The Stone Circles of Senegambia, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Stone Circles of Senegambia, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Senegal /

Spread over a territory of 100 km wide and 350 km in length, these megalithic circles form a cross-border property shared by Senegal and Gambia. Four complexes comprising of 93 circles were inscribed as World Heritage sites in 2006: Sine Ngayène and Wanar in Senegal, and Kerbatch and Wassu in Gambia. These are all located in […]

Saint-Louis Island, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Saint-Louis Island, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Senegal /

Saint-Louis was, up until 1957, the capital city of Senegal and Mauritania. This historic city was highly influential in the fields of education, culture, crafts and services. Its distinct architecture, from the ornate balconied homes of the beautiful Signares to the rare Portuguese courtyarded  homes, lends to the charm of the island.   In 2000, Saint […]

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Senegal /

Located 60 km north of St. Louis, Djoudj National Park is a 16 000 ha wetland with a large lake surrounded by streams, ponds and backwaters. It is a vital sanctuary for 1.5 million birds, as well as an additional 3 million that migrate here every year from September to April to flee the European […]

The Calabar Carnival & Festival

The Calabar Carnival & Festival

Nigeria /

The vision started in 2004 by the then Governor of Cross River State Mr. Donald Duke. Carnival Calabar also tagged “Africa’s Biggest Street Party” was created as part of the vision to make Cross River State the number one tourist destination for Nigerians and tourist all over the world. The event which begins on every […]

10th Anniversary edition: 7-10 September 2017

10th Anniversary edition: 7-10 September 2017

South Africa /

The FNB JoburgArtFair is Africa’s leading art fair focused on contemporary art from the continent and diaspora. Now in its tenth year, it continues to strengthen this position by presenting the finest of contemporary African art alongside memorable exhibitions and groundbreaking initiatives. Since its inception in 2008, Artlogic has set out to grow a sustainable […]

Book Launch: They Call it Africa, We Call It Home

Book Launch: They Call it Africa, We Call It Home

Central Africa / East Africa / North Africa / Southern Africa / West Africa /

After three years of collecting tales of travel from all corners of the African continent, VisiterlAfrique.com is releasing its first book: “They call it Africa, we call it Home”.   This book is an extension of the collaborative digital platform that Visiter l’Afrique has become. We invite to discover a vibrant Africa through the arts, […]

The Niokolo Koba National Park, A UNESCO World Heritage site

The Niokolo Koba National Park, A UNESCO World Heritage site

Senegal /

The Niokolo Koba National Park is a prime attraction in the Fouta Djallon highlands of Guinea-Conakry. The Gambia River travels 200km across the park, its tributaries here being the Koulountou, with its vast floodplain that holds water all year round, and the Niokolo-Koba which dries up gradually in the dry season. River water is the […]

Gorée Island, A UNESCO World Heritage site

Gorée Island, A UNESCO World Heritage site

Senegal /

Gorée Island is a memorial site that symbolizes one of the darkest chapters in the history of African peoples: the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Commemorating over four centuries of oppression, this island was not only among the first 12 sites inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list in 1978 but also one of the first three […]

Portrait of Wendy Trott, ambassador from South Africa

Portrait of Wendy Trott, ambassador from South Africa

South Africa /

t’s no secret that Visiter l’Afrique is a collaborative platform. Every day, travellers publish their travel logs and locals share stories of their daily lives. Some of these locals have even become our ambassadors, always quick to let us know what’s popping and take us along with them around their villages, cities and countries. It’s […]

Portrait of Michael Ernest, ambassador from Nigeria

Portrait of Michael Ernest, ambassador from Nigeria

Nigeria /

It’s no secret that Visiter l’Afrique is a collaborative platform. Every day, travellers publish their travel logs and locals share stories of their daily lives. Some of these locals have even become our ambassadors, always quick to let us know what’s popping and take us along with them around their villages, cities and countries. It’s […]