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  • The Cradle of Humankind – Knowing Our Ancestors

    22. March 2010

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    The Cradle of Humankind – Knowing Our Ancestors
    Very few cities in this world find their thousands of years ago first human settlement from their inheritance. Three million years back, Johannesburg’s first settlers were in neighborhood. From Krugersdorp’s center at 12 kilometer, distance is a 47,000 hectares of valley famously known as the Cradle of Humankind amidst the scattered trees and shrub as well as characterless koppies. The entire process and evolution of humankind took place in these caves and around it, even learning fire. Around 40 per cent of earlier human settlements were discovered from here. The Cradle of Humankind Site encompasses a band of twelve dolomitic caves made of limestone. The caves have fossils of remnants of past types of plants and animals and more imperative, hominids. Even though it mainly is  [...]

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    Cape Floristic Region: Explore wildlife and other species

    19. March 2010

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    Cape Floristic Region: Explore wildlife and other species
    South Africa boasts amazing wildlife creatures that cannot be found in the entire world. Those who love to explore the wildlife can visit this country and get the best of the game views and other options. One of the best options to see the wildlife creatures is in Cape Floristic Region. The Cape Floristic Region lies close to the tip of South Africa. It is the only region of the Cape Floristic Kingdom with floristic nature. The Cape Floristic Region is comprised of only one floristic province that is recognized as the Cape Floristic Province. The region is also known as the Cape floral region, the Cape floristic Kingdom, Cape floristic province, and the other variants. This region enjoys the Mediterranean climate and covers the Mediterranean climate region of South Africa Western Cape Province  [...]

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    Kayaking in the rivers of Central Kenya

    17. March 2010

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    Kayaking in the rivers of Central Kenya
    Kayaking or rafting on the Kenyan whitewater is one of the best thrilling experience one can get on this planet. One will taste the virgin wilderness as well as sub-tropical river basins and open desert plains in Kenya. From freshers to the experts, facilities are there for all to explore the beautiful yet unnerving rivers of Africa. Central Kenya (west of Mt Kenya) is ideal for paddlers of all levels. Tourists can enjoy the thrill on a number of rivers (most of Kenya’s rivers are formed from volcanic dykes) ranging from simple low-volume grade III runs to the highly technical medium-volume grade V creaking. The thrill: Rivers in Kenya are mostly untouched by human influence and that gives one more thrill while exploring them on kayaks or rafts. Top features: Kayaking on  major  [...]

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    Tutankhamun’s Tomb and the Curse of the Pharaohs

    15. March 2010

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    Tutankhamun’s Tomb and the Curse of the Pharaohs
    “The one who disturbs the mummy would not be left alive” - this seems to be the dreadful curse whose fear is still alive. Many of us are aware of the strange stories of deaths directly associated with the excavation and study of the Tutankhamun’s mummy since 1922. Early Stories Some believe that the curse came into its effect only with this tomb, but in reality, its first awareness was recognize in 1821 where a author in his book, The Mummy, mentions about an angry mummy who threatens the hero of the book. Talking about a clearer picture, in 1869, Louisa May Alcott wrote a book on the curse wherein a surveyor uses a gilded mummy as a source of light for the pyramid’s interior. He finds some seeds there that he takes back to his home where his fiancee plants it for grotesque  [...]

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    Exploring the desert Lake Turkana in Kenya

    12. March 2010

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    Exploring the desert Lake Turkana in Kenya
    Lake Turkana is located at the far Northern frontier in Kenya, moreover is regarded as one of the numerous natural wonders of the world. Lake Turkana is an enormous inland sea, in addition is known to be the deserted largest lake in the world (with a total area around 6,405 sq km). This particular body of saline water is more than 250 km long, which is a little longer when compared with the complete coast of Kenya. Lake Turkana is far and wide well-known as the Jade Sea, as of the outstanding, almost luminous, color of the waters of the lake. Subsequent to a long journey all the way through the scorching deserts in addition to lava flows from Northern Kenya, the spectacle of this enormous body of dazzling turquoise water approaches as an absurd, ghostly vision. Lake Turkana is a  [...]

