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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.

Images from the Ebony and Boulders lodges in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa.
Sooner or later, you’ll have to catch a taxi to town to replenish supplies.
Cape Town’s elitist subcultures consist of Hipsters, Poppies, Yuppies, and Zef...
You should, by now, have had way too much to drink, so don’t go home.
Believing in Africa is a way of encouraging people to see the continent in a new light.
I hung out with a giant puppet with a head the size of a car.
An inter-festival road trip around Africa isn't as straightforward as packing beer into a...
Middle ground between the roadside chop bars and upscale cop-outs
Glad we got that out of the way. Things should be much less awkward now.
"For a long time, no one has come to see the giraffes.”
Ross Borden finds a country far from the crisis portrayed in the media.
Join in by playing a light-hearted game of cat and mouse on the dance floor.
Where to watch the indiest, folksiest, and raddest musicians in Cape Town.
A different perspective over the Theban Necropolis.
“Clusterfuck” is too weak a word for the chaos and carnage the roads have witnessed.
Take your time, watch your step, and don't be shy.
A quick guide to the area around Akwidaa, Ghana.
Dining, drinking, and clubbing in Cape Town, it can be hard to know where to go. Claudio...
I ended up spending a week exploring the city and its surroundings.
Travel photographer Darren Ornitz leads a photographic exploration of a site he considers...
'Best of' list for Cairo, Egypt covering everything from bellydancing to the Khan El...
Hell’s Gate is one of the only parks in Kenya you can walk or bike through.
Stunning portraits of survival, love, and resilience.
Nqobizitha Mlilo is at the forefront of Africa’s technology movement.