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Permaculture ‘hippy movement’ is helping to alleviate poverty and hunger in Malawi

Malawi’s volatile climate presents serious challengers to its people. Eight months of drought have been followed by devastating floods, killing 176 people and displacing up to 200,000. Many blame the destruction on industry’s pursuit of charcoal and firewood and the large-scale destruction of indigenous forests to grow crops of maize. And Malawians are beginning to alter how they interact with their environment […]

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The only African wildlife resources you will ever need

  While there are certainly other good online sources out there (feel free to share your favorites in the comments section), the following African wildlife list is a great starting point. It provides some of the most popular and trusted African wildlife resources currently available on the Internet! Enjoy and happy exploring! 😉 CAMERAS + […]

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Hercules the Elephant survives lion attack

Most spectacular African Wildlife videos

There’s a lot of great African wildlife videos out there, but the ones you’re about to see are nothing less than spectacular (definitely some of the best in the past few years)! Enjoy and feel free to add your selection to the list! 😉 1. Escape Plan The following has to be one of the […]

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Sinister side of SA’s tourism industry

Guest Post by Chris Mercer “A South African Tourist industry with a sinister side” – Clarissa Ward, presenter for CBS News respected TV show 60 Minutes. Watch this 14-minute segment to learn why lion cub petting is ‘sinister.’ As a travel agent/tour operator, you have a particular responsibility to promote responsible tourism. Promoting ethical tourism […]

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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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They are sometimes known as the “Ugly 5″

When it comes to animal spotting, most people are well aware of the “Big 5“, or perhaps even the “Little 5″! However, did you know anything about the “Ugly 5″? Chances are you don’t… Well, I don’t blame you as I only found out about the expression on my latest trip to the Masai Mara… […]

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