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Rhinos Now Extinct In Mozambique's Limpopo National Park

Rhinos Now Extinct In Mozambique's Limpopo National Park An official from the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique made a sobering announcement this week when it was revealed that rhinos are now extinct inside the park. António Abacar, the park's director, indicated that no rhinos have been spotted in Limpopo since January,...

5 Countries That Are Great Alternatives To Their Crowded Neighbors

5 Countries That Are Great Alternatives To Their Crowded Neighbors It's the great hypocrisy in the mind of every traveler that they want to tour a place free from other tourists. Grumbling that a place is overcrowded isn't without grounds, though. Who hasn't wanted to pull a Dr. Manhattan on the tour groups that take group photos with...

South African Airways introduces virtual itineraries

South African Airways introduces virtual itineraries South African Airways Vacations has introduced a new feature on its website that gives visitors the ability to explore options for travel in Africa like never before. The company has launched a series of "virtual itineraries" that use a combination of maps, photos and points...

African game reserves flooded, travelers stranded

African game reserves flooded, travelers stranded Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and a UNESCO Biosphere location. This week, the park was closed as massive flooding of the once-in-one-hundred-years magnitude stranding American and Canadian tourists who had to be airlifted out yesterday. ...

Africa's new middle class benefits travel

Africa's new middle class benefits travel Africa's middle class is growing. The African Development Bank says one in three Africans are now middle class. While the bank's definition isn't comparable to the Western definition--the African middle class makes $2-$20 a day--the lifestyle is similar. Middle-class...

Enter the Put Foot Rally for an African road trip adventure

Enter the Put Foot Rally for an African road trip adventure Adventurous travelers looking for a unique road trip this summer may want to checkout the Put Foot Rally, which is scheduled to get underway in June. The event begins in South Africa and promises to send teams on a 7000km (4350 mile) long odyssey through the wilds of Africa....

American explorer to cross Africa on foot

American explorer to cross Africa on foot Anthropologist, explorer, and member of the Royal Geographical Society Julian Monroe Fisher is preparing for an epic expedition that will see him cross Africa completely on foot. The journey, which is set to begin this spring, will cover more than 4000 miles, crossing the...

Shootouts kill five rhino poachers in South Africa

Shootouts kill five rhino poachers in South Africa Five rhino poachers were killed in two shootouts with South African police this week, the BBC reports. Three were killed in Kruger National Park, one of the most popular game reserves for safaris in South Africa. Two others were killed near the border with Mozambique....

Adventure travel meets faith: cycling to Mecca for the Hajj

Adventure travel meets faith: cycling to Mecca for the Hajj Two Muslims from South Africa mixed adventure travel and spirituality this year by cycling to Mecca for the Hajj. Natheem Cairncross, 28 and Imtiyaz Haron, 25, cycled through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Turkey, Syria and Jordan....

Ethiopia tops list of African nations improving quality of life

Ethiopia tops list of African nations improving quality of life Ethiopia suffers from a bad image thanks to the war and famine of the 1980s. As my series on travel in Ethiopia showed, however, this is a land of friendly people, beautiful nature, and fascinating historic sites. Infrastructure is slowly improving and the Ethiopians are...

Daily Pampering: Seven chances to try a new job around the world

Daily Pampering: Seven chances to try a new job around the world Do you feel a bit confined by your gig? Sure, the cash is great, but you are held hostage by it. You can't throw it all away and chase your low-paying dream. Well, now you have a chance to turn the paycheck that keeps you in the office 14 hours a day into the chance to try...

Mozambique attracting more tourists

Mozambique attracting more tourists Mozambique is enjoying a tourism boom, but it falls short of what officials in the large southeast African nation hoped for. According to the latest figures, tourism earned the nation $195 million last year, up $10 million from the previous year. This figure only accounts...

The ultimate road trip: 12,500 miles across Africa on a motorcycle

The ultimate road trip: 12,500 miles across Africa on a motorcycle Thomas Tomczyk is serious about motorcycles. He's done three motorcycle trips across India, from the steamy southern tip all the way up to the frozen highlands of Ladakh. Now he's starting his childhood dream--an epic trip 12,500 miles (20,000 km) across Africa. His...

The 11 coolest flags in the world?

The 11 coolest flags in the world? The travelers here at Gadling have seen a lot of world flags. We've seen the world's flags made out of food. We were also amused by this opinionated list ranking the world's best and worst flags. But we just can't seem to get enough. In fact, in the interest of your...

Headed to Africa? Emailing home just got easier

Headed to Africa? Emailing home just got easier Cyberjunkies face a serious problem when going to Africa--most countries have slow and unreliable Internet service. I've been encountering this problem myself as I try to set up my upcoming trip to The Gambia. Luckily for some countries, a new high-speed fiber optic cable...

On the trail of the Kalahari bushmen

On the trail of the Kalahari bushmen A few days back we posted about 18 unique travel experiences that even the seasoned traveler would find interesting. One of the suggestions on that list was to travel to the Kalahari Desert to stay with bushmen and partake in an initiation hunt with the tribes that still...

World's Top Eco-Lodges

World's Top Eco-Lodges Outside Magazine has put together a great list of the top eco-lodges from around the world, with seven amazing escapes that not only offer plenty of luxury, but do so in an eco-friendly way. Each of the resorts is given a rating on the "Green-O-Meter" and for its...

Concierge's IT List: Places for upscale tastes, but maybe cheaper

Concierge's IT List: Places for upscale tastes, but maybe cheaper There's The New York Times list of 53 places to go in 2008 (see post), the 40 travel tips and suggestions from London's Times (see post )and now Concierge.com has an IT List of 10 more suggestions, all with sound reasoning behind each one. The way a destination ends up on...

Africa Bargains

Africa Bargains Although today isn't my day for our Photo of the Day feature, I caught sight of this sign picture and had to pass it on. If you ever felt intimidated in the market place or too shy to bargain in Africa; this sign clears the fog. They bargain in Africa. Taken in South Africa...

Helicopter Safari Africa

Helicopter Safari Africa Just like Neil's Machu Picchu piece some folks might debate doing the whole African safari thing by helicopter, but I'm totally a fan of helicopter sightseeing. For one, my last trip to Hawai'i had me foaming at the mouth to shoot more aerial photography of the places we so...

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