Tag: Africa

Senegal's Favorite Sport, La Lutte, with Mr President

La Lutte: the simplest yet most confusing sport in Senegal By Beetle Holloway Two men…

La Lutte: the simplest yet most confusing sport in Senegal By Beetle Holloway Two men fighting in a ring. As…

Algeria: Exploring a Desert Oasis

Taghit: An Algerian Oasis on the Edge of the Sahara By Tuve Floden Our hotel…

Taghit: An Algerian Oasis on the Edge of the Sahara By Tuve Floden Our hotel bus sailed down the paved…

Mafia Island, Tanzania: Turtles, Whales and Empty Beaches

A Remote African  Paradise By Hattie Rowan It’s not easy to get to Mafia Island.…

A Remote African  Paradise By Hattie Rowan It’s not easy to get to Mafia Island. Lying just south of Zanzibar…

Swimming with South African Sharks

How South Africa's Shark Cage Dive Industry Drives Conservation  By Heide Brandes “SHARK! SHARK! Go…

How South Africa's Shark Cage Dive Industry Drives Conservation  By Heide Brandes “SHARK! SHARK! Go down!!!” The crewman on the…

Kenya's Lunatic Line: Riding the Iron Snake's Last Run

Riding The Lunatic Line across Kenya In Swahili, they called it “The Iron Snake.” Aging, poorly…

Riding The Lunatic Line across Kenya In Swahili, they called it “The Iron Snake.” Aging, poorly maintained and perpetually late, this…

Malawi's Mount Mulanje: Better than Machu Pichu

A journey to the Island in the Sky: Africa’s Uluru By Matthew Sterne It is…

A journey to the Island in the Sky: Africa’s Uluru By Matthew Sterne It is in Cape Maclear that I…

Togo: Visiting Fetish Healers at the Market in Lome

My Dance Macabre Among the Fetish Healers of Togo By Edward Placidi It was a…

My Dance Macabre Among the Fetish Healers of Togo By Edward Placidi It was a ghoulish and gruesome scene in…

Tanzania: Nomad Blacksmiths Who Create Beauty from Trash

The Barbaig Nomads of Tanzania By James Michael Dorsey The clang of steel on steel…

The Barbaig Nomads of Tanzania By James Michael Dorsey The clang of steel on steel echoes through the early morning…

Gambia, West Africa: Exploring the Smiley Coast

Gambia is a friendly nation with many English Speakers and Arab Traditions By Marta Sobczak In…

Gambia is a friendly nation with many English Speakers and Arab Traditions By Marta Sobczak In winter 2015 my boyfriend I…

Sudan: It Will Change Your Life

By Marta Sobczak Sudan is and always will be special for me.   Visiting this country…

By Marta Sobczak Sudan is and always will be special for me.   Visiting this country has changed my life forever…

Bree Street: South Africa's Best Food Strip

The Western Cape's reputation for wine is undiminished -- but now its food has caught up.…

The Western Cape's reputation for wine is undiminished -- but now its food has caught up. By Cindy-Lou Dale When it…

Tanzania: Africa’s Accidental Environmentalists

By James Michael Dorsey The man with the spear seemed to appear right next to…

By James Michael Dorsey The man with the spear seemed to appear right next to me as if by magic,…