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 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…

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 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,…

Morocco Of My Dreams

Morocco Of My Dreams

I lived my childhood under the impression that my family came from France. My French speaking grandmother Philomène would always pronounce our last name “Bytton” with a special flair and most people with our same last name lived in France so we just assumed it. The moment I discovered my family was Moroccan my life…