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

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

The profound beauty of a Muslim country

World’s best surf spots for beginners (and 5 you should avoid)

The uplifting story of a teenage girl changing lives in rural Mozambique

Skeleton Bay, Namibia has the most otherworldly waves you’ve ever seen

[Daily dispatch] Canada’s Girl Guides won’t be coming to the US anytime soon

[Daily dispatch] massive 3,000-year-old statue discovered in Cairo

[Daily dispatch] a mysterious wildcat caught on video

[Daily dispatch] high-speed rail travel is coming to Florida

These women are protecting rhinos in South Africa

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

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