Africa Travel Guide

  • Marrakesh
    by tim_japan
  • Djemaa El Fna by night
    Djemaa El Fna by night
    by EviP
  • Nelson Mandela Square
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  • Djamaa El Fna - Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Sooner or later it seems, all paths in Marrakech lead to the Djemaa el Fna. The name (sometimes spelled “Djamaa el Fna” or “Jamaa el Fna”) means “Assembly of the Dead” in Arabic but a visit here suggests life in all its vibrancy. To call this the city’s main square doesn’t begin to do justice to it. This is a meeting place, a shopping centre, a...

  • Riad Aguerzame

    Marrakesh Hotels

    Situé dans la médina de Marrakech, près du palais Moulay Idriss, le Riad Aguerzame, entièrement...

  • Local Cuisine

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Restaurants

    We had lunch one day in this pleasant spacious café just off the Djemaa el Fna. All the tables outside were taken but we got one just inside the door with a view of the street outside and of the airy double-height dining room within. There is also a roof terrace if you’re feeling more mobile than I was, though I imagine the views are slightly less...


Cape Town

See all 2793 Cape Town Tips
  • Table Mountain

    5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Hi, Any one who visits South Africa should not miss going to Cape town. In fact I wanted to visit Johannesburg & return home. One member in VT strongly adviced me to visit Cape Town and I thank that Lady from the bottom Of my heart for her recommondations. One should never miss to go up the Table mountain...

  • Cape Grace Hotel

    Cape Town Hotels

    Stayed recently for three nights. It is absolutely wonderful. Rooms are very elegant with incredible...

  • Mama Afrika

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Restaurants

    Good place to go to experience African food, you can get local cape malay food such as bobotie or try food from surrounding african countries such as mozambique chicken livers or morrocan lamb. You can sample wild game as well kudu, springbok or crocodile. They also have live african music and the occassional band



See all 1115 Johannesburg Tips
  • Lion Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    I first visited the Lion Park in 2010. I note that there has been one change since then and no doubt prompted by the fatal attack on an American tourist who had her car window open. They now put tapes across all car windows to help prevent people winding them down. As a keen photographer my choice of the 90 minute photographic tour in a customised...

  • Michelangelo Hotel

    Johannesburg Hotels

    The best and most expensive hotel of the area. Directly in the Sandton shopping Mall. The smallest...

  • Ethnic / Cultural Diversity

    Johannesburg Local Customs

    The selection and performance of national anthems must be one of the most emotive of cultural issues. To my mind, national anthems are meant to be rousing and inspirational pieces of music that reflect a nation's sense of self image: however, it's all too easy for them to descend into the realms of worthy-but-dreary dirges burdened with...


Sharm El Sheikh

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  • Naama Bay

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Na'ama bay is the centre of all action in Sharm-el-Sheikh. Everything lives to tourism and from tourism. The beach is segmented in several private concessions, with a band of less than 20 meters considered public beach, which means that you don't pay the access to a restaurant or hotel, but... to... them! During the day it's a sleepy town,...

  • Baron Resort

    Sharm El Sheikh Hotels

    One of my best vocation me & my friend we enjoyed so much the hotel was very cool its on the beach...

  • KFC - Pizza Hut - McDonalds

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Restaurants

    For those who dnt have adventurous Stomachs and have a feel of Home sickness, the famous brands of Fast Foods are not far behind...You can get your choice from KFC , Pizza Hut to TGI Friday... so even the prices are really try to have one of your quick rush meals at these place. hmm.....anything goes..probably the good old Chicken Bucket.



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  • fort of Qaitbey

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Things to Do

    The citadel also known as fort Qaitbey is an impressive building, but what made it somehow magic for me was the fact that here the ancent lighthouse of Alexandria was located. The forth was built in the 15th century and now also hosts a naval museum. The visit is interesting, showing all the way of defense used by the solders to protect from...

  • Renaissance Alexandria Egypt

    Alexandria Hotels

    We stayed at Renaissance Mariott in Alexandria originally for 3 days which we shortened to 2, in mid...

  • Seafood restaurants

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Restaurants

    It was over day business trip to Alexandria, and being in Alexandria the biggest sea side city in Egypt ( in the Mediterranean )for work means two main things to be done 1- To walk in the Corniche ( a waterfront promenade ) corniche in Alexandria, The major waterfront corridor in Egypt 2- Is to eat Sea food and because I am from one of the sea...



See all 697 Hurghada Tips
  • Snorkeling

    Hurghada Things to Do

    Hi, I visited Makadi Bay (south of Hurghada with my wife in September 2010 mainly for snorkeling. The experience was really nice. Here is a link to a portfolio of pictures and videos of the below recommended sites: *Oct-03-2010 still adding material to the portfolio during coming weeks I personally recommend...

  • Iberotel Makadi Beach Hurghada

    Hurghada Hotels

    Quite nice hotel, staff friendly but waiting all the time for extra money, food average (my hubs was...

