Vibrant Africa is a comprehensive online guide to entertainment, tourism, culture and lifestyle in “urban Africa”. The portal also has a catalog of daily and weekly events, special offers, attractions across several cities.The site now open for Lusaka, Zambia was founded by an expatriate Jakob Hoff in 2012 is a guide to African cities, including touristic spots, all kind of accomodation, entertainment, shopping, culture and art.
According to Hoff on the site, “Visitors can make a quick search within our six main categories, “clubbing, drinking, eating, sleeping, shopping and culture/art”. Every tag includes a number sub-categories as e.g. style of food, kind of accomodation, kind of bars, different kind of exclusive shopping.””You can also follow the upcoming column for updates, (events and more) and read background articles and reviews under the vibrant tag, or simply let yourself be inspired by our 4 highlight windows on the top of the page,” he adds.Hoff was inspired by his stay on the continent and that led him see the beauty and growth of the various parts he visited.He said, “I have been working on and off in Africa for the last 15 years and have seen how the major cities in Southern and Eastern Africa has grown in size, but also regarding the range and quality of nightlife, entertainment shopping, culture and art. This is due to the strong economical growth one has witnessed in many African countries the last couple of years, mainly caused by a new generation of hard working African entrepeneurs, foreign investors and a growing tourism Industry. The growth brings many people to the African capital cities, for shorter or longer term visits, for business and pleasure, and everyone with a desire to know where to go and what to do.”
Hoff added that the African cities are becoming metropolies – and not easy to access if you dont know how to go about. This is the mission of this guide, to show everyone that African cities are vibrant, and has a lot offer, but you’ll need to find it – this is where vibrant-Africa.com comes in handy!
Using the portal is simple. One creates a profile and keeps it up to date. Regular and premium clients get access to a dashboard so as they can post upcoming events, promotions and sales in the upcoming column. Advertisers on the other hand can place banners on the portal for the general public and registered users.
The team is now working on expanding across all major cities across Africa.
It said, “We are new on ground in Lusaka, and will grow instantly over the next few month, look out for new venues and other places to go and chill, having fun or rest.”
The portal now has profiles from the touristic Capital of Zambia, Livingstone as well as lodges and safari and adventure companies in National parks and in some parts of Zambia.
The site promises to take users on an exciting journey to all the places, venues, restaurants and events they dont know about but probably want to visit.
Users make a fast search and find what they are looking for in the portal’s 6 categories; restaurants, bars, clubs, culture/art, shopping and hotels, or just choose from the list of the portal’s up-coming events/news column, or let follow the team’s reviews and highlights on venues, restaurants, bars that we promote on our site.