City Guides

Nairobi City Guides Here’s a list of our articles about Nairobi: Nairobi City Guide Nairobi Autumn Guide Growing in the Rain: a story of Maasai women’s group who has adopted the simple technology of collecting and storing rainwater to help themselves adapt to modern life.


Luanda Population (Liberia) 3,441,790Currency Liberian dollarAverage temp. (Jul-Aug) 25ºC Old and new With new bars and restaurants springing up around town, we have our eye on Tides, a Mamba Point bar with a great decking area that’s set to open this year. And don’t miss out on staples such as […]


Freetown City Guides Here’s a list of our articles about Freetown, Sierra Leone, available in English, French & Dutch: Freetown City Guide Freetown Autumn Guide A loan in the dark: Sierra Leone is in the process of creating an entrepreneurial middle class using microfinance schemes to promote local economic development […]


Douala City Guides Here’s a list of our articles about Douala, Cameroon: Douala City Guide Douala Autumn Guide Essential: Douala The Essential Guide to Africa. Part 2. Updated 2020.


Kigali City Guides Here’s a list of our articles about Kigali: Kigali City Guide Kigali Autumn Guide Rising Up the Scale: From soukous to Kigali Boyz Group and the internet to mobile operators, we track the rise of East Africa’s urban music 60 seconds with…Marcel Brekelmans, general manager at the […]


Douala Population (Cameroon): 18,468,000Currency: CFA francAverage temp. (Jul-Aug): 25ºCCountry code for Ivory Coast: +237 GETTING AROUNDDouala International Airport is 10km from the city and taxis charge CFA 3,000 (€4.50) in the day and CFA 4,000 (€6) at night to take you into town. First-time visitors are best booking an airport pick-up through their hotel. […]


Banjul Population (The Gambia): 1,735,000Currency: DalasiAverage temp. (Jul-Aug): 27ºCCountry code for Ivory Coast: +220 GETTING AROUNDBanjul has a simple taxi payment system for tourists, which works out more expensive than the everyday yellow taxis but saves a lot of hassle. Green tourist taxis will take you from the airport to the main hotel/beach centre […]