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Senegal Hits the Scene

Senegal Hits the Scene

Senegal hits the Scene. Senegal is now live on Intripi. If you're looking for places to eat, drink, sleep, surf, or maybe looking for some emergency advice... read on... Restaurants in Dakar, Senegal With a very up and coming food scene in Dakar, there are many places to choose from. With an international blend of cuisines with a distinct Senegalese flair, you'll find something for everyone. Find somewhere to eat here.   Bars & Clubs in Senegal Boasting one of the liveliest party scenes in West Africa, …
One Stop Africa moves to Intripi

One Stop Africa moves to Intripi

For the past 12 months One Stop Africa has been open to the global public in a testing phase of our development. In total, we have had over 3.6 million hits on the website and around 100,000 unique visitors from all over the planet and all that we did was a little bit of Facebook marketing. I even had a job enquiry from a gentleman in Uganda whose relative from England had told him about One Stop Africa. The positive …
Mini Guide to Beaches in Zanzibar

Mini Guide to Beaches in Zanzibar

We’ve all seen the pictures of the white sands and the palm trees against the backdrop of the turquoise blue sea of the Indian Ocean. Like the picture above, many of these are taken on the Island of Zanzibar and given that a friend of ours, Eleni from Greece, asked "Which are the best beaches in Zanzibar", we thought that we would put together a short guide to the beaches for you. The question is, which are the best beaches, what are …
Do you need a Visa?

Do you need a Visa?

So .... Do you need a Visa? When you are planning a trip to another country the subject of “Um! Do I need a visa?” always pops up. Let us tell you now, there are 4 things that you need to know Do I need a visa for the country I am visiting ? What forms and documents do I need to apply for the visa ? Where can I find the Embassy to get the visa ? Does the pilot who will be flying the plane …
Some awesome places to stay in Cape Town

Some awesome places to stay in Cape Town

It's about time that we gave you a taste of some of the fabulous hotels that are in the Cape Town area. The problem with doing this is that it's really hard to draw a line between B&B, Guest House, Boutique Hotel and a pure Hotel and South Africa has an abundance of really high class hotels at every level so forgive us if we cross the line a bit and just give you a collection really great places to stay. These …
Our top 10 Favourite Bars around Africa

Our top 10 Favourite Bars around Africa

We thought it was about time that we selected a few bars and pubs for you from around Africa and guess what ..... we are going to go for some of the more “earthy” expat and Irish type bars rather than the glitzy lounge bars. What better way to whet your appetite for a cruise around bars in Africa than with a picture of our friend Monica (above) who is chilling in Tanzania with a couple of cold beers. However, in …
City Sponsorship Packages at Intripi

City Sponsorship Packages at Intripi

Promote your company and Sponsor your City at Intripi We have made a lot of noise about FREE advertising at Intripi. This is great for all of the new start ups and small companies who do not have a huge marketing budget and we will continue to offer this for FREE everywhere on the website. However, if you are a large corporate or even a medium sized business we do have paid advertising options that are very affordable and will give you the …
How to Advertise your business for FREE with Intripi

How to Advertise your business for FREE with Intripi

How to Advertise your business for FREE with Intripi It's always great when you see one of those adverts on the internet promising you the world, only for you to discover you have to enter 500 email addresses and go through 60 affiliate websites whilst inputting your bank details. With Intripi, we truly offer you the chance to advertise your business for FREE. We will tell you a bit about us first... About Intripi When we started Intripi it was based on 15 …
Tro Tro, Danfo, Matatu, Dala Dala, Gbaka .... whatever!

Tro Tro, Danfo, Matatu, Dala Dala, Gbaka .... whatever!

Whatever you want to call them, the mini bus services that run across the major cities in Africa are the primary mode of transport for millions of people on a daily basis and without them many cities would simply come to a halt. They are mostly privately owned and government regulations vary from country to country but because of this, they have evolved their own identities and often provide a colour and flavour to each city that travellers will always remember. If …
Our Favourite Guest Houses in Africa

Our Favourite Guest Houses in Africa

If you do a Google search for the The Best Bed & Breakfast's in Africa then you get a whole heap of South African B&B's which is great if you are going to South Africa.. Now don't get me wrong, many of the South African B&B's in Jo'burg, Durban and Cape Town are really awesome but what about Lusaka, Luanda, Dar Es Salaam, Nairobi, Accra, Rwanda etc. So during our research, we stumbled across some really great places that people have invested …
Mini Guide. A Night Out in Lagos

