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  • Kadealo, African Music

Meet the trendsetters that have shaped African music

By |2020-08-02T14:14:15+00:00July 26th, 2020|

Africa is home to a number of fantastic musical artists and genres and there are more coming to the forefront all the time. With influences from the rich cultural backgrounds of the continent, some genres that are unique to Africa have started to develop, integrating new and old world sounds to create something truly unique. The advent of numerous musical festivals such as the Gnaoua World Music Festival in Morocco and  the Lake of Stars in Malawi has opened up a world of possibilities to experience these bold new genres and artists live. Here are some trendsetters that have grown the African music scene [...]

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Top African wedding dress designers

By |2020-10-25T20:39:02+00:00July 25th, 2020|

If you're getting married sometime soon and you're looking to wear a dress that is a bit different from the every day dresses available at your local bridal shop, then look no further than this list of the top ten designers of beautiful African designed wedding dresses that are available online or in various shops depending on your location. With so many beautiful, one of a kind designs, it's easy to see why African designers continue to be popular with people around the world. Courtesy of Joi-Marie McKenzie/abcnews.go.com African Designers: Amsale Aberra – Ethiopia This Ethiopian-American designer spotted a [...]

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Top spots for skiing and snowboarding in Africa

By |2020-10-25T21:01:20+00:00July 25th, 2020|

When you think of snow and skiing or snowboarding you often think of places like the Alps, or even some hills and resorts in various parts of western Europe. No one ever really considers snowboarding in Africa or for it to be a great place to get your ski on, and why not? With some incredibly impressive mountains strewn across areas of the continent, there is no better time than now to check out the fantastic slopes and resorts of Africa. Courtesy of skiresorts.travel Snowboarding in Africa: Tikjda Resort – Djurdjura, Algeria Algeria is home to some of the [...]

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Places to view spring flowers in South Africa

By |2020-08-01T20:18:15+00:00July 11th, 2020|

Spring in South Africa – especially along the Western and Northern Capes, is something special: Flowers bloom all across arid areas that are barren desserts for the rest of the year. Of course, being in the southern hemisphere, spring hits in July or August, but these flower blooms may continue well into September, depending on the weather that particular year. This is a great time to drive around the flower-rich terrain of South Africa, and also a great time to go hiking or mountain biking through these flower laden routes. Courtesy of Pascal Parent/flickr Flowers in South Africa: Namaqualand [...]

  • Kadealo, African Movies

10 African movies to watch before your holiday

By |2020-10-26T21:37:35+00:00July 11th, 2020|

All packed and ready to go for your African adventure? Why not now settle down then, and watch a few African movies about the countries continent, to enable you to understand your destination a little better before getting there. Here are a pick of 10 of the finest. Courtesy of The Wind/imdb.com African Movies: The Wind (Mali 1983) This picture was directed by one of the true legends of African cinema – Souleymane Cisse – a multi-award winning director who has made some controversial films in the past that have landed in him prison. “The Wind” – however – [...]

  • Kadealo, African Tribes

African Tribes: meet the most popular tribes in Africa

By |2020-11-01T17:02:13+00:00July 10th, 2020|

Courtesy of Carsten ten Brink/flickr African Tribe: Ashanti The Ashanti also commonly go by the name Asante. They are found in Western Sub-Saharan Africa, in modern-day Ghana and Ivory Coast. Perhaps surprisingly, one aspect of family life within Ashanti society is that it has a slight matriarchal slant to it, where the mother's clan is considered the most important, with a child inheriting from its mother flesh and blood (known as 'mogya'). The child inherits its soul from its father (known as 'ntoro'). The Ashanti consider that a child is closer to the mother's clan than the father's. The Ashanti live [...]

  • Kadealo, African Natural Wonders

25 African natural wonders for your bucket list

By |2020-06-24T22:08:16+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

Courtesy of ER Bauer/Flickr African Natural Wonder: Sossusvlei, Namibia With its iconic red sand dunes, that are constantly moulded into different shapes and patterns by the wind, Sossuvlei is one of the most photogenic wonders of Africa. The sand dunes are in fact some of the largest in the world, and the salt and clay pan at the end of the Tsauchab River is where Soussusvlei gets its name from: In Nama and Afrikaans it means “dead-end” and “marsh”. The iconic red dunes of Soussusvlei are formed through a geological process that has been taking place for millions of years. The [...]

  • Kadealo, African Waterfalls, Rivers and Lakes

Magnificent African waterfalls, rivers and lakes

By |2020-06-24T20:54:07+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

Courtesy of Max R - ooyooy/Flickr African River: Niger River The Niger is the third largest river in Africa, only behind the Nile and the Congo rivers, at 4,180km. Its source lies in the Guinea Highlands in southern Guinea. It runs through Mali, Niger, down the border with Benin before flowing through Nigeria and out into the Atlantic ocean via an eneormous delta, which is known as the Niger Delta, or sometimes the Oil Rivers. The Niger is uniquely shaped for such a large river, almost like a crescent or boomerang shape. This is because the Niger used to be two [...]

  • Kadealo, African Hotel

Top 25 luxury African hotels for a perfect stay

By |2020-06-23T12:11:39+00:00June 19th, 2020|

South Africa Courtesy of capegrace.com Luxury African Hotels: Cape Grace, Cape Town This 5-star hotel is particularly special for its location: In a serene, private quay serving as an international yacht marina on Cape Town's main harbour. It opened its doors in 1996 and has gradually built up its capacity to an impressive 120 rooms and 13 luxury suites. The hotel also has numerous banqueting rooms ideal for smaller groups or business meetings. These rooms include a wine and whiskey bar, a restaurant, and a conservatory. It also includes a boardroom that can accommodate 14 people with an outside [...]

  • Kadealo, African National Park

Top African national parks and game reserves to visit

By |2020-06-23T11:25:59+00:00June 16th, 2020|

Our planet is home to some of the most beautiful and magical locations you could ever hope to clasp eyes on, yet many of us will sadly never get to see them for one reason or another, and that is such a shame. People say that travelling is one of the most rewarding experiences you could ever wish for, which is why we’re being encouraged to pack our cases and jet, or sail, off to parts of the world that we may previously have never considered visiting. When booking your next getaway, instead of going to the all-inclusive holiday resort that you always go [...]

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