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13 article(s) #Travel & Experience

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…

Cape Town, the capital of design

Since winning the title of World Design Capital in 2014, Cape Town has put art at the heart of its urban development, adding must-see design and décor spots to its already intriguing cityscape. For many people, Cape Town is all about rolling vineyards, white…

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…