Is Ecotourism Important in Africa

7th March 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

For those of you who don’t know, the definition of ecotourism according to the International Ecotourism Society is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.” As a sub-sector, ecotourism is one of the fastest growing sub-sectors worldwide, reporting growth of between 10 – 15% annually. I strongly believe that…

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Africa Expo Showcase Of African Culture and Commerce Coming to Kensington Olympia in June 2019

16th January 2019 BY checkoutafrica

WISH Africa is delighted to announce its first expo at Kensington Olympia. Exploring six sectors – art and design, fashion, real estate, and architecture, travel, food and drink, and technology – the expo will showcase a globalized and modern African WISH Africa is delighted to announce its first expo at Kensington Olympia. Exploring six sectors – art and design, fashion,…

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I Asked Non Africans What They Know About Africa

24th December 2018 BY Amanda Masuku

In a recent conversation with a fellow South African, I came to the realisation that there were a lot of things that we felt we needed to set straight about the way people viewed where we come from. The main complaint was “we have to be extremely patriotic in order to even be a part of the conversation“. It seems…

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10 BEST ROMANTIC HONEYMOON PLACES IN AFRICA

18th March 2018 BY checkoutafrica

Honeymoons Made in Africa Romantic Destination of the Week Swahili Beach Beach in North Africa Kisma Safari in East Africa Maasai Mara, Kenya Sanctuary Olonana Safari Camp in Tanzania Luxury Safari Tent Rental in Zanzibar The Retreat Selous An enchanting refuge in Tanzania Romantic Evening in South Africa A beautifully romantic hotel in Marrakech, Morocco Song Saa Private Island

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Travelling across West Africa; Transportation

29th January 2018 BY Nana Dufie

Travelling across West African cities is a challenge. Tickets costs are too high, and much of the routes are nonsensical. Can you believe that flying between Dakar and Accra may require a layover in Morocco or Portugal? It is more expensive to fly between African cities than to fly from West Africa to Southern Europe. To top it all off,…

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Checkout Africa’s Most Luxirious Safaris

4th December 2017 BY checkoutafrica

In recent years, the African safari experience has been dialled up to levels of high extravagance. We’re not talking about the “Big Five” beasts — lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo — that people pay top dollar to see. We’re talking about the accommodation. For those with budgets as grand as the sweeping plains of southern and eastern Africa, exploring the wilderness needn’t…

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Zanzibar: A Paradise & Culture Fusion in 8 Days

1st December 2017 BY Tapiwa Lynn Mercedes Carvalho

“The culture and traditions of Zanzibar in 8days.” A trip to Zanzibar, one of the most exotic places that holds some sort of mystery. Zanzibar proved to be the unexpected. I thought it as paradise but quickly learned that paradise was just at my hotel resort and the real reality of Zanzibar was just outside the hotel gate. My trip…

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Who is Passport to Zuri?

1st December 2017 BY I Am Gayima

I am Gayima, a daughter of Sierra Leone, West Africa with a valid US Passport, and I am currently on the journey of a lifetime with a best friend, Singer| Songwriter Koku Gonza.  Recently her life became a potential reality TV series.  As the daughter of a Tanzanian and American, she decided that 2017 would be the year that she…

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 Is Something Wrong With US That The First Thing We’re Asked Is Where we’ve come from and Not Our Name?

7th November 2017 BY Ruvimbo Togara

“As an African living abroad” Photographed by Ruvimbo Togara. What do you tell your child when their skin colour is racial profiled before their true character is unveiled? How do explain to them that their BLACKNESS is not a curse but its a blessing? How do you go beyond the stereotypes that society labeled us before we were even conceived…

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