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

The hottest place on Earth is uncomfortable, dangerous, and beautiful.

The last male Northern White Rhino has died, and the species risks extinction

What the rest of the world can learn from Cape Town’s water crisis

Hitchhiking the middle-age slump away in Morocco

5 amazing South African women challenging stereotypes

I mouth-fed a wild hyena in Ethiopia and survived to tell the tale

This is how Cape Town may have averted the biggest water crisis of its history

6 Swahili phrases you’ll learn climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Road tripping South Africa’s incredible West Coast

How to see mountain gorillas in the wild in Uganda

5 ways to do Mauritius on a budget

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

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