Gambia Travel Facts

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The Basics Country: Gambia Where is it?: Gambia lies in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by Senegal. Why do people go here?: Travelers come to Gambia to explore the Gambia River, with it’s beautiful villages and its diverse bird life. This is another European packaged tourist destination. What are the main […]

Ghana Travel Facts

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The Basics Country: Ghana Where is it?: Ghana is located in western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea and between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo Why do people go here?: One of the favorite West Africa backpacker destinations, Ghana is said to be one of the friendliest countries in Africa. Besides that, the Atlantic Coast has […]

Guinea Travel Facts

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The Basics Country: Guinea Where is it?: Guinea is in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone Why do people go here?: Not many travelers come to Guinea. Although the country is safe, the capital Conakry has a bad reputation for crime. What are the main entry points?: A number […]

Guinea-Bissau Travel Facts

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The Basics Country: Guinea-Bissau Where is it?: Guinea-Bissau is in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean between Guinea and Senegal. Why do people go here?: Although Guinea-Bissau could be a outstanding travel destination, the country is said to be unstable and therefore travelers should be cautious. What are the main entry points?: There might […]

Liberia Travel Facts

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The Basics Country: Liberia Where is it?: Liberia sits in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean between Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. Why do people go here?: Unless you’re an aid worker or a member of NATO, then most travelers go here Currency used: Liberian Dollar Country Code for Phones: 231 Religion: Animist 70%, […]

Mali Travel Facts

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The Basics Country: Mali Where is it?: Mali is southwest of Algeria in northern Africa Why do people go here?: Although home to the legendary Timbuktu, Mali has many other sites to offer the intrepid travel. From Dogon Country to ancient, medieval towns and archeological wonders, Mali has more than meets the eye. What are […]

Niger Travel Facts

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The Basics Country: Niger Where is it?: Niger is in western Africa, southeast of Algeria. Why do people go here?: There aren’t a considerable amount of travelers who head to Niger, but those that do are pleasantly surprised. Niger has both mountains and deserts, old desert cities and the Niger river. What are the main […]

Nigeria Travel Facts

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The Basics Country: Nigeria Where is it?: Nigeria is in western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon. Why do people go here?: The most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria is an extremely chaotic country loaded with a diverse cross sections of cultures, people and religions. Most travelers avoid Nigeria at all […]

A Slow Train or Three Across Nigeria (2 of 9)

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Second: Kaduna to Kano 140 miles in 5 hours for 120 Naira Kaduna is not such a pleasant city now, due to the usual fervid growth, but it does have a letter for me at Poste Restante so the system does work after all. At the railway station there is not much happening. Some fellows […]

In The Rough: Sierra Leone’s Diamond Industry

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Matt Brown discovers that the diamond miners of Si