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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...

President Obama Pledges Support To End Wildlife Trafficking In Africa

President Obama Pledges Support To End Wildlife Trafficking In Africa Kraig Becker While visiting Tanzania earlier this week President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to helping end illegal wildlife trafficking in Africa. The President indicated that he was ready to get serious about stopping poachers by announcing the formation of a special...

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...

Mountain Travel Sobek Launches 5-Day Flash Sale Monday

Mountain Travel Sobek Launches 5-Day Flash Sale Monday Adventure travel company Mountain Travel Sobek will launch a flash sale starting Monday that will offer substantial savings on some of their more popular trips. The five-day sale will feature a different discounted itinerary each day, giving travelers just 24-hours to grab...

Elephants May Be Extinct In Tanzania In A Few Years

Elephants May Be Extinct In Tanzania In A Few Years Jumbo Elephants may disappear from Tanzania within seven years if current poaching trends continue, Sabahi news service reports. The Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute counted 109,000 elephants in 2009. In 2012, the number had sunk below 70,000. This is due to a surge...

Go On A 'Beach Safari' In Tanzania

Go On A 'Beach Safari' In Tanzania Sanctuary Retreats, a company that deftly mixes both adventure and luxury travel, has announced that it is adding two new lodges to its already impressive portfolio. Starting June 1, the company will offer guests the chance to stay at either the Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge...

Tanzania Government To Fishermen: 'Stop Catching Dolphins, It Upsets The Tourists'

Tanzania Government To Fishermen: 'Stop Catching Dolphins, It Upsets The Tourists' The government of Tanzania is urging fishermen to stop hunting dolphins, a report in the Daily News says. The report says dolphin hunting has become common practice in the Dar es Salaam and Tanga regions. It's often done by "dynamite fishing," in which explosives are...

Hyperlapse Tool Takes Google Street View To A Whole New Level

Google Street View was a boon to desk- and couch-bound wanderers when it debuted back in 2007, but even the most fervent Street View explorers would agree that the endless clicking is a bit of a chore. Enter a free online tool that uses Street View images to create...

Travel Tool: Interactive World Heritage Site Map

Travel Tool: Interactive World Heritage Site Map When it comes to planning my next trip, a pretty photo only inspires me half as much as a good map. I'm particularly partial to UNESCO's interactive World Heritage List map, which I spend more time clicking on than I'd care to admit. The map identifies the List's 962...

Google Street View Takes Us To New Heights On Everest, Kilimanjaro And More

Google Street View Takes Us To New Heights On Everest, Kilimanjaro And More We're big fans of Google Street View here at Gadling and over the past few months we've enjoyed the addition of the Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon River, amongst other destinations. Through the use of modern technology, Google has given us the opportunity to...

Mount Kilimanjaro Defeats Jordanian Princess

Mount Kilimanjaro Defeats Jordanian Princess It looks like money and privilege can't buy everything. Princess Sarah Princess Sara bint Al Faisal of Jordan, niece of King Abdullah II, failed to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Tanzania Daily News reports. The 18-year-old princess tried to scale the famous mountain...

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...

National Geographic Expeditions Celebrates 125th Anniversary With New Travel Options

National Geographic Expeditions Celebrates 125th Anniversary With New Travel Options Exactly 125 years ago today the National Geographic Society was officially formed. Its founders set out to create an organization "for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge" and considering everything that Nat Geo has accomplished over the years, I'd say they...

Celebrity Climbers Summit Kilimanjaro For A Cause

Celebrity Climbers Summit Kilimanjaro For A Cause A group of celebrity climbers topped out on the highest peak in Africa earlier this week in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of clean drinking water in developing nations. The group reached the 19,341-foot summit of Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro on Friday after...

Is Illegal Poaching In Africa And Asia A Threat To US Security?

Is Illegal Poaching In Africa And Asia A Threat To US Security? The U.S. intelligence community has been issued a new charge from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Organizations such as the CIA and NSA are being asked to assess the impact that illegal poaching across Africa and Asia is having on U.S. security...

Tanzania Planning To Sell 100 Tons Of Ivory

Tanzania Planning To Sell 100 Tons Of Ivory Tanzania has formally applied to the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species requesting permission to sell off its massive stockpile of ivory. The East African country has more than 100 tons of ivory in storage and wants to conduct a one-time sale to China...

Want To Mountain Bike Down Kilimanjaro?

Want To Mountain Bike Down Kilimanjaro? At 19,340 feet in height, Mt. Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in all of Africa. Over the years, it has become one of the top adventure travel destinations in the world, drawing in thousands of hikers on an annual basis. But next year, for the first time ever, a small...

Soaring Over The Serengeti In A Hot Air Balloon

This video shows two of my lifelong dreams: I've always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon and I've always wanted to take a balloon ride over the Serengeti. Kym Elder has done both, and captured her experience in this beautiful video. She soars over zebra, giraffes,...

How To Have Good Luck Around The World

How To Have Good Luck Around The World Do you carry a lucky penny or have a rabbit's foot attached to your key chain? For some new ideas on how to keep your luck running high, here are good luck rituals from around the world. Bury A Llama Fetus In Bolivia Walking around the Witches' Market in La Paz,...

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