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Africa

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
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6 American habits I lost when I moved to Ghana

by Katka Lapelosová

Stop racism — share this video

by Rory Moulton
5

7 things you’ll understand when you move to Cape Town

by Desiré Gird
1

12 signs you were born and raised in South Africa

by Jeandrè Leslie

Playing with Saharan sand dunes will make you feel like a god

by Matt Hershberger
1

4 things Zimbabweans learn when they move to France

by Jo Jackson

Either we stop ivory-funded terrorism or we witness the last days of elephants in the wild

by Rory Moulton

11 signs you learned to drink in Cape Town

by Desiré Gird
1

An entire city is going to be wiped off the map in Egypt

by Laura Dean
1

Defining the role of Afropeans in modern travel writing

by Bani Amor
13

11 places to swim with whale sharks [PICS]

by Keph Senett
10

Off the beaten path in Morocco

by Lauren Quinn
8

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen
137

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes
46

How to travel to Africa without being another neocolonialist

by Richard Stupart
16

The 5 best countries in the world for vegetarians

by Morgane Croissant

5 challenges of teaching English in South Africa (and 3 things that make it all worth it)

by Paige Smith
3

What it’s like to visit Somaliland as a tourist

by Anna Rudycheva
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