Archive for the ‘Africa’

  • Lake Manyara National Park

    Posted in Africa | July 19, 2011
    Located at Arusha, Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park is one of the beautiful parks in the world which is visited by people from all over the nations to enjoy the scenic beauty and explore the wild life species. Surrounded by lakes, cliffs and ground water forests, Lake Manyara National Park is home to several wild life species which include flamingoes, baboons, buffalo, elephant, wildebeests, African spoonbill, Egyptian geese, white pelican, zebra, lion etc. If you are looking for a fine destination to explore wildlife during your holiday, then Lake Manyara National Park is truly a scenic destination where you can conveniently enjoy the beauty of the nature and get connected with the ferocious, wild life. If you want to explore and enjoy  [...]
  • Bushmans Kloof

    Posted in Africa | June 21, 2011
    Bushmans Kloof is one of the most famous privately owned reserves in South Africa. The entire property encompasses an area of close to seven thousand five hundred hectares. The reserve has a huge number of sights to do with flora and fauna. Bushman’s Kloof is also famous for its rock art sites. There are 130 rock sites here in total. Bushmans Kloof is privately owned, but is among the best in the country. The owners have taken care to preserve the natural attractions as well as the culture here. The reserve also has an amount of significance with respect to history. The environmental benefits of the site are just one of the reasons why the reserve is a Natural Heritage Site declared by the UNESCO. The site has been at the receiving end of  [...]
  • Botswana – Wildlife Unlimited

    Posted in Africa | June 7, 2011
    Botswana is a region that is filled to the brim with wildlife of every description. You will find numerous species of birds, animals and plants. Let us look at some of the best places to visit in the country if you want to make the best of your visit. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve . . . The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a semi desert reserve that has an assortment of game sightings right in the traditional natural settings that has made Botswana famous as a wildlife destinations. You will see many species here. Kalahari Gemsbok National Park Kalahari Gemsbok National Park is a pristine destination that is wild and unspoiled. The location is a bit remote and it is a bit difficult to access. However the trip is very much worth it. You  [...]
  • Tanzania’s Wildlife destinations

    Posted in Africa | May 24, 2011
    Tanzania is one of the most rewarding destinations in the entire continent of Africa. There are a huge number of destinations that promise a range of attractions for tourists and wildlife enthusiasts coming here. There are a huge number of safari trails offered. The forests here are filled with a range of species of varying kinds, and these provide an extremely exciting experience for tourists. Let us have a look at the main destinations that are popular with wildlife enthusiasts in Tanzania . . . 1. The Island of Zanzibar . . . Zanzibar Island is home to a huge diversity with respect to animal life, both land and marine. There are a huge number of rewarding attractions such as a beautiful underwater environment, coral reefs, marine life and  [...]
  • Big 5 Animals, Africa

    Posted in Africa | November 23, 2010
    If you have recently begun researching on the African safari, or you plan on doing one soon, you must have surely come across the term of the Big 5 animals. Do you know what this means? The Big Five was a term that was coined to refer to 5 African animals – leopard, lion, rhino, elephant and the Cape buffalo. But then again, this will make you wonder why the gorilla, giraffe and hippo do not make it to this list. Aren’t those big animals as well? Yes, they are. But the name Big 5 animals were given to these animals by the big game hunters (and not by the safari tour operators, as you may have believed). This term was coined to refer to the difficulty that they had when they tried to bag these large animals (hunting on foot), and this difficulty  [...]
  • Cage Diving with the Great White Shark

    Posted in Africa | September 9, 2010
    Ever wondered what it would feel like to be underwater, in the deep blue sea, and have a Great White Shark along your side? If you just said ‘yes’ to this answer, then let me first of all tell you that you have some seriously ‘wild’ sense of imagination going there! Secondly, I may have good news for you. This desire of yours, to be underwater with a Great White Shark may not be far from reality any more. Cage diving with the Great White Shark may be a relatively new entrant into the adventure sports arena in South Africa, but it sure seems to have a lot of operators jumping at the opportunity. Being underwater with the Great White Shark has often been equated with being as exciting as watching the Mountain Gorilla in its real and natural  [...]
  • The Land of Mokele-mbembe

    Posted in Africa | September 7, 2010
    The People’s Republic of Congo, in Africa, has and is dotted with what can be best described as hot and humid areas that get dominated by streams, forests and swampy areas. Of these several swamps, there is but one swamp which is undoubtedly the largest swamp area in the world – the Likouala Swamp. The size of this swamp is about 55,000 square miles and it is said to be larger than the whole of Florida. The Government of Africa has declared this swamp as being 80% unexplored. The scientific community of the world has given this region the status of being an entirely different planet. In Rewind Mode: In the year 1776, French missionaries were passing through the forests of Congo and they reportedly found huge footprints which resembled clawed  [...]
  • Get adventurous family fun at a South African Safari

    Posted in Africa | August 12, 2010
    The South African republic is located at the southern tip of the African continent.  This place has a coast line stretching two thousand eight hundred kilo meters.  These are on the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.  The north of this place lies in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Swaziland and Mozambique lie too the east. Lesotho uniquely lies within the South African countries boundaries although Lesotho is a wholly independent country. South Africa is known for its diverse cultures and languages.  There are about eleven official languages that are legitimately included in the constitution. Two of these languages are English and Afrikaans. Although Afrikaans is a language which has originated from Netherlands, this language is spoken by the majority  [...]
  • Wildlife of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA)

    Posted in Africa | July 27, 2010
    Location: The NCA is a conservation area and is also a UNESCO world heritage Site. NCA is located 180 km to the west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands in Tanzania. About NCA: This historical site is carefully looked after by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. It is a branch of the Government of Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Crater is a huge, still intact volcanic caldera. A caldera is a large crater from by a destructive explosion of a volcano which collapses in the depression. This crater lies within the conservation area. Ngorongoro crater: The crater and the area surrounding it are all part of conservation area. Even local tribes continue to exist besides the huge population of animals. They continue to lead their traditional lifestyles. The  [...]
  • Tsavo National Park – largest national park in Kenya

    Posted in Africa | July 13, 2010
    Tsavo National Park with a total area of nearly 22,000 sq kms, is regarded as the largest national park in Kenya as well as one of the largest national in the world. Owing to its huge size this park was been split into two parks the first one being Tsavo West as well as the second being the Tsavo East, intended for the easier administration. In addition Tsavo National Park is the idyllic destination meant for people who are seeking solitude as well as privacy with the probability for exploring the wilderness. By means of its proximity to the city of Mombasa (located at a distance that is less than around 100 km) it is in addition a great option for safari for all those who are staying on the coastline or else all those who have plans for relaxing  [...]