Best Roman Heritage Sights in Africa

Best Roman Heritage Sights in Africa

Like most of the Mediterranean regions, the coast of North Africa was once home to flourishing Roman colonies. Although the Romans were not the first settlers, nor the last conquerors of these regions, their heritage is still impressive. Visiting the archeological sites in Libya, Tunisia and Algeria is a great occasion to discover not only the ingenious panning of a Roman city and the sturdy constructions, but also the comfort and functionality that the old roman towns provided. Many of these No... [ read more ]

Short guide to North African spas

Short guide to North African spas

North Africa has a very long tradition of spas. The ruins of the Roman settlements that one can visit today all over the North African coast account for the great role played by public baths and spas in the everyday lives of Roman citizens. With the arrival of the Arabs, spas have received a whole new dimension. Hammams (which Europeans know as 'Turkish baths') are widely popular in Maghreb and can offer an unforgettable experience for the curious traveler willing to try them. I will try to star... [ read more ]

Must-see Historic Sights in Tunisia

Must-see Historic Sights in Tunisia

Tunisia offers a wonderful blend of Roman ruins, Islamic architecture and charming Mediterranean villages. During the golden age of Rome when the Roman Empire had reached its maximum expansion, Tunisia was a roman colony and the site of impressive constructions. In the centuries that followed, Muslims have imposed their own architectural styles, with elegant villas, luxurious palaces and gravity-defying minarets. Nowadays, Tunisia encompasses both the spirit of the Islam and the reminiscences of... [ read more ]

Best places to spot Africa's Big Five

Best places to spot Africa’s Big Five

Whenever you’ll hear a discussion about wildlife safaris, the term ‘big five’ will pop up sooner or later. As you might know already, the term refers to five of Africa’s most fascinating animals: lions, leopards, African elephants, black rhinoceros and African buffaloes. So why these five and not some others? Some of them are obviously not the biggest... Well, hunters account for these animals to be the fiercest, and safari guides and travel agencies did nothing but borrow the term. Unfo... [ read more ]

The Wonders of Serengeti National Park

The Wonders of Serengeti National Park

In terms of wildlife diversity and abundance, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is unrivaled in Africa and even the world. Millions of herbivores like wildebeest, gazelle and zebra migrate every year back and forth between the Serengeti bush and the Great Rift Valley. It is also one of the few parks where one can observe all of the 'Big Five' animals: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. Apart from its incredible diversity, Serengeti also benefits from exceptional natural setting... [ read more ]

Cool African Fashion

Cool African Fashion

African fashion is all about colors. The daring combinations of vibrant colors and tribal patterns present in most African traditional costumes have long ago crossed the borders of the continent and inspired designers world-wide. But while African fabrics and hand-made accessories become increasingly popular around the world, Africa remains a continent of striking contrasts. In Africa you’ll find tribes that are very faithful to their traditional way of dressing, but also promising fashion... [ read more ]

Must-have Moroccan Dishes

Must-have Moroccan Dishes

As enchanted as one can become when exploring the cities and landmarks of Morocco, nothing can compare with the joy of discovering the country’s cuisine. It’s typical for the North African cuisine to combine the sweet and salted ingredients in one savory dish. Common ingredients include lamb and beef, lentils, tomatoes, rice, as well as the traditional pastry. Also, Moroccan cooks make brilliant use of spices like cardamom, saffron, curry, cinnamon and paprika. As for Moroccan sweets, ... [ read more ]

Natural Attractions in Madagascar

Natural Attractions in Madagascar

Hollywood has surely played its role in popularizing this fascinating island off the coast of South-East Africa. I am not quite sure how much did tourism in Madagascar grew after the success of the Madagascar animation movies, but so far the island doesn’t get 10% of the attention it deserves. Which is partially a good think because Madagascar is home to a lot of endangered species which would very likely go extinct under the threat of mass tourism. Like other isolated islands acro... [ read more ]

A Guide for Traveling with Kids in Africa

A Guide for Traveling with Kids in Africa

So you’ve decided to fulfill your lifetime dream and travel to Africa for a few weeks? And you have no idea whether you should take your kids or leave them in the loving arms of their grandparents? Well, the good news is that Africa can be a very-kids friendly continent if you are planning your trip with care. Just think about all the great wildlife and how much they would enjoy seeing hippos, lions or giraffes.   There are, however, certain things to consider prior to your arrival, li... [ read more ]