Chale Wote 2017 – WATA MATA

Chale Wote 2017 – WATA MATA

Ghana /

We’re less than 2 weeks away from the seventh edition of the Chale Wote street art festival and we hope you’re all just as excited as us for it!   This year’s edition promises to be just as exciting as its predecessors. Themed WATA MATA, the festival promises to bring together a wide selection of Ghana based […]

UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Niokolo Koba National Park

UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Niokolo Koba National Park

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 : remembering our past for a better future

Gorée Island : remembering our past for a better future

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 […]

Must see : Lake Malawi

Must see : Lake Malawi

Malawi / mozambique / Tanzania /

The jewel in the crown of the country’s tourist attractions is Lake Malawi, “discovered” by the missionary-explorer Dr David Livingstone just over 150 years ago. Although totally landlocked, Malawi is not denied its “inland sea”. This vast body of freshwater fringed by beaches of golden sand is not only a scenic wonderland but it provides […]

7 reasons why you should visit Kenya

7 reasons why you should visit Kenya

Kenya /

Think clean, quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Think luxury, culture and warm people. Watamu presents you with a holiday destination of rest and relaxation. Not convinced yet, here’s 7 reasons that might:   1. Fantastic Swahili Architecture Because the Alhamra house has classic Arab Swahili carved doors, arched hallways and entry ways, large balconies overlooking the home. […]

No visa, No problem: Most visa-open African destinations for African nationals

No visa, No problem: Most visa-open African destinations for African nationals

Benin / Cape Verde / Comoro / Djibouti / Ghana / Guinea Bissau / Madagascar / Maurice / Mauritania / mozambique / Rwanda / Seychelles / Somalia / Togo / Uganda /

If you have an African passport, you already know the hassle of applying for visas to travel almost everywhere. While dreams of a borderless Africa are still far away, some governments are already taking steps to insure smoother travels for africans to their african neighbours. Regional blocks like ECOWAS and SADC allow for relatively free […]

Canopy walkway, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Canopy walkway, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

South Africa /

Built to commemorate the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden’s 100th anniversary in 2013, the ‘Boomslang’ is a 130m canopy walkway discreetly located in the tree tops of this famous garden’s arboretum. It offers striking views of the garden, the mountain and beyond, and should not be missed. DID YOU KNOW? In 2004 the Cape Floristic Region, […]

54 before 54: Loriade’s African odyssey

54 before 54: Loriade’s African odyssey

Niger /

We love our traveling community here at Visiter l’Afrique and love introducing you all to each other even more! Here with us today is Loriade, a young woman with a mission to travel to all 54 countries in Africa before she’s 54! Check out her Instagram HERE and enjoy her pit stop in Niamey, Niger!   […]

The 5 adresses of Inna Modja in Bamako

The 5 adresses of Inna Modja in Bamako

Mali /

Inna Modja is a musician, songwriter, and visual artist from Mali. She grew up between Accra and Bamako where she was born. After learning her craft with artists like Salif Keita, and Rail Band of Bamako, she relocated to Europe where her solo career took off. With her unique style, mixing Desert Blues and Hiphop, […]

Ethiopia launches Online visa for 39 countries

Ethiopia launches Online visa for 39 countries

Ethiopia /

Ethiopia government has launched an Online Entry Visa Application and Issuance (E-Visa) for citizens of 39 countries. Ethiopian Airlines said that the policy was launched by Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs. Of the total, only the citizens of the South Africa are eligible from the African continent, while Kenya and Djibouti are exempted because their […]