Liberia

Photo Liberia is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south-southwest. The country’s capital and largest city is Monrovia. Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monrovia Planeta.com Africa Africa Links

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. Photos 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 and the …

Zambia

Photo: Flowcomm Zambia is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka. Elsewhere on the web international-womens-day-museum-of-womens-history-in-zambia Zambia Takes the Keys Away from ‘Drivers’ of Deforestation …

Namibian Heritage Week 2019

Poster Namibia – Namibian Heritage Week is held the third week of September every year. 2019 dates: September 16-22. Key Links museums.com.na Facebook @NamHeritageWeek @MuseumsANamibia Questions Are there livestreaming and recorded videos from events? How is Namibia celebrating the International year of Indigenous Languages? What would Namibians like visitors to know about the country? Background …

Wildebeest

Photo: Martin Heigan, Solitary Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) Wildebeest = a large dark antelope with a long head, a beard and mane, and a sloping back Also known as gnu (from Khoikhoi and San, perhaps imitative of the sound made by the animal when alarmed) HerdTracker https://www.discoverafrica.com/herdtracker Horizon Travel Press The Great Wildebeest Migration Authors: …

Martin Heigan

Twitter Avatar Elsewhere on the Web Martin Heigan: “I am a 3D VFX Supervisor/Motion Capture TD, and specialise in Visual Effects and Mocap for TV and Film. I also have a passion for Nature Photography (from Wildlife and Landscapes, to extreme Macro and Astrophotography) … As I live in South Africa, unspoilt wide open spaces …

Uganda Links

Uganda Flag Links related to Uganda presented in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines Discrimination and the forgotten pygmy tribes of Uganda – @CharlotteStaff @lauragrb – Outbounding Uganda: the human story behind gorilla tourism – Outbounding How Uganda emerged from chaos to become a tourist destination once more Maps reveal what motivates people to take resources …

Chinguetti World Heritage Site

Photo: Evgeni Zotov UNESCO: Founded in the 11th and 12th centuries to serve the caravans crossing the Sahara, these trading and religious centres became focal points of Islamic culture. They have managed to preserve an urban fabric that evolved between the 12th and 16th centuries. Typically, houses with patios crowd along narrow streets around a …

Sahara Desert

Photo: Evgeni Zotov, Sunset in the Sahara The Sahara is the world’s largest desert. Wikipedia: The Sahara (/səˈhɑːrə/, /səˈhærə/; Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, aṣ-ṣaḥrāʼ al-kubrá, ‘the Great Desert’) is a desert located on the African continent. It is the largest hot desert in the world, and the third largest desert overall after Antarctica and the Arctic. …