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.


MATADOR ORIGINALS: The fight to save Kenya’s Eastern Black Rhinos

How to visit Sossusvlei in Namibia

The 10 best Airbnbs in Cape Town

How to nail the ultimate European road trip

How to visit the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar

The 10 road trips you have to experience before you die

Inside the Otter Trail: is this the world’s best 5 day hike?

Stay for a while: the 12 best countries for a radical sabbatical

Back to nature: 13 of the world’s richest national parks

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8 of the best outdoor adventures in Cape Town

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

Where to stay, eat, and party in Gardens, 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

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