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Wildlife and stunning views, the secret of Arly

In August 2018, Burkina Faso’s Arly National Park joined UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Programme, becoming part of the Worldwide Network of Biosphere Reserves. It’s a little-known realm of wetlands, forest and savannah, populated by big cats, elephants and birds—…

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…

On the Right Track in Southern Africa

Want to see the Savannah, the Garden Route, Namibian sand dunes, South Africa’s best golf courses, and multi-coloured canyons? Jump aboard the Shongololo Express!     Picture this: A green and white train snaking its way through the Savannah. You,…

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…

The Phare des Mamelles lighthouse, let it shine…

In 2016, Hicham and Diana transformed the landmark Phare des Mamelles into one of the coolest nightspots in Dakar... Built in 1864, the all-white lighthouse is a familiar sight to residents. Surrounded by lush, unkempt vegetation on the highest of the Mamel…

Dakar, a surfers’ paradise

Forget Hawaï, California, Western France and even Australia. Today’s best surf spots are in Senegal! Jérémy Billot holds his surfboard under his arm, watching the waves form in the distance as the ocean wind blows across his face, muffling the sound of the …