Transkei has taken the world by storm, washing away the spiritual side of shrooms effects and transforming a psychedelic trip into a sensory party.
The cubensis Transkei strain is the first of Africa’s psilocybin mushrooms to make it into wide circulation. Although it grows wild, its potency is on par with mushrooms at the forefront of innovation — like Gold Member and Makilla Gorilla — and it often surpasses them in terms of sights and bodily sensations. Before you get tripping on mushrooms that are fit for the Black Pharaohs, let’s explore how they got to the top of the pyramid.
- African mushrooms: Ancient rock to rock ‘n’ roll
- Transkei: A shroom trip to the top of the pyramid
- What will I witness during an African shroom-fari?
- How to identify magic mushrooms Transkei-style
- African Pyramid mushroom trip tips and activities
- The African mushroom drug taking over the world
- Your go-to Amigos for global magic mushrooms
African mushrooms: Ancient rock to rock ‘n’ roll
Humans originally evolved on the African continent, and — according to the U.S. Forest Service  — “the oldest known petroglyph depicting the use of psychoactive mushrooms” was discovered in Algeria. Whether this is a testament to the Stoned Ape Theory or simply a fungi fact, Africa and the types of psychedelic mushrooms that flourish there have a history of inspiring trippy artwork, from geometric patterns to distorted face masks.
As figures dance along stone walls with their fists full of mushrooms — surrounded by what appears to be psychedelia — anthropologists can’t help but wonder if altered states of consciousness are what caused us to start creating art in the first place.  The ‘60s and ‘70s certainly attest to this theory, and the spores of the psilocybin experience are spreading as proliferously as culture from that era. African shrooms are no exception.
From Panaeolus species such as africanus, tropicalis, and cyanescens to Psilocybe strains like cubensis and mairei, the African magic mushroom kingdom is a pangea just waiting to be dispersed throughout the planet.
One already has, and its artistic power awaits in our online shroom store.