“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.”
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.
A very talented musical group in Mondesa greets us with beautiful sounds. Photo: Ian Fitzpatrick Today, World Footprints will explore elements of American history from small towns and historic hotels to Fort Monroe. We’ll also visit the shanty town of Mondesa which sits just outside of Swakopmund, Namibia. There we … Read more Read moreAfrica Experiences History
As the world remembers Nelson Mandela on the anniversary of his death, Tonya and Ian travel full circle from their law careers to South Africa, a destination they hold close to their hearts. (Hint: they honeymooned there). World Footprints shares the lasting legacy of Mandela as it showcases other sides … Read more Read moreAfrica Study or Teach Abroad Conservation
From breathtaking palaces to ancient tombs, a visit to Marrakesh is a Moroccan dream vacation for any traveler. Located at the crossroads of what were once North African caravan routes in the High Atlas Mountains foothills, this is a city of glorious beauty and significance. As it is a major … Read more Read moreAfrica Architecture History
World Footprints revisits South Africa to explore the country that Nelson Mandela built and we'll cross the border into Eritrea.Our journey will take us through the world of fine art and will focus on the transformative power of art with Martin Britz, President and Founder of Soweto Fine Art, will … Read more Read moreAfrica History The Arts
While scouting for the first descent of the Baro River in Ethiopia, a tributary of the White Nile, I heard about a Peace Corps volunteer, Bill Olsen, 25, a recent graduate of Cornell, who decided to take a dip in the river at Gambella, a village near the South Sudan … Read more Read moreAfrica Adventure Off the Beaten Path
It’s no secret. Music has always been a passionate harbinger of change and social activism. But perhaps no single musician has had a bigger influence on a bigger audience than the brilliant Senegalese musician/percussionist/activist Youssou N’Dour. Read moreAfrica History Literature & Music The Arts
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Tonya and Ian enjoy a conversation with Thad Simons and Ellen Dierenfeld from Novus International to talk about the sustainable practices that they are incorporating in Africa. Thad and … Read more Read moreAfrica Events & Festivals Sustainability
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Tonya and Ian enjoy a conversation with Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President of North America for South African Airways. Marc stopped by to talk to us during our live … Read more Read moreAfrica Events & Festivals
World Footprints hosts, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick, share their wonderful honeymoon in South Africa. From Robben Island to Nelson Mandela Square they traveled along the historical road to freedom. The still were shot even before the Fitzpatrick's embarked on a new career in travel journalism. Thoughts of storytelling were not … Read more Read moreAfrica Experiences