Located right on the coast of Kenya is the island of Lamu, a pretty island that is home to one of the most ancient, perfectly preserved Swahili settlements in the entire East African region.
700 years old, Lamu Old Town is the product of a history marked by international trade, and throughout the centuries Swahili, Arab, Indian, Persian and European traders have all visited the city, putting their particular cultural and architectural style on the winding avenues and clustered districts that make up the town. Around every corner is another interesting structure, the majority of which are still in use.
For visitors wanting to experience the best the city has to offer, every year the town ...
Along the deep blue shores of the horn of Africa is small nation that's full of undiscovered experiences: Djibouti.
Located between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, this destination might not be one you had thought to visit, but thanks to strong French and US ties, the country is a place of calm in the middle of a somewhat turbulent region. Here you can safely get to know this one-of-a-kind location.
Relatively limited in terms of tourist trade and international investment, Djibouti does not see huge amounts of foreigners visiting its shores, which is a shame, given the beautiful, yet magnificently alien sights and landscapes located throughout.
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One of the last true wildernesses on Earth, Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve is a rare gem, offering travellers accustomed to the hustle and bustle of ordinary life a chance to truly immerse themselves in nature. Although the Masai Mara lacks the attractions of a traditional holiday, this is a magical place, one that must be seen first-hand to be believed.
The Wild Masai Mara
The name "Masai Mara" derives from the people that traditionally occupied the area – the Maasai. In the language of this group, the word "mara" means "mottled", and as such refers to the spotted appearance of the area – the characteristic blots of animals and cloud shadows that can be seen against the enormous ...
The capital of Kenya is a thriving melting pot of culture, enjoyment and energy. Fast-paced, sultry and wonderfully varied, Nairobi's romantic yet bustling atmosphere makes for a wonderful experience.
Nairobi is one of the African continent's few global cities and its primary commercial centre, yet the city's inception was humble, beginning life as a railway workers' camp in 1899. As a British colony and through independence, the city grew to be a hotbed of business activity, and today is one of the most thriving places in Africa, containing all of the unforgettable sights and activities you would expect from such a prominent location.
Here, the many cultures and natural ...
The capital of Ghana is a fascinating destination. A mix of new and old, shopping and entertainment, culture and cuisine await in a lively, bustling city where music fills the streets and the locals congregate at enormous open-air markets for their weekly shop. Whether it is your first time in Accra or not, there's always something new to discover: read on for our pick of the city's best.
Most visitors fly into Accra via Kotoka International Airport, conveniently located quite centrally in the city. There are daily flights to London Heathrow operated by British Airways, as well as numerous regular connections with other countries in West Africa. To travel to your hotel ...
Think of the ideal vision of a paradise island: shining sands, clear skies, gently waving palm trees and inviting turquoise waters. You are imagining the Seychelles – a country made up of 115 islands, many of which are completely untouched by human settlement. Whether you are attracted by the peace and quiet or the amazing biodiversity, the Seychelles guarantees a stunning experience.
Visiting the Seychelles
The island group is located in the Indian Ocean, to the northeast of Madagascar. Most visitors get there by flying to Mahé, the largest inhabited island and home to Seychelles International Airport, and from there travel between the islands via ferry or plane.
The islands of the ...
As one of the largest cities in Africa, as well a historically important one, Cairo is a vibrant and fascinating place to visit. From the Nile to the captivating structures this civilisation built, modern-day Cairo is a city that has a challenge on its hands - after all, it is not easy to maintain such an archaeologically important centre and still develop as a modern city. There is no easy answer to the task that faces this enigmatic capital of Egypt, but one thing we do know for sure: Cairo is like nowhere else on earth.
Cairo is a very large city and with over 20 million residents, Cairo has to make sure that both its inhabitants and its visitors can travel around ...