A Short History of African Football

A Short History of African Football

The 2010 World Cup has marked a historical moment for African football; there is no doubt for that. In the sound of thousands of accompanying vuvuzelas, Africans have shown their passion for football and proved that this is far more than a simple spectator sport. No trip to African countries like Uganda, Nigeria or South Africa should lack an experience like watching a football game: the atmosphere on the stadium is simply fantastic! But in addition to the obvious entertaining virtues of fo... [ read more ]

Wildest Attractions in Madagascar

Wildest Attractions in Madagascar

  One of the hot attractions of the moment, the island of Madagascar is much praised for its diverse nature and unique wildlife. Lemurs, chameleons and beautiful orchids represent only a small part of Madagascar’s amazing nature. Despite recent concerns and threats such as deforestation and pollution, there are still plenty beaches and hectares of rainforest in Madagascar that seem unspoiled. Moreover, the nature on Madagascar is extremely diverse: her you will find exotic beaches ... [ read more ]

Family Attractions in Cape Town

Family Attractions in Cape Town

Let’s face it: Cape Town is not a popular destination among family owners, who might prefer a well-secured beach resort or a visit to a theme park to this distant South African City. Which is quite sad, considering that Cape Town can be a great source of fun for families, not matter if they are interested in wildlife, shopping or museums. There are numerous sights and activities that might count as family attractions in Cape Town. And the great thing about all these is that you’ll be able to... [ read more ]

Guide for shopping in Morocco

Guide for shopping in Morocco

With all the bazaars and medinas in Morocco, there will be plenty of opportunities to buy first quality souvenirs during your visit in this exotic North African Country. If you ever thought about adding some exotic clothes to your wardrobe or redecorating your house, Morocco is the perfect place to start. Cities like Fez and Marrakech offer countless possibilities for shopping – and here I mean not only cheap souvenirs, but also high quality products and crafts. When it comes to writing a gui... [ read more ]

 The Most Interesting Botswana Traditions

The Most Interesting Botswana Traditions

Occupying a vast part of the semi-arid Kalahari region, Botswana is in incredibly rich country in what concerns biodiversity. Actually, today Botswana is advertised as a premiere wildlife safari in Southern Africa and visiting its huge national parks will give you the opportunity to encounter many of Africa’s amazing animals. But it would be a pity to visit Botswana and not pay attention to its people and their fascinating culture and traditions. Like many African countries, Botswana is has e... [ read more ]

 Fun Facts About Lemurs in Madagascar

Fun Facts About Lemurs in Madagascar

Most people don’t know anything about Madagascar except for the fact that it is inhabited by singing lemurs (that assuming they saw the Madagascar movie, of course). Unfortunately, even though there really are such animals on the island, they cannot sing and they are also highly endangered. Lemurs are very old and interesting animal species. Because Madagascar, which is a big island off the coast of Africa, has remained isolated for thousands and thousands of years, its flora and fauna became... [ read more ]

Best Spa and Luxury Hotels in Seychelles

Best Spa and Luxury Hotels in Seychelles

Thanks to a recent visit from some royal-blood newlyweds, the archipelago of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean has become the hottest wedding destination of 2011. Following the trend initiated early in year by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, couples all over the world are busy planning their dream honeymoon in the Seychelles. What’s worthy of prince must also be able to satisfy the demands of common folk – that’s common sense philosophy. And there is nothing about the Seyche... [ read more ]

Traditional African Dances

Traditional African Dances

Dances play a tremendous role in the African culture. More than a sport or a leisure time activity, dance is a way of expressing oneself and for many African tribes specific dances take the shape of sacred rituals. Traditional African dances can be classified into different categories, but it’s also important to distinguish between dances specific to each tribe and the ritualic dances that most tribe have. In this post we’ll try to get a look at both and talk a little about each particul... [ read more ]

Most Dangerous African Animals

Most Dangerous African Animals

So far, many of the posts on this blog had more or less to do with Africa’s unrivaled wildlife safaris. Despite their considerable costs and the relative amount of risk, safaris continue to increase their popularity among tourists - which is kind of understandable, considering the unique opportunities that arise from such an experience. African nature is simply amazing and having the chance to see a lion, elephant or gorilla in their natural habitat is worth all the money and effort. What it ... [ read more ]

A Guide to Cape Town Nightlife

A Guide to Cape Town Nightlife

There are many things that Cape Town, the southern-most African city, is famous for: its unique geographical position; its amazing nature; its historic and multicultural heritage; and, last but not least, its vibrant nightlife. The going out routine in Cape Town is similar to that of the big European cities: early in the evening, people usually have a nice dinner or a couple of drinks in some noisy pub; socializing in a bar or pub continues till late at night, when people gradually migrate to so... [ read more ]