Cape Town’s Table Mountain

Photo: South African Tourism Wikipedia: Table Mountain (Khoekhoe: Huri ‡oaxa, mountain rising from the sea; Afrikaans: Tafelberg) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top The mountain forms part …

Madagascar

Photo Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of southern Africa, east of Mozambique. It is the fourth largest island in the world. The capital is Antananarivo. Twitter @FAPBM @HonkoMangrove Tourism Portals madagascar-tourisme.com Parks Marojejy National Park Madagascar’s Marine Jewel – the Barren Isles archipelago Antananarivo Current local time in …

Kilimanjaro

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? …

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 …

Wild Africa

Photo Planeta.com launches this brand new 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? Plants Flora of the Western Cape Flora of Southern Africa …

Kogelberg, South Africa

Photo: Delyth Angharad, Kogelberg Kogelberg Nature Reserve is a nature reserve of 3,000 ha comprising the Kogelberg Mountain Range, to the east of Cape Town, South Africa. With about 1,600 plant species, it contains a floral diversity per unit area that is greater than anywhere else in the world. The 100,000 hectare UNESCO designated Kogelberg …

Indaba Travel Conference 2019

Hashtags Durban, South Africa hosts the 2019 Indaba Travel Conference. Hashtag: #indaba2019 The event takes place May 2-4 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Also in May, South Africa’s national election takes place on May 8. Key Links indaba-southafrica.co.za Facebook @travel_indaba Media releases 2019-africa-s-travel-indaba-date-brought-forward Questions Is there live and recorded video from the …

2019 African Protected Areas Congress

Upcoming event November 18-23, Nairobi, Kenya 1st African Protected Areas Congress Key Links apa-congress.org Programme Questions What is the event’s hashtag? Will the event have live and recorded video? Does the event have a Facebook event page? How can remote participants engage and amplify the event? What are relevant online resources? What would locals like …

Maropeng

Photo: Flowcomm, Visitors’ Center The Maropeng Visitors Centre – maropeng.co.za – opened in 2005. The site comprises the Sterkfontein Caves, where about 35% of the world’s hominid fossils have been found. Maropeng means “the place where we come from.” The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Johannesburg, …