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Viaje a Casamance

Trip to Casamance in Senegal, culture and dance of the Diola people

Trip to Casamance in Senegal, culture and dance of the Diola people Trip to Casamance in Senegal with Mara Bagossi...

Emir Kano Nigeria

Sallah Durbar Festival in Kano, the magnificent celebration in Northern Nigeria

Back home after the Sallah Durbar Festival in Kano… Ranka ya Dede! (May you live long!) shouts the people and...

Sharo

Sharo Ceremony, the scars of Fulani love in Nigeria

Sharo fulani ceremony in northern Nigeria We travelled to northern Nigeria to attend a Sharo or Shadi Fulani ceremony. There,...

Ilha da Baia dos Tigres​

Ilha da Baía dos Tigres​, trip to the southern Angola

Ilha da Baía dos Tigres​ A few days ago we travelled to the desert coast of the Namib in southern Angola...

Bogolan

Bogolán, the language of textiles

Bogolan, Mali’s earthenware textiles Bogolan, ‘mud textiles’ in the Bambara language, is the type of dyeing technique that artists in...

Kankurang

Kankurang, the Mandinka initiation rite in West Africa

Kankurang, Mandinka initiation rite in West Africa Kankurang, a Mandinka initiation rite practised mainly in Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissau....

Sahel pueblo con mujeres y niños

Planet Sahel, a borderline territory

The Sahel is a land of transition between the desert and the savannah that precedes the jungles of the south....

caravanas de sal en el desierto

Salt caravans in the Sahara, resistance or death

It is still possible to find salt for sale in the markets of the Sahel and Saharan cities such as...

arte rupestre de Ennedi Manda Guele

Ennedi rock art, Chad’s hidden treasure

The Ennedi rock art is one of the riches of Chad’s most important national park. A territory of more than...

Bori Hausa ceremony: animist practices in Niger

Niger is a diamond in the rough. With an enormous cultural heritage and very friendly people. We fell in love...

Lomako – Yokokala Wildlife Reserve in DR Congo

Created in 2006, the Lomaoko-Yokokala Reserve is a protected area with an area of 3,625 km² (slightly larger than Luxembourg)...

A curious maternity leave in Congo (DRC)

On the 2023 Jungle Kongo Expedition trip, Austerio Alonso and the other travellers had the good fortune to witness a...