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Photos and Travelogues of Africa

Nothing inspires people to travel more than seeing pictures and reading accounts about beautiful and interesting places. This African photo gallery and travelogue collection will focus on the people, places, flora and fauna of this huge and diverse continent.
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Best Photos of Africa
This collection of pictures from Africa reflects the best travel photos that have been submitted to the site and that I have received kind permission to use. The photos include deserts scenes from Namibia, Mauritania and Morocco; wildlife from some of the best parks in Africa; images of people from Somaliland, Ethiopia, Benin and much more.

Anouk in Africa
Images of Anouk Zijlma, About.com's Africa Travel guide enjoying all Africa has to offer. Even though I grew up in Africa and have visited many countries on the continent, I have merely scratched the surface. But here is a selection of photos that I hope will gain your trust in me as a guide to Africa, as well as inspire you to visit this great...

Hot Air Ballooning Serengeti, Tanzania
Hot Air Ballooning over the Serengeti, Tanzania. Images and information about a balloon safari I took in the Serengeti in June, 2010.

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda
Photos and information about gorilla tracking in Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans. I had the fortune to track the Sabinyo group on a sunny June day in Rwanda's Virunga volcanoes. Coming face to face with these rare and beautiful creatures was an incredible experience. Find out how you can track gorillas and what to expect on this great...

Photos of Ethiopia
These photos of Ethiopia illustrate Ethiopia's top attractions and why the country is becoming a popular tourist destination. The Ethiopian images include the people and sights of Addis Ababa, Aksum, Lalibela, Harar, Simien Mountains, Omo River Region, Debre Zeyit and more.

Namibia In Pictures
Images of Namibia include the Herero, San (Bushman) and Himba tribal people. The towns of Swakopmund, Walvis bay and Windhoek. The natural beauty of Brandberg, Sossusvlei, and Etosha National Park.

Photos of Rural life in Ghana, West Africa
Images of daily life in the villages of Ghana, West Africa

Images of Mali
A Mali travel guide in pictures. Photos of Mali's Dogon region, Djenne, Timbuktu, Mopti, Mali daily life, Dogon festivals, Malian mud architecture and more.

Elmina, Central Coast, Ghana
Images and guide to Elmina on Ghana's Central Coast. Elmina is one of the most fascinating places I've visited in Africa. The St George's or Elmina Castle played a major role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and is the main attraction in town. But I found the fishing port to be equally fascinating with its lively markets, Asafo buildings, and...

Chefchaouen, Morocco
Chefchaouen, Morocco -- a travel guide in pictures. Discover Chefchaouen, one of Morocco's most beautiful and laid back towns in the heart of the Rif Mountains. Enjoy these images of Chefchaouen and find out how to get there, where to stay, where to relax, shop, sip mint tea and enjoy the fresh air in this sleepy little town.

Southern Tunisia
Photos of my trip through Southern Tunisia -- home to the Sahara desert, troglodyte dwellings, oases, berber hill top villages, Star Wars sets and delicious herbal tea.

Hand Painted Signs in Ghana
Hand Painted signs in Ghana. Art is everywhere in Ghana, there are some great hand painted signs throughout the country, for little stores, barber shops, beauty salons, chop bars, traditional medicine men, and spots. Boats and houses are also painted with care. It is sometimes easier to take photos of signs than people in Ghana, so here is a...

Southern Ethiopia
Photos from Southern Ethiopia taken by professional photographer Robert Eilets on a visit in August 2009. Beautiful images of people from several tribes in and around the Omo River Region, Ethiopia.

Fantasy Coffins in Ghana
Images from a fantasy coffin workshop I visited in Ghana. Fantasy coffins have been used in the Accra region by the Ga since the 1950's. These works of art transport the deceased to the afterlife in style. The coffins celebrate an aspect of the dead person's life and common themes include fish (the Ga live along the coast), bibles, vegetables...

Amboseli National Park
Images of Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Amboseli is one of Kenya's most popular national parks. With its huge elephant population and amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is a "must see" destination for those enjoying a safari in Kenya.

Photos of a Trek up Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). Photos and information about hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. See what the terrain looks like, the camps, the porters and routes you can take to ensure a successful ascent up the world's tallest free-standing mountain.

Photos of a Tanzanian Safari
Photos from a Tanzanian safari taken in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Region of Tanzania. The safari included a walking safari, a cultural safari with the Hadzabe of the Lake Eyasi region and a traditional safari using 4x4 vehicles. The photos were taken in January/February 2007 by Erika Bloom and include wildlife, local tribes and scenery.

Birds of Kenya - Birding Safaris in Kenya
Birds of Kenya. Photos of birds in Kenya that you can see while on safari. Kenya is home to hundreds of species of birds. These images of Kenya's birds include flamingos, ostriches, vultures, kingfishers, eagles, hornbills, pelicans, cranes and many more. You can see many bird species on any Kenyan safari, but for serious birders there are...

