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True travel stories set in countries throughout Africa. From Ghana to Guinea, Nairobi to Nigeria, hear stories from locals and travelers alike about Africa today.

Africa
September 5, 2021

Kigali Night

At a Gusaba, a traditional Rwandan pre-wedding ceremony, families once separated by politics and geography gather to debate, gossip, barter, and exchange stories about their lives. A man whom I…
Africa
June 16, 2021

The Hyena Whisperer

At popular local show in a small Ethiopian village, a traveler unexpectedly finds herself performing the main act. “We are here.”  An older Ethiopian man tapped me on the shoulder,…
Africa
March 30, 2021

Sleepless in Madagascar

An idyllic beach in Madagascar seemed suspiciously quiet to our writer... and then the locusts arrived! The cloud in the distance was the oddest one I’d ever seen. I furrowed…
Africa
December 15, 2020

African Insomnia

A traveler wanders the darkened streets of Morocco, observing the lives of those who thrive when the sun goes down. I’m tired, and I hate the daylight. This strange sun…
Africa
November 8, 2020

To Reach The Summit

During a trying hike in Mozambique, a traveler pushes through exhaustion and hunger in order to experience the joy of the summit. The heat weighed down our clothes. It filled…
Africa
September 17, 2020

Taking the High Road

In the dark of night, a traveler climbs into a taxi on an infamous highway in Senegal, and experiences a ride he won't soon forget. "Bonsoir," said a man's voice…