once again, spark discussions about the discriminatory nature of the policy. Four of the … Read more   Read more

Africa North America
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4 Reasons You Should Support Your Family Members Overseas in Africa

Having a family is truly one of the best feelings in the world. Your family is there for you when things look bleak, they provide the best guidance and advice when needed, and they will support you like no one else will.  But that support also goes both ways.  Those … Read more   Read more

Africa
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Peace in Burundi

By Breana Johnson

“Look, there’s a bullet hole here.” My husband points out a circular indentation in the wall of his childhood home at the Kigobe Mission Station in Bujumbura, Burundi.   Read more

Africa History
Rwanda Tribal Dancer

Why Rwanda is a great destination for solo female travelers

By Lydia Klemensowicz

When I visited Rwanda as a solo female traveler, I was pleasantly assured by how secure I felt, and empowered by how confidently I was able to move around this beautiful country.   Read more

Africa Adventure Off the Beaten Path
River Cruise on the Nile in Egypt

Cruise Companies Announce the Return to Egypt Tours

Avalon Waterways recently announced that sailings along the Nile River would begin once more in 2020, with travels to Egypt. The “Taste of Egypt” tour will be offered, beginning in September 2020. The 10-day excursion starts in Cairo, which allows guests to explore the city before going on the cruise … Read more   Read more

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Gorilla Treks - Gorillas in the wild

Endangering Gorillas is a Consequence of the Gram

On gorilla treks tourists are always advised to take photos from a safe distance and not worry about the Gram because they are leaving more than footprints. Curious adventure travelers are not heeding the rules many continue to get close to gorillas for the Gram but these irresponsible travelers are … Read more   Read more

Africa Preservation Social Responsibility
Aldabra Giant Tortoise

Desroches Island Is One of Several Homes For Giant “Dinosaur-Looking” Tortoises

If you ever saw an Aldabra Giant Tortoise, you’d think it was a dinosaur, as they look as if they came from another time period. And, it’s possible that’s true. After all, they can live to be more than 100 years old and weigh up to 300 pounds. Of course, … Read more   Read more

Africa Volunteer Travel Preservation
Great Wildebeest Migration

Kenya’s Popular Wildebeest Migration Happening Early

The Great Wildebeest Migration is considered of the world’s most incredible natural events, and it’s happening earlier this year. The largest wildlife migration is one of the most popular natural events to see in Maasai Mara, Kenya. While the migration takes place throughout the year, the wild beasts cross Mara … Read more   Read more

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The narrow alley in the Souk des Ferronniers, in the Marrakech medina is lined with lamps and other crafts.

A Visit to the Marrakech Medina

By Ana Astri-O’Reilly

The reddish-pink ramparts around the Marrakech medina enclose a thousand years of history. The Almoravids, a confederation of Berber tribes, conquered North Africa and Muslim Spain in the 11th and 12th centuries and established Marrakech as their capital. The new city became a thriving political and economic center, as well … Read more   Read more

Africa Architecture The Arts
A black Rhino's horn is the object of illegal poaching.

Trophy Hunting in Zimbabwe

By Derek Cullen

I knew very little about the black rhino when I first arrived in Africa. In fact, I knew next to nothing about African wildlife in general and even less about the impact of hunting in Zimbabwe. After three years guiding on the continent, black rhino poaching is now a problem … Read more   Read more

Africa Social Responsibility Sustainability
View of Cape Town, South Africa and Table Mountain.

4 Money-Saving Tips When Travelling to South Africa

Traveling to new places can be expensive, especially if it’s a new place that you have never visited before. Being able to hustle and save money doesn’t have to affect your new and exciting experience. Since South Africa has a lot to offer, it became a tourist attraction hotspot. This … Read more   Read more

Africa Budget Travel
Elephant in Zimbabwe

Why You Might Want to Visit Zimbabwe Sooner Rather than Later

By Derek Cullen

When I first visited Zimbabwe ten years ago, hyperinflation had sent the entire country into a controlled state of panic.   Read more

Africa Insights History
Namibian desert on the African continent.

Why Namibia Should Be Your Next Travel Destination in Africa

By Derek Cullen

Let’s be honest, most people head for the same places when they visit Africa for the first time like the Masai Mara, Kruger, and Serengeti National Parks. However, some of the most fascinating experiences on the continent are far off the beaten track and this is certainly true of Namibia … Read more   Read more

Africa Insights