While many people in the West often confuse the second largest continent in the world as being a single country, Africa comprises 54 different countries. This continent with its diverse population, customs, and beautiful landscapes is said to be the first inhabited place on the earth by humans. Modern man is believed to have had his origins somewhere between Ethiopia and Kenya in East Africa. Many parts of the continent bear a strong testament to this belief with people in the rural areas following age-old traditions, ancient rituals, and customs, like a land frozen in time. However, North Africa is also home to one of the most advanced ancient civilizations, that of ancient Egypt. African cities like Cape Town, Addis Ababa and Nairobi have embraced development and taken giant strides towards a better future.
Besides the diversity of its people, Africa is also a land of superlatives having the world’s longest river, the Nile, running from Burundi to Egypt, and the world’s largest desert, the Sahara as well as the tallest free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Various animal species are found in this vast expanse of land which is renowned for its safaris. From Kenya’s Masai Mara to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, and Kruger National Park in South Africa, there is no dearth of safaris to entice the wide-eyed traveler.

Top 11 Things To Do In Rabat

Top 11 Things To Do In Rabat

Founded in the 12th century by the Almohad ruler Abd al Mu’min, Morocco’s capital city Rabat comes as a breath of fresh air after the tourist-ridden Moroccan cities of Fez and Casablanca. The clean palm-lined boulevards and the clear roads are a pleasant surprise from the bustle of most tourist cities in this part of…

Top 12 Things To Do In Tangier

Top 12 Things To Do In Tangier

The historic city of Tangier in northwestern Morocco has had a rich and varied past. From being a strategic Berber town and Phoenician trading center to the rather seedy repute it had garnered in the 20th century, Tangier has probably seen the best and worst of humanity. During its time as a semi-independent international zone,…

Top 12 Things To Do In Dar Es Salaam

Top 12 Things To Do In Dar Es Salaam

It is hard to imagine that Tanzania’s most populated city and former capital, Dar es Salaam, was once a small fishing village. The city was founded by Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar in the latter half of the 19th century but fell into decline after his death. The town witnessed a revival in 1887…

Top 12 Things To Do In Nairobi

Top 12 Things To Do In Nairobi

The name of Kenya‘s capital and largest city, Nairobi, is derived from the Maasai phrase ”Enkare Nairobi” which literally means ‘cool water’ Founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities, the town expanded rapidly and in 1907, replaced Mombasa as the capital. Today Nairobi has the distinction of being East Africa‘s most cosmopolitan city with contrasting…

Top 12 Things To Do In Abuja

Top 12 Things To Do In Abuja

Nestled among the West African Savanna woodlands and grasslands lay the country of Nigeria. Abuja happens to be the capital city of Nigeria. It was not always so, but rampant modernization led to the planned construction of this city in the 1980s. Soon, by December 1991 Abuja flourished and replaced Lagos, the most populous city…

Top 12 Things To Do In Casablanca

Top 12 Things To Do In Casablanca

The city of Casablanca is the economic capital and the largest city situated at the central-western part of Morocco along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Invaded by Portuguese, Spanish, British and French colonialists, the city has been the prime attraction for its demography, especially to establish the naval base in the Europe-Asia sea trade…

Top 12 Things To Do In Fez

Top 12 Things To Do In Fez

The city of Fez or Fes in northern inland Morocco is the second-largest city and the spiritual capital of the country, having many prominent madrasas (Islamic schools of learning). Fez once attracted many scholars, theologians, mathematicians, and lawyers whose influence on the city is still visible. Due to the number of ancient monuments that still…

Top 12 Things To Do In Seychelles

Top 12 Things To Do In Seychelles

Seychelles, an archipelago country located on the Indian Ocean, around 2414 km offshore to the northeast of Madagascar, is a remarkable destination with a wide array of natural and urban attractions for tourists. It is an amalgamation of coral and rocky beaches, rainforests, white sands, granite islands, and unique geographical features. The islands are home…

Top 12 Things To Do In Kampala

Top 12 Things To Do In Kampala

One of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Kampala presents a serene landscape. It is the capital of Uganda, located in eastern Africa on the banks of the Largest Lake of Africa, Lake Victoria. The urban Kampala is embroidered with hills, red-tiled villas, and greenery in the backdrop. At the heart of this landscape rise…

Top 12 Things To Do In Maputo

Top 12 Things To Do In Maputo

The port city Maputo distinguishes itself to be one of the most eminent landmarks of Portuguese colonial architecture in the continent of Africa. Located in southeast Africa and guarded by the Indian Ocean in the east; the city happens to be the capital of Mozambique. Swept by the Maputo bay along with three river confluences,…

Top 12 Things To Do In Addis Ababa

Top 12 Things To Do In Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia. Translated as ‘New Flower’ in the Amharic language, this city is known as the third-highest capital city of the world as it is elevated on the height of 2,400 meters. The capital city wears its heart on the sleeve ever since it was founded by the Ethiopian…

