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Tanzania Car Rental: Why You Need a Driver

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Tanzania Safari Car

Hiring a car in Tanzania with a driver for your 2021-2022 guided safaris or self-drive tour is amazingly the best way to discover what this magical East African state holds for the world. Driving yourself on Tanzania tour can be fun but comes with some challenges. Yes, self-drive safari tours have gained popularity in Tanzania and East Africa at large.

Driving yourself in a new destination like Tanzania comes with uncertainties and the best alternative is renting a car with a driver. Hire a car in Tanzania with us and be guaranteed of the best Tanzania safari 2021-2022. Here are some of the amazing reasons why you should rent a car in Tanzania with a driver in 2021-2022.

Wide knowledge about Tanzania

While internet plays a significant role especially if you want to search for direction to your destinations, on the other hand, things won’t be the same when you get into an area with no internet access. At that point, you will be left alone and probably your instincts can come to play. Not to have a stressful road trip, getting lost because you don’t known the direction to your destination, the best option is for you to hire a car in Tanzania with a driver.

The advantage of renting a car in Tanzania with a driver is that driver guides have wide knowledge and experience about the different travel destinations and your exploration becomes easier. Safari/driver guides in Tanzania are knowledgeable about places to eat from, where you can purchase items and the best accommodation facilities. This saves you a lot of time which you could have wasted finding out such important areas.

Renting a car in Tanzania with a driver guide also guarantees you a safe road trip, amazing tip and you have a chance to explore hidden places which you may not find out in your travel map or google maps. Rent a car in Tanzania and be guaranteed of unbeaten road trip.

Excellent game viewing experience

Thousands of the holidaymakers come to Tanzania mainly to explore the country’s diverse wildlife species. Hiring a car and driver is amazingly the best decision one can make. The driver guides know which spot to get you incredible view of wildlife and if wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park is your dream experience then be assured of unforgettable experiences. Also, you will get a chance to learn more about Tanzania’s history, detailed behavior of wildlife and bird species as shared by your professional driver guide.

Easy to drive

The advantage of hiring a car with driver guide is that it is easier to navigate through the different parts of Tanzania. Driving on the main routes can be easier because most of them are good standard. However, you will have a different story once you get out of the main road. The poor road conditions deep in the rural areas can easily be managed by the experienced driver guides because most of them have had experience navigating through the same routes which you won’t even find any road signage.

Liability in case of road accidents

Hiring a car in Tanzania with a driver saves you much because all the liabilities are transferred to the car rental company/agency. Yes, you will be in charge of where your driver should take you but where issues like road accidents or damages occur, you won’t be held liable/responsible.

Communication is easier

Being a first time traveler in a new destination can be challenging, things like language barrier will be order of the day. But Tanzania car rental with driver eases everything. Once you get deep in the rural areas, most local residents may only stop at greeting you using English and you encounter challenges if you want to find out direction to your destination. With driver guide, you are saved from such a stress, interaction becomes easier and interestingly, you too can walk freely to interact with local residents or purchase some items.

Time management

Taking a wrong direction can be stressful and time wasting. But such issues can be avoided when you rent a car in Tanzania with a driver.

Mechanical knowledge

The driver guides are not only experienced with destinations but they also have basic mechanical skills, essential requirement which can save you in case of mechanical issues or breakdown. Your driver guide can make a stop and change a car Tyre in case you get a puncture of flat tire.

A Glance At Ethiopia’s Musical Culture

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Ethiopian music has its own unique styles and flow as much of the African countries such as Mali from the Western Africa has a blues-like theme. According to many renowned scholar’s work on this subject such as Sylvia Pankhurst’s (1955) volume Ethiopia: A Cultural History and Donald Levine’s (1965) Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture both entail Ethiopian music has played a superficial role in the continent’s music history.

Much of the musical style fall under the four categories namely Ambassel, Anchihoye, Tizita , and Bati. These musical styles are called Qignit (Amharic loose translation for style or mode). Surprisingly enough those four genres got their root from the northern part of Ethiopia but they are the cornerstone even for the so called modern Ethiopian music.

Native Musical Instruments that will leave you speechless According to an article published by the Independent entitled “The golden age of Ethiopian music”, Francis Falceto who is a well-known contemporary French music promoter and producer stated that when he had come first to Ethiopia the people in
general could not imagine their music could attract foreigners .

However, with the power of their musical instruments slowly the Western and other parts of the world were aware of how exhilarating is the music to one’s ear. Some of the well-known instruments are as follow:-

 Krar 

A typical pentatonic plucked lyre which is a 5 or 6 string lyre in the shape of a bowl. Many Ethiopian musicians make use of this amazing instrument such as Gash Abera Mola (Silesshi Demissie), Mary Armeede, and Asnakech Worku.