Uganda: A Photo Tour
This photo tour highlights some of the best Uganda as to offer including mountain gorillas, tree-climbing lions, excellent National Parks and lodges, lush mountain ranges, Murchison Falls and the source of the Nile. Uganda is also known as one of the safest and friendliest countries on the continent.

Malawi in Pictures
Pictures of Malawi, a small country in Southern Africa. Lake Malawi's pristine beaches and abundant wildlife in several game reserves makes Malawi an excellent vacation destination. The pop icon Madonna recently put the country on the map when she adopted a small child from a Malawian orphanage. These images of Malawi include Lake Malawi,...

Images of Omo River Tribes, Ethiopia
Images and information about Ethiopian Tribes living in the Omo River Region, Southwestern Ethiopia. Images include the Mursi, Hamer, Bodi, Ari, Bumi and Karo tribes of the Omo River region of Ethiopia. Each tribe has its unique customs, language, rituals, and ceremonies.

Markets and Shops in Tanzania and Rwanda
Markets, storefronts, barber shops, Maasai cattle auctions, and hand-painted signs are featured in this image gallery. I took these photos on a recent trip in Northern Tanzania and Rwanda. After spending time on safari it's always such a treat to be in a vibrant and colorful urban environment.

Images of Cairo, Egypt
images of Cairo, the capital of Egypt and Africa's largest city. Photos of Cairo show the pyramids and sphynx at Giza, the bazaars of islamic Cairo, the Mosques of Cairo and more. Visitors to Cairo will get a great idea of what the city looks like.

Fes (Fez) Photo Gallery
Fes (Fez) Photo Gallery showing images of old Fes, the people, the streets, the tanneries, the mosques, the souqs and every aspect of daily life.

Best Africa Blogs and Web Sites
My top 10 list of web sites and blogs about Africa that I turn to for inspiration, news, photography, travel tips, music, technology, and more.

Images of Marrakech, Morocco
Images of Marrakech one of Morocco's oldest and beautiful cities. Photos include the famous souqs (bazaars), the old city walls, the central square Djemma el Fna, the tanneries and more.

Photo Gallery: Okavango Delta, Botswana
A wonderful collection of safari photos by Dave Hutchinson who visited the Okavango Delta, Botswana in September 2004. Lion, spotted hyena, newborn elephant, warthog, zebra and more.

Images of Birds in Southern Africa
Africa is arguably the most exciting destination for bird watchers. There are more than 900 species in Southern Africa alone. Enjoy this wonderful collection of bird photos taken while on safari in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Submit Your Best Safari Photo
Submit your best safari photo. Share your African safari memories with us and tell us where and how you shot your favorite wildlife photo. See submissions

Photos of Angola, Southern Africa
Photos of Angola by Robert Eilets who traveled to this Southern African country recently.

Images of Cage Diving With Great White Sharks
Since diving with Great White Sharks is becoming an increasingly popular tourist draw in South Africa I was lucky enough to get some great photos of this rather crazy pastime. These images of cage diving with Great Whites were taken in Gansbaai, South Africa.

Diary of a Volunteer Worker in Cote d'Ivoire
Volunteer Worker in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Sierra Hutchinson, shares her experiences from the field. Sierra is working on functional adult literacy with the Ministry of Education, local cooperatives and multilateral organizations in the agricultural belt of Cote d'Ivoire. Look for regularly updated news and photos.

Share Your Travel Photos
No travel web site is complete without photos to inspire those planning a trip and to bring back memories for those who have already been. If you are enthusiastic about your Africa travel photos and would like to see them up on this site, I welcome all submissions.

Share Your Travel Stories
When you are planning a trip to Africa there is nothing more useful than reading a travelogue or two. It's a comfort to know that someone has been there before and (usually) had a great experience. Please share your African travel adventures with us by filling out this submission form.

A Day In The Life of Africa
95 of the world's top photojournalists got together on February 28th 2002 and did a historic 24 hour photo shoot encompassing 26 African countries. The results are for you to enjoy.

Dogon Culture, River Niger and Egypt
Beautiful photos taken in Mali, Burkina Faso and Egypt. It will make you want to travel to Timbuktu just to witness the architecture firsthand.

Photographs of Africa
A good collection of photos from Benin to Zanzibar. Includes wildlife, people, scenery, birdlife and more.

African Travelogues from Yahoo Travel
From driving through Africa in a Beetle in the 1970's to biking through the Sahara desert. Travelogues to inspire your next trip to Africa.

Tips for Photographers
After browsing through some of these sites you will no doubt be inspired to take some great shots yourself. Here is a good guide on how to make the best of your camera while in Africa.

Travelogue Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Travelogue Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. A review of a typical safari experience in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park.

Travelogue Tarangire National Park
Travelogue about Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Tarangire national park is a premier safari park in northern Tanzania. Tom Powell shares his insights into this wonderful wildlife preserve that is not to be missed.

Travelogue Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Travelogue Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. A review of a typical safari experience in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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