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 …

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. Parks Mount Kilimanjaro 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 Portals Tanzania http://www.tanzaniatouristboard.com Elsewhere …

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. …

Mauritania

Photo: Evgeni Zotov, Sunset in the Sahara Mauritania is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara (controlled by Morocco) in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast and by Senegal in the southwest. Elsewhere on the Web Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin Wikipedia Mauritania …

Ralph Pina

Twitter Avatar Spotlight on Ralph Pina, resident treehugger, hiker, kayaker, IT director, windsurfer, football fanatic, climate hawk Key Links ralphpina.com Flickr YouTube @ralphpina Tweets by ralphpina Studies: My studies have thus been a continuous journey in search of answers and understanding our relationship with the ecosphere. Many people ask me why I continue to study …

Serengeti

Photo: Marc Veraart Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Tanzania and Kenya. It spans some 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi). The Kenyan part of the Serengeti is known as Maasai (Masai) Mara. It is famous for its annual migration of over one and a half million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and …

Kruger National Park

Photo: Flowcomm, Wildlife Kruger National Park is located in northeast South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and the southern border is the Crocodile River. Home of the legendary Big Five, the park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is considered the flagship of South African National …