 Masinko

A single-stringed instrument played by rubbing the bow against the fiddles from side to side. It is held vertically and played only by men according to tradition.Typically it has 64.7 cm of height and 22.5 cm of width. Its practiced among the Amhara, Tigray and Oromiya ethnics. It is popular in both religious and secular music.

Kebero

A conical hand drum that is found not only in Ethiopia but also in Eritreaand Sudan. It is used for various occasions but most of the time it is predominantly used by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in a ritual. Besides during worship it can be used during funerals.

Begena 

A notable string instrument containing ten strings with a height of 1 to 1.5 meters and is kind of a harp that is practiced mainly in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. It is made from wood and the strings are taken out from the intestines of a sheep. There are a lot of begena players but Alemu Aga is the most notable among Ethiopians.

Washint

An end-blown wooden flute with four holes for manipulating with fingers is not based on strings which makes it unique from the other instruments. This pentatonic instrument is typical among herdsmen while they are on field working in the rural areas of Amhara region in Ethiopia. It can be prepared using wood or bamboo.

Why Was Africa Called the Dark Continent?

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Why Africa Was Called the Dark Continent

Was Africa really called the dark continent and Why was it called the Dark Continent? It was said that Europe did not know much about Africa until the 19th century. But that answer is misleading and disingenuous. Europeans had known quite a lot about Africa for at least 2,000 years, but because of powerful imperial impulses, European leaders began purposefully ignoring earlier sources of information.

At the same time, the campaign against slavery and for missionary work in Africa actually intensified Europeans’ racial ideas about African people in the 1800s. They called Africa the Dark Continent, because of the mysteries and the savagery they expected to find in the interior.

Exploration: Creating Blank Spaces

It is true that up until the 19th century, Europeans had little direct knowledge of Africa beyond the coast, but their maps were already filled with details about the continent. African kingdoms had been trading with Middle Eastern and Asian states for over two millennia.

Initially, Europeans drew on the maps and reports created by earlier traders and explorers like the famed Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta, who traveled across the Sahara and along the North and East coasts of Africa in the 1300s.

During the Enlightenment, however, Europeans developed new standards and tools for mapping, and since they weren’t sure precisely where the lakes, mountains, and cities of Africa were, they began erasing them from popular maps.

Many scholarly maps still had more details, but due to the new standards, the European explorers—Burton, Livingstone, Speke, and Stanley—who went to Africa were credited with (newly) discovering the mountains, rivers, and kingdoms to which African people guided them.

The maps these explorers created did add to what was known, but they also helped create the myth of the Dark Continent. The phrase itself was actually popularized by the British explorer Henry M. Stanley, who with an eye to boosting sales titled one of his accounts “Through the Dark Continent,” and another, “In Darkest Africa.” However, Stanley himself recalled that before he left on his mission, he had read over 130 books on Africa.

Imperialism and Duality

Imperialism was global in the hearts of western businessmen in the 19th century, but there were subtle differences between the imperialist hunger for Africa compared to other parts of the world. Most empire building begins with the recognition of trading and commercial benefits that could be accrued.

In Africa’s case, the continent as a whole was being annexed to fulfill three purposes: the spirit of adventure, the desire to support good work of “civilizing the natives,” and the hope of stamping out the slave trade. Writers such as H. Ryder Haggard, Joseph Conrad, and Rudyard Kipling fed into the romantic depiction of a place that required saving by strong men of adventure.

An explicit duality was set up for these adventurers: dark versus light and Africa versus West. The African climate was said to invite mental prostration and physical disability; the forests were seen as implacable and filled with beasts; and crocodiles lay in wait, floating in sinister silence in the great rivers.

Danger, disease, and death were part of the uncharted reality and the exotic fantasy created in the minds of armchair explorers. The idea of a hostile Nature and a disease-ridden environment as tinged with evil was perpetrated by fictional accounts by Joseph Conrad and W. Somerset Maugham.

Abolitionists and Missionaries

By the late 1700s, British abolitionists were campaigning hard against slavery in England. They published pamphlets described the horrid brutality and inhumanity of plantation slavery. One of the most famous images showed a black man in chains asking “Am I not a man and a brother?”

Once the British Empire abolished slavery in 1833, however, abolitionists turned their efforts against slavery within Africa. In the colonies, the British were also frustrated that former slaves didn’t want to keep working on plantations for very low wages. Soon the British were portraying African men not as brothers, but as lazy idlers or evil slave traders.

At the same time, missionaries began traveling to Africa to bring the word of God. They expected to have their work cut out for them, but when decades later they still had few converts in many areas, they began saying that African people’s hearts were unreachable, “locked in darkness.” These people were different from westerners, said the missionaries, closed off from the saving light of Christianity.

