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By Joyce Sarpong | Carefully curated stories on travel destinations & tourism in Africa that provides a fresh perspective / 2020 vision about the continent. www.africaoracle.com

Mauritius shows why it could become a financial hub

Mauritian banks are becoming beacons of growth and stability in sub-Saharan Africa.<p>Unscathed by the vagaries of the oil price and unhindered by the …

The Okavango Delta: Trip of a Lifetime

<b>Africa we love you, Botswana you are beautiful…</b><p>This is the chorus of the song that the Xigera staff sang to us the night we arrived at their magical camp. My wife, being South African, chimed in and gave them a run for their money which was most amusing. The whole serenade was a wonderful sensory …

The 9 Most Enchanting Islands In Africa

Maybe you’re a fan of the show “Lost,” or you saw “Six Days Seven Nights” and you’d give anything to visit an island like that. Well, here are nine …

Top 10 Zambian Lodges And Camps

Home to the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers, Zambia is the one of the best safari destinations in Africa. Known for its walking safaris, night …

Is this the most beautiful safari lodge in Africa?

The vision of one determined character, Arijiju is quite unlike any other safari lodge. It's also a secret weapon in the battle to save rhinos from …

Okavango: Africa's paradise

DECADES ago, I lived on the banks of the Kavango River in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. It was an idyllic place, but the devil finds work for idle hands …

Road tripping from Joburg to Mozambique's cowboy town

Inhambane is South Africa’s favourite Mozambique holiday town. Evan Haussmann found a relaxing, easy road trip route with some surprising stops along …

In Eritrea, a Diver’s Dreamscape

The coral wall rose from the depths of the Red Sea, a vast and multicolor canvas brimming with sea life. I swam alongside it for 200 feet, past tangled branches, swaying ferns and brain-like spheres, and then dove toward the ocean floor. A school of black-and-yellow-stripe angelfish darted around …

Is Lagos the next marathon haven?

Lagos, a city known for its chaotic traffic, noise pollution and heaving population might just be the next marathon destination.

The Ultimate African Water Sports Bucket list

If you and your family are waterbabies, then Africa’s magnificent lakes and sultry Indian Ocean should be on your all-time bucket list. Offering …

Mining salt in the hottest place on Earth | CNN Travel

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations on earth in 2017

The average cost of a one night stay per person was analysed in 84 places around the globe to produce the ranking.<p>The total per person includes the split cost of a hotel room, a meal for two with a shared bottle of wine, a shared 3km taxi journey, as well as a coffee, a cocktail, and a beer …

Top 10 Travel Destinations In Africa To Put On Your Bucket List

Dubbed as the Mother Continent due to it being the oldest inhabited continent on Earth, Africa is still home to the Earth’s best travel destinations. …

#TravelTuesday: Tourism board slogans mapped out - Capital Lifestyle

In the spirit of #TravelTuesday, we’re looking at tourism slogans. How do you sum-up a country in a short phrase? These slogans can either inspire …

The Angama Mara Lodge

Featuring two luxurious camps with only fifteen tented suites each, a private airfield and direct access to the Angama Mara Game Reserve make for an …

Floating hotels: Come aboard 9 of the world's most spectacular | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Ever wanted to sleep amongst manta rays inside the world's largest aquarium? How about unwinding in a floating sauna in a Swedish archipelago of 10,000 islands?<p>As hotels compete to create ever more awe-inspiring and Instagram-worthy spaces, some architects are turning their engineering …

Deadly attacks on hotels and restaurants in Somalia are robbing the country of its last safe spaces

On Wednesday (Jan. 26) morning, twin explosions rocked the Somali capital Mogadishu, reportedly killing at least 28 people and injuring 51 others. The gun-and-bomb attack hit Dayah Hotel, an establishment popular with politicians and located near the Somali parliament in central Mogadishu.<p>The …

UK tourists head back to The Gambia as normalcy returns

Tourists from the United Kingdom have began flying back to The Gambia, a week after 1000s of them were evacuated by holiday company, Thomas Cook.<p>The …

The five best restaurants in Addis Ababa that only locals know about

One of the best things about Ethiopian food is that no other cuisine in the world is quite like it. Traditional cooking here blends unique combinations of spices to create distinct flavours: some hot, some savoury. Spices are the key ingredients for many types of Ethiopian <i>wat</i> (a dish somewhere …

Trekking the Simien Mountains: Inside Ethiopia’s dying World Heritage Site

In the busy market town of Wossen, an entourage of a hundred curious children followed us past small roadside shacks selling everything from garish …

Oasis that gives Sarova Shaba its charm

The sweltering heat of the Samburu dryland fades into a cool breeze as you enter the Sarova Shaba Lodge gate.<p>“This is Kenya’s best kept secret,” our …

Best Biking & Riding Adventures In Africa

Welcome to the world’s adventure playground! Africa is the destination to stretch your horizons and free your intrepid spirit. We’ve rounded up the …

Top 10 honeymoon islands

Tropical islands, sandy beaches and swaying palms have become the perennial motifs for the ultimate romantic honeymoon getaway. But not every couple wants to simply kickback with a cocktail on the beach (at least not everyday).<p>From cruising across turquoise lagoons to hiking otherworldly …

Where To See Animals In Kenya Without Going On Safari

It’s somewhat disconcerting to look at gazelles with the distant roar of big-city traffic as your soundtrack, or see a line of skyscrapers on the …

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Interviews are scary because you only have one chance to impress the interviewer. Here are great tips to boost your confidence and help you stay …

Bongani Huni: A Calculated Risk from Teaching to Tourism

<i>By Pamina Mullins</i><p>Entrepreneurship for Bongani Huni came later in life and was born out of frustration and a desire for a more holistic approach to …

Worlds first no address delivery service launches | | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

January 16, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories<p>Deliver 2 Me by Wumdrop, the worlds first no address delivery solution. …

Things to know about your favourite SA city

Why not visit Durban in France? Yes, there’s an old town in France named Durban.Did you know that Table Mountain National Park is home to more 2200 …

Nairobi ranked the 2017 third best travel destination

Rough Guides, a United Kingdom travel magazine, has ranked Nairobi City third-best 2017 travel destination after Paris in France and Isfahan in …