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Africa

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Overview

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

Meeting the tribespeople of the Lower Omo Valley

Cooler than the City Bowl: 3 of Cape Town’s hottest up-and-coming areas

10 best cafes in Cape Town for freelancers and travelers

On witnessing a Maasai circumcision ceremony

Where to stay, eat, and party in Gardens, Cape Town

8 of the best outdoor adventures in Cape Town

The 20 cheapest countries to visit in 2017

12 Swahili words to know before traveling in East Africa

Top 10 spots to celebrate winter solstice

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

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

12 must-have experiences in Marrakech

25 must-have experiences in Windhoek, Namibia

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

The 5 best countries in the world for vegetarians

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

11 places to swim with whale sharks [PICS]

Off the beaten path in Morocco

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