Africa Archive

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano: Facts

Piton de la Fournaise, literally meaning, Peak of the Furnace, is actually a shield volcano situated on the eastern part of Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Presently it is considered as one of the most active of all the volcanoes of the world, the others being, Kilauea in the Hawaiian Islands, Stromboli, Etna and Mount Erebus. A most recent of the eruptions started in August 2006 and came to an end in January 2007. It again erupted in February 2007, as well as on 21 September 2008. Most recently, an eruption happened on 2 January 2010 and continued for ten days. Popularly known as le Volcan or The Volcano, Piton de la Fournaise is an important tourist spot on Réunion Island. Continue reading “Piton de la Fournaise Volcano: Facts” »

Top 3 Destinations in the Indian Ocean for a Luxury Honeymoon

Honeymoons are the most important holiday a couple will take in their lives. There is a wealth of exotic destinations to choose from. Below you will find the top 3 picks for the perfect luxury honeymoon. Continue reading “Top 3 Destinations in the Indian Ocean for a Luxury Honeymoon” »

Safari Destinations Within Zimbabwe

Lake Kariba
One of the highlights of Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba is a sight not easily forgotten. Situated on the Zambezi River, stretching back from the dam wall for 290km and reaching 42km at its widest point, the dam covers 6000sq with an average depth of 18 metres. Continue reading “Safari Destinations Within Zimbabwe” »

Tourist Attractions in Egypt: major sights and trips in Cairo and around

What all do you remember of Egypt? The Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, River Nile, Cairo…? Continue reading “Tourist Attractions in Egypt: major sights and trips in Cairo and around” »

Tourist Attractions in Cape Verde

Welcome to the African holiday heaven! Situated off the West African shoreline, Cape Verde is an array of islands of which nine of them are unpopulated. Although the climate is dry, every visitor enjoys here in their own ways – all thanks to the tourist attractions in Cape Verde. As it is an island, nobody can miss to explore the beautiful nature here that resides in form of endless white beaches and lively atmosphere. So, for a water sport enthusiast, it is just the perfect place to be. Continue reading “Tourist Attractions in Cape Verde” »

Tourist Attractions in Kenya

Welcome to the jewel land of East Africa! Since this great city is in Africa and that the country is famous for its wildlife, Kenya is obviously more famous for its magnificent safaris and national parks. Other attractions in Kenya include some of the Africa’s superb beaches, the Great Rift Valley, resorts, and the islands. It is amazing to know that around 1/10th of the Kenya’s land is under national parks and reserves totaling the number to more than 50 involving all habitats from desert to mountain forest. Continue reading “Tourist Attractions in Kenya” »