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    Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Enjoy the crater and wildlife

    10. March 2010

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    Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Enjoy the crater and wildlife
    In this world, you will get plenty of conservation areas and NGOs that help flourish the wildlife. Same in the country of Africa, there are unlimited places where you can see many great wildlife and nature. Tanzania, which is in Africa, is a fascinating place that also offers amazing wildlife. So if you are planning to experience something different in your next vacation then head on to Tanzania and explore the other living beings. For this, you have a very good option to visit and explore the best of the area. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which is also in short called as NCA is actually a conservation area located at a distance of 180 kilometres towards the west of Arusha. It is in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority administers this area.  [...]

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    Moremi Game Reserve: Great game viewing area

    8. March 2010

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    Moremi Game Reserve: Great game viewing area
    The Moremi Game Reserve is a National Park that is located in Botswana, Africa. This national park lies on the eastern direction of the Okavango Delta and was named after BaTawana tribe’s Chief Moremi. Moremi was designated as a Game Reserve instead of National Park right from the day it formed. The BaSarwa or the Bushmen living at the area have received permissions to stay in the reserve. During 1960s, the government distorted its mind and blazed the village of Bushmen, forcing the villagers to shift outside the park. Then the villagers settled to the other side of the Khwai River by naming this newly village as Khwai. The Moremi Game Reserve covers most of the Okavango Delta’s eastern side and joins permanent water. You can enjoy viewing the wonderful savannah game viewing and bird  [...]

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    Lake Tanganyika known for its cleanest water in the world

    5. March 2010

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    Lake Tanganyika known for its cleanest water in the world
    Lake Tanganyika as it is known to all is the deepest lake in the world as well as by volume, the largest lake in the world only after Lake Baikal located in Siberia in both respects. Lake Tanganyika is located in territories in four different countries, a small amount in both of Zambia and Burundi, along with above 40 percent in both of Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo. The most important settlement sited on the Lake Tanganyika lakeshore is the township of Kigoma that is as well the standard way in point to the area. Two remarkable natural reserves edge Lake Tanganyika: the exceedingly stunning Mahale Mountains National Park as well as the Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, which is famous for its chimpanzees. The crystal-clear water of Lake Tanganyika is controlled surrounded  [...]

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    Kasubi Tombs Where Four Kings of Buganda Rests

    3. March 2010

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    Kampala is not only a visitors’ center for visitors to Uganda, it also has many historical, cultural, manmade and religious attractions. The Kampala’s most famous attraction is the Kasubi tombs. From Kampala, the Kasubi Tombs is located 5 kilometers away on Kasubi hill. The ground is a royal burial place for four kings of Buganda, anciently known as Kabakas. Now the burial ground of kings holds importance in the Ganda culture as it symbolizes the Ganda’s culture and history. The tombs and palaces are great exemplary of ancient African architecture, hut made of reeds, different types of spears and their pet animals. The entire area shows their lifestyle. All year round, traditional customs, ceremonies are carried out in this place. On the new moon night, a ceremony and consultation medium  [...]

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    Robben Island: Imprison yourself in exile beauty

    1. March 2010

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    Inscribed in 1999 as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Robben Island is the landmark in history and a place that has emerged as the beauty beyond of its past history of cruelty on it. Robben Island a place for exile and banishment, for isolation and imprisonment, here political troublemakers, unwanted of society and social outcasts were send. The island has been used as prison for ages since yore, and it cane under the eye of world for the institutional brutality during apartheid years of South Africa. “Today when I look at Robben Island, I see it as a celebration of the struggle and a symbol of the finest qualities of the human spirit, rather than as a monument to the brutal tyranny and oppression of apartheid. It is true that Robben Island was once a place of darkness, but out of that  [...]

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