These magazines and bloggers take the stress out of scrambling for credible information about African travel
It's the season to be jolly, and what better way to add to the festive cheer than to take a break from the usual and discover all that the African continent has to offer. Whether you are an avid traveler, a first-timer, or curious about what other countries around you are all about, that kind of information is always readily available for you at the click of a button. Africa is a melting pot of cultures and experiences, and these magazines and bloggers take the stress out of scrambling for credible information about African travel. From the Southernmost tip of Africa to Morocco, open up a whole new world of what this amazing continent has to offer through the eyes of some very experienced travel writers.
Founder of Cardinal Magazine and eSwatini native Bongani Shongwe identified a gap in edutainment in the tourism sphere. So, he wasted no time in exploring the endless possibilities of what he could offer. A product of the recurring racist and xenophobic incidents in South Africa circa 2015-2018 (his time as a resident in South Africa), Cardinal was officially launched in July 2020 and has grown from strength to strength since. When many of his peers leaned more towards creating pop culture and music-inspired content, he took the road less traveled a made a product the African continent so profoundly needed.
When asked why he went the travel route with his magazine, he said, 'Tourism allows one to learn and immerse oneself in other cultures, religions and challenges one's viewpoints, prejudice and prior stereotypes previously held. So, tourism was the perfect tool for what we wanted to achieve.' The magazine aims to educate, entertain and empower its readers, leaving a lasting impression about what Africa has to offer.
The stylish magazine offers five independent titles under the Cardinal brand: 'Travel & Leisure,' which focuses on international travel, cuisine, and culture, and 'Destinations,' which focuses on country-specific domestic tourism, adventure activities, and heritage. ‘Lifestyle & Entertainment,’ which focuses on fashion, art, and Entertainment that includes the collaborations of different cultures, ‘Kids Travel,’ which contains kids-related tourism, environmental issues, culture, and food. And ‘Socially Responsible Kids,’ which equips children aged 6-17 with financial literacy, entrepreneurship, environmental care, leadership, equality, peace, and safety. Cardinal Magazine can be found on digital newsstands such as Magzter by following the link: https://linktr.ee/CATGMag.
Getaway Magazine has become a household name in the travel sector since 1989. The magazine provides in-depth insight into the best places to go and things to do in Africa. It is a South African favorite for ecotourism, discovering holiday spots, and adventure activities. Getaway is a cut above the rest; the magazine's photojournalists capture the beauty of Africa's nature and wildlife in an immersive way that creates a one-of-a-kind experience for readers, which is a significant reason why the magazine has sustained such a high level of longevity and quality.
One of the biggest and far-reaching publications in the Southern African region, Getaway is a credible source for travel and now offers multiple platforms under the brand. They include The Cape Getaway Show, The Gauteng Getaway Show, the Getaway Travel and Tourism Conference, and the Getaway Travel and Accommodation. You can find Getaway Magazine on Magzter by following this link: https://www.magzter.com/ZA/RamsayMedia/Getaway/Lifestyle/.
Amanda, affectionately known by her readers and supporters as Maroc Mama, is an American ex-pat who has made the city of Marrakech, Morrocco, her home. After a vacation that left a lasting impression on her, she permanently moved to Marrakech with her husband. After living in the US for almost ten years, Amanda fell in love with the country. She began writing Maroc Mama as a young mom who wanted to share the joys and challenges of cross-cultural parenting. It is a 'blog for food-loving, adventurous travelers who want to connect with people and places on a more authentic level.' Maroc Mama shares first-hand experiences of Morrocco from her many years as a citizen. You will find in-depth travel information and advice about Morocco and mouthwatering recipes that give you a taste of Morocco from the comfort of your home. This blog is perfect for those curious about Moroccan culture, travelers, and those looking to move there. You can find the Maroc Mama blog here: https://www.marocmama.com.
Sidney Trompell, owner and editor of the travel blog, Discovering Kenya, is passionate about writing, editing, traveling, philosophy, and all things Kenya. He has combined all of his passions in the blog he runs while simultaneously pursuing an MSc Degree in London. Discovering Kenya is a blog that showcases 'bespoke travel experiences in Kenya' using photography and storytelling and provides a platform for anyone to contribute their experiences and opinions. With over 27k followers on Instagram, the blog is an absolute hit. Discovering Kenya offers articles and blog posts on topics that cover culture, food. Lifestyle, travel, adventure, and sustainability. From wildlife to wellness, Discovering Kenya has got it all covered. It also has a podcast covering an even more extensive array of topics of interest for those who prefer a more audible experience. Discover more about Kenya through Sidney's eyes here: https://www.discoveringkenya.com.