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  • I Conquered Mount Kilimanjaro And Stood On The Roof Of Africa

    conquered Mount Kilimanjaro By hbarkan, 4:23 am AFKI Original

    I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012 with my mother and sister. I thought I was ready for the physical challenge. It took us six days to summit, starting in extreme heat. We drank six liters of a water a day to stay hydrated. On the last stretch before the summit, our water froze. We had hot chocolate, but I was unable to take off my gloves to drink it. All the food we had was frozen. The guides tell you repeatedly “pole, pole,” which means “slowly slowly” in Swahili. Once I got to the top I could no longer stand. My legs crumbled and I fell down.

  • 12 Ways The Wildebeest Migration Impacts Business In Kenya And Tanzania

    great Wildebeest migration By Keren Mikva, 2:53 pm AFKI Original

    Many western governments advised against non-essential travel to most parts of Kenya due to terror threats, but during the wildebeest migration, travelers ignore the advisories. “We will remain fully booked until early November,” said a Kenyan hotelier who manages the Keekorok Lodge in Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, and the role it plays in business.

  • Xenophobia: Will Travel Advisories Stop The Violence In South Africa?

    By Staff, 6:03 am

    The number of countries issuing travel advisories against South Africa are growing: China is latest country to issue a warning for the country after xenophobic violence started more than two weeks ago. Australia and the UK have also issued warnings to their citizens. On April 20, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government posted an alert on its website

  • SA Tourism Using Virtual Reality Tech To Lure Tourists

    By Dana Sanchez, 4:32 pm

    South African Tourism has partnered with a virtual reality tech company to lure tourists and reach a young, tech-savvy market. Patrons at London bars in April can get a taste of an action-packed holiday with cage-diving and abseiling down Cape Town’s Table Mountain in a five-minute virtual reality experience.

  • Is Democracy A Luxury Africa Can Afford ?

    By Staff, 6:21 pm

    In Gambia, people better watch what they say if they don’t want the country’s military dictator to shut their mouths for them, says British writer Dotun Adebayo. People are poor in Gambia but the country is West Africa’s most successful tourist destination, and with 10 or 20 more years of authoritarianism Gambia might be the African Singapore.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa World’s Fastest Growing Area For Wellness Tourism

    By Dana Sanchez, 4:03 pm

    Economic growth has helped make Sub-Saharan Africa the world’s fastest-growing market for wellness tourism, and North Africa the second fastest, according to a Stanford Institute report. In Africa and the Middle East, spas are increasingly enhancing wellness treatments with Islamic cures that go beyond hammams. They’re rediscovering the benefits of dust-baths, mud-baths, and the factors, ingredients and experiences tied to local wellness culture, according to TourismReview.

  • ‘Man vs Wild’ Star Bear Grylls Brings Survival Academy To South Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:10 pm

    The star of TV show “Man vs. Wild,” Bear Grylls is bringing his Survival Academy to South Africa. The academy was first launched in Africa in 2014 at Victoria Falls. The South African version will offer a survival adventure course in 2015 teaching skills such as astro-navigation, trap-and-snare skills, an intro to “exotic” snacks, abseiling and a helicopter landing.

  • How Swaziland Is Advancing Global Tourism Offerings

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:16 pm

    “As we speak, we are preparing for a huge festival that has made its mark in the world, which is called [the] MTN Bushfire Festival. It’s coming on the 31st of May and we expect that hoards and hoards of people will be coming down to our country,” Bongani E. Dlamini, Swaziland Tourism Board marketing manager said in a recent Varro Productions video.

  • 10 Things First-Time Visitors To Johannesburg Should Know

    Urban Renewal By Karen Elowitt, 5:07 pm

    You can read all the guidebooks you want, but they don’t always tell you the full story about your destination. So in the interest of demystifying Johannesburg and making sure there are no surprises when you arrive, here are 10 things first-time visitors should know

  • Zimbabwe To Attract More Chinese Tourists, Adjust Visa Requirements

    By Makula Dunbar, 2:37 pm

    With roughly 5,000 yearly visitors coming from China, Zimbabwe is preparing to take new measures that will hopefully bump Chinese tourist numbers up to that of neighboring countries who garner 16-20X more tourists. According to CCTV Africa, new laws would allow for Chinese visitors to pick up visas in Zimbabwe, instead of going through the hassle along with setting up travel.

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