Africa is an amazing continent to visit, the cradle of Humankind. It has a total of 54 countries with a total population of 1.1 billion people. The most spoken languages in Africa are Arabic, Somali, Berber, Amharic, Oromo, Swahili, Hausa, Igbo, Fulani and Yoruba.

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Cycling the Sahara Desert - bicycle trip in Morocco
Adventure Africa

Cycling the Sahara Desert – Bicycle trip in Morocco

Cycling in the Sahara Desert Traveling slowly, humbly and with the simple company of a bicycle can be very rewarding. A few years ago I decided on biking the Sahara Desert tracks from Erfoud all the way to Erg Chebbi Dunes. Erfoud is a Moroccan desert city where I lived during 4 years. This city […]

African Bread Recipe - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa Food

African Bread Recipe – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bread from Congo I love to cook. During my travels, and every time I can, I like to jump into the kitchen and learn how to prepare a local dish or recipe. At Aru, during my trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I ‘ve learned how to make a local bread recipe. Aru […]

Backpacking Travel Guide to Visit Somaliland
Africa Country Guides

Backpacking Travel Guide to Visit Somaliland

Visit Somaliland A Travel Guide to Somaliland? Never heard about this country? Well, that’s because it doesn’t really exist. Yet… Somaliland is a self-proclaimed country that technically, and according to the United Nations, is located in the most northwestern region of Somalia. Although it’s not internationally recognized by the UN, it has protected and delimited […]

Discovering the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo - Ancient Egypt
Adventure Africa

Visiting the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo – Ancient Egypt

Pyramids of Giza Egypt is a country that takes us back in time. One cannot mention the city of Cairo without thinking about the Nile River, the pharaohs and the pyramids. This chaotic Arab metropolis offers several nice places to visit, but among the major tourist sites, there is only one considered to be “The […]

Injera - the delicious national dish of Ethiopia - East Africa
Africa Food

Injera – the delicious national dish of Ethiopia – East Africa

Injera Ethiopia While traveling in Ethiopia, I got to try their national food called injera – a type of flat bread. The main ingredient of injera is teff flour, but sometimes some people use barley, corn, wheat or rice flour. Injera is without a doubt, the most famous food in Ethiopia. Along with another Ethiopian […]

People of Gambia and Senegal - Photos of Senegambia People
Africa People

People of Gambia and Senegal – Photos of Senegambia People

People of Gambia and Senegal Photos of Gambian and Senegalese People People. The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 […]

South Sudan - The Ultimate Backpacking Guide to the country
Africa Country Guides

Backpacking Travel Guide to Visit South Sudan

Visit South Sudan South Sudan was internationally declared independent at midnight on the 9th of July 2011. At this time all South Sudanese celebrated and ended 20 years of struggle against the regime of the northern capital Khartoum in Sudan. Scattered throughout the city of Juba, huge billboards, posters, banners and advertisements, congratulated the new […]

HOW TO GET TO TIMBUKTU
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Timbuktu, Mali – How to get there the hard way

How to go to Timbuktu This journey remains, to this day, among the craziest of experiences I’ve ever had in my life. So, you think this title is a dramatic attempt to assure you visit this adventure blog? Well, my trip to Timbuktu stands by its legend and getting there was, indeed, not as easy […]

Mind-blowing Sahara Desert Hotel - south Morocco
Accommodation Africa

Mind-blowing Sahara Desert Hotel – south Morocco

The Sahara Desert is a fantastic place that many travelers dream about. On this blog post, I will write about an amazing desert hotel called Café du Sud. If you ever wondered how a Morocco hotel would look like, this is the best you can get. The Moroccan Sahara Desert is a fantastic place, with […]

Doors of Marrakesh, Morocco - Voyage Through Time
Africa Motivation

Doors of Marrakesh, Morocco – Voyage Through Time

I love doors. When I travel, I have particular interest in doors and windows. Doors reflect not only the personality of a city, but also the personality of its residents. There’s not one door the same as the next. Marrakesh, seen through doors, takes us on a historical time journey since the city was built […]

People of Mauritania - Photos of Mauritanian People
Africa People

People of Mauritania – Photos of Mauritanian People

People of Mauritania People. The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old. During my Visual Arts studies at […]

