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

11 epic spots that prove Morocco may be the world’s most underrated place to travel

by Carmen Hunter

12 must-have experiences in Marrakech

by Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki

25 must-have experiences in Windhoek, Namibia

by Martha Mukaiwa

This female chief in Malawi broke up 850 child marriages and is sending the girls back to school

by Cathy Brown

Watch: The South African protests you haven’t heard about

by Amanda Machado

This Egyptian lawmaker wants to test a woman’s virginity before they enter college

by Amanda Machado

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

by Matador Team

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

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

by Paige Smith

What it’s like to visit Somaliland as a tourist

by Anna Rudycheva

Why I don’t want any of you to go to Tofo, Mozambique

by Dikson

3 reasons you should ignore the media and travel to Egypt NOW

by Shawn Sippin
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