Top 12 Things To Do In Kairouan

Top 12 Things To Do In Kairouan

Amidst the dry inland deserts of North Africa, in the country of Tunisia, lies the fourth holiest spot for followers of the Islamic religion. Following Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem in close quarters, Kairouan is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its extravagant Islamic architecture. Legend has it that a visit to Kairouan 7…

Top 12 Things To Do In Mauritius

Top 12 Things To Do In Mauritius

Mauritius is a beautiful island nation located on the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. This nation is comprised of Rodrigues as well as Mauritius Island and various other outer islands which together form a part of Mascarene Islands. The island is known as the topmost tourist attraction in the whole of Asia.…

Top 12 Things To Do In Mombasa

Top 12 Things To Do In Mombasa

Mombasa is the second-largest city of Kenya and offers the travel junkies an exotic taste of African tropic which is steeped in centuries of seafaring history of the city. This place could be considered as the cosmopolitan hub of Kenya, however, at the same time, Mombasa also happens to be a major tourist attraction in…

Top 12 Things To Do In Cape Verde

Top 12 Things To Do In Cape Verde

The island country of Cape Verde is an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands that remained uninhabited till the 15th century. The archipelago was discovered and colonized by Portuguese explorers who established the first European settlement in the tropics. The archipelago of Cape Verde which forms a part of Africa is located in the center of…

13 Breathtaking Places You Must See In Egypt

13 Breathtaking Places You Must See In Egypt

A country linking the North East of Africa with the Middle East, Egypt is usually known as the land of the Pharaohs. It has one of the longest histories of all times by a country, tracing its heritage back to the 6th-4th millennia BCE. This country is considered as the cradle of civilization and was…

Top 10 Things To Do In Cameroon

Top 10 Things To Do In Cameroon

Situated in Central Africa, Cameroon is a beautiful country with active volcanos, natural resources, amazing wildlife, rainforests and beaches. There are so many places that will capture your attention and give you a real African experience as it also mixes with modern culture.   Mount Cameroon 1 The best way to start your experience in…

Top 11 Things To Do in Sharm El Sheikh

Top 11 Things To Do In Sharm El Sheikh

Situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh is where you can enjoy year-round sunshine, inclusive hotels, beautiful beaches and some of the best scuba diving sites in the world. This historical city is famous around the world because of the variety and abundance of corals and marine life…

Step Inside Chefchaouen - Morocco's Blue City

Step Inside Chefchaouen – Morocco’s Blue City

Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings, and wonderful architecture. But what it’s most famous for are the vivid blue walls of many of the buildings. Founded in 1471, Chefchaouen began as a small Moorish fortress for exiles from Spain, gradually welcoming Jews and Christian converts as well.…

Top 8 Things To Do In Namibia

Top 8 Things To Do In Namibia

When people consider going on an African adventure, going on a safari or visiting the culturally diverse tribes, the Southern African country of Namibia rarely makes the short list. And why, I don’t know. Perhaps it’s because few have ever heard of it, thus deeming it a no-go zone, perhaps because there are so few…

Top 10 Things To Do In Marrakrch

Top 10 Things To Do In Marrakech

Marrakech is not Morocco’s capital city (that’s Rabat), It’s not the country’s largest metropolis (that’s Casablanca), It’s not even the African nation’s oldest city (that’s Fes). But Marrakech triumphs over other Moroccan cities as the unofficial cultural center. For nearly a thousand years, Marrakech has been a melting pot of civilizations – a vibrant mixture of Sufi,…

Top 6 Things To Do In Johannesburg

Top 6 Things To Do Johannesburg

Not traditionally thought of as a tourist destination, Johannesburg is a cultural hub in South Africa with numerous museums, galleries, theaters and markets. This vibrant city, known to many as ‘Joburg’, is currently undergoing an exciting rebirth. Here is a list of our Top 6 Things To Do In Johannesburg. 1 Neighbourgoods Market – Browse the stalls for farm…

Top 10 Things To Do In Tunisia

Top 10 Things To Do In Tunisia

Located in the very center of Mediterranean Africa with a stunning seashore, spectacular desert landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history. Tunisia is a favored tourist attraction that welcomes holidaymakers and adventure-seekers from around the world. It is best known for its white sandy beaches and luxury hotels, but venturing away from the beach towards the…

Top 9 Things To Do In Tanzania

Top 9 Things To Do In Tanzania

Located on the east coast of Africa, to the south of the equator, Tanzania is famous for Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti National Park, the Masai people, and the idyllic beaches on Zanzibar. The parks are priceless, the cultures endangered, the diversity of habitats incomparable and the wildlife experiences among the best on earth. Tanzania has the largest concentration…