Popular African Myths and Legends

Popular African Myths and Legends

Africa is such a large and culturally diverse continent that it would be a pity, if not a sacrilege, to travel here without having the faintest idea about its culture and traditions. African fairytales and legends are truly remarkable, and for many African tribes in the past storytellers were widely respected. Form immemorial times, the people of Africa have created the most interesting myths about the origin of humans, the creation of the world or the existence of sun and natural phenomena.... [ 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 ]

Top Attractions in Kenya

Top Attractions in Kenya

A top wildlife safari destination, Kenya is a diverse, multicultural country in Eastern Africa. Its numerous national parks and the thriving capital Nairobi are some of the top attractions in Kenya. However, the country does have some other, less obvious attractions, like the superb beaches at the Indian Ocean or the dances and traditions of its ancient tribes. There are several ethnicities comprising the population of Kenya and just as many interesting cultures to discover. Western European li... [ 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 ]