Nomads of Morocco - Sahara Desert nomadic life
Africa People

Nomads of Morocco – Sahara Desert nomadic life

Sahara Desert Nomads Sahara Desert Nomads Nomads of Morocco… Most part of the Kingdom is desert. Nomads can be found in most deserts of the world. In the Moroccan Sahara Desert and in the Atlas Mountains, many people still maintain their peculiar nomadic tribe way of life. • nomad a. A member of a people […]

Best wildlife travel photos - Images of wild animals
Africa Wildlife

Best wildlife travel photos – Images of wild animals

Best Wildlife Photos Animals are amazing. Wild and Beautiful. Everyone loves animal photos and wildlife pictures, so on this page, I assemble a few photos of the Best Wildlife images I made during my travels. I will update this page with more photos very soon. I hope you enjoy. NOTE: All these wildlife photos were […]

Africa Travel Guide
Africa

Inspiring Places to Visit in Africa – Travel Guide

Africa Travel Guide “Africa is an amazing continent to visit, the Cradle of Humankind. It has a total of 54 countries with a total population of 1.1 billion people. The most spoken languages in Africa are Arabic, Somali, Berber, Amharic, Oromo, Swahili, Hausa, Igbo, Fulani, and Yoruba.” My Top Africa Unreachable lost desert city of […]

Visit Essaouira - Morocco: 2-day Travel Guide to the Wind City
Africa City Guides

Visit Essaouira – Morocco: 2-Day City Guide to the Wind City

Visit Essaouira Mogador. That remote port on the Moroccan coast, founded around a fort built by the Portuguese, in the yesteryear of 1506. The Portuguese Expansion was taking its first steps, the dream of Morocco filled the Portuguese imagination, eager to control and explore the wealth of the commercial and trade routes that went by. […]

Visit Chefchaouen: 2-day Travel Guide to the blue city of Morocco
Africa City Guides

Visit Chefchaouen: 2-day Travel Guide to the blue city of Morocco

Visit Chefchaouen Chefchaouen is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque and photogenic cities in Morocco. Somehow, this blue painted old city stands out with a peculiar charm. Chefchaouen was founded back in 1471 and hosted a population composed mainly of Andalusian Moors. There’s a small fortress called La Kasbah that was built to fight the […]

People of Morocco - Photos of Moroccan People
Africa People

People of Morocco – Photos of Moroccan People

People of Morocco People of Morocco… The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old. During my Visual Arts […]

Inspiring Erg Chebbi Dunes in Sahara Desert, south Morocco
Africa Beautiful Places Motivation

Erg Chebbi Dunes in Sahara Desert – Morocco

Erg Chebbi Dunes Erg Chebbi Dunes are a stunning part of Sahara Desert, on the southeastern part of Morocco, close to the Algerian border. This incredible sea of sand is the ideal place for a couple of days enjoying one of the best holiday destinations in Morocco. Explore the dunes and admire a beautiful sunrise […]

Ben Amera & Ben Aicha - Mauritania Isolated Desert Monoliths
Adventure Africa

Ben Amera & Ben Aicha – Mauritania Isolated Desert Monoliths

The mighty void of Sahara Desert reveals interesting facts and fascinating legends. 4 km / 2.4 mi from a little desert village on the railway stretch from Nouadhibou to Zouerate, we can spot an enormous mass of dark rock belonging to Ben Amera monolith, rising up to 633 m / 2076 ft. Totally controlling the […]

Moped in Sahara Desert - Moroccan Motorcycle Adventure
Africa Driving

Moped in Sahara Desert – Moroccan Motorcycle Adventure

Motorcycle in Sahara NOTE: these pictures were taken 10 years ago with my cell phone, so expect bad image quality. Sorry about that. A few years ago – when I was living in the Sahara Desert city of Erfoud, my friend Samuel Santos from the travel blog “Mind-blowing Sahara Desert Hotel Map of itinerary So […]

Meaning of the Flags of Africa
Africa Geography

Meaning of the Flags of Africa

The flags represent the national identity of each country in Africa. Each flag color has a meaning in the history of each nation. African flags vary on color, shape, and meaning. On this page, I list all flags of Africa with their meaning and color explanation. Flags of Africa Flag of Algeria 3 colors: white, […]

