Nkwichi Blog

The B of Bao

Bao is as much a board game as part of a culture, and is known to many throughout Africa. The game belongs to a bigger family of games that are named ‘mancala’, or sowing games, as the way the game is played reflects the sowing of seeds. The word ‘bao’ however has a more literal meaning: it is the Swahili word for ‘board’.

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FROM THE BLOG...

For Lovers of Africa

Many people who return to Africa may struggle to explain why exactly they come back. But they know with a certainty that each year, no other destination will offer quite the same excitement. What is it about Africa that makes you want to return?

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Words cannot express what a wonderful time we had at Nkwichi. Thank you to everyone who made our stay extra special.. Going to miss the squeaking of the sand under our feet.

Robyn & Cerian, South Africa, October 2014