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 […]
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.
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 […]
Djenne: An African Jewel Made of Mud By James Michael 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 […]
Soma Bay in Hurghada, Egypt, is a paradise By W. Ruth Kozak The hot, dry climate of the Red Sea coast makes it popular with Europeans who often spend their holidays there. For a budget traveler like me, when I arrived at the Soma Bay resort, I felt as if I had entered a dream […]
A Rastaman’s Paradise in Shashamene, Ethiopia By Adam Corre “Show them the banana leaf” the Rastafarian man demands of one of his workers. When the young man brings the wrong kind of leaf, the Rastaman agitatedly grabs one to show us. “Turn the f—–g music on!” he shouts to another youngster. Raslmumba David exuded a […]
Zimbabwe: Granite Castles and Ringing Rocks at Matopos National Park By Rene Bauer and Andrea Kaucka Zimbabwe–the “house of stone“– is one of our favorite countries in Southern Africa, a country that, despite its turbulent past and gruesome present, holds for us a special kind of attraction and really is so very different from its […]
Survival Tips For Your First Visit to Lagos, Nigeria By Chinelo Ngere The city of Lagos, Nigeria can take you from a momentary depression to an intense rave in seconds. It is a city that never sleeps with more than a few good remarks to its name. Most cities have a culture that is unique […]
The Drums of Death in Natunya, Ghana By Joey Anchondo The dehydrated dirt roads, perspiration-glazed vinyl bus seats, and meandering footpaths of the day’s travel had sapped our energy and enhanced our filth. The armloads of yams we carried into the rambling mud-and-zinc village had grown heavy. Awine, my roommate in the largest city of […]
Protecting Wildlife Through Safari Adventures By Luke Dowley As a child, everyone dreams of exploring the wild African savanna. Sleeping under an unbroken canopy of stars, venturing through jungles and planes, and coming face to face with some of the world’s most majestic animals in their natural habitat might make up some of these dreams. […]