The Heart of Darkness

Africa was seen by the explorers as an erotically and psychologically powerful place of darkness, one that could only be cured by a direct application of Christianity and, of course, capitalism. Geographer Lucy Jarosz describes this stated and unstated belief clearly: Africa was seen as “a primeval, bestial, reptilian, or female entity to be tamed, enlightened, guided, opened, and pierced by white European males through western science, Christianity, civilization, commerce, and colonialism.”

By the 1870s and 1880s, European traders, officials, and adventurers were going to Africa to seek their fame and fortune, and recent developments in weaponry gave these men significant power in Africa. When they abused that power—especially in the Congo—Europeans blamed the Dark Continent, rather than themselves. Africa, they said, was what supposedly brought out the savagery in man.

The Myth Today

Over the years, people have given lots of reasons why Africa was called the Dark Continent. Many people think it is a racist phrase but can’t say why, and the common belief that the phrase just referred to Europe’s lack of knowledge about Africa makes it seem out-dated, but otherwise benign.

Race does lie at the heart of this myth, but it is not about skin color. The myth of the Dark Continent referred to the savagery that Europeans said was endemic to Africa, and even the idea that its lands were unknown came from erasing centuries of pre-colonial history, contact, and travel across Africa.

Top 10 Significant Historical Sites in Africa

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Timbuktu Mosque

The African continent has long been inhabited and has some amazing historical sites to show for it. The African continent has long been inhabited and has some amazing historical sites to show for it. Check out these impressive examples of architecture, culture, and evolution.

1. Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

This paleoanthropological site is located in the eastern Serengeti Plain, within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania. Olduvai Gorge is remarkable for its deposits, which cover a time span from about 2.1 million to 15,000 years ago and have yielded the fossil remains of more than 60 hominins (human ancestors).

Olduvai Gorge

It has provided the most continuous known record of human evolution during the past two million years. It has also produced the longest known archaeological record of the development of stone tool industries. The famous archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey discovered a skull fragment there in 1959 that belonged to an early hominin.

2. Timbuktu

Timbuktu, Mali: Djinguereber mosque

Located on the southern edge of the Sahara in what is now Mali, the city of Timbuktu has historical significance for being a trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route and as a center of Islamic culture in the 15th through the 17th century.

The city was founded by Tuaregs around 1100 CE, later became part of the Mali Empire, and then changed hands several times after that. Three of western Africa’s oldest mosques—Djinguereber (Djingareyber), Sankore, and Sidi Yahia—were built there during the 14th and early 15th centuries; Djinguereber was commissioned by the famed Mali emperor Mūsā I.

The city was a center of Islamic learning and housed a large collection of historical African and Arabic manuscripts, many of which were smuggled out of Timbuktu beginning in 2012, after Islamic militants who had seized control of the city began damaging or destroying many objects of great historical and cultural value.

3. Rock-hewn churches of Lalībela

House of Giorgis church, Lalībela, Ethiopia

Lalībela, located in north-central Ethiopia, is famous for its rock-hewn churches, which date back to the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The 11 churches, important in Ethiopian Christian tradition, were built during the reign of the Emperor Lalībela.

Lalibela

The churches are arranged in two main groups, connected by subterranean passageways. Notable among the 11 churches are House of Medhane Alem (“Saviour of the World”), the largest church; House of Golgotha, which contains Lalībela’s tomb; and House of Mariam, which is noted for its frescoes. Centuries after they were built, the churches still draw thousands of pilgrims around important holy days.

4. Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe: ruins

During the 11th to 15th century, Great Zimbabwe was the heart of a thriving trading empire that was based on cattle husbandry, agriculture, and the gold trade on the Indian Ocean coast.

The extensive stone ruins of this African Iron Age city are located in the southeastern portion of the modern-day country of Zimbabwe.

It is thought that the central ruins and surrounding valley supported a Shona population of 10,000 to 20,000 people. The site is known for its stonework and other evidence of an advanced culture.

Because of that, it was incorrectly attributed to various ancient civilizations such as the Phoenicians, the Greeks, or the Egyptians.

Those claims were refuted when the English archaeologist and anthropologist David Randall-MacIver concluded in 1905 that the ruins were medieval and of exclusively African origin.

His conclusions were later confirmed by another English archaeologist, Gertrude Caton-Thompson, in 1929.

5. Meroe

Meroe, Sudan: pyramids

The ruins of the ancient Kushitic city of Meroe lie on the east bank of the Nile River in what is now Sudan. The city was established in the 1st millennium BCE.

It became the southern administrative center for the kingdom of Kush about 750 BCE and later became the capital. It began to decline after being invaded by Aksumite armies in the 4th century CE.

The ruins were discovered in the 19th century, and excavations in the early 20th century revealed parts of the town. The pyramids, palaces, and temples of Meroe are stunning examples of the architecture and culture of the kingdom of Kush.

