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 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 […]

Hello from Dakar with Sarah Diouf

Hello from Dakar with Sarah Diouf

Senegal /

Sarah Diouf is the founder of a Senegalese media company called Ifren — housing 2 publications : (1) Ghubar, a digital magazine crossing African & Arabic influences through fashion, arts & culture, and (2) NOIR, a digital + print lifestyle magazine for black women — and an affordable Ready-To-Wear brand called Tongoro. She stand for african […]

Instavisiterlafrique: top pictures from January 1st-8th 2017

Instavisiterlafrique: top pictures from January 1st-8th 2017

All Lifestyle / Inspiration / Lifestyle /

As you may know, Instagram is the social media platform of choice for travellers. To this end, we share your best pictures stamped with our #visiterlafrique hashtag on the daily. Every Monday, our editorial team will be sharing some our personal favourite shots.     1. Limbe, Cameroon w/ @spiritedpursuit In addition to its beautiful […]

#instavisiterlafrique: Top 10 pictures from october 3rd-9th 2016

#instavisiterlafrique: Top 10 pictures from october 3rd-9th 2016

All Lifestyle / Inspiration / Lifestyle /

You probably know that Instagram is the social media platform of choice for travellers. To this end, we share your best pictures stamped with our #visiterlafrique hashtag on the daily. Every Monday, our editorial team will be sharing our personal favourite shots.   1. Luanda, Angola w/@stefan.helder This week, photographer @Stefan.helder shares his snapshots of […]

Dakar’s Creative Scene

Dakar’s Creative Scene

Senegal /

Dakar hosted its 12th edition of the Dak’Art, African contemporary art biennale. From May 3rd to June 2nd, Dakar welcomed Africa’s most creative pieces. From Morocco, Nigeria to South Africa, within a month we discovered and reconnected with the beauty of Art in Africa. The opening ceremony was held at the Hotel de Ville (or City Hall), with various art […]

I felt in love with Saint-Louis at first sight

I felt in love with Saint-Louis at first sight

Senegal / West Africa /

St Louis, or Ndar as it is known in Wolof, was founded in the 17th century as a French colonial settlement, and is one of the oldest cities created by Europeans on the west coast of Africa. Its’ incredible history as the capital of Senegal until 1957 is part of what led to its’ inscription […]