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Live Guided: A Hunger for Life

Innocent is an inspiration to the world. You’re about to find out how – like him – you can “live guided” and become whatever it is that you want. « The [...]

What is a group of gorillas called?

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 I recently received an interesting question from one of our readers, and it goes like this: “What is a group of gorillas called?” Great question. While I’ve [...]

My “Ideal Day”. In Africa.

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 Imagine if you could REALLY “live” the life you’ve always dreamed of. Seriously, think about it?! While this may sound like pure “hocus pocus” magic, what if [...]

Art with a magical touch in the heart of the African bush

In today’s interview it’s a real pleasure to introduce you to Raphaelle Gasse, Marketing Manager at Tribal Textiles. Muli bwanji Raphaelle, thanks for your time! 🙂 In a few words [...]

This Super “Hippo” is improving access to water – 90 litres at a time

In today’s interview we have the pleasure to welcome Grant Gibbs, Executive Director of the Hippo Water Roller Project. Mr Gibbs, thanks for your time. First things first. Tell us [...]

Let’s “discover and share great content about Africa”

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 If you’ve browsed our Africa Freak website lately, you may have noticed some substantial changes. We’ve put a lot of effort to redesign the entire structure, and [...]

The man who cycled across Africa – Part Two

Looking for Part 1? — The man who cycled across Africa (continued)… Do you provide bicycles for clients, or do they have to bring their own? Also, how does one [...]

The man who cycled across Africa

Or the art of cycling across Africa (and why you should “just do it”). In today’s interview I am very pleased to introduce you to Henry Gold, founder and director [...]

Some 30 hours in a Tanzanian park encapsulated in a single image

American photographer Stephen Wilkes spent over 27 hours in the Serengeti national park to create the perfect composite image. Patience is a virtue, and the following provides evidence of this. [...]

Spectacular time-lapse reveals Mother City in all its glory

If you believe you know Cape Town, think again! For you’re about to rediscover the Mother City in all its glory! In “I am Cape Town”, Brendon Wainwright uses the [...]

8 African wildlife pics that will knock your socks off

One thing I love about African safaris is that you never know what’s around the corner. All you can do is sit back, relax… and “expect the unexpected”! This is [...]

Africa is a LOT larger than you think (and here’s the proof)

If you believe your geographical knowledge is as good as Ptolemy’s, or that you’re smarter than Galileo, think again! Because what you’re about to find out will most likely knock [...]

100 most influential Twitter users in Africa

The following Twitter list is based on 3 key metrics: Popularity (measured by the number of Retweets and Likes users get), Reach (measured by the size of their audience), and [...]