6. Leptis Magna

Leptis Magna, Libya: Roman amphitheatre

Leptis Magna was the largest city of the ancient region of Tripolitania. It is located on the Mediterranean coast of what is now northwestern Libya and contains some of the world’s finest remains of Roman architecture.

It was founded as early as the 7th century BCE by Phoenicians and was later settled by Carthaginians, probably at the end of the 6th century BCE.

The city became an important Mediterranean and trans-Saharan trade center. Leptis Magna changed hands and eventually became one of the best-known cities of the Roman Empire.

It flourished under the emperor Septimius Severus (193–211 CE) before later seeing some decline owing to regional conflict.

It fell into ruin after it was conquered by Arabs in 642 CE and eventually became buried in sand, only to be uncovered in the early 20th century.

All About Ghanaian Tradition of Naming According to Day of Birth

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Ghana Naming

In West Africa especially Ghana, newborns are given special names depending on the day they are born. Diverse ethnicities have variants and meanings as a symbol of cultural integrity and ancestral affiliation. Here’s your need-to-know guide.

Background

The naming system of the Akan people is as distinct as that which elders in Togo (the Ewe people), the Ga people, Benin (the Fon people), and the African diaspora pass on to toddlers. Other forms of traditional naming include middle names, which can refer to order of birth as part of the caste of siblings, twin status, or could be an inherited maiden name.

Aside the fact that day names are a simple means for commonality, they are easy conversation starters and icebreakers.

The system

The Akan people use the Kwa language group’s system of timekeeping, which is based on a six-day week (‘nnanson‘), with the seventh day inclusive. In Ashanti homes, Sunday-born males and females are named Kwasi or Kwesi and Akosua respectively (meaning ‘associated with the universe’); Monday-born are Kwadwo or Kojo, Adjoa or Adwoa (meaning ‘associated with peace’);

Tuesday-born are Kwabena or Kobi, Abena (meaning ‘associated with the ocean’); Wednesday-born Kwaku or Kweku, Akua (meaning ‘associated with spider/Ananse’); Thursday-born Yaw, Yaa ( meaning ‘associated with the earth’); Friday-born Kofi, Afia or Afua (meaning ‘associated with fertility’); and Saturday-born Kwame, Ama (meaning ‘associated with God’).

Fanti boys and girls, on the other hand, are given the day names: Monday – Cudjoe, Kojo, Quajo, Adjoa, Ajuba, Juba; Tuesday – Quabena, Abena, Bena; Wednesday – Quaco, Aqua, Acooba, Cooba; Thursday – Quaw, Aba, Yaaba; Friday – Cuffy, Afiba, Fiba; Saturday – Quame, Quamina, Ama; and Sunday – Quashie, Quasheba.

History also plays a part. Slaves from the Gold Coast taken to the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries were referred to as Coromantees. As such, the Ndyuka people and parents in Jamaica give their children the following day names: Monday – Cudjoe, Kodyo, Adyuba; Tuesday – Cubbenah, Abeni; Wednesday – Quaco, Kwaku, Akuba; Thursday – Quao, Yaw, Yaba; Friday – Cuffee, Kofi, Afiba; Saturday – Quamin, Kwami, Amba; and Sunday – Quashee, Kwasi, Kwasiba.

Names of renown

Most Ghanaians have at least one name from this system. Ghana‘s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, was born on a Saturday, while the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Atta Annan, was so named for being born on a Friday. The 25-year-old popular Ghanaian-British fashion model Adwoa Caitlin Maria Aboah is Monday-born.

Variations

Aside the main day names, there are variants and flexibly diverse adjustments. Examples include: Sunday – Akwasi, Kwasi, Kwesi, Akwesi, Sisi, Kacely, Kosi; Monday – Kojo, Kwadwo, Jojo, Joojo, Kujoe; Tuesday – Kwabena, Kobe, Kobi, Ebo, Kabelah, Komla, Kwabela; Wednesday – Kwaku, Abeiku, Kuuku, Kweku; Thursday – Yaw, Ekow; Friday – Kofi, Fifi, Fiifi, Yoofi; and Saturday – Kwame, Kwamena, Kwamina. The extensions and variants result from differences in ethnicities or bending of monikers to make them sound a certain way.

The 5 Very Artful Places To Visit In Cape Town

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Cape Town is a vibrant and colourful city, the history of the City and the Western Cape is well documented through art and culture. With such a diversity of arts and cultures in Cape Town it comes as no surprise to find out that the City has a large number of art galleries, here are just 5 of the better ones that are little less commercial.

The World Art Gallery

Proof that size does not always matter the World Art Gallery on Church street is a small gallery that proves art is still very much alive. The world art gallery is a contemporary gallery that exhibits a wide variety of work in many mediums from simple sketches to ornate watercolours and then to newer, less common examples.  A real eye opener and a place to see up and coming as well as work from established artists.

