Diving in Madagascar

Southern Africa is home to superb diving, from Mozambique’s reefs to South Africa’s shark diving. Little visited Madagascar is fast becoming a popular place to slip beneath the waves. From the northern islands to the southwest, 1500 miles of pristine reefs fill the Mozambique Channel. The country is now very popular with divers searching for unspoiled sites.

Read more

Gods on Earth: Mahafaly Tribe Tombs

In African culture, close ties exist between the living and the dead, and for the Malagasy people, burial tombs are of the utmost importance. These tombs are often seen while travelling in Madagascar; they consist of clusters of highly decorated buildings that house the dead. These houses contain no windows and are surrounded by a tall wall for protection.

Read more

Kente Cloth from Ghana

Kente is a colourful cloth which has been hand-woven for hundreds of years in the villages of Ghana. The artisans invest each garment with meaning, depending on the complex pattern and colour scheme they use. Over time kente cloth has come to represent the very fabric of African culture – it’s history, culture, political identity, religious beliefs and principals of social etiquette.

Read more