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The Gondar Castle – The Hallmark Of Medieval Architecture

10. December 2009

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Gondar Castle rings the bell! The lord of rings has Kingdom of Gondor a fiction of JR Tolkien. Ethiopia has the Gondar Castle’s that has saga of history and blood shed on its walls though a marvelous and magnificent  structure of medieval time that hooks us to transport us to reign Emperor Fasilidas. The Castle stands strong with its chronologies and fine architecture that’s not a myth but a historical significance for ancient art and architecture. In the shadow of the Twin Mountains at an altitude of more than 2300 meters, Gondar has spectacular view of farmlands and shimmering water of Lake Tana, thirty five kilometers to its south. Gondar was founded by Emperor Fasilidas around 1635 as its capital, before this they used to have different camp sites and no capital. It is said  [...]

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Zambezi River And Its Expediency

10. December 2009

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Fourth largest river in Africa, Zambezi can be termed as the best panoramic and most adventurous river in the continent that flanks six countries. If you raft the torrents of this river along with a length gauging equipment, this river will measure around 3,540 kilometers. Natural Boundary Commencing from the north-west region of Zambia, it flows in a double S shape to finally merge with the immense Indian Ocean. The source is located at an altitude of 5000 feet above sea level. It gushes through the eastern edges of Angola, kisses the western coast of Zambia, soaks the north-eastern margin of Namibia, and washes the minute portion of Botswana, which is an intersection of four countries of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana. It surges, subsequently, to form a frontier between  [...]

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Park National de Montagne d’Ambre

10. December 2009

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Wild Life Calling Park National Montagne d’Ambre rich in its distinctive Flora and Fauna. On an isolated stretch in Montane rainforest, with territory of 18200 hectares is one of diverse and distinctive Montagne d’Ambre National Park in Amber Mountain which is home to the flora and fauna number of endemic creatures. It has the most natural and beautiful habitation with crater lakes and two water falls. Its name has been derived from a resin that seeps from large trees in the park. A worthwhile visit to the park, you can easily explore with help of some different thirty trails. All year round visitation is available, but best time being April to October. All you would like to be the George of the jungle ooooo. The habitat provides for large species of ferns, orchids and lianas  [...]

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Kruger National Park: Largest Game Reserve In Africa

9. December 2009

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Kruger National Park: Largest Game Reserve In Africa
Kruger National Park is known to be one of the largest game reserves in Africa and after it became the site of the famous eyewitness viral video ‘Battle at Kruger’ it gained amazing popularity, becoming most talked about subject of the town. The national park extends over an area of 18,989 sq km, runs 350 km from north to south and 60 km from east to west. The park is also part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area specifically designated by UNESCO as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve. Where it is located Kruger Park has Limpopo in its west and Mpumalanga to the south, the two South African provinces. Zimbabwe is in the north while to its east lies Mozambique. The park is also part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National with  [...]

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Carthage: The Ancient City Of Tunisia

9. December 2009

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The Carthage is located on the Bay of Tunis, hundred miles from the Sicily’s western tip. It is said that the city was established by Phoenicians people who fled from Tyre (now Lebanon) at somewhere around 8th or 9th century B.C., under Queen Dido’s leadership. The city has been declared as a national monument. UNESCO added Carthage’s archaeological site in the World Heritage List in the year 1979. From the pages of past Carthage was involved in continuous war from mid of third century to the mid of second century BC, the wars popularly known as Punic Wars saw Rome overpowering the Carthage. The entire region was destroyed and no human being lived thereafter. During 122 BC Roman Senate made an unsuccessful attempt to establish society in Carthage. It has been found that Julius  [...]

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Watamu National Marine Park: Explore The Under Water Mysteries

9. December 2009

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Watamu National Marine Park: Explore The Under Water Mysteries
The Watamu National Marine Park is Kenya first and finest Marine Park; along with the Reserve system it has Mida Creek, Whale Island, and vital turtle breeding region. There are many dive sites both outside and inside the park. The Watamu National Park was established in the year 1968, covers an area of 10sq km and part of the prestigious World Biosphere Reserve recognized by the UN. Where it is located It is located at 14 miles south of Malindi, the park starts from the mouth of the Mida Creek in the southern end and stretches to Turtle Bay’s north. Features of the Watamu National Park The park has astonishing amount of coral reefs forming great biological and physical atmosphere in the region. There are around 150 species of soft and hard corals, brain corals, fan corals and  [...]

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Stone Town – The Cultural Capital Of Zanzibar

9. December 2009

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Stone Town – The Cultural Capital Of Zanzibar
Stone town is considered as ethnically, traditionally and architecturally vital capital town of the Zanzibar Island designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. In the Stone Town one can kill time by drifting through the slim labyrinthine roads and alleyways where lichens and mosses adhere to old soggy rickety coral ribbed walls. Sunlight gliding through the buildings covers the tiny squares and road side cafes in its soothing radiance. The slim lanes pass amid thousands of buildings of shops, markets stalls, internet café and restaurants which strive to stand along different cultural structures and monuments. The people are fun loving, enjoy international soccer games roadside, kids giggle and play around the streets and elderly sit aside and discuss things of domestic, national  [...]

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Saluting The Thrill And Excitement Of Table Mountain

9. December 2009

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Table Mountain’s welcome you to god’s definition of fun, ecstasy, amusement and exuberance. It’s the expression of joy and pleasure to be on the top of Table Mountain. Cape Town is South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ and Table Mountain is its Lap. Being short listed as the World Natural Heritage Site, a prominent landmark of South Africa. Table Mountain is flat-topped mountain with level plateau of approximately three kilometers from side to side with steep cliffs on side with beautiful valleys and forested area. Table Mountain is surrounded by waters of the Atlantic Ocean in west and warmer waters of False Bay. The plateau is flanked by Devil’s Peak in east and in west is The Lion’s Head, adding to the striking backdrop to Cape Town. The sensational Table Bay Harbor and Signal  [...]

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Kilimanjaro National Park- The Snow Capped Beauty

9. December 2009

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Kilimanjaro National Park- The Snow Capped Beauty
Kilimanjaro the name is synonym to extravagant beauty of Africa. The Kilimanjaro National Park was designated as a World Heritage Site in the year is situated in the United Republic of Tanzania. Kilimanjaro standing tall and up at 5963m is the highest point in Africa. The location is amazingly placed at a far above the neighboring plains, the snow filled peak intimidating the savanna. The mountain is enclosed between woodland. The Kilimanjaro National Park is home to many animals and there are also some species found here who are in the verge of extinction. This national is more visited because of the Kilimanjaro Mountain which is an active volcano and one of the premier walkable summits found in the whole earth rather than to watch the wildlife of the national park. Where it is located: The  [...]

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Fes Medina (Fes El Bali)

8. December 2009

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Culturally-rich Fes el Bali Fes el Bali is a part and parcel of Fes, a third biggest city of Morocco. Fes el Bali, also known as the ‘old town’, is designated as World Heritage site by UNESCO.  The city has around nine thousand lanes that consist of residential areas, workshops, markets. Blend of tiny streets as well as huge alleys, all the parts of the city are consisting of five structures and these include a mosque, a Medersa, a bakery, a coffee shop and public bath. Discovery The city was discovered by Idris I, Idrisid dynasty’s founder, around Fez River’s opposite banks during 693. It was looked after by Idris II, Idris I’s son, till 810. Known as the cultural and sacred powerhouse of Morocco, its Medina is regarded as the largest in the region. If talking about the city  [...]

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