"My private Africa" Top 5 Page for this destination Africa by SirRichard

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My experiences in Africa

Africa is a huge continent, full of wonders, colors, life, marvellous as life, but also terrible as life. Africa can be very extreme, you can find there incredible sunsets and unbelievable massacres, humid jungles and arid deserts, forgotten cultures or empires and highly undeveloped countries...

Maybe that's why this vaste continent is so touristically undeveloped. Apart from some spots along the coasts (Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa), the majority of the place is generally unknown to tourists.

Differences

Many people use to talk about Africa as one place: "Have you been in Africa?" "I don't like African food"... as if Africa was all the same, as if the culture, landscapes, gastronomy... was homogenous all across Africa...

Nothing further from reality!

The people

Africa is not a continent of cultural highlights, big monuments, architecture, temples... as you can see in other continents as Asia, Europe, America...

The highlights of Africa are normally its people and its landscapes. Both still (or almost) unspoiled, wide open, friendly and unforgettable.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Unspoiled
  • Cons:Uncomfortable
  • In a nutshell:You always return!
  • Last visit to Africa: Aug 2000
  • Intro Written May 24, 2004
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  • Apr 8, 2009 at 7:44 AM

    Hiii i loved your review.. do you remember the name of the camping folks in ngorongoro . Also where in Arusha can we look for them? PLeeease and help willbe appreciated

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    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:41 AM

    Very good transportation tips Joaquin, thanks.

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    Feb 3, 2007 at 12:52 PM

    I feel as though I have just had a trip through Africa. Wonderful pictures and tips. Thank you, Diane

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    Mar 8, 2006 at 9:57 AM

    Is Cafe de France still there?? Great!

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    Dec 27, 2005 at 7:43 AM

    Enjoy the last moments of 2005 and already the best for 2006. Happy travels!!! Great Page BTW.

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    Aug 26, 2005 at 5:31 PM

    An extraordinary page - very well written, I am impressed.

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    Mar 9, 2005 at 11:12 PM

    I found this particular place to eat to be one of the most fascinating & interesting parts of my Marrakesh trip. It was very exciting, frenetic, and I thought the food was great. I would recommend Marrakesh! And also the youth hostel was VERY inexpensive.

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    Feb 3, 2005 at 7:41 PM

    Africa in 49 tips was a challenge! You did it and made an interesting overview of the whole continent! However, Tunisia has Roman ruins that surpass by far Carthage! You should pay another visit to this superb country!

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    Jun 22, 2004 at 4:47 AM

    clap clap clap ... aplausos, las palabras sobran Joaquin LOL

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    Jun 22, 2004 at 2:41 AM

    Gracias Joaquin. Hacia falta una pagina asi de Africa. El continente olvidado...al que uno siempre vuelve. Mi favorito.

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