Archive | African Heritage Travel

Royal Geographical Society’s Hidden Journeys London to Dar es Salaam Flight

Fly the length of Africa with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Hidden Journeys  The Hidden Journeys Project aims to enliven the flying experience and transform it into a fascinating exploration of the people, places and environments thousands of metres below by providing inspiring information to air travellers about the parts of the world they […]

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Champion of The Kilimanjaro Forests: Sebastian Chuwa

Tanzania is at the vortex of the African tourist industry, positioned equidistant from everywhere, and packed with just about everything that anyone needs to see of Africa in a compact fortnight’s worth of travel. The integrity and standards of preservation of Tanzania’s national parks are almost unique in Africa, and with iconic names like Serengeti […]

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Rourkes Drift and Isandlwana: Key sites of the Anglo Zulu War of 1879

Deep in the signature countryside of Zululand – undulating grassland punctuated by rubble crowned kopjies and shallow river valleys – lie two key sites in the mythology of the black/white struggle for Southern Africa. The Anglo/Zulu War in many respects was the beginning of the end of black independent monarchy in Southern Africa. It came […]

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Food & Wine in the Mother City of Cape Town

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in Africa

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in AfricaFine food and wine has been a tradition at the Cape since founding of the first European settlement In fact it was when the first administrator, Jan van Riebeeck, produced the very first recorded Cape wine, noted down as the […]

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A quick look at South African music

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in Africa

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in AfricaThe taxonomy of the local South African music industry is divided most cleanly along the line of race South Africa’s social mindset is informed by race. While this is in fact true for all the countries of Africa that experienced […]

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The South African Festival and Music Scene

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in Africa

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in AfricaSplashy Fen Legend has it that two friends, Peter Ferraz and Bart Fokkens, were sitting around over a beer one evening in 1990, discussing the decline of the great music festivals of yore. Concluding that the moment had come to […]

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Experience Africa History Through Travel

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in Africa

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in AfricaThe brave new frontier of venture travel in the rapidly expanding heritage/history market. This is perfectly configured for the Baby Boomer age group who have the money, a wider world view than their parents and a cerebral view of travel. […]

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South African Cultural Monuments: The Aparheid Museum and the Voortrekker Memorial

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in Africa

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in AfricaIn South Africa the Politics of Revolution and Cultural Tourism Collide. Every lodge and hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria offers come variant of the Soweto Tour, and of course it is impossible to complete a visit to the Mother City […]

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Robben Island: A Legacy of the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in Africa

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in AfricaPrison Islands occupy a particularly sordid place in the macabre history of crime and punishment. Thanks to the searing autobiography of French detainee Henri Charriere, entited Papillon, or the Butterfly, Devil’s Island has become one of these. The entire Australian […]

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A Brief Look at the History and Culture of Tanzania

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in Africa

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Heritage & Cultural Travel in AfricaAmong African nations Tanzania has an extremely strong history and cultural heritage. It is here that evidence of the earliest human development has been found, where one of the greatest campaigns of World War I was fought, where one of […]

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