An announcement has been made by Kenya’s newly sworn-in President, Uhuru Kenyatta, confirming that all Africans travelling to the republic would be issued with visas on arrival.
President Kenyatta, who will serve his second term in office, makes the announcement as the continent draws closer to 2018; the year in which the pan-African passport had in recent years been reported to be introduced. This would allow travellers from across the continent to move between countries without securing a visa prior to travelling.
The Kenyan government has reportedly issued a travel warning to Kenyans planning to travel to South Africa, urging them to be wary of “a rising wave of crime”.
The east African country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a memo dated 24 April raising concern over an increase in robberies, hijacking, theft, burglaries, kidnappings, rape and muggings against foreigners in South Africa, according to kenyans.co.ke.
Kenya also blamed South African authorities for failing to stop the wave of attacks against foreign nationals, claiming that the assaults continued to occur despite the crimes being reported to police, Business Daily reported. South Africa has… Read More
Photographer Trevor Stuurman is one of the continent’s creatives who have brought the African aesthetic to the fore and with his eclectic yet authentic imagery, he’s continued to push the boundaries and set far-reaching trends.
Born in Kimberley, Stuurman began his career at 19, breaking onto the scene after earning the top accolade of ELLE Style Reporter in 2012. With a keen eye for photography and style (check out Stuurman Style Diary), and equipped with an honours degree in Motion Picture from AFDA, he’s worked as a trend consultant for retail giants Woolworths, Edgars and Markham, as well as for magazines Glamour and… Read More
Originally from Atteridgeville, west of Tshwane, and now based in Johannesburg, actuarial specialist Mmanaka Kelobonye’s wanderlust has taken her to distant lands, with her passport looking like a traveller’s dream destination list. When she isn’t developing products in the life insurance sector or sharing her experiences on her site, mmanaka.com, she’s investing in life experiences in places such as the Bahamas, Spain and Burundi to name a few. Below is what she shared about her love for travel.
When did you discover your wanderlust and where has it taken you?
I’ve been a sucker for adventure since childhood. I can’t say at what point… Read More
From the decadently luxurious to the modest and budget-friendly, Africa offers travel experiences for any kind of traveller. When looking for something on the more economical side, there’s loads to do, see and even taste without compromising a memorable getaway. If you like roughing it, with no more than your backpack, a camera and an unwavering wanderlust, there’s definitely a destination (or 5) on the content for you.
Here are 5 awesome backpacker destinations in Africa:
Cape Town, South Africa
Starting in the Mother City, Cape Town could easily be described as the ideal backpackers playground. The city offers so much to… Read More
Astro-tourism (astronomy-focused holidays) is set to continue to grow as pollutants continue to cloud the sky, making stargazing nearly impossible in some heavily urbanised parts of the world. In 2016, it was reported that 80% of Americans could no longer see the Milky Way, while 60% of Europeans could not see the stars very well at all. Tour operators are therefore offering astro-tourism in the few countries in Africa and across the globe that remain free-enough of light… Read More