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  • Be Part of the Red Sea Paradise of Djibouti

    24. February 2010

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    Be Part of the Red Sea Paradise of Djibouti
    The country of Djibouti is a relatively young with a hundred-year-old history. The country is tiny yet ambitious. Djibouti is not abundant in natural resources, yet it is recognizable as a little Dubai in the Red Sea. The capital of the country goes by the same name and accounts for two-thirds of the country’s population. Djibouti lies on the western shore of an isthmus located in the Gulf of Tadjoura. The city overlooks a small marina home to dhows, skiffs, and pleasure boats. Djibouti has Eritrea to the north and Ethiopia to the west and south. Somalia lies to the southeast. The Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden make up the rest of the border. The country of Yemen lies 20 km to the coast of Djibouti. French is the primary language among the people. Djibouti is an ideal relaxation destination.  [...]

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    The Sun Never Sets in Sun City

    22. February 2010

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    The Sun Never Sets in Sun City
    Sun City is renowned the world over as Africa’s best holiday resort. It offers diverse entertainment hubs and places to relax. There is some activity in store for everyone. Most attractions at Sun City are world famous. Sun City Resort is unique in nature with its own African culture. Visiting this resort is dreamlike where you can indulge yourself in every desire. There are four premier hotels, including the majestic Palace of the Lost City. This hotel is like a jewel. The surroundings comprise of the beautiful rain forests. The design of the hotel is intended to draw feelings of opulence and awe. Each of the four hotels has a unique style of accommodation with characteristic ambience and style. Cabanas offers you your money’s worth with luxurious accommodation for your entire  [...]

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    The Gorillas and Chimpanzees of Uganda

    19. February 2010

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    The Gorillas and Chimpanzees of Uganda
    The gorilla is the largest living primate in the world. More than half of the population of Mountain Gorillas in the world is located in Uganda. The gorilla is omnivorous in nature, and dwells predominantly on the forest ground. One such forest is the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The gorilla can be classified into three kinds: the Western Lowland Gorilla, the Eastern Lowland, and the Mountain Gorilla. All three species are in danger of extinction. The primary reasons for this include large-scale poaching, loss of habitat, and demand for bush meat. Gorillas thrive in groups. The Silverback gorilla is responsible decision-making, safety, and care of the group. The Silverback is usually a 12-year-old male. The Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga National Park are two parks that boast of a  [...]

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    Uganda: The Place for Game Parks and Lakes

    17. February 2010

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    Uganda: The Place for Game Parks and Lakes
    The country of Uganda is landlocked. Despite this fact, there are several massive water bodies. Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake Kyoga, and Lake Edward are the famous lakes of Uganda. Uganda is located on the East African plateau. The country is 900 meters above sea level. Uganda is tropical in nature. However, the climate varies between different parts of the country. The place is famous for several offshore islands off Lake Victoria. The important cities of the country are located toward the south. The capital city of Kampala and Entebbe are two popular cities. The rivers are central to the development of the country. The White Nile is by far the most important of all. It is one of the longest in the country. Lake Victoria serves as its source while its destination is the great Mediterranean  [...]

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    Art of chisel on the Rocks! - Western Gilf Kebir

    15. February 2010

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    Art of chisel on the Rocks! – Western Gilf Kebir
    The pictography and paintings in the caves are very much captivating, intriguing and fascinating. These are those pictures of past that we always want to look at, so that we could see the life they lived, their views and more over these paintings always be special to us for they act as a testament of the glorious era of past and of those years when the man did not know the time and has so much of time. They displayed their art on rocks and caves, when there were no papers or canvases, yet nothing stopped their creativity and imagination to come out. Though the paintings are not done in much of color or rather are just carvings on the walls of caves or on rocks, yet they show so much of reality and alluring us to far and wide and may be to remote places just to see them and marvel on these marvelous  [...]

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    The Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

    12. February 2010

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    The Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
    The Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is situated at the base of the Drakensberg escarpment in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The centre for rehabilitation is in close proximity to the Kruger National Park. The centre is a perfect breeding ground for injured and abandoned wildlife. Tremendous care is imparted to the wildlife from all over South Africa. The wildlife is not housed permanently. They are released in their natural habitats once they are fully fit. Some injuries are permanent in nature. Such species cannot be returned to their natural habitats. In such cases, they serve as a means of study and research. Some of the wildlife species are cared for because they belong to the endangered species. These species undergo specific breeding programs. The crowned eagle  [...]

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    African Elephants at the Addo National Park

    9. February 2010

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    African Elephants at the Addo National Park
    The Addo Elephant National Park is located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The area is rustic in nature. Travelers visiting the park stand a chance to see the largest land mammal in the world. The entire park is free from the deadly malaria. The Addo Park has authentic expanses of African bushveld. The park, situated near Port Elizabeth, has the highest density of elephants in the world. The visit is sure to have a lasting and unforgettable impression on the mind. The park is also famous for the myriad species of birds. Some of the popular species include ostriches, eagles, sunbirds, and secretary birds. Also popular are the flightless dung beetle, cape buffalo, and antelope. When you hear the black-backed jackal, you know it is evening. Similarly, the francolin’s call  [...]

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    Ethiopia – The Place Where Life Began

    8. February 2010

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    Ethiopia – The Place Where Life Began
    Ethiopia is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa.  It is considered to be one of the most ancient countries the world has ever seen.  Officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the country is the second most populous nation in the African continent with over 79.2 million residents.  The country’s capital is Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is known for a massive highland complex of mountains surrounded by semi-dessert areas and steppes.  The country is considered one of the oldest in the world.  In fact some historians believe Ethiopia is the beginning of mankind, a point which can be debated though. Ethiopia has a rare distinction of being the only country in Africa, which never fell under colonization.  In fact, Ethiopia has a proud place in world history. The  [...]

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    The Best Time to Visit Mozambique

    5. February 2010

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    The Best Time to Visit Mozambique
    Mozambique is the ultimate relaxing destination.  Some of the aspects of this African nation are tall palm trees, peaceful beaches, warm aqua waters full of marine life and abundant sunshine.  On the contrary, one can also experience, a cyclone and torrential rains and the humidity can also soar to unbearable highs. Hence, the question in everyone’s mind is obvious, “When is the best time to visit Mozambique?” The answer to the above question is not simple at all as it is dependent on a number of aspects.  Some aspects include your own interests as the country has so many different things to explore and experience and lastly when do you wish to travel. As seen here, one person favorite time can be a disaster for another.  A major reason that influences one’s decision is the  [...]

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    Adventures at Mount Kilimanjaro

    3. February 2010

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    Adventures at Mount Kilimanjaro
    The Mount Kilimanjaro is Tanzania’s pride and the most important attraction to all the visitors of the nation. The mountain has many distinctions to its credit.  At a height of an astonishing 5895 meters or 19,340 feet, it ranks as the highest mountain in the African continent.  More proudly, it is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world, as it rises 16,000 feet or 4900 meters above the plains from its base. The mountain is situated 3 degrees south of the equator and 37 degree east in longitude.  It is situated near the Kenya-Tanzania border and the entire mountain is inside Tanzania.  The total area is 60 miles in length and 40 miles in width.  It is believed the volcanoes began erupting some 2 million years ago.  Kilimanjaro is also one of the largest volcanoes  [...]

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