A tantalizing trove of myriad ecosystems, historical sites, languages, and cultures await in  nearly 50 countries, including Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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The islands of Mauritius will take your breath away

A republic of five volcanic islands 1,134 kilometers (705 miles) out in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, and with a population of 1.3 million, Mauritius is one of the most gorgeous places you can visit, and known especially for its ethnic as well as ecological diversity. Here's a quick rundown of its islands and what each has to offer:read post  

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A visit to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Ruta 47When you think about Spanish-speaking nations outside the mother country of Spain – well, it’s all about Latin America, right? The answer is: not quite. Tucked away on West Africa‘s Atlantic coastline, Equatorial Guinea is the only country on the entire continent to have Spanish as its official language (alongside local African languages such as Fang and Bubi). How in the world did this come about? Well, to cut a very long story short, after being initially discovered by Portugal in the…

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Family-friendly safaris in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania

  Unsplash If your famiy is a bit adventurous, Africa is a trove of travel gold, from history and culture to sensational safaris and other forms of ecotourism. It's a way to have the time of your lives while creating memories and educating your kids in a vivid way that will stay with them for the rest of their own lives. And here's a quick look at seven of the top places that should be on your family-travel radar: read post  

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The Top 10 Beaches of Angola

David Stanley This southern African country´s mostly arid coastline runs 994 miles (1,600 kilometers) along the Atlantic Ocean, so that leaves plenty of room for a bevy of beautiful – even stunning – strands. They range widely in amenities, from full service to wild and practically deserted. Here are the top 11 worth noting, running from nearest to farthest from capital Luanda:read post 

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  • Like many people, I think of Africa as for the most part less than friendly to LGBTQ travelers - not to mention our brothers and sisters who live there. But a Cape Town tour operator called Out2Africa assures us that there are plenty of places where we can feel welcome and rewarded. Check them out, with some of their destination suggestions: https://www.out2africa.com/destinations
    Top Gay-Friendly Destinations in Africa | Out2Africa
    A list of all of our top gay-friendly destinations in Africa you should visit. Contact our Travel Experts at Out2Africa today for an obligation-free…
  • Africa seems to be a mixed bag when it comes to safety for travelers - obviously some countries are dicey due to high crime, while others are a no go because of conflict. So recently one of my fave travel sites, TravelNoire.com, came out with a list of places which are a pretty good bet, secuirity-wise: https://travelnoire.com/safest-countries-in-africa
  • Plenty of food for thought here - and also plenty of interesting stuff I did not know! https://travelnoire.com/facts-about-africa
    10 Facts About Africa That Redefine the Continent - Travel Noire
    Africa and its vibrant cultures, breathtaking landscapes and unparalleled biodiversity stand as a testament to the awe-inspiring wonders of this...
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