Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains (Some rights reserved)

What would locals like others know about Africa? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random order:

Africa’s iconic architecture in 12 buildings – BBC
The things I learned taking public transport the entire length of Africa –
Youth Leadership Platform: Rewriting the African Narrative with Gilmore Tee
#PodcastOfTheWeek Does the African narrative need to be rewritten? @GilmoreTee & @SLR_Goncalves on @YLPCliffCentral
Africa Tourism Report 2013

May 25 Africa Day celebrates the birth of the Organisation of African Unity, May 25, 1963


Recommended Listening

Nile Project
In Africa we have this problem. We don’t listen to each other

‘Oh alleh adigi digi digi! Oh alleh alo eih alo ah!’ We’re just getting started! #NileChoir

Africa’s Civilizations (2017)

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces viewers to the African continent through a series of expansive views and myth-busting revelations. His six-hour exploration of the African past begins at the origins of human existence. Through anthropological and scientific discoveries viewers learn that Africa is the genetic home of all currently living humanity. Only between 80,000 and 50,000 years ago did some of humanity’s common ancestors leave the continent to spread across the rest of the world. These great African migrations culminated in the diverse global peoples and societies that viewers know today. Beginning with this great revelation, Gates then traces the roots of agriculture, writing, artistic expression, and iron working to their birthplaces on the continent.


Vends Africa Travel and Tourism Social Media Index – June 2016. from Vends Media

Other forums
Debating Africa’s 5% of global tourism & conservation vs. development issue. What really holds back tourism in Africa?

Mara Triangle
South African Tourism

South Africa Logue
Sustainable Options
White African
Africa’s potential
http://greatguidesorg.blogspot.comRoddy Bray’s Great Guides

Elsewhere on the Web
Africa Cape to Cape
White African@whiteafrican

African Heritage Challenge
Hashtag: #AfricanHC


Open Society

Hiding the Real Africa – CJR


TEDxStellenbosch – Mark Swilling – The Power of Quiet Encroachment
More Videos
Andrew Mwenda: Let’s take a new look at African aid

North Africa
East Africa
West Africa
Central Africa
Southern Africa
Indian Ocean Islands



Sub-Saharan Africa – Wikipedia
Ecotourism as development option for Africa?

Pannar is the largest seed company in Africa and a significant competitor in the international seed industry, with highly successful operations in North and South America and Europe, as well as marketing activities which span the globe.

Scientists find previously unknown species of plants and animals all the time, usually consisting of tiny populations in remote locations. But the latest addition to the great catalog of life is a species whose members number in the millions and cover a huge swath of Ethiopia. It’s a tree that botanists have never had a name for until now: Acacia fumosa. Unlike other acacias, it produces pink blooms in the dry season instead of yellow or pink flowers in the wet season.

Transitions Abroad 2008
Sensible Rules for Safe Travel in South Africa by Pearl Harris

I emigrated from South Africa to Europe in 2002 and re-visited only recently. South Africa is truly a beautiful country, with friendly, hospitable people, incredible scenery and incomparable wildlife. I believe that these qualities are certainly more worthy of publicity than the crime and other negative aspects. Indeed, I can think of no other place on earth so rich in a diversity of scenic beauty, wildlife, sights, sounds, music and varied cultures as South Africa. … Read More

Independent West Africa Planner by Terry Redding
Travelers mulling a first visit to Africa—but with limited time and budget—should consider West Africa. There are no big game parks, but most of the countries are smaller and you can cross a few borders in a short trip. Even if you are limited to one country, you will have the opportunity to experience several ethnic groups, as their distribution bears no resemblance to the colonially imposed national borders… Read More

Africa: Is One of the Last Frontiers of Global Tourism as Volatile as Ever? by Volker Poelzl

Africa is one of the last frontiers of global tourism. While travelers can follow a well-developed tourist trail on most other continents, travel in Africa remains an adventure. The continent has a rich cultural heritage and fascinating ecosystem, but the tourism infrastructure is poorly developed, and travelers in many parts of Africa need a strong sense of adventure and courage…Despite the many problems facing this vast continent, some countries are moving toward greater prosperity and stability, and tourism plays an important role in this development… Read More

Egyptian Museum (Cairo)

Afropop Worldwide

If you think you are to small to make a difference, you have never spent a night with a mosquito

Ecotourism – Afrol News
Ecotourism – All Africa
Otherways: Peace Corps Adventures of Sean O’Keefe in Benin
Internet Africa
Nile Basin Society

Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA)
Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) is a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body responsible for the development and growth of tourism in the region. The organization’s mandate is to position, market and promote the region as a multi-facet but single tourism destination. The membership of RETOSA brings together 15 countries of the Southern African region – Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, promoting tourism growth and development of the unique natural wonders and splendors of the region – the infinite contrasts of scenery, climate, color, traditions and culture; the spirit of Africa.

Africa’s geographic southern tip is located at Cape Agulhas

Horn of Africa
Shona people
List of the largest metropolitan areas in Africa



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