Itinerary for Two Weeks Backpacking in Tunisia
Africa Country Guides

Itinerary for Two Weeks Backpacking in Tunisia

Visit Tunisia Tunisia is a fabulous destination, mixing different aspects such as the Mediterranean Sea, Arabic Andalus, Ottoman influence, Roman ruins and the Sahara Desert. All this in a relatively small country located in North Africa. I had the pleasure of spending 13 days traveling in some of the most famous spots of Tunisia. On […]

Breathtaking landscapes of Blyde River Canyon in South Africa
Africa Beautiful Places Motivation

Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga – South Africa

Blyde River Canyon The Blyde River Canyon is one of the most beautiful places I visited during my trip to South Africa. The amazing landscapes and outstanding colors made me experience unforgettable trekking moments. “The Park encompasses the famous canyon which is the third deepest in the world and the largest in South Africa.” Blyde […]

Djemaa El-Fna Marrakesh - Insanity Beyond Expectations
Adventure Africa

Djemaa El-Fna Marrakesh – Insanity Beyond Expectations

Visit Djemaa El-Fna Marrakesh is a fascinating city. Founded back in 1071 by the Berber Almoravid Sultan Youssef Ibn Tachfine, Marrakesh has one of the most chaotic urban environments on the planet. I lived there for one year and have been visiting it for several times since 2001. Many people tell me they didn’t enjoy […]

Luxor the World's greatest open air Museum - Egypt
Africa Motivation

Luxor the World’s greatest open air Museum – Egypt

Visit Luxor Have you heard about Luxor in Egypt? No? well, how about the Colossi of Memnon? or the Hatshepsut’s Temple? not yet? how about the Karnak temple? come on… not yet? Valley of the Kings and the famous tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun??? ahh!! I knew Luxor was familiar to your traveler’s knowledge. […]

37 Historical Places to Visit in Ethiopia
Africa Country Guides

37 Historical Places to Visit in Ethiopia

Visit Ethiopia Ethiopia is a fantastic East African destination. I had the opportunity to visit Ethiopia and explore its major historical sites. Considered as the cradle of mankind, Ethiopia is the oldest region of human settlement. I urge everyone to give Ethiopia a chance and discover its friendly people, breathtaking landscapes, and incredible ancient history. […]

Wild Beasts Encounter - Feeding Hyenas in Ethiopia
Africa Wildlife

Feeding Hyenas in Ethiopia – Wild Beasts Encounter

Feeding Hyenas in Ethiopia Clank! That was the sound of Africa’s second strongest bite in close contact with my ear. For a quick moment, it actually crossed my mind the possibility of losing it. During my trip to Ethiopia, I got to visit Harar, a sacred Muslim city said to be the fourth holiest city […]

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Best Travel Experiences

Best Travel Experiences Throughout the World, there are many wonderful places to travel to. Yet, some unique experiences remain secrets, only a few people having the chance to become involved with them. On this page, I will describe some of the best travel experiences I’ve had, examples that can easily provide inspiration and motivation for […]

Somaliland - Photos of People
Africa People

People of Somaliland – Photos of Somali People

People of Somaliland People. The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old. During my Visual Arts studies at […]

Timbuktu the Mysterious - Deep inside the Malian desert
Africa City Guides

Timbuktu the Mysterious – Deep inside the Malian desert

Visit Timbuktu Timbuktu is located deep inside the Malian desert. During many centuries, Timbuktu was off-limits for foreigners and non-Muslims. Its geographic location and complicated political, religion and ethnic conflicts make Timbuktu a very hard place to get in or come out from still today. If you visit Timbuktu, you can add this to your […]

Lake Tana, Stone Castles and Holy Wars - Ethiopia
Adventure Africa

Lake Tana, Stone Castles and Holy Wars – Ethiopia

Visit Lake Tana All along the 16th and 17th centuries, the ancient region of Abyssinia was struggling to maintain its millennial-year old cultural values, protecting its religion and language against Islam. This was a time of ferocious Holy Wars. On the shores of Lake Tana – Ethiopia, there are still the remains of a small […]

Nomads of Morocco - High Atlas Mountains nomadic life
Africa People

Nomads of Morocco – High Atlas Mountains nomadic life

Mountain Nomads High Atlas Mountains Nomads In a far region of the High Atlas Mountains, land of the Ait Hdiddou tribes, many nomads live in the fertile valleys. Spread out in the vast mountains, thousands of nomads live freely like they did centuries ago. The unchangeable Amazigh (Berber) culture is preserved due to the geographically […]