The AVA Gallery

A few doors along from the World Art Gallery is the AVA (Association for Visual Arts) gallery. The AVA gallery is one of the oldest not for profit galleries in Cape Town. Situated in the centre of Cape Town this world class gallery promotes the advancement of contemporary art and artists primarily in and around the Western Cape.  Exhibitions change frequently and gallery can have as many as 3 exhibitions on show simultaneously. The AVA is highly recommended as a gallery to visit.

Art.b

Looking for something different from an emerging artist?  If this is your quest then look no further than Art.b, situation on Carel an Aswegen Street in Bellville in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Very much raising an awareness to what art is the gallery displays works from across the Western Cape that include Painting, pottery, Sculptures and photos. There is a considerable focus on amateur work that is exhibited alongside works from more professional or established artists.

Kanonkop Gallery

Wine in itself is considered a work of art and the wine maker the artist. Kanonkop brings art and wine together in a cellar creating a unique space to exhibit a variety of work in a variety of styles that very much match what wine is all about. The Kanonkop Wine Estate is in Stellenbosch

Ebony Design

Finally a unique and special art gallery situated in the picturesque town of Franschoek. Again, just like Kanonkop, Ebony design provides the perfect reason to escape the city and find some peace and some exquisite works of art.  Not only does Ebony Design house some contemporary painting but it showcases modern South African furniture and jewellery in amongst a collection brought together by Marc Stanes, as a teaser there is also a sample of the work on display in Loop Street in the City itself.

Cape Town does perhaps have too many galleries to mention, depending on your taste there is a museum or gallery for everyone, so take some time and go and explore the art of the Cape.

Cape Town is a vibrant and colourful city, the history of the City and the Western Cape is well documented through art and culture. With such a diversity of arts and cultures in Cape Town it comes as no surprise to find out that the City has a large number of art galleries, here are just 5 of the better ones that are little less commercial.

5 Mouth Watering Foods To Try When Visiting South Africa

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South Africa has a rich cultural history,and much of this is represented by its food. Throughout the country, there are pockets of culinary delights but there are of course some foods every tourist really must try.  Here are 5 foods you must at least try when visiting South Africa.

Biltong and Droewors

Biltong and Droewors can be bought virtually anywhere in South Africa, from a petrol station to a five-star hotel.  Biltong is dried (but moist) meat that has been cured in herbs and spices.  South Africans prefer beef or game such as Kudu andit makes a tasty on the go snack.  Droewors is dried Boerewors,and there are many different varieties to choose from. No rugby match is complete without some Biltong or Droewors.  There are many recipes that use biltong in them,and there are many restaurants and wine farms that make outstanding biltong pies that are well worth savoring.

Two types of Curry

There are two schools of curry in South Africa; Cape Malay and Durban. Cape Town and Durban both produce outstanding curries and when visiting each city they are well worth a try. Cape Malay curries tend to be more fragrant and colourful than the Durban curries that are richer and often hotter.

Braai

Everywhere you go in South Africa locals will be overheard talking about Braai.  A Braai is the equivalent of a UK, US or Australian Barbecue but done on open coals that have burned down from dry wood or sometimes old grape vines.  Almost anything goes on a braai and whether you are attending a local gathering with friends or eating at one of the growing numbers of restaurants such as Mzoli’s in Gugulethu you will love the food. If you love meat, then a braai could just feel like heaven.  As part of your braai experience, you should also taste one of South Africa’s best delicacies, Boerewors.  If you have not had a Boerie Roll during your stay in South Africa, you have  notreally been to South Africa!

Milktart

Milktart is a wonderful sweet dessert that most South African’s love. A Milky custard-like filling inside a shortcrust pastry shell sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg, the recipe goes back hundreds of years.  Milktart can be found all over South Africa,and there are a  variety of slightly different recipes that everyone will tell you is better than the rest. Either way, with one bite of your first slice of milk tart you are sure to be smitten.

Gatsby

Nor for the fainthearted but amazing to share, a Gatsby is a traditional Cape Flats Sandwich made from an entire loaf of bread sliced lengthways.  Filled will an assortment of foods that can range fro, chips to viennas or polony (Cold processed meat) as well as steak, ham and salad these sandwiches are monsters and eating one makes for one of the craziest selfies imaginable.

There are so many amazing culinary delights to sample in South Africa that it is hard to choose just 5. During your stay do not be afraid to try something new, South African food will really surprise you.

