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All You Need to Know About the African Gazelle

Gazelles are part of the antelope family and has various subspecies.These small, horned creatures with their graceful hops can be found in different parts of Africa. Often found in groups, these animals graze peacefully on the grassy lands of Africa.Gazelles are an endangered species due to hunting, loss of habitat and farming. Quick Facts Average Lifespan 12 to 15 Years Size Up to 110 cm Weight Up to 25 kg…

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All You Need to Know About the African Zebra

The zebra is known for its many stripes covering its body. Even though there are thousands of zebras roaming Africa, no two zebras are alike as each subspecies has its own unique pattern of stripes.Although the Zebra similarly looks like a horse with striped pyjamas, it’s part of the Equidae family allowing them to evolve separately.When the dry seasons approach, zebras travel great distances to find food and water. Quick…

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All You Need to Know About the Mighty Wildebeest

The mighty wildebeest or “wild beast” earned its name because of its menacing appearance consisting of a large head, pointed beard, and sharp horns. The wildebeest is a mammal which forms part of the antelope family. Wildebeest, also known as Gnu, can be found in the central, southern and eastern parts of Africa and prefer green plains and open woodlands. Despite being targeted by numerous predators daily, the wildebeest population remains high…

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All You Need to Know About the Great Wildebeest Migration

Thousands of hooves trample across the soft grass between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara in pursuit of rainfall. Walking for days on a quest for fresh grazing, water and a birthing haven for wildebeest, zebras and other animals taking part of The Wildebeest Migration.The Wildebeest Migration is a hotspot for tourists as they eagerly await the sight of thousands of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles to cross the river, following…

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7 Reasons Why Kenya Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List

Whether it’s hiking a mountain, hanging out with some of Africa’s Big Five, or wandering through the markets, Kenya has everything you need for the most adventurous trip ever. We summarised seven reasons why you should add Kenya to your travel bucket list. Nature & Wildlife Mount Kenya Often referred to as the “Place of Light”, Mount Kenya is an extinct volcano and is the second highest mountain in Africa.…

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The Mighty Mountain Gorilla From Africa

The prominent mountain gorilla, with its long hair and short arms, is one of the larger, types of gorilla out there. These powerful creatures mostly live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa and only a few of them still remain in the wild. Gorillas (also scientifically known as Gorilla Beringei Beringei) reach a standing height of 4 to 6 feet ( 1.2m – 1.8m) and weight…

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Climb the Majestic Namibian Sand Dunes

Namibia is known as the land of contrasts: blue skies, orange dunes, sapphire-blue oceans, with bright white foamy lace decorating the flayed ends of the powerful waves. One of the most beautiful countries in the world. This is where Angelina Jolie gave birth to her first born child and where the Oscar-winning Mad Max: Fury Road was shot on the Namibian Sand Dunes. Our Namibian Explorer Safari Tour (CW13) starts…

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9 Amazing Facts Regarding The Nairobi to Nairobi 14 Day Trip

1. “Hakuna Matata” as well as “Jambo” are real phrases in Africa, meaning “no worries” and “hello” in the Swahili language. 2. The beautiful country of Uganda is also known as “the Pearl of Africa”. This name was given to Uganda by Sir Winston Churchill when he visited the country may years ago. 3. The Big Five can be found in the Masai Mara National Park. The Big five consists…

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Magical Mozambique

Mozambique is a must. Below are 10 reasons why you should add Mozambique to your bucket list. The friendly locals. Wherever you travel in Mozambique, you will see bright white or toothless smiles. The friendliness of the locals is legendary and will add an awesome flavor to your stay. Mozambique is a tropic paradise. The tropical climate consists of lovely warm weather. Some random spectacular thunderstorms furthermore expose another facet…

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Balls 4 Africa

The continent of Africa has so much to offer: breathtaking sunsets, unbelievable scenery, majestic animals, many still living in their natural habitat.  Africa is home to many children with bright futures, but for many families, earning just enough to cover basic necessities like lodging and food, their finances leave little room for luxuries like toys or sport gear.  That is why Africa Travel Co, in conjunction with On The Go…