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Alleged Poacher Trampled To Death By Elephant In Zimbabwe

Alleged Poacher Trampled To Death By Elephant In Zimbabwe Two poachers illegally hunting inside Zimbabwe's Charara National Park had the tables unexpectedly turned on them recently. The two men slipped into the reserve unnoticed where they had hoped to kill an elephant and harvest its ivory tusks for sale on the black market in...

Zimbabwe Government Bank Account Had Balance Of $217 Last Week

Zimbabwe Government Bank Account Had Balance Of $217 Last Week We've all been through lean times during which we've lived paycheck to paycheck, just hoping our meager salary would be enough to see us through to the next payday. In these tough economic times, everyone has had to cut back, tighten their belts and learn to go without on...

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...

Largest international conservation area formed in southern Africa

Largest international conservation area formed in southern Africa On Thursday of this week five nations in southern Africa announced plans to form a new international conservation area that will be the largest of its kind once it is complete. This unprecedented move was made to allow the participating nations to combine their conservation...

Zimbabwe's last resort- an interview with bestselling author Douglas Rogers

Zimbabwe's last resort- an interview with bestselling author Douglas Rogers After a decade of political unrest, seizures of white-owned farms and record hyperinflation that forced the government to print 100 billion dollar banknotes, Zimbabwe is finally starting to inch back onto the tourism radar, thanks to a power sharing agreement and a move to...

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. ...

Build your own adventure with the Africa Safari Planner

Build your own adventure with the Africa Safari Planner The Africa Safari Planner, a newly launched website from adventure travel company Natural Habit Adventures, gives travelers the ability to create their own custom trips to the African bush. The site, which launched earlier this week, provides options to visit nine different...

World's worst places: Top 10 places you do not want to visit in 2012

World's worst places: Top 10 places you do not want to visit in 2012 Update: Check out the World's Worst Places of 2013 here What comes to mind when you think of the world's worst place? While it is easy to complain about rural Wal-marts, La Guardia, Applebee's, and any government office with motor vehicle in its title, none of...

New Book celebrates 10 years of the Tour d'Afrique

New Book celebrates 10 years of the Tour d'Afrique The Tour d'Afrique is a legendary cycling event that runs from Cairo to Cape Town on an annual basis. Covering more than 7500 miles, and requiring four months to complete, the Tour is a popular "bucket list" item for adventure travelers and cyclists the world over. This...

Zimbabwe has mixed success stopping rhino poaching

Zimbabwe has mixed success stopping rhino poaching Zimbabwe has seen an increase in rhino poaching this year, the government newspaper The Herald reports. At least 23 of the 700 or so black and white rhinos in the country were poached this year, but authorities managed to arrest 37 poachers and horn dealers. Rhino horns...

African governments doing more to stop poaching of endangered species

African governments doing more to stop poaching of endangered species This year in Africa, the fight between law enforcement and poachers of endangered species has flared into a war. In the first two months of 2011, nine poachers were shot dead in South Africa. Despite this, poaching is up. In that nation alone, 333 rhinos were killed in...

So You Want To Be A Safari Guide?

So You Want To Be A Safari Guide? Wanted: Able bodied men and women who have a passion for the outdoors and a thirst for adventure. Must be well organized, have an attention for detail, and enjoy working with animals. Positive attitude, a flair for the dramatic, and good people skills a big plus. Plenty of...

African safari: then and now

African safari: then and now African safaris are one of the most enduring travel experiences ever. For decades the safari has remained at the top of the "must do" list for many travelers. Such a trip is often seen as the ultimate escape, giving them a chance to visit a wild and untamed place, encounter...

Zimbabwe safari parks, resorts seized by land invaders

Zimbabwe safari parks, resorts seized by land invaders Tourist sites are the latest targets for land seizures in Zimbabwe, reports SW Radio Africa. A mob of about 150 people took over Lake Chivero Recreational Park, the Kumba Shiri resort, and several other sites around the lake, forbidding guests and employees from leaving....

Mountain gorillas making a comeback

Mountain gorillas making a comeback In the latest in a spate of good news about wildlife conservation in Africa, BBC Earth reports that mountain gorillas have increased their numbers on Virunga Massif, their core habitat stretching across Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From a...

Africa has mixed results in fighting poachers

Africa has mixed results in fighting poachers One of the main reasons adventure travelers head to Africa is for the wildlife. Sadly, that wildlife is in danger of disappearing thanks to illegal poaching. Big game such as rhinos and elephants can bring in large sums of money for their tusks, hide, and meat. Namibia...

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....

Rent an African villa for an exclusive safari experience

Rent an African villa for an exclusive safari experience Renting a private villa, isn't a new concept for travelers. In fact, many have been doing it for years in a variety of countries throughout Europe. But now, Kensington Tours is bringing the same concept to southern Africa, delivering a unique take on the experience by...

Controversy over development near Victoria Falls

Controversy over development near Victoria Falls Environmentalists are complaining that the tour company Shearwater Adventures has violated national and international law by expanding their luxury resort into the rainforest near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Shearwater has constructed a new restaurant, bar, kitchen, and...

Top 10 country brands in the world, Canada hits #1

Top 10 country brands in the world, Canada hits #1 Remember when you could make all those "two thirds" jokes about Canada? Based on the currency, there were so many ways we could tweak our northern neighbors. Then, the U.S. dollar plunged. I remember being in Quebec and seeing parity between the two dollars for the first...

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