Tanzania

Photo: Ryan Riley, Water (Some rights reserved) Tanzania is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The country’s eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/mHbcyrs2pFHF8m917 HeadlinesTanzania’s ghost safari: how western aid contributed …

Nelson Mandela

Photo: UN, 1990 (Some rights reserved) We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) on #MandelaDay, July 18. Nelson Mandel Day (July 18)mandeladay.comFacebookWikipedia FacebookNelson Mandela FlickrMandela Day [email protected] Headlineshttp://www.mzansigirl.com/shadow-boxer-mandelaMadiba, I let you go10 of the most interesting things Nelson Mandela ever said – Washington PostNelson Mandela was Africa’s Lincolnhttp://mg.co.za/article/2013-12-05-nelson-mandela-dieshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-06/nelson-mandela-dies-live-coverage/4776804http://adoptanegotiator.org/2013/12/06/mandelas-legacy-for-climate-activistshttp://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/nelson-mandela-covershttp://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2013/1206/Nelson-Mandela-and-the-foundations-of-one-s-spiritual-lifehttp://www.iucn.org/?14159/IUCN-pays-tribute-to-Nelson-Mandelahttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25313600http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/great-south-africans-nelson-rolihlahla-mandela …

Wild Africa

Photo: lukas.b0, Giraffe (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Questions What would locals like others know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? …

Democratic Republic of Congo

Photo: Axel Fassio/CIFOR, Village near Yangambi (Some rights reserved) The Democratic Republic of Congo borders the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north; Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi in the east; Zambia and Angola to the south; the Republic of the Congo, the Angolan exclave of Cabinda, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; …

Uganda

Photo: WHL Travel (Some rights reserved) Uganda is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The capital and largest city is Kampala. HeadlinesThis may be Africa’s most scenic mountain range, yet it struggles to attract tourists …

Uganda Links

Uganda Flag Links related to Uganda presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesUganda’s election: Museveni declared winner, Wine claims fraudDiscrimination and the forgotten pygmy tribes of Uganda – @CharlotteStaff @lauragrb Uganda: the human story behind gorilla tourism How Uganda emerged from chaos to become a tourist destination once moreMaps reveal what motivates people to take …

Nile

Photo The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It is 6,853 km (4,258 miles) long. The Nile is an “international” river as its water resources are shared by eleven countries, namely, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and …

Giraffes

Photo: lukas.b0 (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all extant land-living animal species, and the largest ruminant. In the past 15 years, the population has plummeted from 140,000 in the mid 1990s. About 68,000 giraffe remain in the wild according to International Fund for …

Afrikaans

Languages Afrikaans is spoken in South Africa and Namibia. It is a West Germanic language and a daughter language of Dutch, originating in its 17th century dialects. While the number of total speakers of Afrikaans is unknown, estimates range between 15 and 23 million. Lekker dat jy die taal probeer praat! = Nice that you …

Kenya Links

Kenya Flag What would locals like others know about Kenya? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random format: Headlines‘We relied on the lake. Now it’s killing us’: climate crisis threatens future of Kenya’s El Molo peopleWhy Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’ – The ElephantKenya suffers worst locust infestation in 70 years as …