GoNOMAD Travel articles about Africa.
“We’re here to see and be seen, “ said my travel companion, Nicole.” She was correct. As a pair of single American women in Egypt, we were aware that we are ambassadors for our kind: the fiercely independent female traveler.
By Witt Sparks The storm was right on top of us. A flash of lightning illuminated the Niari River and the railroad bridge we had driven across earlier that afternoon in stark black-and-white. The thunder that followed almost instantly was not a rumble or even a clap, but the sharp crack of a whip. The […]
Constitution Hill: The Infamous former prison transformed into a living museum By Kayla McMillan Constitution Hill, the site of a former prison and military fort in South Africa, is a living museum that tells the story of the country’s journey to democracy. The site bears testament to South Africa’s stormy past and, today is home […]
King Tut in Egypt and Other Mysteries By Mary O’Brien When I was a child, I learned that Egypt was the desert home of the last surviving Wonder of the Ancient World – the pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. It didn’t occur to me then that I would one day see them for myself but […]
By Maria Myers According to an article in The Atlantic from 2015, Sudan now receives fewer than 15,000 tourists per year, compared to the past estimates of as many as 150,000. It’s one of Africa’s least visited countries. Three times the size of Texas with zero times the alcohol (booze is prohibited throughout the country) […]
It’s one of the quietest places on Earth attracting eccentric hippies, novelists, crafters, artisan brewers, chefs and funky hoteliers. Best of all, few visitors have heard of Route 62, let alone driven it – making it the least traveled highway in Southern Africa. By Cindy-Lou Dale Millions of us are descending on the same handful […]
Ghardaia and the Mozabite Community where Women Show One Eye By Paula Tranzillo In January 2019, I traveled to Algeria from Paris. Getting the visa was not an easy task: I had to prove that I lived in Paris, the city from where I would ask for the visa. The Embassy needed my electricity bill […]
Come visit the small Island of St. Helena and discover a unique and genuine world. By Maria Myers The island of St. Helena has a surface area of around forty-six cubic miles, with a population estimated to be around 4,300 at the end of June 2018. You’d think there wouldn’t be much to do here […]
Rwanda is quietly becoming one of Africa’s Top Tourist Destinations By Kayla McMillan Rwanda, The Land of a Thousand Hills, provides visitors with stunning scenery, friendly locals, and an absolutely unique experience. The country is filled with incredible biodiversity, with beautiful wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, rainforests, and sweeping plains. Rwanda is the bridge between […]
Life’s Rich Rewards for Being a Good Son-in-law By Tab Hauser I made “most favorite” son-in-law status by fulfilling my 84-year-old mother-in-law, Marlene’s dream trip to Africa. Going on Safari can be a family affair for people of all ages if properly prepared. The only requirement is that you be in reasonably good health, show […]