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Safari Greetings - Swahili Basics

Safari Greetings – Swahili Basics

While on safari, it is always nice to communicate with the locals in their own language. Here’s a list of terms and expressions you may want to learn before venturing to East Africa… The Basics Jambo/Hujambo – Hello. Habari/Habari gani – How are you? Habari yako – What’s your news? ...

 

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May 13, 2010

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Most Popular Africa Travel & Safari Forums

Most Popular Africa Travel & Safari Forums

My Top 5 Faves Safari Talk The African Safari Forum! Valuable information and highly interactive. Debates. Expert Interviews. Featured Videos. Relevant talk sections: Fundraising, Birding, Travel News, Photography Talk, Self Driving, Health Issues, Conservation News, Community News, African Wildlife, and much more… Safari Talk – Passionate about Africa Africa Travel ...

 

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May 6, 2010

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Common Animal Names in Local African Languages

Common Animal Names in Local African Languages

Ever wanted to find out how to say “zebra” in Swahili, or even “leopard” in Zulu? With the following table, you’ll be able to identify the most common animals of the African bush in some of the local languages of the old continent. Language translations include Afrikaans, Nama/Damara, Ndebele, Shona, ...

 

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April 29, 2010

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Top 5 Funniest African Wildlife Videos on YouTube

Top 5 Funniest African Wildlife Videos on YouTube

1. The “Domestic” Hippo! Hippos are known to kill more humans in Africa than any other wild mammals. Jessica however, is the complete opposite and has never shown any signs of aggression. She’s such a doll, don’t you think?! 2. When Baby Dumbo Gets a Fright! Hilarious elephant video: a must watch! ...

 

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April 23, 2010

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The Gambia: An "Undiscovered" Holiday Destination

The Gambia: An “Undiscovered” Holiday Destination

Guest Post by Matt Smith. The Gambia, a tiny country on the West Coast of Africa and around 6 hours from the UK, still remains something of an undiscovered destination; and when it does get mentioned it tends to be thought of as primarily a beach holiday destination. Whilst it ...

 

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April 21, 2010

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Rising Above the African Plains on a Balloon Safari

Rising Above the African Plains on a Balloon Safari

What is a Balloon Safari? A balloon safari is probably the most romantic way to discover Africa’s wildlife treasures! As its name entails, it is a safari experience whereby tourists have a unique perspective of the wildlife below; from a hot air balloon. What you will love… Rise above the ...

 

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April 15, 2010

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Golf Safaris in Africa: When Golfing Embraces Wildlife

Golf Safaris in Africa: When Golfing Embraces Wildlife

Aberdare Country Club – Nyeri, Kenya 9-hole golf course (Par 72). The club is nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill, only a two hour drive from the buzz of capital city Nairobi. 1300-acre wildlife sanctuary: share the fairways with friendly warthogs, giraffes, zebras, gazelles and peacocks. Superb views of Mt Kenya ...

 

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April 9, 2010

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Safari FAQ: Animals

Safari FAQ: Animals

1. Fear of Snakes! Question: I have a terrible fear of snakes! Am I advised not to take part in a safari? Answer: If it can reassure you, more people get into trouble in road accidents than with snakes…. One just needs to understand that the bush is the bush, and that ...

 

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April 2, 2010

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Top 10 Most Endangered Animal Species in Africa

Top 10 Most Endangered Animal Species in Africa

The following listing is based upon IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species! 1. Addax Scientific Name: Addax nasomaculatus. Status: Critically Endangered. Threats: Uncontrolled hunting and harassment. Also drought and the extension of pastoralism. Population: Less than 300 animals surviving in the wild. Countries: Chad, Mauritania, Niger. 2. Ethiopian Wolf Scientific ...

 

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April 1, 2010

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Safari FAQ: Travel Concerns

Safari FAQ: Travel Concerns

Question: I love Africa in all senses and that’s why I am thinking of the crazy idea to do a trip throughout Africa some day. The main problem is money (compared to Asia for instance), and time, but I want to think about the possibility of doing it. Do you ...

 

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March 26, 2010

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