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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.

Africa Articles

15 slang phrases you’ll need to know in South Africa

by Caroline van Looy

50 African proverbs to get you thinking

by Dikson

Feel-good story of the week: This man drives water every day to keep animals alive in Kenya

by Morgane Croissant

The profound beauty of a Muslim country

by Chris Perez

How to prepare for a successful climb of Mount Kilimanjaro

by Marinel de Jesus

Confronting white privilege as a black expat in Namibia

by Kaylan Reid Shipanga

To learn about apartheid, don’t just go to museums: Talk to someone who was there.

by Clara Wiggins

12 Swahili words to know before traveling in East Africa

by Kelly Lalonde

Top 10 spots to celebrate winter solstice

by Colette Bernhardt

The 13 spookiest named (but most beautiful) places in the world

by Kae Lani Kennedy

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

by Carmen Huter

12 must-have experiences in Marrakech

by Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki

25 must-have experiences in Windhoek, Namibia

by Martha Mukaiwa

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
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