Field Notes

How to Organize a Safari Honeymoon Itinerary in Africa

We've sourced information from various travelers who recently went on honeymoon trips to Africa, and have come up with the best itinerary to ensure you'll have an enjoyable, worry-free vacation. Africa can be a crazy place and it's recommended that you use a reputable travel guide...

9 Not-So-Obvious African Cities to Visit

Back in July, we recommended you check out some of Europe's less obvious cities; now, here are nine underrated African cities you might like to consider. While these are perhaps not all recommended for first time travelers to the continent (see here for the best...

A Quick Look at Johannesburg’s Street Art

Pathological picture taker, aficionado of the senses, street art, and Johannesburg, and passionately South African, Derek Smith, aka Mr. Baggins, is a talented photographer whose main focus has become capturing street art and the culture that surrounds it. Born in Pretoria, the capital of South...

Why Mali’s Music Is Better Than You Thought

Binta Diakite finds it hard to introduce herself because she identifies herself with different ‘nominations.’ She’s an African girl (originally from Bamako, Mali), a Muslim, and part of the Sulani Nation which does not recognize a particular territory. Traveling is her great passion, and although...

Something for Everyone: 7 Great African Trips

The continent of Africa has a little something for everyone, whatever your traveling tastes may be. Here, we've chosen seven great destinations that would be perfect for specific types of travelers. Best for First-Time Travelers to Africa: Morocco Morocco's close proximity to Europe (it's only 13km/8 miles...

Clothing of Africa

The clothing of Africa is as interesting, colorful, and exuberant as the people who wear it. We gave you a taste of the very of-the-moment fashion scene in Senegal here, and now we'll give show you some of the more traditional types of clothes worn...

How to Party at an Ethiopian Wedding: The Unspoken Rules

If you stay in Ethiopia for long enough, it’s just a matter of time before someone invites you to a wedding. My first invitation came out of the blue—out of a blue cab to be precise. I had never met Marcos before but five minutes...

Imagine Ethiopia: Your Ticket To Self-Discovery

Imagine dancing to the beat of drums played by proud elders around a bonfire under the stars. Imagine climbing a cliff face to reach a semi-monolithic sixth-century church in the middle of the Gheralta mountain range. Imagine learning the art of injera baking with a...