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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…

The Mentalyst, Africa's visual orator

With 21,000 followers on Instagram, the main tool of influence for African artists, 28-year-old Trevor Maingi—travel photographer and urban explorer extraordinaire—is the face of Kenya’s new creative generation. To understand how influential Trevor Maingi has…

Mozambique, the undiscovered coastline

With a stunning 2000-kilometre shoreline caressed by the Indian Ocean, the undiscovered gem of East Africa is a treasure trove of natural beauty free from mass tourism.   On his journey to India in 1498, the Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama stopped fo…

Île Boulay, a Garden of Eden across the water…

Fancy some peace and quiet? Head to Île Boulay, a slice of paradise 15 minutes from Abidjan city centre by boat The largest of the 13 islands in the Ébrié Lagoon (part of the Yopougon district) measures 11km by 3km, and was reportedly named after a former s…

Rodrigues, an authentic, stress-free island...

Wild, beautiful Rodrigues is a paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, east of Mauritius, with pristine beaches and transparent turquoise waters that thrill nature lovers looking for escape. My Chic Africa went and came back blown away.  Seen from above…