  • El Mina

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hurghada Restaurants

    Large spacious restaurant with a nautical theme and friendly staff. El Mina offers fresh seafood to you liking and I mean LITERALLY. The fish is swimming while you are ordering it! El Mina specializes in fried fish and seafood for take out too. There are also side dishes of rice, salad, bread, tahina, and babaghanouj. Fillet of Morgana Fish...



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  • Hassan II Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Casablanca Things to Do

    Since I was not allowed to go inside, I spent about half an hour outside of the mosques taking pictures. Its location is pretty, by the Atlantic Ocean. I read that about 25.000 people can be accommodated inside the mosque plus 80.000 in the courtyard.

  • Hyatt Regency

    Casablanca Hotels

    I worked very hard during the day in a office witout air conditioned. You can understand how I was...

  • Trains

    Casablanca Transportation

    The main long distance train station in Casablanca is a very simple station and small station.... on one side they have a ticket office and on the other side a small store that sells newspapers, snacks, and soda's and juices ..... we had no problem getting our tickets to Marrakech the night before ... and of course like in every train station...



See all 1626 Luxor Tips
  • Valley of the Kings

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    This is the pharaoh's were buried in hopes they would return to their Gods in the afterlife. King Tutankhamen tomb was found here in the 1920's almost untouched. We had gone early in the morning because otherwise going in the afternoon is very hot, the shade is only bearable! Our ticket included entrance into the Valley of the Kings and...

  • Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

    Luxor Hotels

    We had a fabulous time! We were pampered from top to bottom. I am feeling very relaxed. Excellent...

  • SunRise Bar & Restaurant

    5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Restaurants

    This was our fourth visit to the Sunrise Holidays Resort. Everything was fabulous, as always. Very welcoming. The rooms are spacious and are cleaned daily, fresh towels, linen etc. Excellent choice of food in the restaurants, don't expect to go home the same weight! All staff are friendly and helpful. Special mention to beach barman, Omar, a pure...


Kruger National Park

Addis Ababa

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  • Mercato

    Addis Ababa Things to Do

    The Mercato (from the Italian for "market"), is huge covering several square kilometers (and square miles) of space near downtown Addis Ababa. It is crowded and total mayhem and not nearly as picturesque as the Souks in North Africa. It is the largest outdoor market in Africa. There is a bit of organization here as vendors of similar goods tend to...

  • Sheraton Addis

    Addis Ababa Hotels

    Amazing first class hotel. Really nice. Great sevice.

  • Sudanese Restaurant

    Addis Ababa Restaurants

    This place serves very large main courses are very large and i am usualy not that hungry and wouldn´t mind to loose a bit of waight, so i only ordered sandwiches or Ful. The wifi was most of the time working but not very fast, but thats the usual in Addis Abeba, Located in Cape Verde Street Best for me was the Kofta Sandwich.



See all 494 Tangier Tips
  • Medina

    Tangier Things to Do

    The place is interesting and you can see something new indeed. However there are some things I am not ok with. As soon as you approach Medina you immidiately become the center of attention. The locals try all possible ways to take money out of you. Some people will walk with you and in the end require money for showing you the way (even though you...

  • El Minzah Hotel Tangier

    Tangier Hotels

    We enjoyed our overnight stay in this old hotel which was being refurbished. Our room was...

  • Restaurant Ahlen

    Tangier Restaurants

    The Restaurant Ahlen is a small reasonable but good restaurant with the usual Maroccan dishes, I had a nice Brochette (chicken kebab). It is located in the Medina in Rue Mokhtar Ahardane / Rue des Posted (Open Map / Google Map), go best first to Cafe Central at Place Grand Socco (don't remember the new name of the place), from there 100 meter past...


Zanzibar Island

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  • Voortrekker Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Voortrekker Monument was build to commemorate the Voortrekker Pioneers and their Journey from the Cape colony into the Interior of the Country which is now called South Africa between 1835 and 1854. The Monument highlight mostly the events leading to the Battle of Blood river were scores of Zulu warriors were killed. There is a small museum inside...

  • Sheraton Pretoria Hotel

    Pretoria Hotels

    Stayed twice, two weeks apart for 2 nights and one night respectively. Rooms are very nice, roomy...

  • Old Raadsaal

    Pretoria Things to Do

    The Raadsaal was the last parliament of the old Boer Republic oversaw by its last president Paul Kruger. It's a Renaissance Revival style building and sits on a corner of Church Square. The place is open to visitors



See all 360 Khartoum Tips
  • African style

    Khartoum Restaurants

    The restaurant is upstairs from the hotel reception. It is quiet , or at least when we were there. The decor was of an African design with bamboo, pictures of round huts, people preparing food etc. As soon as we sat down, the waitress brought naan bread and two dips, We had to wait quite a while for the food to be ready.We started with chicken...

  • Al Salam Rotana Hotel

    Khartoum Hotels

    Africa Road, P.O. Box 12290, Khartoum, Sudan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mosquitos

    Khartoum Warnings and Dangers

    Especially after the rainy season , mosquitos come out in swarms. The government announces there is no risk of malaria after the houses have been sprayed and small planes spray overhead. Frequently this is enough, but still WHO pronounces Sudan as a Mosquito / malaria area,So to protect yourself, get a prescription against malaria.Pharmacies also...


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