Away To Africa

Away to Africa is dedicated to providing guided, cultural travel guide and tips across Africa

  • African History
    The Africa they Never Tell You About' Amazing Facts about Africa

    The Africa they Never Tell You About’ Amazing Facts about Africa

    There are many facts about Africa, the continent is blessed with 54 separate nations and a diverse mix of indigenous…

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  • African Arts & Culture
    The Zulu Shield's History

    The Zulu Shield’s History

    Since King Shaka Zulu employed them in combat hundreds of years ago, traditional Zulu shields have been utilized by Zulu…

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  • Animals
    African Animal Horns - Learn About African Animal Horns

    African Animal Horns – Learn About African Animal Horns

    The African continent is home to several horned creatures. Sadly, a lot of animals are targeted for hunting for their…

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  • African Arts & Culture
    African Masks: Intermediaries between the Living and supernatural worlds

    African Masks: Intermediaries between the Living and Supernatural Worlds

    African masks are viewed as intermediaries between the physical world and the supernatural realm of the dead, ancestors, and other…

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  • African History

    The Map of Africa – Africa Facts Zone

    Africa’ The Birthplace of Mankind Since for Africa, experts had earlier determined that it is the origin of mankind, as enormous quantities of human-like fossils (discovered no where else) were uncovered on the continent, some going back 3.5 million years. About 1.75 million years ago, early man expanded over areas of Africa.  They were ferocious hunters, lived in caves and needed fire and their skills to produce stone tools merely to survive. Around 200,000 years ago, the Neanderthals emerged and spread throughout southern Europe and portions of northern Africa.  There is also convincing evidence that they possessed control of fire, lived in caves, as well as open-air constructions of stone and plants. The invention of stone tools was one of prehistoric man’s most significant innovations.  By 5000 BC, farming had become relatively widespread in northern Africa, where humans were raising crops and managing cattle.  During that time the Sahara Desert was a productive place. History: Ancient Africa In 3200 BC the Egyptian civilization evolved on the lower banks of the Nile River; it was among the oldest civilizations and its tools and weapons were fashioned of bronze.  They also pioneered the building of enormous pyramids and temples.…

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  • Africans In Diaspora
    Things to do in Johannesburg

    Things to do in Johannesburg

    Johannesburg is the largest metropolis and the commercial hub of South Africa. It started off as a gold-mining community in…

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  • Africans In Diaspora
    Things to do in Cape Town, South Africa

    Things to do in Cape Town, South Africa

    The Mother City of South Africa, Cape Town, is frequently ranked as one of the greatest cities in the world.…

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  • Away To Africa
    How Pele Ended a war in Africa

    How Pele Ended a war in Africa

    Nigeria experienced civil war from July 1967 until January 1970.  Pele, the G.O.A.T., appeared to have the power to halt the conflict. According to legend, the Nigerian civil war was temporarily interrupted in 1969 by the legendary Brazilian footballer Pele and his team, Santos, when Nigeria and Biafra agreed to set their differences aside so that Santos might play in the nation.  But did this actually occur?  And why did the best player in the world come to Nigeria in the first place?  In this article, I examine the past to uncover the true tale of Pele in Nigeria. The Match in Lagos with Pele In January 1969, the Brazilian team Santos set off on a lucrative football tour of Africa.  Exhibition games were scheduled to take place in Algeria, Ghana, The Congo, Nigeria, and Mozambique.  The tour’s main attraction was Pele, the finest football player in the world at the time and a player for Santos.  He had previously won two world championships and would lead Brazil to their most illustrious triumph in Mexico the following year.  He attracted large audiences, which allowed Santos to demand huge appearance fees for their exhibition games.  Fans were prepared to pay to watch him play against their clubs because they wanted to see him perform.…

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  • Animals
    Meet the East African Lions that Climb Trees

    Meet the East African Lions that Climb Trees

    Those who have never witnessed this odd behavior might find it strange that the term “tree climbing lions” is used. Even seasoned experts in animal behavior concur that climbing trees and perching on branches is not an evolutionary adaptation for lions.  There are just two known populations of tree climbing lions on the globe, proving how uncommon this occurrence really is. While seeing a leopard dozing off in the jungle on a safari is typical, this peculiar behavior displayed by lions has drawn attention and curiosity. Also Read: African Lions Plus Facts About African Lions African Lions Plus Facts About African Lions…

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  • Away To Africa
    Namibia's Swakopmund The Greatest Genuine Custom Safaris in Africa

    Namibia’s Swakopmund The Greatest Genuine Custom Safaris in Africa

    The History of Swakopmund The town’s history dates back to 1487, when Portuguese navigator Bartholomew Diaz made landfall at Cape…

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