Africa

The Gambia may have recently endured a rough patch in her democratic experience, but the coast is now clear for travelers who want to experience this city of sunshine, birdlife and clear beaches. As a confirmation, leading travel advisors are urging tourists all over the world to come explore this smiling coast of...

On a sunny day, a middle-aged man decked in a free-flowing caftan sits on a mat in an open tetragon. He is playing a fipple flute to the delight of swirling snakes, all twisting and flapping their creepy heads before a waiting crowd. A group of tourists – most of them standing a few feet away – watch in awe. This is...

It’s almost difficult to imagine. A group of people puts heads together, and after hours of deliberation, comes up with the name of a state called Michigan, meaning “hell.” Then what would you say about the state named “Oregon” in the US which means “boring”. You think that’s weird? But there are also the perplexing...

Senegal may not make your bucket list of a romantic getaway destination, but that is a grave misconception you must shed off this year. This West African country prides herself as a travelers’ haven, with tourism acting as one of the key drivers of the nation’s economy.  The tourism potentials of Senegal are captured...

Kenya may be famous for its massive safaris that draw thousands of tourists to this East African country every year. But that’s only a drop in an ocean of boundless adventure. Seated between a conclave of highlands intersected by the Great Rift Valley and a sprawling plateau that extends into the east, Kenya radiates...

The January 2011 uprising and subsequent tensions in the country may have discouraged a handful of tourists from exploring Egypt. But recent developments suggest that now is the best time to experience the pristine aura of the land of the pharaohs. As a confirmation, many European countries such as Belgium, Italy and...

You ever wondered what Morocco means? The Yorubas definitely have a different interpretation of this word by merely pronouncing it Mo ro ko! (Now that was on a lighter note) In the real sense, the name “Morocco” conjures up images of large portions of deserts, fascinating coastlines, rugged mountains and rocks. But...

In the words of Prince William – “It’s where the stewardship of nature is taken seriously” It’s no wonder it’s on CNN, National Geographic and Conde Nasts’ list for ‘World’s TOP Beach.’ It’s the jewel in the crown of East Africa’s islands and a heavenly holiday haven. Nestled against lush hills, granite boulders and...

Is Africa worth travelling…? We certainly think so! Your one stop travel portal, Wakanow, has partnered with EbonyLife TV to produce an upmarket travel show, designed for the African traveler, highlighting the continent’s top tourist destinations. The 30-minute, 12 part series premiers on EbonyLife TV DStv channel 165...

Have you ever thought of visiting Kigali, the capital city of East Africa’s Rwanda? Although it might not be the first-holiday destination that comes to mind, Rwanda actually has a lot to offer and will guarantee you, your friends and family a truly, memorable, African experience! Experience new culture and food, go...