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.
Read about all of the countries in Africa here.
Morocco: Rockin’ the Kasbah Exploring the history and Hollywood connections of the Aït-Ben-Haddou Kasbah By Kirsten Smith A local man poses for a shot. I met my guide Mouad after stiffly crawling out of the rear section of the minivan I’d been careening through the High Atlas Mountains in for the better part of five […]
Durban, South Africa: High and Low Cuisine and Art Galleries In-Between By Mari Gold The Oyster Box, a super-posh hotel complex in Durban, South Africa, (in addition to the hotel’s rooms and suites the area includes several tall apartment buildings, some available as timeshares), sits majestically overlooking red-and-white lighthouse and the Indian Ocean. High Tea […]
Meet Me in Atlantis: An author’s obsessive pursuit of the fabled lost city By Nancy Famolari People have been fascinated by Plato’s descriptions of Atlantis in the Timeas and the Critias since they were written. The descriptions are tantalizing because Plato in the Critias gives a very explicit placement for the sunken island, including measurements […]
Nightlife in Harar, Ethiopia: Watching the Hyenas By Justin Dupee In life, as in travel we are sometimes given a brief glimpse of things to come, our futures spelled out in foreshadowing. A missing bag at the airport can signal the beginning of a trip full of mishaps. Securing the last room at a much […]
The Sidi Driss Hotel lets Travelers Walk the Jedi Path By Kim Toolson Cool, gloomy and unearthly quiet, the cave I entered hardly fit my notion of a hotel lobby. It seemed more like a setting for “Star Wars,” which is exactly what it was when George Lucas used this underground labyrinth of vaulted rooms […]
Crossing Africa on a Motorcycle By Andy Christian Castillo On the back of a Yamaha XT660, Spencer Conway traveled over 37,000 miles and circumnavigated the continent of Africa. His trip took him through deserts, jungles and savannah. He endured grueling environmental conditions, was shot at by armed bandits in Kenya and stoned by angry villagers […]
Adventure Among the Leopards: Helping to convince locals to let them live By Sue McVerry The Adventure Begins “Don’t worry, by day three you’ll be experts,” said Alisa, our Expedition Leader. It was our first briefing at Okambara camp deep in the Namibian bush. Eleven of us had arrived that day to begin our volunteer […]
Africa Travel: A New Kind of Road Trip Across South Africa By Eleanor Harte A new road trip across South Africa allows visitors to see the sights and do some good in the process. If you’ve always wanted to swim in Kosi Bay or learn to cook dinner with a Zulu tribe, and you like […]
Mysteries of Djenne, Mali By James Dorsey An African jewel lies on a sun-baked plain of Mali near the banks of the Niger river, swathed in the haze of cooking fires and blowing sand; a city made of mud that defies all description. Djenne is a flyspeck on a map, overlooked by most travelers, a […]