South Africa

Photo: Flow Communications, Pretoria (Some rights reserved) Howzit, 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. Twitter MomentsLet’s Talk about Marine Protected Areas Day in South Africa (August 1, 2022) …

African Protected Areas Congress

Logo Having been postponed since 2019, the inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Area Congress (APAC) takes place in July 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. Hashtag: #APAC2022 Key [email protected]_Congress [email protected]_WCPA Questions Is there a directory of participants? Speakers? What is the event’s hashtag? Will the event have live and recorded video? Does the event have a Facebook event …

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? …

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 …

Zimbabwe

Photo: Vince O’Sullivan (Some rights reserved) Zimbabwe is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/oJrKMBxz9hC1WtqY9 Recommended ListeningAkashinga: ‘the brave ones’ protecting Africa’s iconic animals – In the north of Zimbabwe, a group of local women rangers are changing the game …

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 …