Nairobi

Photo: Francisco Anzola, Ambassadeur Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The name “Nairobi” comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi, which translates to “cold water.” Main street: Kenyatta Avenue! Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/7AukawSVHJiMQTBA6 In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black …

Wild Africa

Photo: lukas.b0, Giraffe Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? HeadlinesWhy Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’ – …

Madagascar

Photo: Stéphanie Carrière/IRD, Water Alternatives, Irrigated Landscape 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 Barren Isles archipelago …

South Africa

Photo: Martin Heigan, Namaqualand 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 18, Nelson Mandela Day 2020 Cities …

Egypt

Photo: NASA Goddard, Egypt Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/aS9qPf6mR9iapim27 Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Egypt? WikipediaEgypt Cities Planeta.com

Africa Links

Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains Links related to Africa presented in somewhat random order: HeadlinesThe 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 Does the African narrative need to be rewritten? @GilmoreTee & @SLR_Goncalves on @YLPCliffCentralhttp://bit.ly/2yjI8Xlburkina-faso-couphidden-positive-travel-and-tourism-stories-about-africaAfrica Tourism Report 2013 CelebrationsMay …

Africa

Photo: NASA Goddard Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent (the first being Asia). Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? Countries Features Planeta.com

Mali

Photo: World Bank, Road 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. HeadlinesMali’s president resigns and dissolves parliamentTravel and Ritual with a Tuareg Nomadic Tribe in Mali – …

Nigeria

Photo: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. …

Virunga National Park

Photo: Ludovic Herlimann, Gorillas Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest national park and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area. The 78,00 square kilometer World Heritage Site lies on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Key Links virunga.org https://www.youtube.com/user/gorillacd https://www.facebook.com/virunga https://twitter.com/gorillacd Google Maps goo.gl/maps/5saWGJ1NStgeLNQ26 #42WHC Intense debates on the conservation …