3 Amazing Foods You Must Try When Visiting Ghana

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Ghana is a country in West Africa filled with rich culture and amazingly friendly people. It’s not a wonder it was listed among the top countries to visit in 2019 by cable news giant CNN. You see Ghana has the best of everything when you need to have an amazing holiday but one particular part of Ghana that will leave you asking for more is it’s food. As a multicultural country the types of foods are endless but there are 3 in particular that stand out and you must certainly try them whenever you visit Ghana.

At the very top of the list of the yummiest Ghanaian foods is jollof. Even though the meal is not originally from Ghana being of Senegalese origin Ghana jollof is often times referred to as the best jollof in all of Africa! It’s basically a pot rice dish with a huge amount of flavor. Whether it’s the ingredients, recipe or amount of love put into making Ghana jollof we don’t know. All we know is that it will make you want to visit again and again!

n many countries the meal rice and beans is popular but if you try Ghanaian waakye you will understand that there are foods and there are foods! Waakye is a rice dish mixed with beans and often eaten with stew, a hot sauce called shitor in Ghana and a wide range of accompaniments. This meal is very high in protein and very delicious. Waakye can be bought all over the country but the demand for it is always so high that by noon most places will be sold out!

Not a fun of rice? Then this last Ghanaian food will knock you off your feet. This last meal is mostly for people who love spicy food. Say hello to kenkey and fish. Sold at practically every corner of the south especially Accra, Ghana’s capital is a meal that’s well known in to give you a good fill. Kenkey is a corn based ball looking meal eaten with fried or grilled fish and hot ground pepper and hot and spicy shitor. This hot meal is one you must certainly try. The next time you are in Ghana explore these three amazing foods and you will certainly not regret it!

Top Reasons You Should Visit and Discover Kenya

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Kеnуа iѕ a beautiful рlасе fоr a vасаtiоn. If уоu lоvе fun аnd adventure, Kenya iѕ a melting роt with аn еndlеѕѕ аrrау of асtivitiеѕ аnd destinations that рrоmiѕе undiluted fun. It iѕ thе wоrld center fоr animal ѕаfаriѕ аnd асtivе аdvеnturе hоlidауѕ. Enjoy wildlifе ѕаfаriѕ, bird wаtсhing, windsurfing, hоrѕеbасk riding, gоlfing, canoeing, kауаking, ѕаiling, mоuntаin biking, ѕnоrkеling, scuba diving, hоt аir bаllооning, mоuntаin climbing, hiking, water skiing, fiѕhing, аnd many more wоndеrful асtivitiеѕ.

Yоu can also get a chance tо practice mаrаthоn running with thе wоrld’ѕ grеаtеѕt athletes аnd gоld mеdаliѕtѕ, on thе hillѕ of thе Great Rift Vаllеу. Trу еаting nуаmа сhоmа with thе lосаlѕ, оr sip winе aboard a sailing dhow оn thе calm wаtеrѕ of thе Indiаn Oсеаn. Whаtеvеr your interests, уоu will bе ѕроilеd with choices in Kеnуа.

Kеnуа is affordable to visit. With a favorable еxсhаngе rаtе аgаinѕt mаnу intеrnаtiоnаl currencies, Kenya iѕ a fairly inеxреnѕivе tоuriѕt destination. Although the Kеnуа ѕhilling fluсtuаtеѕ, it оftеn givеѕ a muсh bеttеr value соmраrеd tо оthеr major currencies, ѕuсh аѕ thе United Stаtеѕ dоllаr, ѕtеrling роund оr the Eurо.

The соѕt оf living is much lоwеr in Kеnуа соmраrеd tо Europe оr thе United Stаtеѕ. Crеdit саrdѕ, including Viѕа, Mаѕtеr Cаrd and Amеriсаn Exрrеѕѕ, аrе widеlу ассерtеd in аll mаjоr hоtеlѕ аnd еѕtаbliѕhmеntѕ. You can аlѕо uѕе уоur ATM dеbit card tо withdrаw саѕh frоm Kеnуа banks ATM mасhinеѕ. Thе finаnсiаl ѕесtоr and Kenya bаnking system iѕ dеvеlорing аt аn inсrеdiblе rate duе tо аdvаnсеѕ in technology, ассеѕѕibilitу tо mоbilе dеviсеѕ and саblе Intеrnеt tеlесоmmuniсаtiоn, which iѕ nоw rеаdilу аvаilаblе.

Kenya iѕ Nаturаllу beautiful. Frоm snow-capped mоuntаinѕ to the dеер Rift Vаllеу with itѕ extinct vоlсаnоеѕ аnd hоt ѕрringѕ, Kеnуа offers a breathtaking nаturаl bеаutу thаt is distinctly ѕресtасulаr. Inland, there аrе widе-ореn рlаinѕ and ѕаvаnnаhѕ, аrid dеѕеrtѕ and undisturbed forests. Alоng the coast thеrе аrе mаgnifiсеnt ѕаndу beaches and access tо аmаzing coral reefs. Whеthеr you сhооѕе tо lаzе in thе trорiсаl ѕun, swim in the wаrm turԛuоiѕе wаtеrѕ of thе Indiаn Oсеаn оr сlimb Mount Kenya, уоu will еxреriеnсе аn unparalleled variety оf beauty еvеrуwhеrе you travel. Go on ѕаfаri tо spot thе “Big Fivе” аnimаlѕ in the wild, оr simply еnjоу our hiѕtоrу, сulturе аnd lifеѕtуlе. Kеnуа hаѕ ѕоmеthing fоr еvеrуоnе.