Mini Guide. A Night Out in Lagos

If you are out and about in Lagos and you are looking for somewhere to strut your stuff then we have compiled our mini guide to having a good night out in Lagos. Make sure that you have your driver ready and standing by to pour you back into the car and get your favourite hangover cure organised before you go out. Have fun everyone. The New Afrika Shrine If you are up for a trip to the mainland then this is …
Mini Guide. Staying Safe in Lagos

Mini Guide. Staying Safe in Lagos

One of the reasons that we created Intripi was to provide travellers with information on how to obtain personal security and how to contact the emergency services if they did get into trouble. Lagos has more than it's fair share of crime and travellers need to be aware that there are REAL risks when travelling from the airport down to Victoria Island and also when walking out at night. We have listed 3 of the top personal security companies in Lagos but …
Mini Guide. Ghana Forts and Castles

Mini Guide. Ghana Forts and Castles

Ghana Forts and Castles The remains of fortified trading-posts established between 1482 and 1786 can still be seen along the coast of Ghana, once known as the Gold Coast between Keta and Beyin. They were links in the trade routes established by the Portuguese in many areas of the world during their era of great maritime exploration. Ghana has the greatest concentration of colonial-era forts of any country in Africa. The most visited destinations are the colonial fortresses at Cape Coast and …
Mini Guide. Our pick of the best Hotels in Accra, Ghana.

Mini Guide. Our pick of the best Hotels in Accra, Ghana.

Villa Monticello Ideally situated in one of the most exclusive and prestigious areas in Accra, the Villa Monticello luxury boutique hotel delivers all the creature comforts you’d expect from a world-class luxury hotel, as well as unexpected extra touches to make your experience with us truly beyond compare. By combining modern luxury with the richness of traditional Ghanaian culture, we’ve created an exclusive retreat that features 14 individually custom-decorated luxury suites, each designed to feel more like a home and less like …
Mini Guide. What to do in Rwanda this weekend.

Mini Guide. What to do in Rwanda this weekend.

The weekend is finally here. Every weekend should be spent getting out there and doing something fun. We thought we would compile a few inspiring places you may want to take a visit too. Lake Kivu Rubavu (also known as Gisenyi) is a waterfront town located on the shores of Lake Kivu, one Africa’s great bodies of water. Rubavu marks the beginning of the Congo Nile Trail, which extends 227 km to Rusizi, and has plenty of biking and hiking trails to fulfil …
Mini City Guide. Our Top 3 Hotels in Kigali.

Mini City Guide. Our Top 3 Hotels in Kigali.

Mini City Guide. Our Top 3 Hotels in Kigali. It’s always important to get a good night sleep, no matter whether you are on holiday or travelling with business. Having the right ambience, room and service have never been more important in this high pressure world we live in. Therefore we have collaborated some Hotels where you are sure to get a great nights sleep. Urban by City Blue Urban is the premier brand within the family of CityBlue Hotels. The genre of …
Going Ape in Rwanda! Our favourite Gorilla Tours.

Going Ape in Rwanda! Our favourite Gorilla Tours.

Going Ape in Rwanda - Our favourite Gorilla Tours. Gorilla Trek What they say - Enjoy guided gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda and Uganda with Gorilla Trek Africa. We are a Rwanda tour operator based in East Africa with over 10 years experience in organizing private gorilla tours in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. As a mid-sized safari specialist in memorable Africa adventures, we are able to offer you unbeatable prices and unparalleled value. Looking for gorilla safaris or a wildlife tours in …
8 Things to see and do around Johannesburg

8 Things to see and do around Johannesburg

8 Things to see and do around Johannesburg If you are out and about in the Johannesburg area this weekend here are a few things you may find enjoyable. Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris What they say - If you’re going to do it – do it in unassailable style. Its sunrise, the silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable. You’re sipping …
Our Pick for the Top 3 Business Hotels in Lagos

Our Pick for the Top 3 Business Hotels in Lagos

Our Pick for the Top 3 Business Hotels in Lagos Ok we are aiming this at the business traveller and before we get into the topic of best hotels I think that it is worth noting that customer service across all hotels in Africa can vary wildly even in well established hotel chains. If you read reviews on some of the other websites that offer a similar service as Intripi then they are very often conflicting and are written by people who …
5 Things to see & do in Durban this weekend!

5 Things to see & do in Durban this weekend!

5 Things to see & do in Durban this weekend If you are out and about in the Durban area this weekend here are a few things you may find enjoyable. Durban Safari and Tours What they say - Durban Safaris.com offers a number of safari and tour options. We source the best accommodation and holiday destinations to offer a 5 star holiday experience. You will be accompanied by some of  South Africa’s best guides. Your guide will take you on an unforgettable tour …