A country once again open to tourism

A country once again open to tourism

Colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th centurye century, Cape Verde, until then uninhabited, quickly became a place of transit for slaves on board ships heading for New World plantations.

In the XIXe century, steamboats come to refuel there, thanks to the coal depot installed in Mindelo. In 1975, this country, then one of the poorest in the world, wrested its independence from Portugal.

The Covid-19 pandemic affected tourism in 2020. But the borders of Cape Verde have been reopened since October 12. However, travelers must show a negative PCR test within 72 hours.

The tour operator Chamina, based in Clermont-Ferrand, offers, in particular in Cape Verde, a new range of “nature trips”. It is aimed at those who, while wishing to immerse themselves in the countryside on foot, make cultural discoveries and sleep in environmentally friendly accommodation, do not want (or cannot) walk a whole day. Inquire: Tel. :


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