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Photo of the Week: Underneath the Baobab Tree, Western Kruger, South Africa

  • Induna Adventures (Photo) Jaco Lubbe (Text)
  • 22 April 2012

This gigantic, magnificent, old-as-time and – some would say – upside-down tree is known as the baobab. A symbol of endurance, strength and conservation. While you are likely to be taken aback by its presence and history, it also gives an exciting feeling of freedom and inspires a desire to explore, as many generations before have done.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Mozambique

  • Africa.com
  • 16 April 2012

Often described as one of Africa’s last frontiers, Mozambique, a large country in the southeastern part of the continent, is among the most variegated places in the world. The population is just as diverse, reflecting the indigenous African tribes who first settled there, the Arab seafarers who traded along the coast for centuries, and, finally, the Portuguese colonists.

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Photo of the Week: Young Lions in Addo National Park, South Africa

  • Neil Lyon (Photo and Text)
  • 16 October 2011

On the occasion when this picture was taken, we were visiting the Addo National Park, staying at Gorah Elephant Camp, one of the luxury camps found within the park, and were on an afternoon safari. We came across these lions a few hundred meters from the camp. They were on their way to the camp to overnight with two other lionesses and the big dominant male.

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Photo of the Week: Big Induna Mountain Bike Race, Western Kruger, South Africa

  • Andre and Erna Meintjies (Photo) Jaco Lubbe (Text)
  • 21 August 2011

The annual Big Induna Mountain bike race – hosted in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, on the edge of South Africa’s Kruger National Park – is now over for another year, but has once again left all participants with memories of a life-changing experience. Famous amongst MTB riders, this race take riders through some of the most picturesque and scenic indigenous forests in all of South Africa.

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First Impressions of Travel in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

  • Leslie Koch
  • 21 July 2011

A herd of elephants stomped across the wide-open plain while a family of giraffes craned their necks for a mid-day snack. As I stared out the window onto the lush green plain, it hit me: This is Africa! My first wildlife sighting in Botswana came before I had even touched down in the Okavango Delta. I took the elephants and giraffes grazing below our Cessna as a sign of things to come.

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Photo of the Week: Cheetahs Posing, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

  • Ward Graham (Photo) Shafina Bandali (Text)
  • 19 June 2011

This photograph flawlessly captures two cheetahs standing ready and vigilant in the rays of another remarkable day in Tanzania. Distinctively the fastest moving land mammal, these incredible cats are capable of achieving speeds in excess of 70 mph (110 kph) in pursuit of prey.

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Photo of the Week: Forked Tongue of the Dragon, Komodo, Indonesia

  • Ng Sebastian (Photo and Text)
  • 3 April 2011

This picture of a Komodo Dragon was taken on November 01, 2006. It is one of the best pictures of the giant lizards that I have ever taken, although I have been visiting Komodo National Park almost every year since April 1988.

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Photo of the Week: Sleepy Lions, Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda

  • Steve Cunliffe (Photo) Nicola Swann (Text)
  • 23 January 2011

This beautiful shot of two sleepy lions resting in a tree was taken in Kidepo Valley National Park – the most remote and spectacular safari destination in Uganda. Enclosing two river valleys, it is an oasis in the middle of a vast area of inhospitable territory.

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Exploring the Desert Panoramas of Sossusvlei and South Namibia

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 19 November 2010

As international travellers increasingly become aware of Namibia’s blend of relative government stability, natural beauty and cultural distinctiveness, the tourism industry is growing stronger and offering locals an attractive way to support their families. One meaningful way actually allows conscientious travellers to contribute actively and directly to the local economy by signing on with local travel companies like the Gondwana Collection, which is forging the way for mindful and sustainable tourism and encompasses four private nature reserves in Southern Namibia.

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Kenya’s Masai Mara Joins the whl.travel Tribe

  • whl.travel
  • 4 November 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND SWAHILI. The whl.travel local connection in the Masai Mara, Africa Veterans Safaris Ltd., is eager to bring ideas about sustainable tourism to the international stage. Martin Kiguru, the company’s Director of Operations, grew up on the rural outskirts of the Masai Mara and has a true emotional attachment to the people and wildlife unique to his home. “Africa Veterans Safaris Ltd is extremely excited to join the whl.travel family in order to promote our destination Masai Mara responsibly,” he said.

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