Author: Travel Africa Movement

Travel Africa Movement Articles

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May
2019
Meet Woni Spotts: The First Black Woman to Travel to Every Country in the World
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You’ve probably never heard of Woni Spotts. She hasn’t posted any photos on Instagram. She’s not engaged in the many Facebook travel groups. And she only recently became active on Twitter. But she’s accomplished two historic feats: she was recently recognized as the first black woman to travel to every country and continent in the […]

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Jul
2018
Do You Really Need Vaccines to Travel to Africa?
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The short answer is Yes. Travel vaccinations and medicines are necessary for some African countries. The long answer is much more complicated. Vaccinations help you develop immunity (protection) against diseases before you come into contact with them. Across Africa, and particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, there is a higher incidence of infectious and communicable diseases due […]

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Jun
2018
14 African Countries That You Can Visit Visa-Free as US Citizens
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US citizens can visit 14 African countries without a visa. Learn which ones they are.

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May
2018
Planning Your First Trip to Africa
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Africa is an amazing continent of 54 unique and diverse countries. Here are our best tips to help you plan your first trip.

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Nov
2017
Senegalese Cuisine: Where Food and Culture Intersect
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Senegalese cuisine is a West African cuisine influenced by the fare of North Africa, Portugal and France, which held the country as a colony until 1960. The cuisine is derived from the nation’s many ethnic groups, the largest being the Wolof. There are several popular and beloved dishes in Senegal and I was lucky to try […]

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Nov
2017
The Top 8 Things to do in Mpumalanga
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With its stunning views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town regularly graces the lists of the world’s best places to visit.  Indeed, most visitors to South Africa will spend time in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and maybe even Durban. But while each of those places offers its own unique attractions, “those in the know” […]

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Nov
2017
10 Black Vineyards, Winemakers and Wine Brands in South Africa
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  South Africa is among the top 10 wine producers in the world, producing more than 1,000,000 liters of wine per year. But while black and coloured* South Africans represent nearly 90% of the population, they remain woefully underrepresented in the $3 billion wine industry, at less than three percent. This great imbalance is a […]

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Nov
2017
Top 8 Things to do in Swaziland
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Swaziland is the smallest country in the Southern hemisphere, with a population of 1.2 million people. It’s also one of the last remaining executive monarchies in Africa. Although it is not a popular tourist destination, it should be due to its stunning landscapes, wildlife reserves, and rich cultural heritage. Its close proximity to South Africa […]

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Nov
2017
The Top 10 Things to Do in Mozambique
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Mozambique is a country in southeast Africa, bordered by Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa. Its capital and largest city is Maputo, which is inhabited by nearly 1.2 million people. Like nearly all African countries, Mozambique is a former European colony, which gained independence from Portugal in 1975 after nearly 500 years of […]

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Jun
2016
African Art at the Phansi Museum
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I arrived at Durban’s King Shaka airport on a hot and sunny afternoon, fully expecting to check into my hotel and head straight to the beach on the Golden Mile. To my dismay, by the time I settled into my room two hours later, the sky had turned a dark shade of gray, and stayed […]