Carole Diop’s Dakar: at the heart of art and culture

Carole Diop’s Dakar: at the heart of art and culture

Senegal /

Carole Diop, a young architect, art enthusiast and co-founder of the magazine Afrikadaa is a notable figure Dakar’s art and culture scene. Afrikadaa itself is an interactive magazine and platform that reflects on contemporary art, design and architecture from the African continent and its diaspora. Today Carole takes us on a visit around her artsy […]

Discovering Lamu’s sweet treat: Halwa

Discovering Lamu’s sweet treat: Halwa

Kenya /

Sticky, sweet, high in calories and dangerously addictive – Halwa, pronounced as Hal-u-wa, is a must-try dessert in Lamu. The sweet aromas of brown sugar, richness of ghee (clarified butter), floral notes of rose water, and perfume of cardamom permeate the air in Kenya’s coastal communities.   Garnished with pistachio, almond slithers and sometimes toasted […]

#Worthmorealive

#Worthmorealive

Kenya /

Since I am still focusing on Northern Kenya and ecotourism it is only right to applaud the Kenyan government and the Ministry of Tourism for this past weeks action in fight against ivory trade #worthmorealive. A picture truly is worth more than a thousand words and in the words on His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, “Ivory […]

Welcome to Nairobi, the city that never ceases to astound

Welcome to Nairobi, the city that never ceases to astound

Kenya /

Nairobi is a beautiful city and we’ve always wanted to show it in a unique way. From the skylines at sunset, constant movement of people and machinery to the breathtaking views you get while crawling above Nairobi rooftops.   We are creative collective representing the next generation of emerging African Timelapse photographers, based in Nairobi-Kenya. […]

V&A Waterfront: the elegance and beauty of Cape Town

V&A Waterfront: the elegance and beauty of Cape Town

South Africa /

 Anyone who’s been to Cape Town will not hesitate to tell you the same thing: it is the most beautiful city on the planet. No doubt about it. Joburg, for all its grit and quirkiness, is charming for reasons other than its physical beauty. Cape Town, on the other hand, is the beautiful cheerleader who’s […]

My birthday in Seychelles

My birthday in Seychelles

Seychelles /

I end up in Seychelles unintentionally. My initial plan is to visit Nairobi and Zanzibar from Dubai but time constraints prevent this. Not one to be deterred, I look up flights departing Dubai to the African continent and the flight to Seychelles works perfectly!   Seychelles is an island nation located to the east of […]

Signal hill in Cape Town

Signal hill in Cape Town

South Africa /

Sometimes all you want to do is just get away, to just get into your car and get the open road and head towards seeing something beautiful.   I live in Cape Town and if you’ve been here before, you know there is no shortage of beautiful sights to see, and one of my favourites […]

Hotel in Dakar: Radisson Blu

Hotel in Dakar: Radisson Blu

Senegal / West Africa /

Last week, I went on a 10 day trip to Dakar for the 12th edition of the senegalese capital’s Bienniale, a major event on the continent. I took to Instagram to help me with my hotel selection. The Radisson Blu, as seen beautifully pictured notably on this account, has always been a dream destination of […]

Parks and Pagne – Abidjan’s Ankara Pop-Up Event

Parks and Pagne – Abidjan’s Ankara Pop-Up Event

Ivory Coast / West Africa /

Abidjan is a longstanding fashion capital. The Ivorian city serves as the operational headquarters of coveted labels like Gilles Touré and Loza Maleombho. Regardless of your station in life, it is one’s life ambition to sapé or be among the best dressed. The foundation of West African fashion is undeniably the Ankara print. From mango […]

Don’t be Afraid of the Big, Bad Fox

Don’t be Afraid of the Big, Bad Fox

South Africa / Southern Africa /

I like to think of Fox Street as the centre of town – the very middle of a massive and pulsating city that never actually stops to think about such things as where its core might be, but rather just keeps expanding and shifting and rushing around to envelop new and exciting areas. But the […]