Africa

No plans to issue visas on arrival, says Nigerian government

Following recent reports that the Nigerian government had confirmed plans to offer visas to African travellers upon arrival in the west African country, the Nigerian minister of information and communications, Lai Mohammed, has said such plans were untrue, according to The Washington Post.

News of Nigeria’s apparent intention to issue visas on arrival first broke following a tweet by the African Union’s (AU) political affairs office on Friday.

READ MORE: Introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018 to increase travel

However, ABC News has reported that according to Ebba Kalondo, spokesperson for the AU chairperson, the AU is yet to receive details from Nigeria, with the news having been “announced verbally with…
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No plans to issue visas on arrival, says Nigerian government

5 reasons to visit Rwanda

At this year’s annual World Travel Awards, Rwanda was named Africa’s Leading Destination. The gala ceremony was held in the East African’s capital, Kigali, with “the land of a thousand hills” beating out favourites like Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa.

And it’s no surprise that this first-time contender took the coveted title – here are five reasons to see it for yourself:

See gorillas in their natural habitat

The gorillas of Rwanda will leave you in awe. Gorilla tracking while hiking with expert guides gives wildlife lovers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the 880 gorillas left in the world in…
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5 reasons to visit Rwanda

Johannesburg ranked most visited city in Africa

South Africa’s most-populated city, Johannesburg, has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa in 2016 followed by Cape Town, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index released on Tuesday.

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index showed that Johannesburg welcomed 4,57 million international overnight visitors in 2016, a 24% increase on the previous year’s 3,69 million visitors.

Cape Town rose from third place in 2015 to become the second most popular African destination city in 2016 with 1,52 million visitors.

Nigeria’s Lagos 1,04 million visitors, Morocco’s Casablanca (961 694) and Egypt’s Cairo (820 959)…
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Johannesburg ranked most visited city in Africa

5 Instagram-perfect destinations in Africa

Sharing our travel moments or searching for inspiration on the right holiday destination through social media has become an intricate part of our travel experiences. Topdeck Travel, provider of group travel packages for 18-30-year-olds, surveyed 31 000 people, with 18% of respondents saying social media superseded the influence of travel agents when it came to their travel plans.

A list of 26 of Africa’s most amazing places to visit, compiled by CNN, showcases some of the continent’s most unique and Instagram-perfect destinations. Here are the top five:

5. Mountain gorillas, Rwanda

From glorious…
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5 Instagram-perfect destinations in Africa

African foodie Instagrammers to follow

One of Africa’s treasures is its diversity of people, cultures and traditions. This is clearly reflected in our diverse cuisine. From the Cape Malay flavours of Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap, to the fresh and citrusy flavours of coastal Kenya, Africa is a melting pot of some of the world’s best dishes.

In celebration of Heritage Month, follow these foodies who proudly share the unique flavours of their regions with the world on Instagram:

Aftrad Village Kitchen

Joana Yeboah-Acheampong of Aftrad Village Kitchen shared traditional Ghanaian recipes and the process involved in making them through her live streams.

African foodie Instagrammers to follow

Exploring the many faces of Lagos

Yes, we are coastal and really should be investing more in water transportation instead of choking our roads with more cars than they can carry, giving juice to our infamy as a traffic-jam capital. Yes, there are 17 million of us and sometimes this means there aren’t enough houses to go around (or not enough competent officials in the Works and Housing Ministry, or maybe explain the problem is never this simple).

But these aren’t the only songs on the album of our lives. There are many more stories about us in this megalopolis that admittedly should no longer be…
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Exploring the many faces of Lagos