Travel Africa

We strive to provide a full and balanced context on the African continent. We want people to look beyond the news headlines and appreciate the diversity and balance of this wonderful continent and her people; to be able to make qualified decisions on where to travel, based on the reality of what is actually going on on the ground.

Africa is extraordinary. Its people some of the most peaceable, friendly and welcoming in the world. Its natural beauty and heritage breathtaking and abundant.

They say you never visit Africa once; that it touches you in a way that is often hard to explain. If we can help people to experience Africa, to open their hearts and minds to it, we will have achieved our purpose.

Travel Africa covers the whole of this, the world’s most exciting continent. We visit some of Africa’s most popular attractions and introduce readers to some of its lesser known, unexplored destinations. We learn about its diverse wildlife, in the process discovering some of its extraordinary flora and fauna. We meet Africa’s people, understanding their traditions and aspirations as the continent adapts to the modern world.

Our emphasis on the practicalities of travel in Africa will help you to plan your next safari and will address some of your concerns about travel in this vast continent.

Our contributors are drawn from some of the best writers and photographers in the world, their creativity and expert opinion providing a read that is entertaining and informed.

Whether you are a regular African traveller or exploring the continent for the first time, Travel Africa is for you.

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  • 23 hours ago by Travel Africa

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    Surprisingly, the giraffe is the only animal born with horns. A baby giraffe has 25mm cartilage horns that gradually harden into bone as it matures. #wildlifewednesday
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    The painted houses of Tiébélé, in Burkina Faso, are designed by the Kassena people, and each one has a unique pattern. To create these colours, they use combinations of clay and natural chalk, which are applied in layers and finally sealed with a natural lacquer made from acacia leaves. #triviatuesday
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    1 day ago Mickey Vernacchio
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  • 2 days ago by Travel Africa

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    Travelling through a South African airport? This may or may not be representative, but it's still funny...
    We are South Africa
    2 days ago Chet Carney 1
    True or false Searle Stuppel
    2 days ago Rosemarie Kumpf 1
    Annamarie Esterhuizen ek het nou lekker gelag!😂
    2 days ago Annamarie Esterhuizen 1
    Het die een al gesien😂hierdie ou is baie goed!
    2 days ago Beat Anxiety Now
    Who else? <3[American Indian Culture] ?
    1 day ago Debra Kruk
    Too funny
    2 days ago Tia Maria
    This is so true
  • 2 days ago by Travel Africa

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    Spring has sprung: in his latest blog entry, Lex Hes watches the dusty landscape begin to blossom as spring arrives in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Read his piece here: http://ow.ly/mRzl30eo6Zx #southafrica #spring
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  • 3 days ago by Travel Africa

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    The Eye of the Sahara measures 40km across. Formed by millions of years of differential erosion, it is one of Africa's most spetacular features. What is your favourite natural landmark in Africa? We'd love to hear from our readers, so please email editor@travelafricamag.com with your answer. #readers #journal
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  • 4 days ago by Travel Africa

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    Where should you be in Africa today? Driving down Madagascar's famous Avenue of the Baobabs. August is a great time for birdwatching on this biodiverse island and temperatures don't get as high as during the summer months. To read more about Madagascar, click here: http://ow.ly/BP4030dTiBY #whereinafricatoday
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    4 days ago Shamonique Black
    🌳That's exactly where I should be and will be!! Home Calling Me🌳
  • 5 days ago by Travel Africa

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    The universe might be vast and incomprehensible... but at least it's Friday! #photofriday
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  • 6 days ago by Travel Africa

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    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve is just as mysterious as it sounds. One of Uganda's oldest rainforests, it is home to 400 mountain gorillas, half of the world's population of this endangered species. For more, read the following: http://ow.ly/RqNn30dTtnK #throwbackthursday #uganda
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    5 days ago Stephanie Leclercq 1
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  • 1 week ago by Travel Africa

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    The sly serval: once worshipped by the Ancient Egyptians for their grace, this cat has a hunting success rate of 50 per cent – the highest of any big cat. #wildlifewednesday
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  • 1 week ago by Travel Africa

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    Fact for the day: did you know that the colour of Lake Retba ranges from a pale pink to deep terracotta depending on the season? This is a result of the dunaliella salina bacteria that feed off the lake's high concentration of salt. #tuesdaytrivia #senegal
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    What has shaped the African content in the past and what will shape it in the future? Len Rix gives us some geological and meteorological insights in this article: http://ow.ly/a5kM30ee3dv
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    Namaqualand in South Africa is a biodiversity hotspot – containing over a thousand unique flora species. The best time to see its spectacular wildflowers is between April and July. To read more, click here: http://ow.ly/fLVH30dTvs9
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    Where should you be in Africa today? The Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Purportedly the largest green canyon on earth, the 25km-long Blyde River Canyon gets its name from the dutch word for 'happy', a result of its effect on the explorers who discovered it. The best spot to view the canyon is from the 'Three Rondavels'. Alternatively, if you are feeling adventurous, August is prime time for abseiling. #whereinafricatoday
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    Today is World Elephant Day! If you believe that elephants are #worthmorealive, support the cause on social media by following this link: http://ow.ly/KOIQ30efibC #worldelephantday #savetheelephants
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    1 week ago Katie Cooney
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    1 week ago Rebecca Arlington 1
    Just beautiful xx
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    1 week ago Nadine Houszka 1
    😳😍😂
    1 week ago Duane Skaley
    Been fortunate to have visited all the conservation areas and parks in Kenya and love watching the elephants although there are not as many as my first trip in 1975.
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    Friday night dinner plans? #photofriday
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    The loss of a legend: Lady Liuwa.
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    1 week ago Michele Cahill
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    1 week ago Andy Mctavish
    What a lovely old girl she was and a really uplifting story.
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    The Tuareg nomads, known as ‘aristocrats of the desert’, manage to survive in one of the most parched environments on earth – for 10 months of the year, not a drop of rain falls in the central Sahara's Hoggar Mountains. #africanculture #peopleandplaces
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  • 2 weeks ago by Travel Africa

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    Found exclusively in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the shy Okapi use infrasonic calls to communicate with their calves. Although its markings resemble a zebra, its closest relative in the animal kingdom is actually the giraffe. #wildlifewednesday
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    Happy international Cat Day! For more on big cats, and the problems caused by hunting them, take a look at: http://ow.ly/tXRP30efWGL
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    Londolozi Game Reserve
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    Did you know that Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt? The Nubian civilisation is believed to have begun in 6000BC and reached its peak between 3000BC and 2000BC. However, since they did not develop a written from of their language, most of their history was in the hands of the Ancient Egyptians and the Romans - rival civilisations who were unlikely to be objective in their portrayal. As a result, very little is known about the Nubians. However, recent evidence suggests that there were some Nubian Pharos and that their historical influence was more significant than previously thought.
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  • 2 weeks ago by Travel Africa

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    Wishing all Kenyans a peaceful Election Day today. Beautiful country, wonderful people, bright future. Kenya yetu.
    2 weeks ago Jayne El Wared
    A bright future if they get someone Who no will end corruption & tribalism & work for the whole country not themselves.........now that will be a change!
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