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Posts Tagged ‘Seven Wonders of Nature’

Policing the Poachers in Western Zimbabwe

  • Charlotte Moroney
  • 23 June 2010

As anyone involved in the ecotourism industry can tell you, there are conservation and environmental challenges in every tourist destination. In Zimbabwe, troubles have surfaced in the area surrounding the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. In recent years, many native animal species have suffered from an increase in poaching.

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The Tour d’Afrique – A Trans-African Adventure on Two Wheels

  • Brian Hoeniger
  • 13 May 2010

The Tour d’Afrique is an annual transcontinental bicycling odyssey that starts at the pyramids near Cairo, Egypt, in January, and then traverses 10 countries and every kind of road surface imaginable before spinning into Cape Town, South Africa, some four months and 11,800 kilometres later. It attracts nomadic souls and cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, from triathletes to retirees.

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The Smoke that Thunders: Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe Joins whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 16 September 2009

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, although curiously not in the running as finalist for one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, it has a width of 1708 metres and plummets from a height of between 90 and 107 metres. It is, of course, Victoria Falls, the world’s largest sheet of…

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whl.travel Adds Komodo and the Lesser Sunda Islands to Its Destinations in Indonesia

  • whl.travel
  • 8 September 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND INDONESIAN. Bali is the most famous of Indonesia’s many and spectacular Lesser Sunda Islands, a 1200-kilometre-long archipelago east of Java that also includes Komodo, Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Flores, Timor, and Lembata and Alor, not to mention a mouthful of adjacent smaller islands.

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Eight whl.travel Destinations Are Finalists for the New Seven Wonders of Nature

  • whl.travel
  • 24 July 2009

In December 2007, a global call for votes on 440 destinations in 220 countries netted a pared-down list of 77 sites, all vying for one of seven coveted spots as the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Then, on 21 July 2009, a panel of experts announced the even more select list of only 28 finalists….

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Responsible Travel in Northern Jordan: A Newfound Travel Style in a Rediscovered Country

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 3 November 2008

Jordan is solidly back on the radar. Already one of the most entrancing destinations in the Middle East, Jordan is attracting more attention than ever before as site of the ancient stone city of Petra, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. But Jordan is far from being a one-hit wonder. Visitors moved…

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