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 Maps goo.gl/maps/6rZehjfxJju6X5zJ8 Annual Events September is Tourism Month in South Africa. July 18, Nelson Mandela Day …

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? Headlines Why Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’ …

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 …

Zimbabwe

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

Morocco Links

Morocco Flag Links related to Morocco presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Trekking in Morocco’s Magical Sahara Desert Moroccan Musician Samir LanGus — (Another) Ambassador of Peace Recommended Listening Morocco’s Sufi trance masters – Discover hypnotic rhythms, trance dancing, and Sufi ritual with the Fez Hamadacha, one Morocco’s important Sufi Brotherhoods reflecting the Islamic diversity …

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 Maps goo.gl/maps/7AukawSVHJiMQTBA6 In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered …

Kenya

Photo: World Bank Kenya lies on the equator with the Indian Ocean to the southeast, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the northeast. The capital and largest city is Nairobi. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/ve5qvzR4iPGHN4ka6 Cities Nairobi Parks Serengeti Planeta.com Kenya Links Wild …

Libya

Photo: Abdulsalam – Ptolemais Libya is a country in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/BHn5RHi5yfQNEPsG6 Photos Wikipedia Libya Libyan Desert Tripolitania Planeta.com Africa Africa Links