Nelson Mandela

Photo: UN, 1990 We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) on #MandelaDay, July 18. Nelson Mandel Day (July 18) mandeladay.com Facebook Wikipedia Hashtags: #NelsonMandela Facebook Nelson Mandela Flickr Mandela Day Embedded Tweets HISTORY: On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving a 27 …

Wild Africa

Photo: lukas.b0, Giraffe Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? Headlines Why Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’ …

Kilimanjaro National Park

Photo: IFAW Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m (16,000 ft) from its base to 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. – Wikipedia Questions What are the Indigenous names for Mount Kilimanjaro? …

Namibia

Photo: Martin Heigan, Fish River Canyon Namibia shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the east, South Africa to the south and east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Parks and protected areas attract nearly 1 million visitors annually. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/FBHvGZgnL3GMWkCR6 Namibian Heritage Week is held the third week of September every year. Namibian Heritage Week 2019 Elsewhere …

Tanzania

Photo Tanzania is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The country’s eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/mHbcyrs2pFHF8m917 Parks Kilimanjaro National Park Headlines https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/13/tanzanias-ghost-safari-how-western-aid-contributed-to-the-decline-of-a-wildlife-haven https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/32087.html http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150916-book-talk-simon-worrall-craig-packer-lions-serengeti-tanzania-trophy-hunting-africa-conservation/#.VfstnbQrPVw.twitter http://www.tourismconcern.org.uk/index.php/news/33/61/Maasai-land-conflict-in-Tanzania-sparks-online-campaign-against-Thomson-Safaris.html http://blog.voluntourism.org/?p=3205 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/06/masai-tribesman-tanzania-tourism Tourism …

Wild Kenya

Kenya Flag Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Kenya. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Headlines Why Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’ – The Elephant The Big Conservation Lie: Overview and Interview With …

Kenya Links

Kenya Flag Links related to Kenya presented in somewhat random format: Headlines Why Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’ – The Elephant Kenya suffers worst locust infestation in 70 years as millions of insects swarm farmland – Guardian The dark and white side of conservation in Kenya Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at …

Nigeria

Photo: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. …

Johannesburg

Photo: Flow Communications, Highway Johannesburg — also known as Jozi, Jo’burg or Egoli — is the most populated city in South Africa. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/4B2B6YJWExKDp4WL6 Photos Planeta.com Johannesburg Links South Africa Cities

Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya)

Photo: Flowcomm Victoria Falls (Lozi: Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke That Thunders”) is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/ZSvtW1V8HMQW8QEr9 Background On either side of the Zambezi River in southern Zambia and northwestern Zimbabwe. Mosi-oaTunya National Park follows the left bank between the Sinde River …