I love festivals. Which is why I'd always wanted to go to AfrikaBurn ever since it first started. Fortunately, my dream came true in 2016 and I finally got to attend this event on its tenth anniversary.
This however I was informed, was not your average festival. AfrikaBurn is based on the concepts and principles of Burning Man,held annually in the Nevada Desert which has also been on my bucket list since forever. As with that I was told, there would be no scheduled live bands. No mobile phone reception. And no stalls from which to buy food, water and merchandise, as this was a world where money didn't even exist. These were all foreign concepts to me for a festival, so I jumped online to do as much research as I could. I read about everything from the treacherous route there to what provisions to bring. I spoke to friends who had attended previously and Googled images from past events. But even with all this, I still felt as if I had no idea of what to expect.