Africa is so big and has so many cultures, it defies description. One can only safely talk about the individual nations, who themselves are divided up from ancient tribes.
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A Remote African Paradise By Hattie Rowan It’s not easy to get to Mafia Island. Lying just south of Zanzibar – its more attention-grabbing neighbor – this barely inhabited island is only reachable by boat or on a 12-seater airplane. As I soared away from Tanzania’s hectic capital city, Dar es Salaam, my view was […]
How South Africa’s Shark Cage Dive Industry Drives Conservation By Heide Brandes “SHARK! SHARK! Go down!!!” The crewman on the sailing catamaran Megladon II in Gansbaai Bay outside of Dyers Island in South Africa started yelling, and the urgency in their voices broke the calm on the boat. Suddenly, the dozens of tourists like me […]
Riding The Lunatic Line across Kenya In Swahili, they called it “The Iron Snake.” Aging poorly maintained and perpetually late, this 120-year-old relic made its last wheezing journey in 2017, a symbol of Old Africa. By Greg Kelsey I had been staying at Diani Beach, on the Kenyan coast, where the sands were of the […]
A journey to the Island in the Sky: Africa’s Uluru, Mount Mulanje By Matthew Sterne It was in Cape Maclear that I first heard about the Island in the Sky. We were sitting on the deck of the guesthouse watching the sun setting over Lake Malawi when a girl at my table started describing her […]
Climbing to the Roof of Africa, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania By Jessie Waack There are those times in life when you lay a challenge before yourself with the unwavering belief that you will finish it. My journey started last year when I decided to climb Kilimanjaro – The Roof of Africa. There is nothing more daunting […]
My Dance Macabre Among the Fetish Healers of Togo By Edward Placidi It was a ghoulish and gruesome scene in the doctor’s office. I was visiting the Fetish healers there. Hundreds of carcasses splayed on the ground. Row after row of heads and other body parts arranged on tables. Spines, legs, arms and other skeletal […]
After Retirement, this Couple Hit the Road. Their favorite place? Algeria By Anna Levine Abandoning the comfort and security of a typical retirement, a couple travels through the most isolated parts of the world. Songs of the Baka is their story. After their retirement, Dennis James and Barbara Grossman decide to travel where tour buses […]
The Barbaig Nomads of Tanzania By James Michael Dorsey The clang of steel on steel echoes through the early morning forest, signaling that the metalworkers are already at work. It is the sound of a select group of highly skilled men, Barbaig blacksmiths, who are carrying on a tradition and fulfilling a need passed down […]
The Gambia is a friendly nation with many English Speakers and Arab Traditions By Marta Sobczak In winter one year, my boyfriend I decided to hitchhike through Western Africa. We’ve been using the old good auto-stop many times before but had no idea how it was going to work in Africa. We’ve traveled all the way […]
By Marta Sobczak Sudan is and always will be special for me. Visiting this country has changed my life forever and roused my thirst of traveling. Combining the cultures of tribal, black Africa with the Muslim world, Sudan is a place like no other. I love it and I am sure you will too. Check […]
The Western Cape’s Reputation for Wine is Undiminished — but Now its Food Has Caught Up. By Cindy-Lou Dale When it comes to eating opportunities, you don’t get much hotter than Bree Street’s central reaches. It’s overtaken Camps Bay, Long Street and even Kloof Street as Cape Town’s coolest strip. Taking a walk along Bree […]