Category Archives: Africa

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Peaceful Iraq Egypt Revisited

Time to tackle country 189, Iraq. Though this sounds daunting, Iraq has a little secret called Kurdistan. Like Somaliland in Somolia, Kurdistan is a self governed state within a state. Internationally it is recognized as a part of Iraq but for all intents and purposes it is a separate country. As much as I’d like … Continue reading Peaceful Iraq Egypt Revisited

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Experience: Laico Ledger Plaza Bangui

A review of Laico Ledger Plaza Bangui from the trip Wandering West Africa. Highlights Impressive 5 star hotel in challenging location. Safe and secure compound. Outdoor pool and lounging area. Several facilities coveniently onsite. Background When thinking of Bangui, Central African Republic, a luxury hotel may be the last thing to come to mind, but … Continue reading Experience: Laico Ledger Plaza Bangui

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Experience: Omali Lodge, Sao Tome

A review of Omali Lodge in Sao Tome from the trip Wandering West Africa. Highlights Well crafted concept and experience. Showpiece pool area. Popular fine dining restaurant. Attentive and friendly service. Background Set steps away from the beach with a tropical forest backdrop is a boutique resort with 30 rooms. Omali Lodge offers a private … Continue reading Experience: Omali Lodge, Sao Tome

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Experience: Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo, Kinshasa

A review of Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo from the trip Wandering West Africa. Highlights Incredible river and city views. Swanky interiors and design. Great location near diplomatic areas. Fine dining restaurants and bar selection. Background Right in the center of the city is the landmark hotel with 237 rooms … Continue reading Experience: Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo, Kinshasa

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Experience: Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel, Brazzaville

A review of Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel in Brazzaville, Congo from the trip Wandering West Africa. Highlights Modern and new international hotel. Luxurious rooms with high speed internet. Central location with great views over the river. Professional and personalized service. Background Set on the banks of the river separating Congo from the DRC is … Continue reading Experience: Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel, Brazzaville

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Experience: Hotel Franco, Yaounde, Cameroon

A review of Hotel Franco in Yaounde, Cameroon from the trip Wandering West Africa. Highlights Great location and views. Pool and outdoor terrace. Comfortable rooms. Friendly and personable service. Background In the quiet business and government district is the high-rise Hotel Franco. With a central location, near the train station and a forty minute free … Continue reading Experience: Hotel Franco, Yaounde, Cameroon

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Experience: Sofitel Malabo Sipopo Le Golf, Equatorial Guinea

A review of Sofitel Malabo Sipopo le Golf in Equatorial Guinea from the trip Wandering West Africa. Highlights Lavish interiors and designs. Private island, beach, and pool. Onsite world-class 18 hole golf course. Fine dining restaurants. Background Sipopo is a newly created city constructed for the African Union summit in 2011 and then used to … Continue reading Experience: Sofitel Malabo Sipopo Le Golf, Equatorial Guinea

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Experience: Park Inn Libreville, Gabon

A review of Park Inn Libreville in Gabon from the trip Wandering West Africa. Highlights Modern and trendy design. Outdoor event and pool area. Located next to the beach and close to airport. Excellent professional staff. Background Park Inn by Radisson Libreville has a unique location right next to the beach and in close proximity … Continue reading Experience: Park Inn Libreville, Gabon

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Experience: Novotel Orisha Cotonou, Benin

A review of the Novotel Orisha Cotonou Hotel in Benin from the trip Wandering West Africa. Highlights Tranquil views of sea and greenery. Safe and secure compound. Modern and sleek room designs. Professional service. Background Novotel Orisha Cotonou Hotel is located in the capital and largest city of Benin in a secure compound along with … Continue reading Experience: Novotel Orisha Cotonou, Benin