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18 article(s) #Tourism

Staycations, the new way to see Africa

Over the last year, a new trend has taken Africa by storm: the staycation movement. Created by players of the digital tourism scene, staycationing involves choosing local tourism over travelling abroad. In Nigeria, the tendency has put the country’s tourist at…

It’s all aboard the Madaraka Express

Travelling across Africa is about adventure and memory making. And now you can do both on-board an innovative, ultra-comfortable new train known as the Madaraka Express. Hop on with My Chic Africa… Train travel in Africa conjures images of vintage locom…

Diani Beach, Kenya’s ivory paradise

Kenya conjures images of safaris, red soil and arid savannahs, but there’s another side to this East African jewel: its coastline. Especially Diani Beach, where gently rolling waves lap sugar-powder beaches that ooze beauty and romance. If you love the Seyc…

Kilifi, Kenya's coastal treasure

Between Mombasa and the Lamu Archipelago, the resort town of Kilifi is relaxing, authentic and filled with heady magic. My Chic Africa’s team checked it out. In a lush setting in the Goshi River estuary, Kilifi is one of those beach towns you plan to drive th…

When Marrakesh opens its secret doors

Marrakesh is a tourist destination extraordinaire, but unless you have a local to show you around, it can be hard to find its lesser-known treasures. Enter Insiders, whose tours take you off the beaten track in a sidecar. There’s a whiff of exoticism ar…

A wave of well-being in Essaouira

The seaside is no longer the 18th-century port town’s biggest draw. Today, Essaouira is the place to go for wellness treatments. My Chic Africa went to check it out. There’s something in the air in Essaouira. Negative ions, apparently. Those electrically-ch…