Category Archives: Africa Travel

Tourism in Africa, Africa Travel

Africa: A Traveler’s Guide to the Destinations and Hotels of the Second Largest Continent

Map of Africa credit: wikitravel.org

Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent in the world. It covers an area of 30,370,000 square kilometers and has a huge population of 1.2 billion. It is right behind the Asia continent in terms of both population and area. Algeria and Seychelles are Africa’s largest and smallest countries respectively. Nigeria is […]

Angola: From War to Wildlife Beauty

Bay of Luanda (view from Island of Luanda), Angola. June 2008. Author: Paulo César Santos

Angola, a country which has been within the grasp of heavy war for decades. Angola got her independence in the year of 1975. But another dark era was waiting for them. Just after achieving their independence in 1975, the civil war began lasted till 2002, which means for almost 27 years! But the best part […]

Booking the hotels in Addis Ababa for your budget

Addis Ababa

Hotels in Addis Ababa are known for their great service and generosity. The nation is blessed with an array of flora and fauna. In addition, the country has lots of sunshine throughout the year. Consequently, the most fashionable tourism catchphrase of the country is “13 months of sunshine”. Lots of travelers stopover Ethiopia each year […]

Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient

Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili

The festive season in Africa also marks the highest season in the tourism industry, as demand for getaway destinations in the continent surges. According to a Hospitality Report Africa – 2018/19, IATA’s most popular airline destinations in Africa in terms of traffic are South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Tanzania […]

Cape Verde aims for the magic Million

Tarrafal beach in Santiago island in Cape Verde - Cabo Verde

Demand to outstrip supply – major investment opportunities Cape Verde could be on the brink of a hotel development wave if the government fulfils its promises to improve infrastructure and transport links. It aims to attract more than a million tourists a year by 2020, far more than the current hotel supply can cope with, […]

Africa’s Travel & Tourism Top 2018 Highlights

Africa’s travel and tourism industry continued to record impressive growth in the past year. The continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9% vs 2016); according to a Hospitality Report published in December 2018. The growth record is slightly above the global […]

Zanzibar tourism attracting more emerging markets including the Gulf region

Zanzibar

Hafsa Mbamba | Founder & Managing Director Destination Zanzibar Zanzibar is witnessing a renaissance in tourism as the sector continues to attract international operators from new markets. How do you see this evolution impact the hospitality industry as a whole considering the size of the island? Zanzibar is witnessing a renaissance in tourism attracting more of […]

Tourism and hospitality Industry patterns in Africa

Jumia Travel & Accor Hotels give insights into Africa’s Hospitality Industry, 2017 Tourism in Africa is essential for both international and intra-border trade; apart from serving as a major employer by contributing 1 /10 jobs (UNWTO) the sector also serves a unique role in cultural integration and intermediation, therefore cementing the basis for regional trade. […]

2017 Travel Goals; Explore Six of Africa’s Most Exotic Islands

No one talks of safari without mentioning the great treks that crisscross the African continent. So popular is this cradle of mankind for its magic-ridden sunsets and vast plains teeming with wildlife, that many seem to awe away at the bush ideal, totally ignoring that the continent also takes pride in mothering some of the […]

Glorious Beach Vacation at Langano

If there is a destination which never runs out of being an exceptional timeless destination it’s Langano. Its endless adventure offers a dream of incredible water adventure. Whether you enjoy water sport or just lying on the sand enjoying the warm sun and fresh air you will not be disappointed in the land of Hawassa. […]

Ethiopia Gearing to become Africa’s Top Tourism Spot

During the past two decades, Ethiopia’s ambitious economic initiatives to become a middle income country managed to progressively grow and develop the economy. The country has given ample focus to sectors like tourism, increasing their GDP contribution to the entire economic key factors. Addressing the country development shortfalls and poverty reduction initiatives has grabbed the […]

Holiday Season Delightful Adventures of Ethiopia

There are truly few countries on earth able to mix family and adventure at the same time making your holiday escapade never-ending. Ethiopia is the one which will never let you down meeting your African adventure to the fullest. The holiday is an ideal time of visit to enjoy the sights the bites and the […]

The Exclusive Mouthwatering Culinary Delights

Travel has boomed and advanced around the world, encouraging people to travel not only for love of destination but also for food. Certainly, food is an essential ingredient for lifestyle portraying culture, tradition, festivity, and comfort. It plays a pleasant role in everything, even becoming a reason to travel overseas. Ethiopian chefs have a long […]

Centuries Old Glorious Architectures of Ethiopia

If you are someone who is fond of history and glorious old architecture, Ethiopia has beautiful spots that will delight all your expectations. From palaces to obelisks and rock hewn churches it has an amazing ancient architecture. Checkout the beauty of the outstanding architectures of Ethiopia and the exquisite churches. Ethiopia has several destinations which […]

Ethiopia Gearing to become Africa’s Top Tourism Spot

During the past two decades, Ethiopia’s ambitious economic initiatives to become a middle income country managed to progressively grow and develop the economy. The country has given ample focus to sectors like tourism, increasing their GDP contribution to the entire economic key factors. Addressing the country development shortfalls and poverty reduction initiatives has grabbed the […]

Marriott International debuts First Hotel in West Africa with Sheraton Grand Conakry

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts(www.StarwoodHotels.com/sheraton), part of Marriott International, Inc. (www.Marriott.com), announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry (www.SheratonGrandConakry.com), welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognized for their exciting destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. The newly built hotel marks Marriott International’s […]

Jumia Travel Predicts Record Growth for the Ethiopian Tourism Industry

Jumia Travel celebrated its 1st annual tourism industry and hotel awards day at Ramada Addis. After over a year of successfully establishing and growing its online hotel booking service in Ethiopia, Jumia Travel, has become the N°1 online hotel booking platform in Africa. On this annual celebration day experts on the hospitality industry presented their […]

Chain Hotels eyeing Ethiopia’s Untapped Hotel Industry

Although Ethiopia has ample potentials for tourism and hospitality industry, it’s yet to benefit from its untapped tourism industry. Insufficient finance to the industry coupled with few numbers of branded hotels lags the industry behind other sectors. Ethiopia hosts only a handful of branded hotels, including Ramada Addis Hotel, Radisson Blu, Sheraton Addis, Marriott Executive […]

The Never Told Story of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is not just a country, it’s a way of life influenced by over 80 ethnic groups and exceptional cultural dynamism. The culture, the food, the music, the history, stunning architecture and the hospitable people are one of a kind that will make your stay in Ethiopia phenomenal. If traveling into this world’s exceptional places […]

Ethiopia’s Thanksgiving Irreechaa

Witness Irreechaa one of the most unique and fabulous religious festivals in Ethiopia. The annual holiday best of Jumia Travel selections, gather millions of people around Ethiopia and world who come to pay their thanksgiving. People go out in mass holding a bunch of yellow daisy flowers and freshly collected green grasses. It’s a day […]

Incredible honeymoon locations of Ethiopia

Surely you have defiantly heard about Ethiopia but Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform, bets you do not know there are serious hidden honeymoon charms here. From glamorized exotic destinations to breathtaking clear beaches and budget friendly options we have recommendations for any and every type of honeymoon plan you might have in […]

Why a Trip to Ethiopia is one that you never had anywhere

If you were to pick from your bucket list select Ethiopia as this country will take you to a true and luxuries adventure without breaking the bank. Jumia Travel have overhead information’s to show you how excited you can be in the land of Ethiopia which stayed true to its tradition and identity. From the […]