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“Magic Wand” Question

Jambo rafiki! In today’s post I am asking for your “help”! Yes, you heard me right…though it will only take a few minutes of your time I promise! It’s very important: I need you to help me “help” YOU! Confused? Watch the following video and you should understand what I’m talking about… To recap, here’s […]

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Work in Progress…

Jambo rafiki! If you’ve been on the website lately, you may have noticed that things don’t necessarily “look” as they should! Different colours, menus, fonts, unusual layouts, messy overall design, etc. “Chillax max”…work is in progress! We are currently testing some new layout designs to see which ones improve user experience and other metrics! Optimization […]

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Happy Holidays to All “Africa Freaks”

Jambo rafiki! For this year’s Season’s Greetings I thought I’d do something a “little different”! Hope you enjoy the video and have a miraculous, eventful and joyous festive season filled with love, smiles and fun! See ya in 2015 for some great changes on Africa Freak (and you’ll be a big part of it)! Have […]

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Wouldn’t it Be Nice if…

Jambo rafiki! Wouldn’t it be nice if…you could customize Africa Freak Top to your liking (for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, you can find the details here)? In other words, imagine the following: – A website platform that collects, organizes and shares all the top news and stories from Africa. […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Use Africa Freak Top

Top 5 Reasons to Use Africa Freak Top

If you aren’t familiar with Africa Freak Top yet, you may be interested in my previous entry on how to keep up with what is happening in Africa. For those of you who might be wondering how to use Africa Freak Top, here’s 5 key reasons to get you started: 1. Enhanced Online Reading Experience […]

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Africa Freak Blog New Look - October 2014

Change is in the Air

Jambo rafiki! As you may have noticed, change is in the air and the Africa Freak Blog is undergoing a little “facelift”! Hopefully the new homepage will provide a better navigation experience, especially if you are one of those mobile “freaks” as the blog design is now fully responsive (mobile-friendly). What do you think of […]

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Watch African Wildlife LIVE…From Your Sofa!

Guess who came down for a drink this morning at Djuma Waterhole? Yeah, that’s right: a thirsty elephant! And it even went for a little swim… Spraying some “natural sunscreen” with its trunk… And saying “hi” to its virtual friends! Luckily for me, the whole family joined in for a “splash party” later on in […]

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Walk with Rangers to Protect Africa’s Wildlife

Join Raabia Hawa, Ijema Funan and Moses Sinkoi on their walk to save Africa’s wildlife! This iconic 15-day trek will take you through the wilds of Tanzania and Kenya, and support a critical cause: fighting the poaching crisis. The trek includes 8 days through increasingly wild country and savannah in Tanzania in frequent view of […]

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Top 3 At-Risk Animal Species in Africa

1. Rhino – The price per pound for rhino horn is valued at $29 500 + (worth more than gold or cocaine). – The total world rhino population has drastically declined: from 200 000 individuals at the start of the twentieth century to roughly 29 000 today. – Over 70% of the world’s rhinos currently […]

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Bushbaby’s Feast

Stilts Backpackers is not only famous for its tree house accommodation: it is also home to some interesting wildlife amongst the tree tops. If you’re looking for some close encounters with greedy bushbabies you should definitely spend some time in the area. The greater bushbabies are being fed every evening at 7 pm sharp, so […]

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How to Learn Common Animal Names in Swahili

Here’s a list of the most common animal names you may come across on your African safari, and their direct translation into Swahili. Enjoy and happy learning! Animal – Mnyama Antelope – Paa Baboon – Nyani Bird(s) – Ndege Buffalo – Nyati Bushbaby (Lesser) – Kombo Cheetah – Duma Chimpanzee – Sokwe Crocodile – Mamba […]

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