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? …

Benin

Photo: Caroline Coulon/Water Alternatives, Malanville (Some rights reserved) Benin borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso, and Niger to the north. Google Maps HeadlinesThe British stole Benin’s bronzes. It’s a theft that still hurts Recommended ListeningTreasures of Benin – Benin is a rich sliver of West Africa too often overlooked. …

Mali

Photo: World Bank, Road (Some rights reserved) Mali is bordered by Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the southwest and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. The capital is Bamako. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/y5MpNZrmrWQn2d7L9 HeadlinesMali’s president resigns and dissolves parliamentTravel and Ritual with a Tuareg …

Sahara Desert

Photo: Evgeni Zotov, Sunset in the Sahara (Some rights reserved) The Sahara is the world’s largest desert. Wikipedia: The Sahara (/səˈhɑːrə/, /səˈhærə/; Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, aṣ-ṣaḥrāʼ al-kubrá, ‘the Great Desert’) is a desert located on the African continent. It is the largest hot desert in the world, and the third largest desert overall after Antarctica …

Mozambique

Flag Wikipedia: Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. It is separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east. The capital and largest …

Ghana

Photo: Flow Communications, Textiles (Some rights reserved) Ghana is located in West Africa and borders Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/fa7QW5KqgfjZp4939 HeadlinesGhana is being heralded …

South Africa

Photo: Flow Communications, Kleinmond Beach, South Africa (Some rights reserved) Hello, Rainbow Nation! South Africa is bordered to the north lie Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an independent country wholly surrounded by South African territory. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/6rZehjfxJju6X5zJ8 Annual EventsSeptember is Tourism Month in South Africa. July …

Africa Links

Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about Africa? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random order: HeadlinesAfrica’s iconic architecture in 12 buildings – BBCThe things I learned taking public transport the entire length of Africa – Adventure.comhttps://qz.com/1201975/african-universities-should-use-african-languages-not-just-english-french-and-portuguese/https://projekte.sueddeutsche.de/paradisepapers/politik/kofi-annan-on-corruption-in-africa-e783888Youth Leadership Platform: Rewriting the African Narrative with Gilmore Tee#PodcastOfTheWeek …

Burkina Faso

Photo: CIFOR, Granaries (Sindri) (Some rights reserved) Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, niger to the east, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d’Ivoire to the southwest. The capital is Ouagadougou. Formerly called the Republic of …

Madagascar

Photo: Stéphanie Carrière/IRD, Water Alternatives, Irrigated Landscape (Some rights reserved) Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of southern Africa, east of Mozambique. It is the fourth largest island in the world. The capital is Antananarivo. [email protected]@[email protected]@ilemadagascar Tourism Portalsmadagascar-tourisme.com – @ilemadagascar Parksfapbm.org/en – @FAPBMMarojejy National ParkMadagascar’s Marine Jewel – the …