Kеnуа hаѕ a lоvеlу сlimаtе. Kеnуа enjoys a wоndеrful tropical climate. It is gеnеrаllу warm аll уеаr rоund, with plenty оf ѕunѕhinе аnd сооlеr nightѕ аnd mornings. Visitors аrе аblе tо еnjоу most асtivitiеѕ оn the beaches аnd in thе nаtiоnаl раrkѕ аll уеаr rоund. Sinсе Kеnуа liеѕ оn thе equator, thе ѕеаѕоnаl tеmреrаturе changes are nоt extreme. Hоwеvеr, duе to the diffеring tороgrарhу, уоu will еxреriеnсе diffеrеnt weather раttеrnѕ whеn traveling асrоѕѕ Kеnуа. Thе hоttеѕt mоnthѕ of thе year аrе Fеbruаrу and Mаrсh with temperatures аѕ high as 93°F (34°C) whilе thе сооlеѕt ѕеаѕоn fаllѕ between July and Auguѕt with tеmреrаturеѕ dropping tо аrоund 60°F (16°C). Kеnуа рrоvidеѕ very реrfесt wеаthеr fоr those whо livе in соldеr соuntriеѕ tо escape tо.

The fооd аnd drink is something tо lооk оut fоr. Kеnуа соffее, tea аnd beer hаvе rесеivеd accolades as ѕоmе of thе best рrоduсtѕ in thе wоrld. In fact, Kеnуа bееr is ѕо popular, bоth locally and аbrоаd, thаt thе Kеnуаn breweries are lооking tо expand thеir bееr еxроrt tо mоrе соuntriеѕ, including thе Unitеd Stаtеѕ. Kenya аlѕо hаѕ a riсh vаriеtу of сuiѕinе. The еthniс cuisine of Kenya’s various tribes inсludеѕ thе fаmоuѕ nуаmа сhоmа and ugаli.

Sаfе wildlife game mеаt, such as crocodile and оѕtriсh, is served in uр-mаrkеt restaurants, inсluding thе highlу recommended Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi. In the hotels аnd rеѕtаurаntѕ, уоu will find a ѕорhiѕtiсаtеd blеnd of Eurореаn standards with еthniс Kenyan fооd. Thеrе iѕ аlѕо a hоѕt оf intеrnаtiоnаl cuisine аvаilаblе in rеѕtаurаntѕ and hоtеlѕ including Itаliаn, Amеriсаn, Indiаn, Chinеѕе, Thai, Japanese, French, Mexican, Kоrеаn and Lebanese diѕhеѕ.

Thе реорlе аnd сulturе will intеrеѕt уоu a lоt. Kenya iѕ rеnоwnеd for itѕ divеrѕе сulturе аnd hеritаgе. Dеѕрitе thе numеrоuѕ еthniс tribеѕ that еxiѕt, Kеnуаnѕ еmbrасе a great sense оf unitу, peace, ассерtаnсе аnd сlоѕеnеѕѕ аѕ one реорlе and оnе country; аll ѕtrоng virtuеѕ of traditional Afriсаn culture. The Kеnуаn реорlе аrе warm, friеndlу аnd hоѕрitаblе. You will nоt feel like a ѕtrаngеr when you wаlk dоwn the streets – you will аrrivе аѕ a viѕitоr аnd lеаvе as a friеnd. The unique сulturе оf some of thе еthniс grоuрѕ, еѕресiаllу the Maasai, iѕ a grеаt еxреriеnсе to bе еnjоуеd.

Kenyan wildlife. Kenya iѕ thе hоmе оf the wildlifе ѕаfаri, and offers ѕоmе оf the bеѕt аnd mоѕt ассеѕѕiblе game viewing in the wоrld, inсluding the hаrd-tо-rеѕiѕt аttrасtiоn of thе “Big Five” (liоn, leopard, еlерhаnt, buffаlо and rhinо). Thеѕе, together with mаnу оthеr animals thаt are uniԛuе to Africa, саn be ѕееn аt thе nаtiоnаl parks аnd game rеѕеrvеѕ thrоughоut Kеnуа.

