Traditional African Clothing

Traditional African Clothing

The strong colors of Africa are reflected in by the traditional African clothing. The clothes worn by the different African nations are very different, yet a common characteristic is the use of strong pigments and simple cuts. There are all kinds of robes, hats and crafty jewelry you can admire across Africa – many of them have crossed borders and are now characteristic for a whole region, like the kanga or the kaftan dress. The best occasions to admire traditional clothes are during cerem... [ read more ]

Romantic African Vacations

Romantic African Vacations

The mysterious Africa can be a great destination for those couples looking to blend romanticism with adventure. With such fantastic views to witness and so many interesting cultures to encounter, your African vacation will definitely be an unforgettable one. Finding the perfect romantic African vacations is easy when you know exactly what you’re looking for. If your idea romanticism implies pristine beaches and lots of privacy, try looking up a vacation in Mauritius or Seychelles. For a tr... [ read more ]

African Traditions You Didn’t Know About

African Traditions You Didn’t Know About

It would be impossible even to enumerate Africa’s hundreds of tribes and ethnic groups in one single post. Each of these historic tribes has its own language, history and rituals, so no wonder that Africa is such a culturally diverse continent. People usually associate African culture with tattoos, dances, shamanism or wooden masks. But I’m sure there are plenty African traditions you didn’t know about, so let’s try to learn a few together: Griot The culture of African tribes w... [ read more ]

Top African Beaches

Top African Beaches

Would you prefer the warm Indian Ocean, the foamy Atlantic, the picturesque Mediterranean or the exotic Red Sea? The African continent offers a great diversity of beaches, whether they are continental or insular, white sand or golden sand, isolated or packed with touristy attractions. There is much to explore along the coastline, as well: from the ancient ruins in the North (Carthage, El Jem, Alexandria) to the wildlife and natural reserves in South Africa. The following top African beach... [ read more ]

Short Guide to Visiting the Sahara Desert

Short Guide to Visiting the Sahara Desert

Whether you are an adventurer looking for the ultimate challenge, a dreamer in search for the most romantic sunset above the desert or a geeky Star Wars fan who wants to see the settings of his favorite movie, you will, sooner or later, feel the call of the desert. But before you’re physically and psychologically ready to face the mirages and the challenges of such a trip, you might use our short guide to visiting the Sahara Desert: Step one – Plan your trip in advance No matter if... [ read more ]

The 7 Natural Wonders of Africa

The 7 Natural Wonders of Africa

To be totally honest with you, there is no official classification of the 7 natural wonders of Africa (or not as far as I remember). And the reason for that I quite simple: there are just too many of them. The next seven are, however, impossible to ignore: they represent Africa itself.  Mount Kilimanjaro Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest, and probably most famous mountain. Due to its relative accessibility and natural diversity, Kilimanjaro is a popular tourist attraction. The main ... [ read more ]

Top 5 African Cities You Must See

Top 5 African Cities You Must See

When it comes to travel choices, the urban side of Africa is often, and unfairly neglected. While it is true that most African cities are rather flat and they might lack the sophistication of European capitals or the breathtaking sky scrapers of an Asian metropolis, it doesn’t mean they aren’t rich in history and attractions. Let us not forget that, as far as modern anthropology claims, Arica is the cradle of human kind. Today’s top of the 5 African cities you must see is therefore an ... [ read more ]