5 Places to Visit in Central Africa
Although it’s not as well known as other more prominent surfing destinations around the world, Cameroon’s Mile Six Beach located in the Southwest province and lies along the coast of the South Atlantic Ocean, is renowned for its perfect surfing waves and far less crowded than other more popular surfing spots.
Translated into English as ‘Hell’s Mouth’, and with good reason, this impressive and absolutely astounding water sprout is described as, “is a natural phenomenon caused when the waves finds their way in to a narrow ravine that ends in a cave with a hole in the roof. The water is then forced up through the hole and creates a cascade of water that shoots up into the air.”
A vast collection of Gabon’s rich history is housed in this wonderful museum located in the country’s capital city of Libreville.
An incredible body of water is the world’s deepest river, and the second largest river in the world by volume of water discharged, the second-longest river in Africa and the fifth-longest river in the world. It also wields more hydroelectric power potential than almost any other river in the world. It is a magnificent source of life - both for humans and the fauna that live in and surround it. Navigating the source of the river from the highlands and mountains of the East African Rift to where it ends and deposits itself in the South Atlantic Ocean will take you from when end of the DRC to the other.
A once co-host city of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Equatorial Guinea’s captial city is located just off the mainland on Bioko island and whilst it doesn’t have a strong tourist culture and infrastructure, there’s much to do for the non-commercial tourist who appreciates local life in places not familiar to them.
P.S.: Before you travel anywhere, it is important to do your research on the place(s) you plan on visiting and make an informed decision on whether visiting there would be in your best interests, as well as that of the local community.
Travel across the oceans and back, know determination has ever proved strong through as great a test of time, pain and humiliation as the one dear Madiba suffered. His life will always remain a symbol of what it means to be the master of your soul. When you determine where you go and though streams of blood may tickle from your head, it remains unbowed.
Mandela, to us the youth, will forever be an undying inspiration. He taught us the value of human life through his harrowing hustle for the right of others. He taught us to be proud of who we are, what thoughts run through our minds- no matter how different and what we believe in. He has left behind a legacy of excellence that is seemingly or perhaps, indeed unattainable, setting the standards for our generations challenging our dreams.
Rest In Perfect Peace Madiba.
We love you
We throw away our culture for the thirst of another
We dry out our heritage
He teaches, we learn
He preaches, we yearn
But now we quench our thirst from a different river
The bowl that fulfilled now begs for wisdom
Oh Agya Kwame, god of Thunder, god of Heaven
our people forget our riches
They about you, they forget about me
They forget themselves
Can you let it rain again?
Can the wisdom quench our thirst for curiosity?
Agya, Let him teach
Let him ignite the passion again
and our hearts will burn.