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White Rhino Shot As Poaching Increases In Kenya

White Rhino Shot As Poaching Increases In Kenya Joachim Huber A white rhino has been killed by poachers in Nairobi National Park in Kenya, the BBC reports. While it's the first time in six years that a rhino has been killed in the park, unfortunately the poaching of rhinos in Kenya has been on the rise in recent years. ...

National Geographic's Mindblowing Interactive Serengeti Lion Feature

National Geographic recently published an interactive Serengeti lion feature that has the internet swooning. Complementing the coverage of the lions in the August 2013 print issue of the magazine, the interactive feature allows users to get up close and personal with...

Climbing The Mountain Of God, The World's Weirdest Volcano

Climbing The Mountain Of God, The World's Weirdest Volcano huguesn, Flickr In the northern Arusha region of Tanzania near the border with Kenya, a geological oddity pokes its nose out of the rift valley floor. It's Ol Doinyo Lengai, the only volcano in the world that erupts with natrocarbonatite lava. Natrocarbonatite is half the...

Bushtracks Expeditions Lets You Build Your Own Safari From Scratch

Bushtracks Expeditions Lets You Build Your Own Safari From Scratch For more than 20 years Bushtracks Expeditions has been helping travelers visit Africa to experience the classic safari to its fullest. After two decades in the business, it is safe to say that they've learned a few things about organizing an unforgettable excursion into the...

The 'Christopher Columbus Of China' May Have Visited Kenya, A New Find Reveals

The 'Christopher Columbus Of China' May Have Visited Kenya, A New Find Reveals An explorer from medieval China may have visited an island off the coast of Kenya, archaeologists say. A joint expedition by The Field Museum and the University of Illinois at Chicago unearthed a 15th-century Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda, according to a...

Tourists Amazed By Serengeti Wildebeest Calving

Tourists Amazed By Serengeti Wildebeest Calving February is a special time on the Serengeti. Right now its population of some 1.5 million wildebeests are giving birth to an estimated 8,000 calves a day, the Tanzania Daily News reports. The East African nation has seen some 16,500 tourists come to watch the event in...

GeoEx Family Adventures Provide Experiences Of A Lifetime

GeoEx Family Adventures Provide Experiences Of A Lifetime Adventure travel company GeoEx is one of the best in the business when it comes to organizing unique excursions to the far corners of the globe. For more than 30 years they've been planning trips to some of our planet's more off-the-beaten-path locations, giving travelers...

Man Wears 70 Items Of Clothing To Avoid Baggage Fees

Man Wears 70 Items Of Clothing To Avoid Baggage Fees An air traveler ended up wearing 70 items of clothing in an effort to avoid extra baggage charges at an airport in China. Digital Spy says a local paper reported that an unidentified passenger at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport took out and wore more than 60...

Photo Of The Day: Flamingos At Lake Nakuru

Photo Of The Day: Flamingos At Lake Nakuru Today's magnificent shot comes to us from Flickr user John Overmeyer, who captured this elegant image of flamingos feeding at Kenya's Lake Nakuru. The lake's high concentration of algae attracts huge flocks of the birds and other wildlife to the area, bringing with them...

Mental Math: Easy Rules Of Thumb For Converting Currency

Mental Math: Easy Rules Of Thumb For Converting Currency Being in a new country is full of enough culture shock – trying to remember how many dollars to the krona doesn't need to be part of it. After all, constantly whipping out a calculator (well, a cellphone) and spending five minutes trying to figure out if that...

Kenya Festival A Showcase Of Culture, Old School

Kenya Festival A Showcase Of Culture, Old School The annual Lamu Cultural Festival in Kenya is a showcase of tradition featuring much of what earned the island off Africa's northern coast its World Heritage Site designation in 2001. Coming up November 15-18, 2012, the three-day festival offers a unique opportunity to...

Mountain Travel Sobek Offers Rafting Adventure That Spans 25 Days, 6 Continents

Mountain Travel Sobek Offers Rafting Adventure That Spans 25 Days, 6 Continents Adrenaline junkies and globetrotting adventure travelers will want to take note of an impressive new itinerary being offered by Mountain Travel Sobek. Yesterday, the company unveiled a new excursion that will send travelers on a whitewater odyssey that spans six continents...

Mt. Kenya To Be Surrounded By Electric Fence

Mt. Kenya To Be Surrounded By Electric Fence According to the BBC, the Kenyan government has approved a proposal to construct an electric fence around the country's tallest mountain, the 5199-meter (17,057-foot) Mt. Kenya. The plan, which is backed by several conservation groups, was developed to help keep wild animals...

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...

Poachers may now be setting fires in Kenya

Poachers may now be setting fires in Kenya Poachers in Kenya may have added a new weapon to their arsenal as they continue to look for ways to illegally harvest ivory in the African country. Earlier this week a series of wildfires ignited on and around Mt. Kenya and officials believe that they were started by...

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...

10 Etsy shops from around the world

10 Etsy shops from around the world With all of the Etsy shops out there, how are you supposed to know which shops to peruse and potentially support? While it's a good thing to be supporting independent, local, self-made, all-natural, and/or struggling artists, it's a difficult thing to know where to start....

Ivory poaching leads to steep decline in elephant populations

Ivory poaching leads to steep decline in elephant populations A growing demand for ivory, particularly in Asia, has led to a substantial rise in the number of large-scale seizures of the banned material, and a steep increase in the poaching of elephants. So much so, that the populations of the animals in parts of Africa are now in...

Ivory poaching on the rise thanks to Asian demand and a legal loophole

Ivory poaching on the rise thanks to Asian demand and a legal loophole The poaching of elephant tusks is a growing problem due to increased demand from Asian nations, the Kenyan newspaper Business Daily reports. A loophole in the UN law regulating the ivory trade allows Japan and China to legally purchase some ivory from selected nations...

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...

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