Luxor - Photo: Lola Akinmade


Mention Africa to anyone and you’re bound to get their own version of “Africa” that involves some combination of the following:

The Sahara desert spanning Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia, historical archives in Egypt and Mali, prime wildlife viewing to spot the “Big 5” in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania) and Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa), tracking gorillas and other primates in Central Africa (Uganda, Rwanda), dramatic landscapes and sand dunes along Namibia’s coastline, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, opportunities to volunteer, study abroad, and cultural exchange programs.

Not to mention – other images of starvation, civil wars, and complex political systems.

With over 6,000 unique ethnic groups and languages, various climates ranging from arid deserts in the North, mangrove rainforests in the West, mountainous regions in the East, and wildlife-rich savannahs in the South, its no wonder trying to describe Africa in a few sentences seems impossible.

So we’re writing articles and putting together photo essays to do Africa the justice it deserves.

Africa Articles

18 side-effects of living in Mozambique

by Cindy Kroon

16 unbelievable moments I had in Morocco

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan

Kenya just did something incredible to fight poaching

by Matt Hershberger

13 reasons you should never take your kids to Cape Town

by Elizabeth Totton

Quiet since a devastating 2002 eruption, Africa’s most active volcano is once again rumbling

by Patrick Winn

Ethiopia from the Air and Ground

by Blaze Nowara

This video will get you stoked on wavesailing — the badass sister sport of windsurfing

by Rory Moulton

Is this the first woman to ever surf the long barrels of Namibia’s Skeleton Bay?

by Rory Moulton

This is what we know about the EgyptAir plane that “disappeared”

by Matt Hershberger

Caution: This couple’s adventure trip will have you packing your bags for the Western Sahara

by Rory Moulton

South Africa is telling some radio stations they need to play almost all local music

by PRI's The World

The 5 best countries in the world for vegetarians

by Morgane Croissant

15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in

by Alex Scola

11 places to swim with whale sharks [PICS]

by Keph Senett

Off the beaten path in Morocco

by Lauren Quinn

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes

How to travel to Africa without being another neocolonialist

by Richard Stupart
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