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Travel articles about Africa

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.

Meaning of the Flags of Africa
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Meaning of the flags of Africa

Flags of Africa – National Flags 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. Copyright: I own […]

Breathtaking landscapes of Blyde River Canyon in South Africa
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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 […]

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 […]

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

Doors of Marrakesh, Morocco - Voyage Through Time
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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

People of Mauritania - Photos of Mauritanian People
People Africa

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 […]

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 […]

Wild Beasts Encounter - Feeding Hyenas in Ethiopia
Wildlife Africa

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 […]

Best wildlife travel photos - Images of wild animals
Wildlife Africa

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 […]

Amazing Places to Visit in Sudan
Country guides Africa

Amazing places to visit in Sudan – From Wadi Halfa to Khartoum

Visit Sudan The history of Sudan begins with the millennial Nubian civilization that for centuries fought for survival against their powerful neighbor, Egypt. This civilization goes back to the 20th century BC and started multiple kingdoms of different sizes and varying cohesion levels until it disappeared entirely in 1504, with the last of the Nubian […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Timbuktu the Mysterious - Deep inside the Malian desert
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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Itinerary for Two Weeks Backpacking in Tunisia
Country guides Africa

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 […]

Self-Drive Safaris in South Africa Parks & Game Reserves - How to Travel Independently
Driving Africa Wildlife

Self-drive South Africa guide to parks & game reserves

Self-Drive Safaris in South Africa Do you want to make a self-drive safari in South Africa’s Parks & Game Reserves? One of my last road trips was to the southern part of Africa. I traveled with a rental car through countries such as South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana. I got my […]

Backpacking Travel Guide to Visit Somaliland
Country guides Africa

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 […]

Nomads, Tombs and Petroglyphs - Jbel Adad in Ouarzazate
Adventure Africa

Nomads, tombs and petroglyphs – Jebel Adad in Ouarzazate, Morocco

Visit Jebel Adad Ouarzazate is a famous south Moroccan destination. Often called as the “The door of the desert,” Ouarzazate is the starting point for several desert tours, the route of the 1001 Kasbahs, the Rose Valley and the UNESCO site of the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou. The region around Ouarzazate offers lush landscapes with villages […]

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

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 […]

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

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. […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Africa Travel Guide, best places to visit in africa
Africa

20 best places to visit in Africa – Travel guide

Africa travel guide – Visit Africa independently “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 places to […]

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 […]

Moped in Sahara Desert - Moroccan Motorcycle Adventure
Africa Driving

Motorcycle adventure in Sahara Desert – Morocco

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 “Dobrar Fronteiras” visited me. While trying to figure […]

Best Travel Experiences
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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 […]

37 Historical Places to Visit in Ethiopia
Country guides Africa

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. […]

People of Morocco - Photos of Moroccan People
People Africa

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 […]