Welcome at the website of Via Africana CZ agency, focusing on tourism in Africa and in Arabic-speaking countries.
The site targets interested Czech public and aims at providing reliable information about destinations in Africa and the Arab world, primarily for travel purposes.
We present all the 67 African and Arabic-speaking countries and two overseas territories of European powers. In a special section called Protea we publish topical, well-informed news items on various, mostly tourism-related subjects.
The bulk of the site is in the Czech language. Organizations engaged in various aspects of the tourism business, interested in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia (there is no language barrier between the two nations) as source markets, are so offered excellent opportunities of addressing directly potential customers in the two Central European countries.
The website has continually a high ranking and is regularly updated.
Quote of the month
Home is where the heart is, and my heart is wherever I am at the moment.
Liang Shun Yin (Lily Leung), Hong Kong actress
This month’s anniversaries
2 Dec 1971 establishment of United Arab Emirates
7 Dec 1993 death of Félix Houphouët-Boigny, first president of Côte d’Ivoire (1960-1993)
9 Dec 1961 independence of Tanganyika (from United Kingdom)
10 Dec 1963 independence of Zanzibar (from United Kingdom)
12 Dec 1952 death of Bedřich Hrozný, Czech Assyriologist, founder of Hittitology, decipherer of Hittite language
12 Dec 1963 independence of Kenya (from United Kingdom)
15 Dec 1985 death of Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, first prime minister of Mauritius (1968-1982)
20 Dec 2001 death of Léopold Sédar Senghor, first president of Senegal (1960-1980)
23 Dec 1524 death of Vasco da Gama, Portuguese navigator and explorer, first European who reached India by sea, circumnavigating Africa
23 Dec 1790 birth of Jean François Champollion, French philologist and orientalist, decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs
24 Dec 1920 birth of Jiří Hanzelka, Czech explorer, inter alia in Africa
24 Dec 1951 independence of Libya (from UN Trusteeship Council mandate administered by United Kingdom and France)
25 Dec 1916 birth of Ahmad ben Bella, first president of Algeria (1963-1965)
25 Dec 1918 birth of Muhammad Anwar el Sadat, president of Egypt (1970-1981), awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1978
27 Dec 1950 death of Bertram Thomas, first European who crossed Rub‘ al-Khali desert
27 Dec 1978 death of Houari Boumedienne, chairman of Algeria’s Revolutionary Council (1965-1976), second president of Algeria (1976-1978)
28 Dec 1625 birth of Apollo Milton Obote, first prime minister of Uganda (1962-1966), president of Uganda (1966-1971, 1980-1985)
29 Dec 1968 death of Jan Rypka, Czech Iranologist and Turkologist
Latest news ...
Prague – Attractive African tourism destinations presented in Prague more in Czech
Prague – Holiday World 2013 tourism fair: Participation of African and Arab countries more in Czech
Brussels – New list of airlines banned in the EU more in Czech
London – Latest airline review: Qatar Airways is the best airline globally more in Czech
Names of airports in African and Arab countries and of transfer airports more in Czech
Prague – Exposition on Prague fifty years ago more in Czech
Prague/Nairobi – Kenya is an attractive destination for both tourists and investors more in Czech
Islamabad – How terrorism affects tourism more in Czech
Cairo/Prague – The future of tourism under the new political setup in Egypt more in Czech