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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10 Luxury Hotels in Africa

1st November 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Africa is typically associated with the world’s wildest places, yet this continent is also home to some spectacular hotels that can easily be described as among the most elegant and luxurious in the world. The following luxury hotels are well-worth visiting when you want accommodations that are unrivalled in terms of beauty and services. 1. Palais Namaskar, Marrakech, Morocco Bathed…

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Who Would You Rather Travel With?

22nd August 2017 BY Ruth dulac

Who Would You Rather Travel With? “The man that has no music in himself is not fit for adventures” I wrote down in my journal as I readied my mind to visit Ibadan, Nigeria. I had some friends there and they had asked to see me. It wasn’t my first time visiting the town but it was the first time…

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Okavango Safari Lodge – Okavango Delta, Botswana

2nd January 2017 BY checkoutafrica

  A small boutique luxury hotel was recently completed in Okavango Delta, Botswana.  The Okavango Delta is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the African continent. The contemporary design was inspired by the pangolin, an inhabitant of the area that is also called the African armadillo. The curves and roofing of the structure resembles the hard carapace of…

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Tanzania’s Serengeti Voted World’s Best Safari

21st December 2016 BY checkoutafrica

Serengeti National Park, the second largest safari in Tanzania and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was voted the world’s best safari destination, beating 140 entries from 63 countries around the world. The result was published in June 2015 by Safari Bookings, the largest online marketplace for African safari tours. The Netherlands-based organization collected just over 3,000 reviews, over two-thirds of…

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