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Archive | December, 2011

Angola places to see

30. December 2011

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Angola places to see
Amidst the interesting sights in Africa, the best to see are the upcoming cities here that are so much a part of this place. Today after the aftermath of the war, Angola in Central Africa is a great tourist destination. Central Africa today is known as Middle Africa as referred to by the UN, and travellers here like to bask in the Portuguese influence that is prevalent here even now. Tourists enjoy the amazing length of the coastline here that seems to stretch to an eternity. With the most serene wildlife zones and an equally intriguing landscape, Angola in Africa is not a bad bet at all in an African tour. With the thick forests occupying a major part of the region, the rivers that flow through this place define its geographical diversity and the tourists love to enjoy the simply mesmerising  [...]

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Loango National Park - The Most Sought National Park

23. December 2011

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Loango National Park – The Most Sought National Park
Loango National Park is assuredly one of the visually striking and most varied of all national parks of Gabon, known for its mythically surfing hippos. It protects miscellaneous coastal habitat, including part of 220 kilometers lguela Lagoon, one of the significant examples of usual Western African Lagoon system, which is protected within national park. Located among Ndogo and Nkomi Lagoons, it is a true jewel of western coast of Africa. The naturalist Mike Fay known as Loango Africa’s Last Eden and is where Michael Nichols from National Geographic took his well known images of surfing hippos. People call Loango National Park as a Land of Surfing Hippos. The 1550 kilometers of the park of pristine beach, mangroves, savanna and forest are must see in Gabon. The Loango NP provides pioneering  [...]

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Djenne - Home of the World’s Biggest Mud-Brick Building

16. December 2011

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Djenne – Home of the World’s Biggest Mud-Brick Building
Djenne is an Urban Commune and town in Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. In the year 2009, the commune had 32,944 inhabitants and administratively it is a part of Mopti Region. It is a city in Mali well-known for its mosque, the largest mudbrick building in the world. As of 1987, it has been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It says on its website that Djenne became important link and market centre in trans-Saharan gold trade. The Djenne’s history is intimately linked with Timbuktu. Between 15th and 17th centuries much of trans-Saharan trade in goods like slaves, salt and gold moved out and in of Timbuktu passed via Djenne. Both cities became Islamic scholarship centres. Its prosperity relied on this trade and when Portuguese founded trading posts on the coast of Africa,  [...]

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Reviewing the Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa

9. December 2011

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Reviewing the Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa
You will need only 10 minutes for reaching the Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa from the Banjul International Airport. This hotel is often described by the guests as a paradise. This magnificent accommodation option of Gambia has been designed inspired by the local traditions. It looks typically like an African village surrounded by greeneries comprising of baobab and palm trees. What are the different room types housed by the Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa? The guests can choose from 4 accommodation options, the Classic Rooms and Deluxe Rooms, the Presidential Villa and the Suites. Sheraton Gambia has its special beach, which can be reached only in 30 seconds from the actual hotel premises. The hotel authority guarantees absolute safety, privacy and relaxation to all its guests.  [...]

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