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5 African Travel Blogs to Feed Your Travel Goals

Mar 05, 2022 10:00AM ● By Anand Subramanian

Photo by Pepe Caspers from Pexels

For many travelers, the opportunity to travel widely over the vast African continent is one of the greatest joys. Africa is a continent full of beautiful people,  magnificent scenery, and one-of-a-kind wildlife. However, despite its many attractions, information is scarce regarding tourism on the continent. For some travelers, though, Africa is a fantasy location full of character, animals, adventure, vistas, and charm. These travelers all share their love of travel via film, photography, helpful guides, and personal experiences in an attempt to shed some light on Africa and show other visitors the beauty that awaits them. Let's take a look at the top 5 African travel blogs to inspire your next trip.

Backpacking Africa for Beginners

Blogger Valerie discovered so many new travel ideas and must-see attractions on her solo backpacking trip from Cape Town to Cairo, which she completed entirely on public transit, that she felt obliged to share her experiences with the rest of the world via her blog. Backpacking Africa for Beginners contains essential information on safe travel, hidden gems, and appropriate equipment, and it is intended to offer even the most novice traveler the skills necessary to plan the perfect trip on their own. She now resides in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and has devoted her blog to spreading the word about Africa's natural beauty as well as safety while traveling.

Figure 1 - A snippet from Backpacking Africa for Beginners. Source - Official Website

Maroc Mama

In addition to being a passionate traveler and foodie, travel blogger Amanda is located in Marrakech and travels widely around Morocco photographing the country's unique culinary culture as well as the country's many ethnicities. Her favorite area of the nation is the vast and awe-inspiring coastline, and she suggests taking the time to stop and drink the mint tea while immersing yourself in the Moroccan way of life.

Her blog is a treasure trove of travel advice for the area, as well as a lovely showcase of photographs of her adventures. It also includes useful information about Moroccan festivals and holidays, as well as suggestions for tours, excursions, and shopping, which is ideal for anybody planning their first Moroccan vacation.

Figure 2 - Blog Snippet from Maroc Mama. Source - Official Website 

The Incidental Tourist 

Author of the blog The Incidental Tourist, Dawn, who lives in Cape Town, is an ardent traveler and photographer who has a special affection for Africa and its people. Going gorilla trekking in Uganda, saving turtles in Kenya, and even tree planting in Zambia have all been highlights of her travels. In her prior life, she was involved in the travel and hospitality industries, and after selling her own travel tour company, she has spent the last few years working as a professional tourist, promoting conscious and mindful travel throughout Africa, while emphasizing responsible travel and showing respect for the cultures with which you come into contact.

Figure 3 - Snippet from The Incidental Tourist. Source - Official Website

Zuru Kenya

Olive has expanded her Zuru Kenya blog into a high-quality travel and leisure website filled with information, anecdotes, and gorgeous pictures of East Africa, to enhance the profile of Kenya and display its people, variety, cuisine, culture, animals, and landscapes. The blog has grown in popularity, and it was nominated for a BAKE Kenyan Blog Award in 2015. In addition to highlighting Kenya's incredible wildlife and safaris, it also promotes culture and customs, cuisine and festivals, people, and history. It also highlights the many regional attractions, assisting travelers in planning well-rounded and diversified excursions to the nation.

Figure 4 - Snippets from Zuru Kenya. Source - Official Website

Bright Continent

Anton Crone is a photographer, writer, editor, and eco-blogger who writes the blog Bright Continent on Africa's rich cultural history. Crone often ventures off the main path to showcase sections of the continent we seldom get to see, from his home Cape Town, to digging into secular music in Mali, to touring Tanzania's Rubondo Island National Park. His writings are accompanied by stunning photographs from far-flung locations. Crone's tales and reports go much beyond travel writing; they are incisive, frequently tragic, vast, and brilliant. His blog shines a new light on the continent, its people, and cultures, creating a new narrative that is much needed in the tourist industry. Wending far off the usual path, then returning, always with a modified viewpoint that makes reading his blog a voyage in and of itself.

 Figure 5 - Snippet from Bright Continent. Source - Official Website.

 Anand Subramanian is a freelance photographer and content writer based out of Tamil Nadu, India. Having a background in Engineering always made him curious about life on the other side of the spectrum. He leapt forward towards the Photography life and never looked back. Specializing in Documentary and  Portrait photography gave him an up-close and personal view into the complexities of human beings and those experiences helped him branch out from visual to words. Today he is mentoring passionate photographers and writing about the different dimensions of the art world.

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