2 August 2012
Last updated at 16:18
Africa has come to London as countries from across the continent showcase their cultural, artistic and sporting riches at the Africa Village in Hyde Park.
The brainchild of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa, Africa Village features more than 25 countries presenting both traditional and modern practices.
Visitors can enjoy a range of experiences, including Morocco's souk-style stand.
Craftsmen demonstrate skills such as leatherwork, calligraphy, metalwork design and wood turning.
Exhibitions and workshops are also on offer. Visitors can participate in mosaic making, courtesy of Tunisia's National Agency for Heritage and Cultural Development.
There are also stalls selling indigenous products, such as this one representing Cameroon. "When we went to the Olympics in Vancouver there was nothing from Africa that you could buy, so this is something unique," said Jennifer Taylor from Las Vegas, USA.
Arts and crafts are not the only focal points around the village, African food is available too.
A range of drinks as well as meat and vegetable dishes are on offer, including the popular Ghanaian dish, "red red" - black eyed peas and fried plantains - and the Kenyan brew, Tusker.
Every day a different country will be honoured, with events designed to highlight the achievements of its people together with afternoon concerts of music and dance.
Africa Village is the official reception area for the National Olympic Committees from the African continent throughout the London Games.