Africa: Articles, Programs, Blogs, Travel Resources

It's easy to think about studying or volunteering abroad in terms of people from the West going away.
Cultural tourism, if done properly, can bring economic development to the poorest communities in Tanzania.
Perceived to be an accessible climb, summiting Africa's highest peak is still no walk in the park, and most climbing parties rely on porters. Insisting that they are treated fairly is part of the deal.
A love for travel isn't all it takes to be a tour leader. Four professional guides offer you their expert advice on the ups and downs of the business, and how you can break into it.
There are tons of bugs out there. So how do you avoid getting bitten and other unpleasant side effects? Dr. Mark Wise has a few suggestions.
Dr. Mark Wise dispels some common malaria myths. Essential reading if you're heading to the tropics!
The challenges of beating HIV/AIDS in Africa are enormous—but the spirit of its young people may be even greater. 
Ginger for motion sickness? Soybean to prevent insect bites? Some advice on treating your ailments naturally the next time you travel.
A year of travelling with purpose is a great way to get out of a work rut. Expert Susan Griffith offers tips to help you prepare for taking time off from your everyday life.
An exchange programme gives kids from Nairobi's slums and Maasai children a chance to teach each other about the different ways of life within their own country.
Attention eco-conscious travellers! This special destination section scans the map for the planet's top biological hotspots. From historical landmarks to reefs and forests, here are 13 eco hotspots you need to see—and ways you can make your travels contribute to their conservation.
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