Journey to the heart of the Sahel, where the desert is at its deadliest
For the experienced traveler on the African continent, Nigeria is a particularly interesting destination. Our journey begins in Lagos, a city with more than 20 million inhabitants, full of contrasts. We could define Lagos as a reflection of the whole country, where the multitudinous lake district of Makoko coexists with the ostentatious areas of Victoria Island.
Independent since 1960, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and home to more than 200 ethnic groups. The most numerous in the country are the Hausa and Fulani in the north, Yoruba in the central part of the country and Igbo in the south.
In short, a trip through Nigeria has all the components to be an intense and impactful experience for the traveler who enters the destination. Its active current affairs and historical past have marked the idiosyncrasies of a people extremely welcoming to the outsider.
DAY 7Oshogbo – Ilorin – MokwaBefore we bid farewell to the town of Oshogbo, we will visit the house where Susanne Wegner lived. Some of her adopted daughters live there. This will give us an opportunity to learn more about the curious history of this woman.
SOUTH AFRICA (The Blue Train) – Documentaries
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English is one of their official languages, but only the upper class speaks it. There are over 500 official languages in Nigeria, which speaks to the diversity of cultures and tribes, as well as over 500 different ethnic groups living in Nigeria.
Nigerian culture has been popularized by authors including Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Nollywood (Nigeria’s version of Hollywood). Nollywood, is now the second largest producer of movies (quantity) in the world.
Yes, some vaccinations are recommended for visiting Nigeria. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccines: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, polio, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), meningitis, TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), and influenza.
Africa by luxury train from east to west
A country of colors, history, traditions and spectacular flora and fauna. A place that travelers fall in love with for its originality, for its unparalleled offer of places to discover, and for the freedom that permeates the air. Fall in love with this destination as so many others have, and discover why, no matter where you go, you will feel full and happy at all times. Is it its climate, its landscapes, its cuisine?
Another place to include in your visit is the Zeit Museum of Contemporary Art, which exhibits great works on the 10 floors of the building. Finally, Long Street is the area where all the cultures that make Cape Town their home converge.
Famous for being South Africa’s most mobile port and for its colonial and Indian heritage, Durban gives you many reasons to make it worth your visit. Its fabulous waterfront with the “Golden Mile” promenade and lively cultural offerings make this cosmopolitan destination a must during your trip to Southern Africa.
I traveled to the poorest country in the world: what is life like?
Where it is located on the map – As its name suggests, it is located entirely in southern Africa. From its northern border, it is bounded from west to east by the following countries: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The oceans surrounding the country are the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The southernmost point of Africa is called Cape Agulhas (Cape Agulhas), where both oceans meet.
Capital and main cities – Interestingly, South Africa has 3 capitals. Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, Cape Town is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital. As for its main cities, they are: Johannesburg (5 905 552 inhabitants), Cape Town (4 713 576 inhabitants), Pretoria (3 862 352 inhabitants), Durban (3 793 580 inhabitants), Port Elizabeth (967 677 inhabitants), Bloemfontein (463 064 inhabitants), Nelspruit (110 159 inhabitants) and Kimberley (225 160 inhabitants).
Nelson Mandela – Nelson Mandela’s role in South Africa was fundamental. He was president of the country from 1994 to 1999 and transformed South Africa completely. He made South Africa a multicultural country, full of color. He was the father of the Rainbow Nation. For all his achievements and dedication to the peaceful union of the country and acceptance of all races, he became an example to the whole world. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.