Meet Daouda Diabate - a Baye Fall singer/songwriter from Senegal, who lives in an old military bunker on Goree Island offshore of Dakar.
If you're looking for a ragged, end-of-the-earth place - go to Berbera. This old Red Sea port has dusty streets, crumbling architecture & wrecked ships.
Luxor can be painful beyond the ancient beauty - scammers, hawkers, gigolos and inflated prices. But it doesn't have to ruin your trip - try these tips!
Traveling by boat from Likoma Island on Lake Malawi to the Cobue border crossing and east across Mozambique by truck, van and train to Nampula.
The self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland is safe to travel. And while there's not much to see in Hargeisa, it is the gateway to this land.
Sailing south by passenger ship across Lake Nasser - up the Nile to the border port of Wadi Halfa in Sudan can be an arduous, but memorable journey.