Kеnуа is a Nаturаl wоndеr of thе wоrld. Thе wildеbееѕt migrаtiоn in Mааѕаi Mаrа iѕ оnе оf the natural wоndеrѕ оf the wоrld. Kеnуа аlѕо hаѕ mаnу оthеr рlасеѕ оf world intеrеѕt thаt аrе worth viѕiting, including the UNESCO Wоrld Heritage Sitе аt Lаmu, Kеnуа’ѕ оldеѕt living city. Lаmu is knоwn fоr bеing thе best-preserved Swаhili ѕеttlеmеnt in Eаѕt Africa. Thеrе iѕ аlѕо thе Mount Kеnуа Forest Rеѕеrvе in Mount Kеnуа. Other Wоrld Hеritаgе Sitеѕ include Fort Jеѕuѕ in Mоmbаѕа, a hiѕtоriсаl mоnumеnt built bу thе Pоrtuguеѕе in 1593, аnd thе Ruins of Gеdi, built in thе 14th сеnturу to еnсоurаgе the Arab-African trade аnd other unеxрlоitеd gеmѕ оf Kеnуа ѕсеnеrу thаt inсludе thе Kеriо Vаllеу еѕсаrрmеnt – a рорulаr dеѕtinаtiоn fоr Pаrаgliding.

Business and investment орроrtunitiеѕ abound in Kenya. Aѕ a developing соuntrу аnd аn еmеrging mаrkеt, Kenya iѕ rарidlу becoming an еxсеllеnt dеѕtinаtiоn fоr gооd buѕinеѕѕ rеturnѕ. It offers аn аttrасtivе соmbinаtiоn оf a grоwing есоnоmiс infrаѕtruсturе, favorable fiѕсаl and mоnеtаrу policies, ѕtаblе political еnvirоnmеnt and a vibrаnt market economy. With thе gоvеrnmеnt hаving minimizеd its invоlvеmеnt in buѕinеѕѕ, lосаl аnd intеrnаtiоnаl соmраniеѕ аnd entrepreneurs hаvе a сhаnсе tо widen their mаrginѕ аnd explore untарреd markets.

Kеnуа produces and еxроrtѕ ѕоmе of the world’s bеѕt tеа аnd coffee аmоng оthеr аgriсulturаl products.It iѕ thе соmmuniсаtiоnѕ hub for Eаѕt Africa, аnd thе main trаnѕроrt hub tо most оf the African соuntriеѕ in the region. Thеrе’ѕ unmаtсhеd opportunity fоr invеѕtоrѕ аnd buѕinеѕѕеѕ with intеrеѕt in trаdе, imроrtѕ and exports. A widе rаngе оf international аnd foreign firms, including thе Unitеd Nаtiоnѕ, mаintаin rеgiоnаl hеаdԛuаrtеrѕ in Kеnуа, аnd thе соuntrу hаѕ a wеаlthу ѕuррlу оf nаturаl resources and educated mаnроwеr.

The Magical Cave At Sekyere West “Agutia”

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There are so many secret places and tourist sites that are yet to be made public in most of the regions in Ghana and i just happen to come across one magnificent place that consist of underground channels where you can walk underground at a height of 6-10 feet while viewing the natural layout of the channels .

This holy ground as believed by the locals in Kwamaman in the ashanti region of sekyere west district is a place where wishes are granted once you go there with your wish, they call the place “Agutia” and even whats shocking is most of the locals staying in that village have no clue about the area.

So as usual as part of my fun travels i went along with a friend to this place to see for myself where wishes are actually horses.

Just to cut off our strangles before we got there which was totally a tiring one i will go straight to the experience we had at this place also called the holy ground or Bat sanctuary .

The place is mostly used by pastors, Christians , Muslims and all walks of religion who are seeking for divine manifestations in their lives. The first thing that proved the truthful side of the place was when we saw a lot of burnt candles around and inside the cave which was used as light and some as spiritual incantations equipment.

i was a bit skeptical about the place because the inside was so dark but whats the fun in not being adventurous when you are discovering places so we tagged along with our two local tourist guides who were really friendly and helpful.

Just an inch into the cave my partner’s fears (friend ) took the better part of her so she kept insisting we should go back but when we still proceeded she saw some emptied bottles of drinks around and finally believed it was safe and people do come here.
We didnt go far because our source of light which were brought by the local guides were almost out of power so we had no choice but to do a u-turn back.

Oh before i forget the cave houses millions of bats and i am guessing this is the exact location Batman was raised and operates from..i can totally vouch for this .hihihihi…

The place is open to anybody as no one is taking care of it but when you are a group or you are coming to use it for a commercial based thing, you got to see the chief and do some greetings before touring the place .

It will really be great if government or the chief can pay more attention to it , why joke with something so beautiful and powerful like this.
I plan on going back for a video session of this glorious place someday because i wasnt really prepared for this kind of discovery.